Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

Dec. 08 2020

A hybrid live/virtual Messiah, courtesy of Handel Choir

By John Scherch | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | Comments Off on A hybrid live/virtual Messiah, courtesy of Handel Choir

2020 can’t stop Handel Choir from performing Messiah! This year, due to the pandemic, some of the performers will be live from Grace UMC in North Baltimore, and others have recorded from home. Brian Bartoldus talked with us over the phone about what to look forward to, which you can find on handelchoir.org.

Dec. 07 2020

Home for the Holidays – and Potentially Missing Ten Million Dollars!

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews, WBJC Programs | Comments Off on Home for the Holidays – and Potentially Missing Ten Million Dollars!

Baltimore actress Kay-Megan Washington has scored something most performers only dream about – a major role in a movie! “The Christmas Lottery” begins airing on BET, BET Her, and streaming services on December 12. Ms. Washington is a fabulous singer-actress and I recently spoke with her about her role as the family matriarch as well […]

Dec. 04 2020

The McGill-McHale-trio for Shriver Concerts

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | Comments Off on The McGill-McHale-trio for Shriver Concerts

  The McGill-McHale-trio—an intriguing combination of clarinet, flute, and piano—is presenting a virtual program of French and American works for the Shriver Hall Concert Series. It was my pleasure to speak by phone with flutist Demarre McGill.    

Nov. 05 2020

Composer Michael Shapiro Gives “Frankenstein” New Life

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews, Music From Movies | Comments Off on Composer Michael Shapiro Gives “Frankenstein” New Life

Film critics like Leonard Maltin have agreed that the 1931 movie, “Frankenstein” has sorely lacked a music score.  Then in 2001, composer and conductor Michael Shapiro was commissioned to write the first full music score for the 1931 horror classic directed by James Whale and starring Boris Karloff.  Over the years, Shapiro has arranged the […]

Nov. 05 2020

Souvenirs of 2020

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | Comments Off on Souvenirs of 2020

Professional historians who choose to write about 2020 in the future won’t lack for material. However, the stories and artifacts of everyday people also tell important stories about life in a particular time. The Maryland Center for History and Culture has an ongoing project called “Collecting in Quarantine” that seeks to document the COVID-era experiences […]

Nov. 04 2020

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

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | Comments Off on Garrick Ohlsson and Kirill Gerstein play a two-piano recital for the Shriver Hall series

    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. 15 2020

Getting the proper tools for school

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews, WBJC Programs | Comments Off on Getting the proper tools for school

The school year is underway and many families are struggling more than ever to provide their kids with the items they need to succeed in class. I spoke with Sharon Matthews, Founder and CEO of Wish List Depot, about how her organization seeks to help students in the Baltimore area.

Oct. 15 2020

Medicine in the age of the (digital) house call

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews, WBJC Programs | Comments Off on Medicine in the age of the (digital) house call

Many of us, myself included, are nervous about going to the doctor in person right now. Some patients live far away from their physicians or have transportation issues. Thanks to technology, many appointments can now take place via telehealth. I spoke with Nikki Majewski from the Maryland Department of Health about how telehealth works and […]

Oct. 15 2020

Connecting Baltimore to the future

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews, WBJC Programs | Comments Off on Connecting Baltimore to the future

Roughly 1/3 of Baltimore households are without high-speed internet access. Since many of our work and school activities have moved online, being connected is more important than ever. Here’s my chat with Adam Bouhmad, Founder of Project Waves, which seeks to make the city’s digital divide a thing of the past.  

Oct. 15 2020

Need help managing your finances? Get schooled!

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews, WBJC Programs | Comments Off on Need help managing your finances? Get schooled!

Money management is a source of stress and confusion for many people, and the pandemic has only made matters more complicated. Here’s my chat with Sue Rogan, Director of Strategic Partnerships at CASH Campaign of Maryland. We spoke about Maryland CASH Academy, an ongoing program that offers free (currently virtual) classes on a variety of […]

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