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YOU made 30 in 30 possible

I am neither lying nor exaggerating when I say that 30 in 30 came to me in a dream!  I woke up and had the idea of doing a short composer bio each day for the 30 days of June.  It turned out to be super rewarding, fun and an enormous amount of work.  I would do whatever I had on my plate that day and then at 5 pm work on 30 in 30...  The average show took about three hours!  I am also mystified who I left out but I am also delighted that I get to save other composers for another time.  It’s a nice body of work and they are currently on line for you to enjoy.  7/1 is Canada Day….I will celebrate by taking it easy at 5 pm!

Programming Notes
Listener's Choice

John Scherch plays your requests every Friday evening during our long-running request show, Listener's Choice. You can request your favorite music anytime by emailing  listenerschoice@wbjc.com or by visiting us on  Facebook. You can even call in during the week (410-580-5800) and we'll make sure John gets your request!

The Met has generously offered up an Encore Series for us to broadcast!

July 4, 2020 – Verdi: Falstaff @1pm

July 11, 2020 – Strauss: Elektra @1pm

July 18, 2020 – Rossini: La Donna del Lago  @1pm

July 25, 2020 – Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila  @1pm

August 1, 2020 – Verdi: Luisa Miller @1pm

More to come! Check the WBJC.com website for upcoming Met Encores

Your continued support for opera keeps the Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcasts and other live performances on the  WBJC Operafest  coming to you on Saturdays throughout the year. 

Join Judith Krummeck for an interview series on WBJC devoted to the world of books — from different genres, to book awards, to local and national authors — everything to do with books. Booknotes is made possible by YOU, our members.

This month:

The Shroud of Turin was originally intended as nothing more than an innocuous devotional image, but it was soon misrepresented. Miracles were faked, money was made. Former Director of the Walters Art Museum and internationally known medieval scholar, Gary Vikan, investigates one of the greatest hoaxes in the history of Christian relics in his new book, The Holy Shroud: A Brilliant Hoax in the Time of the Black Death.

From the Blogs
By Dyana Neal

Access to green space is vital to mental and physical health for people of all ages. Recently, I spoke with Dr. Franklin Lance, President and CEO of the Parks and People Foundation, whose mission is to connect the citizens of Baltimore with nature, particularly younger residents. The COVID-19 crisis has created some unique challenges for Parks and People, but technology is helping their programs continue... LISTEN HERE
By Judith Krummeck
At a time when the country is divided, and there is a tendency to regard people who are different from ourselves with fear or suspicion, educator, Carol Franks-Randall, has published a children’s book called Talking Buddies that aims to get at these issues... LISTEN HERE
By Dyana Neal 

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 well fed during these trying times... LISTEN HERE
By Mark Malinowski 

I recently had the chance to talk to Iraq War veteran Joe Worley about the Vet Dogs program.

Getting a new car? Don’t trade-in, donate!

Before you head to the dealer, plan to donate your older vehicle to WBJC. Usually the value you'll receive for your donation will meet or exceed what the dealer will offer you as a trade-in and is fully tax-deductible. We also take boats and RVs!

Call 855-WBJC-CAR or donate securely online.   Click here to see how easy  it is!
By Dyana Neal

Engaging with music, whether that means listening to it or performing it, has been shown to have numerous health benefits including stress reduction, improved cognition, reduced anxiety, and elevated moods. Artistic Director Jeanne Kelly founded Encore Creativity for Older Adults in 2007 to give singers age 55 and older a chance to perform music that’s carefully selected to make them sound great. Encore’s operations have been greatly affected by COVID-19, but starting July 6, they’re offering “Encore University – Summer School” online to give singers a chance to learn about genres including classical, jazz, rock, and Motown as well as opportunities to improve vocal technique and other skills. Earlier this week, I spoke with Ms. Kelly about Encore’s mission and the importance of staying connected.

Judith Krum meck and Pantea Amin Tofangchi   will participate in a virtual  Writers Cribs!  event about immigration at 7pm on Thursday, July 9. This will be part of the series of 2020 Suffrage Centennial programs that the Pratt Library is presenting all year, celebrating the centennial while directing the conversation to the future of women’s lives. 

Join in at Crowdcast:
Thursday, July 9 at 7:00pm 

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.

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