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Dyana Neal

Dyana Neal

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Dyana is WBJC's midday host. Her full bio can be read here.

Jun. 25 2013

Sumer Is Icumen In

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 1 Comment

That’s Middle English for “Boy, it’s hot out there!” Okay, it’s actually the title of a 13th-century song about summer’s arrival, but  given current weather conditions in Baltimore, I think my translation is rather apropos. This spring’s weather seemed a bit cooler than usual to me, and while I didn’t mind not having to turn […]

Jun. 21 2013

The Lefse Report

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Dear readers: I owe you an apology. There are no pictures of lefse in this post. My mom bought us two packages of the stuff during our North Dakota visit and I fully intended to snap a few pics of it at my parents’ house, but got distracted because I was in the presence of, […]

Jun. 07 2013

Getting My Norskie On

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Next Thursday, Jim and I are going to visit my parents in Minot, ND. For those who didn’t know, that’s where I grew up, although I left in 1989. We haven’t been out that way since 2001; my folks have either visited us or we’ve met up in other cities. It will be interesting to […]

May. 23 2013

The book was better… or was it?

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 1 Comment

Recently, I’ve shared a couple of film-related posts on social media, expecting them to get a comment or two. Both had to do with film adaptations of well-known novels and have incited spirited discussions, not surprising, I guess, given that many of  my friends are quite passionate about both art forms. At the heart of […]

May. 16 2013

It’s a Girl!

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Whoops. I should have said, it’s a feline girl! This is how rumors get started! At any rate, I’m following up on my cat-related post of a few weeks ago by sharing some pictures of our new furbaby, Ava. Checking out the sun porch, especially Mommy’s extensive array of bric-a-brac: That’s not an actual wedding […]

May. 07 2013

An Operatic Requiem for a President and an Era

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This November 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Over the past five decades, numerous books, films, TV shows, and other art works have recounted the events of that terrible day and the toll it took on JFK’s family, the nation, and the entire world. This weekend, The […]

Apr. 25 2013

A Season Finale and a Farewell

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

This Sunday, April 28, Chamber Music by Candlelight will present the final concert of their 2012-13 season. Clarinetist and co-coordinator Eddie Palanker is retiring from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra after playing in the group for 50 years; as such, he’ll also be stepping down from his position with this series. Over the years, I’ve had […]

Apr. 24 2013

Playing Games During the Cold War

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Dundalk Community Theatre is presenting Chess by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, and Tim Rice from April 26-May 5. I spoke with director John Amato about the production and the show’s connection to real-life events; you can click on the link below to listen to our chat. Chess at Dundalk Community Theatre Related posts: Truth Is […]

Apr. 15 2013

Humpty Dumpty is an Ultra-Runner

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Today is April 15th – tax day, right? Well, yes. This year, it also happens to be the date of the Boston Marathon, and although Jim isn’t running, I’m sure he’s following the race online. Today is also the 10th anniversary of an event that we often refer to as The Great Splat. The following […]

Apr. 05 2013

Adios, Carmencita

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This past Wednesday, Jim and I had to say goodbye to our beautiful baby girl kitty, Carmen. She was almost 19 and had been in failing health for some time, so we knew we were facing a difficult decision sometime this Spring unless Nature intervened, as was the case when our boy cat, Winston, became […]

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