Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

Jun. 17 2020

Caring for Our Furry Friends During a Crisis

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

The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating to many people’s finances, and as a result, some Baltimore-area residents are struggling to afford food for their families. Recently, I spoke with Kate Pika, Marketing and PR Director at the Baltimore Humane Society, about the Bmore Kind Food Bank and its efforts to keep our four-legged family members […]

Jun. 03 2020

A new fantasy novel by Erik Kiessling

By John Scherch | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

Maryland author Erik Kiessling has a new book called The Giant’s Journey, available now at Dorrance Publishing. He and I talked over the phone about the book’s fantasy elements, its ’80s film nostalgia, and its connection to classical music.

May. 23 2020

The Peabody Preparatory moves their summer session online

By John Scherch | Posted in Interviews | No Comments

The Peabody Preparatory, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has moved their Summer Session online this year. Director Maria Mathieson stopped by via Zoom to talk about their Summer Session, as well as the many programs available to adults. More info is at their website.

May. 14 2020

Boating Safety Week

By Mark Malinowski | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

I recently had the chance to speak to David Hyde of the Coast Guard Auxiliary about boating safety and boating safety week. Here are some websites associated with Boating Safety Week and the USGCA: Phone number: (305) 965-4036 301-503-0026 David Hyde’s number Flotillia Website: For a Free Vessel Safety Check: For a Virtual […]

May. 01 2020

Inon Barnatan makes his digital Baltimore recital debut for Shriver concerts

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

In these changed times, Shriver Hall Concert Series is offering a digital recital by Israeli pianist, Inon Barnatan, who explores works of musical transformation across two centuries. Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) Selected ‘Songs without Words’ Ronald Stevenson (1928-2015) ‘Peter Grimes’ Fantasy on Themes from Benjamin Britten Opera George Gershwin (1898-1937) Prelude No. 2 George Gershwin (1898-1937) I […]

Apr. 28 2020

Victoria Eisner Explains Ways that We Can Take Care of Ourselves Emotionally in Stressful Times

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

During the Coronavirus pandemic we have been given instructions on how to protect our bodies from the illness. Body, Movement and Mindfulness-based Psychotherapist, Victoria Eisner discusses ways in which we can help ourselves to stay emotionally healthy in this stressful time.

Apr. 22 2020

COVID-19 insight from an expert

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

My first ever Zoom interview! During this time of coronavirus uncertainly, it was a privilege to be able to call upon emergency physician, former Health Commissioner for the City of Baltimore, and current public health professor at George Washington University, Dr. Leana Wen.  

Mar. 11 2020

“The world’s greatest living violist” makes her Baltimore debut with Shriver Concerts

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

       German violist, Tabea Zimmermann, and Spanish pianist, Javier Perianes, will perform selections by Spanish and South American composers and two richly lyrical works by Schubert and Brahms on the Shriver Hall Concert Series. Here’s more from the series’ Executive Director, Catherine Cochran.  

Feb. 28 2020

New (and old) opera comes to Bel Cantanti

By John Scherch | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews, New Music | No Comments

Bel Cantanti Opera presents the world premiere of Frances Pollock and Robert Misbin’s Briscula the Magician, based on Thomas Mann’s novella Mario and the Magician, at the Randolph Road Theater in Silver Spring from March 3rd to the 15th on Saturdays and Sundays. The opera features many quotes of opera from the 19th century, and […]

Feb. 28 2020

Handel Choir presents Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil

By John Scherch | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

Handel Choir of Baltimore will be performing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil at the Baltimore Basilica on March 7 at 2:30 PM. Artistic Director Brian Bartoldus stopped by to talk about the work, as well as the symphonic use of chorus.