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Judith Krummeck

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Judith is WBJC's afternoon host. Her full bio can be read here.

Nov. 07 2020

Booknotes goes Upstate

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      Ben Tanzer is a podcaster, writer, and teacher steeped in the world of books. On Booknotes this month, he talks about the effect of the pandemic on the book industry going forward, and the virtual fall release of his new book, Upstate.        

Nov. 04 2020

Garrick Ohlsson and Kirill Gerstein play a two-piano recital for the Shriver Hall series

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    From the San Francisco Conservatory, Garrick Ohlsson and Kirill Gerstein will present a two-piano virtual recital of Rachmaninov, Busoni, and Ravel for the Shriver Hall Concert Series on Sunday, November 8th. They give their insights into this more unusual repertoire.          

Oct. 13 2020

A Baltimore writer who dares to matter

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      Shifra Malka, in response to the childhood message that she did not matter, instead built a life that matters to her. In writing about her journey, she offers an example to others who may have been hurt by a similar message, and who want to make their lives large and remarkable.   […]

Oct. 07 2020

The Takács Quartet opens Shriver Hall’s Digital Fall Season

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  The Takács Quartet will be online from Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder, Colorado on Sunday to open the digital fall season of the Shriver Hall Concert Series with a program of Mozart, Coleridge-Tayler, Bartók, and Debussy. I spoke with the quartet’s new violist, Richard O’Neill.       Link: ​www.shriverconcerts.org  

Oct. 03 2020

A National Book Awards 2020 nominee on Booknotes

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      Amongst the 2020 National Book Awards nominations is the English-language fiction debut, High as the Waters Rise, by German poet Anja Kampmann. The book was translated from the German by Maryland native, Anne Posten, who spoke to me from her home in Berlin.    

Sep. 14 2020

Prints from Genesis to a Haitian hero to Hiroshima by Jacob Lawrence

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An exhibition of 31 graphic works, created by the African American artist Jacob Lawrence between 1971 and 1997, is being presented by the Mitchell Gallery of St. John’s College, Annapolis. I spoke with the gallery’s Art Educator, Lucinda Edinberg.  

Sep. 10 2020

JHU’s Odyssey program marks two important anniversaries

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    The Odyssey program for lifelong learning at Johns Hopkins University, which is online for the foreseeable future, is commemorating Beethoven and Women’s Suffrage during their Fall 2020 semester. Here is Odyssey’s Director, Douglas Blackstone.    

Sep. 05 2020

Booknotes ventures into a dystopian land

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A global pandemic … a mother and son on the run … a sinister cult of neon nuns.   Award-winning, internationally best-selling South African author, Lauren Beukes, is on her game.    

Aug. 08 2020

Wes Moore’s “Five Days” on Booknotes

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    April 2015 saw the uprisings in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. Five Days by Baltimore born writer and New York Times bestselling author, Wes Moore, traces the stories surrounding these events.              

Aug. 01 2020

Working to close the justice gap

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Over 80% of all people who need civil legal help in Maryland cannot afford it. The Maryland Pro Bono Resource Center, in partnership with the Maryland State Bar Association, works to close that justice gap. I spoke with attorneys, Cate Scenna and John Warshawsky.   Information for families about how to request services can be found here.  

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