Fri June 13, 2014
poetry-maya angelou

Maya Angelou radio tributes to air Sunday

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WESM pays tribute to the late Dr. Maya Angelou with two special programs from PRX airing Sunday (June 15) beginning at 4 pm.

First, it's Maya Angelo & Guy Johnson - Mother and Son Poets become themselves.

Mother and son poets meet to talk about the courage of poetry, the pleasures of red rice and language.

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Sun May 25, 2014
memorial day radio programs

Special programming notes for Memorial Day

World War II graves at Arlington National Cemetery
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WESM 91.3 FM invites you to tune in this Memorial Day for special radio programs honoring the men and women of the United States Armed Forces.

9:00 AM Independent Minds: At War in the Pacific(hosted by David D'Arcy) 

At War in the Pacific tells the story of heroism and sacrifice by the young Marines who stormed onto the islands and fought from inside the foxholes in the bloody Pacific Campaign of World War II.

10:00 AM Monumental Disagreements

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Sun April 27, 2014
2014 spring pledge drive

WESM-FM rolls out listener survey during spring pledge drive

Just a few minutes of your time and your valuable insight could make a difference in deciding WESM's future.
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As you renew (or contribute for the first time) your financial support to WESM 91.3 FM this spring, consider taking our 5-minute listener survey to give us your valuable feedback. Please click here to take the survey.

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Sat April 19, 2014

The Tire Iron and the Tamale

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This moving essay was featured on an episode of  The Splendid Table (originally aired in April 2011 and rebroadcast April 19, 2014 at 7 a.m. on WESM 91.3 FM). You can read the essay here or  click here to listen to the essay on The Splendid Table. -- editor

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Thu March 20, 2014
pride of baltimore ii-maryland day

Md. Historical Society and Pride II celebrates Maryland Day

Pride of Baltimore II
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The Maryland Historical Society is proudly celebrating Maryland Day with the ship Pride of Baltimore II and Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine on Monday, March 24 and Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

The Pride of Baltimore II is making a special voyage on Monday, March 24 from Fort McHenry in Baltimore to the City Dock in Annapolis.

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