The Dig

The Dig

Regional and local debates, art, and innovation can all be found in Maryland. With a keen eye, Maryland Public Television's "The Dig" turns up information on contested topics, undiscovered gems, and the cutting edge.

NASA Goddard’s Space Flight Center

NASA Goddard’s Space Flight Center

Situated in Greenbelt, MD, this NASA hub is home to a wealth of innovative scientific activity committed to learning more about the universe and our place in it.

Refugees and Immigrants

Refugees and Immigrants

Chef Iman Alshehab fled her home in war-torn Syria in 2016, beginning a journey that would take her to Jordan, and then, to Baltimore.

Pride

Pride

Interested in the art of drag, and looking for a fun way to express himself, Towson University student Ryan Levine developed his persona, Pariah Sinclair.

Veterans Support Center

Veterans Support Center

Military veterans who pursue a college education in Maryland can find a unique combination of guidance and comradery at Towson University’s Military and Veterans Center.

Midwives

Midwives

Known for care of low-risk patients, midwifery has become more appealing to many searching for affordable ways to bridge the gap between their physical and economic needs.

Charm City's Alex Long

Charm City's Alex Long

Participating in sports as a child helped Long relate to others. He now helps children in east Baltimore through a community boxing program.

Tom Horton - Smith Island

Tom Horton - Smith Island

How these small islands in the bay poignantly illustrate social and cultural changes tied to the larger environmental shifts over the last several decades.

Not Without Black Women

Not Without Black Women

A Baltimore activist founds a group that seeks to uplift and center the experiences of black women in Maryland through events, advocacy in Annapolis, and community-building.

Thread

Thread

The lives of underperforming students are improved through the forming of supportive relationships and bonds with adults in their community.

Oscar Winner

Oscar Winner

A Marylander's experience of taking home an Academy Award, and how opportunities and competition for aspiring producers have changed since her win.

Uncle Tom

Uncle Tom

Did you know the inspiration for Uncle Tom’s Cabin was a man enslaved in Maryland? The property where he lived will soon be a public park where visitors can learn more about him.

Native Music

Native Music

A local cellist and scholar melds her classical music training with influences from her native Mohawk lineage, creating a unique style of music.

Consumer DNA Testing

Consumer DNA Testing

Over the last several years, interest in consumer DNA testing has skyrocketed...and so have potential complications. Several Marylanders weigh in with their experiences.

Miracle on 34th Street

Miracle on 34th Street

How the Hampden neighborhood's amazing holiday decorations and lights displays came to be a seasonal viewing tradition for Baltimore visitors and residents alike.

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day

Treatment and prevention of HIV and AIDS in Maryland have improved, thanks in part to PrEP, a prophylactic that helps to protect against HIV. But there is still more work to do.

The Accohannock

The Accohannock

Tribal elder and historian Mike Hinman discusses the history and future of the Eastern Shore's Accohannock tribe.

Crip Theory

Crip Theory

What is "crip theory"? One local scholar continues to advocate for inclusivity of this new branch of disability studies in academia and beyond.

Zebrafish

Zebrafish

Doctors study the zebrafish for research efforts into human development and lead a program for Baltimore city schools to help cultivate a scientifically-literate “next generation.”

Graffiti

Graffiti

Hidden from a busy city intersection lies an unconventional art gallery and studio space for Baltimore artists to practice their craft.

Life After Release

Life After Release

Two formerly incarcerated women advocate for the rights of females in state prison facilities, raising awareness for the many issues that this population faces.

Historic St. Mary’s City

Historic St. Mary’s City

Learn all about Maryland from the locale of its original seat of government, along with how life has changed there over the last several hundred years.

Incarcerated Women's Health

Incarcerated Women's Health

Women are a fast growing segment of the incarcerated population in the United States today. However, not much data exists about their unique healthcare needs.

Eggs

Eggs

Many of us have fond childhood memories of dyeing Easter eggs, but for artist Halyna Mudryj, making Pysanky (Ukrainian dyed eggs) is a serious art.

Solarium

Solarium

Solarium is a mesmerizing piece of video art, forged from a vast reservoir of imagery from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, evoking a meditative, emotional connection to the sun.

International Dark Sky Association

International Dark Sky Association

Advocates for greater visibility and appreciation of the night sky through practices that mitigate light pollution.

Rawlings Conservatory

Rawlings Conservatory

Shielded from the fickle Maryland weather, this destination is for anyone who already loves or is interested in learning about plants.

Maryland State Parks

Maryland State Parks

Many are familiar with the larger, more popular state parks in Maryland, but did you know there are 72 parks in total? Visit some lesser-known but just as spectacular destinations.

Cryptology

Cryptology

Beyond periodically changing their passwords, most people do not spend long hours pondering cryptology. Learn more about it from the curator of the National Cryptologic Museum.

Civil War

Civil War

During the Civil War, many battles were staged in Maryland. What is often overlooked, however, are the stories of those not engaged in the fighting itself.

Guerrilla Girls

Guerrilla Girls

Through graphics and humor, the anonymous women in this collective continue to make their voices heard in the art world. Their portfolio was recently featured at the BMA.

Sculpture Garden

Sculpture Garden

Stroll through 30 acres of nature and sculptures, many acquired in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution and which once were featured on the National Mall.

Telescope

Telescope

The telescope at the Maryland Science Center, a veteran explorer of the night sky for many decades, offers its exciting views of the planets and the moon to the public.

Maryland Native Plants

Maryland Native Plants

Any avid gardener knows what flora they enjoy, but how many pay attention to whether the plants they work with are native? You should!, says the Maryland Native Plant Society.

NASA's Raven

NASA's Raven

Self-driving cars may be an up-and-coming trend here on earth, but the engineers at NASA are quickly finding ways to bring this technology to outer space.

Fracking and Economic Impact

Fracking and Economic Impact

The recent push to ban fracking was backed by many local businesses in Garrett County. Increasingly vocal, they continue to advocate for the sustainability of their local economy.

Fracking and Cove Point

Fracking and Cove Point

While a ban on fracking recently cleared the Maryland legislature, pipeline infrastructure is still being built, including an export terminal at Cove Point.

Fracking and the Environment

Fracking and the Environment

Fracking in Maryland has been debated for several years. Hear some varying opinions on the related issue of the environment.

Fracking and Public Health

Fracking and Public Health

Dr. Gina Angiola addresses public health concerns which have emerged as a focal point in the dialogues around fracking.

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