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The Baltimore Local Channel

BIR' coverage of the "local" view is unique, and comprehensive. On air discussions and roundtables with local politicians and personalities

Local Politics: All things local Baltimore Politics, from development issues to taxes. We will also address national politics with a local view.
Local Sports: Orioles Baseball, Ravens Football, Blast Soccer, Baltimore Grand Prix, Lacrosse, Horse Racing, and Duckpin Bowling we have it all covered.
Local Green Issues: What is Charm City doing to help "Green" our city now and into the future.
Arts: The best Baltimore City's visual arts, dance, theatre and music will be covered here.

Baltimore Internet Radio's Local Channel show schedule:

Local Interests

The Baltimore List
Host: Janice Kaufmann

Show 1: Baltimore Beer Week Uncovered (21:37). Guest Joe Gold founder of Baltimore Beer Week.
Link: Baltimore Beer Week

Show 2: Night of 100 Elvises 2013 (51:32) Guest Event Producer Carole Carroll talks about this uniquely Baltimore Event, how it got started, what to expect if you go and other tidbits.
Link: Night of 100 Elvises

2013 Night of 100 Elvises Interviews

2014 Night of 100 Elvises Interviews

Baltimore Success Stories Periodic forum of Baltimore natives who have local, national and international success in the arts and business.
Host: Dave Custy

Show 1: Actor Kevin Killner talks about growing up in Baltimore, his acting career and playing on the Johns Hopkins University national lacrosse championship team.

Show 2: Umbrella Syndicate (32:25) Baltimore Tourism Association member and social enterpriser help start ups. Photographer Robbie McClean owner of the Bayline Studios talks about his business and upcoming book and introduces health trainer Andye Kitt who speaks about her near death experience and putting her life back together that will be all part of her upcoming book.
Link: Bayline Studio.

Show 3: Connecting people with disabilities to consumers and employers (31:03) Niki Zimmerman is the founder and executive director of Out of Step online marketplace and platform with Baltimore clients.
Link: Out of Step

Show 4: "Guide Doggie: Learn How Guide Dogs Help the Blind" Picture Book (19:46) Guest Author Daniel Saynuk talks about his own experiences that led to his book.
Link: Daniel Saynuk

Show 5: Original Producer of Grease, on Broadway, Kenneth Waissman (51:06) talks about growing up in Baltimore, his career and his upcoming Broadway musical ‘Josephine’ based on the life of Josephine Baker.

Dining Dish with Dara Bunjon all the food sizzle.
Baltimore locavore and food authority Dara Bunjon
shares food trends and local "dish."

Show 1: The inaugural program for Dining Dish (20:10)
kicks off we take a look at food news both local and national.

  • What’s happening with food trends?
  • Have you marked your calendar to watch National Geographics six hour mini-series on the history of food, EAT: The Story of Food.
  • Will wait staff be wearing Google glasses for face recognition as well as knowledge of their customers’ likes and dislikes in the near future?
  • Learn where to sign up for holiday cooking classes.
  • What chefs have moved where and what restaurants are opening.
  • All this and more on Baltimore Internet Radio’s Dining Dish.

Show 2: Dara Bunjon, Dining Dish’s Thanksgiving Tips (5:22):

  • Stockpile frozen turkey while the prices are low
  • How to make that canned cranberry sauce look fancy
  • Doctor up Stove Top Stuffing
  • Save time on your mashed potatoes
  • And a kitchen tool that will be useful beyond Thanksgiving.

Show 3: Dining Dish chats up numerous restaurants and food purveyors at the annual hospitality dine around fundraiser for the National Academy Foundation (22:07) held at Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino on December 8th. Get the holiday scoop from Banditos, Brio, Chipparellis, CityPeek, Johnny Sanchez, The Local Oyster, Mallow Bar, Whole Foods – Harbor East.

Show 4: Dining Dish chats up Baltimore county restaurants participating in the Winter Baltimore County Restaurant Week kicking off Friday, January 9th (21:15)

  • The 2014 Mobbies Best Food Blog winner Taylor Seidel of Good Eats discusses good bars for the under 25 set,
  • Chef Brian Boston of the Milton Inn and Highland Inn and why I was eating dessert first,
  • Dave Seel with Bagby Restaurants – Cunninghams talk about snow storm promotions,
  • Justin Windle of Pappas Restaurant in Cranbrook Shopping Center talks about some old time favorites,
  • Ryleigh’s Oyster Bar Hunt Valley updates on their new location in Baltimore City,
  • Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz informs about the restaurant industry's economic impact and
  • Marjorie Hampson, Director- Baltimore County Office of Tourism and Promotion and Dining Dish probes as to new and old trends on the dining plate.

Link: Baltimore County Restaurant Week

Show #5: Dining Dish sits down with Hilda Staples and Chef Bryan Voltaggio, owners of the recently opened Family Meal restaurant located at the end of Baltimore’s Pier Four (14:25)

  • Hilda talks candidly about how she sought out Chef Voltaggio and convinced him to go into business with her, the future Family Meal restaurants soon to open and transitioning the old Houlihan’s space into their family friendly restaurant, Family Meal.
  • Chef Voltaggio shares his passion about his support for Share Our Strength – No Kid Hungry program, why Family Meals, a 7 day a week – breakfast, lunch and dinner restaurant and the farm-to-table movement, is it a trend or not?

Show #6 Day Tripping in Virginia Wine Country with Dining Dish (12:00) Virginia Wines played host to Dining Dish. Virginia vineyards have grown from 46 active vineyards in 1996 to over 275 vineyards to date. Loudoun County, less than an hour and a half from Baltimore has over 45 wineries one can visit. Dining Dish visited Corocoran Vineyards, Fabbioli Cellars, and Tarara Winery – each totally different from each other. Perfect for a day trip – Corcoran is open weekends and Fabbioli and Tarara are only closed on holidays. With so many vineyards to visit, you might want to make it a weekend away. Want to taste a lot of wine and not worry about driving, use Wine Pro Tours.
Links: Virginia VineyardsCorcoran VineyardsFabbioli CellarsTarara WineryWine Pro Tours

Dining Dish Show # 7 Dara Bunjon presents Women Chefs and Restaurateurs Conference – Taking a Bigger Bite – New York, NY (43:33) What happens when you get Woman Chefs and Restauranteurs together under one roof for a conference? With my trusty recorder in hand you can hear my interviews with Dana Cowin, Editor-in-Chief of Food and Wine, Susan Ungaro, president for the James Beard Foundation/House, Meredith O’Malley, a manager for the Michelin starred Del Posto Restaurant whose Chef Mark Ladner just won the James Beard Award –Best Chef New York. Founding member of Women Chefs and Restaurateurs, Lidia Bastianich – restaurateur, cookbook author, television personality and co owner in North American Eatalys was the keynote speaker. Listen as outgoing president of WCR Chef Elizabeth Falkner introduces Lidia and the entire keynote speech. The 22 year old Women Chefs and Restaurateurs organization supports chefs from restaurants, caterers, bakers, pastry, personal chefs to front-of-house managers, sommeliers, mixologist and more with a platform to share, mentor and learn. Whether beginning your culinary journey or being established there are amazing scholarships and stagiaires available.

Dara Bunjon Intro (:00-2:22)
Dana Cowin, Editor-in-Chief of Food and Wine, (2:22-6:03)
Susan Ungaro, President for the James Beard Foundation/House (6:03-10:03)
Meredith O’Malley, a manager for the Michelin starred Del Posto Restaurant (10:03–12:48)
Founding member of Women Chefs and Restaurateurs, Lidia Bastianich (12:48-43:33)

Dining Dish Show #8 The star is rising for Blue Moon Café owner Sarah Simington
Baltimore’s hot spot for breakfast for the past 19 years has been the Blue Moon Café
in Fells Point (13:15) featured multiple times as is the owner Sarah Simington on the Food Network and national press.

The Blue Moon Too in Baltimore’s Federal Hill which is opening soon was a great excuse to interview the raven haired beauty about her world travels to entertain our troops, her rising star as a culinary personality on radio and television and the impending expansion of her culinary world. An empath and self proclaimed witch, Sarah Simington is described beautifully by the Eagles song Witchy Woman:

Raven hair and ruby lips, sparks fly from her finger tips
Echoed voices in the night, she’a a restless spirit on an endless flight
Woo hoo witchy woman, see how high she flies
Woo hoo witchy woman she got the moon in her eye - Blue Moon Café that is!

Link: Blue Moon Cafe

Dining Dish Program #9 City Dining Cards NEW, FREE IPhone app (4:20) takes your dining discounts to your phone so they are readily available. Free to join, free to download. Listen to Will Glass as he explains how simple this program is, how you can save at over 50 restaurants and the added bonus when you dine out twelve times using City Dining Cards phone app. Think great city restaurants from City Café, Gertrudes and more.
Link: City Dining Cards

Dining Dish #10 Urban farming is not a myth (20:00). Larry Hountz of City Hydro has developed an all-natural, pure, no HMO, no soil way to grow nutrient dense micro greens in the back bedroom in his Baltimore City row home.

Listen to how he came to start CityHydro after a terrible traumatic brain injury taking him away from his existing career and how he has made City Hydro an open source business so others can learn and earn.
Link: CityHydro

Dining Dish Links: Dining Dish BlogFacebook
Keep up with her culinary musing at Dining Dish Blog and here on Baltimore Internet Radio

What's Cooking Baltimore? Stories and information about the cooking industry in Baltimore
Dave Custy

Show 1: Dara Bunjon talks about her career, her business Dara Does It (34:40) where she implements public relations and marketing activities for restaurateurs and food related businesses and plans culinary events and her role in the national organization of Women Chefs & Restaurateurs
Links: Dara Does ItWomen Chefs and Restauranteurs

Show 2: The owners and staff at Ware House 518 in Mt Vernon, Baltimore talk about the plans for their new restaurant (13:20)
Link: Ware House 518 on Facebook@WareHouse518

Urban Mom Urban Myth
Host: Stephanie Given

Show 1: Raising children in the city (32:00) Stephanie Given discusses her choice. She will host future programs.

Show 2: Fathers in the City (36:11) Stephanie Given talks to motorcycle mechanic Bernie Fieden about being a father raising his kids in the city

Show 3: Charter school development and success (37:55) Guest Mark Gaither principal of the Wolfe St Academy

Show 4: Crime issues and a school visit from our Mayor (29:00) Stephanie talks about the Mayor visiting Wolfe St Academy, the recent shooting, issues around her children’s freedom in the neighborhood and the upcoming holidays.



On My Stoop with Ray!
Host: Ray Blankenheim

Introduction to Ray Blankenheim (34:38) and his show On My Stoop with Ray!

Tricorder Data Systems Spot (1:00)

Show 1: Politics with Big Ed Schoberline (1:13.17), local American history aficionado.

Show 2: Muscle Cars (48:05) with Gil Spirlet owner of GS Auto Upholstery.
Link: GS Auto Upholstery

Show 3: Baltimore City local heritage (1:10.39) Guest, Ellen Van Karajan, Director of the Fells Point/Federal Preservation Society.
Link: Preservation Society

Show 4: A How to on starting a major community driven effort with Guest Fells Prospect President Victor Corbin (56:17)
Link: Fells Prospect Community Association

Show 5: Lisa Shenkle, Animal advocate, (46:06) Baltimore Style Magazine blogger and publisher of Penn 2 Pratt talks about issues relating to animal shelters, pet rescue groups and legislation.
Link: Lisa Shenkle Penn2Pratt

Local Issues Forum
Host: Dave Custy

Show 1: Guest, Neil Franklin, Executive Director, of Law Enforcement against Prohibition (LEAP) a national organization whose mission is to reduce the multitude of harmful consequences resulting from fighting the war on drugs and to lessen the incidence of death, disease, crime, and addiction by ending drug prohibition

Link: LEAP

Show 2: Programs that advance community and economic development in Baltimore. (22:31) Guest is Matthew D Gallagher, President and CEO of the Goldseker Foundation.
Link: Goldseker Foundation

Show 3: Launch of a new smartphone app, "bMOREsafe (27:40) Guest Debra S. Holbrook R.NC SANE-A, FNE A/P, Coordinator of Mercy’s Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (S.A.F.E.) Program talks about the new "bMOREsafe" app designed to provide victims of sexual assault and domestic violence with instant access to a variety of resources, including medical and police assistance, a crisis hotline, and more.
Link: Bmore Safe Mercy

Show 4: Progress in Baltimore City and the new Inner Harbor 2.0 (24:36) Guest: Laurie Schwartz, President of the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore discusses the new master plan Inner Harbor 2.0 to further develop the Inner Harbor
Link: Inner Harbor Master Plan 2.0

Show 5: Bart Harvey the former Chairman and CEO of the Enterprise Foundation (49:03) talks about his career, his work with the founder, James Rouse and how the community-based nonprofit organization developed over 240,000 affordable homes and invested over $9 billion throughout the United States over the last 30 years. This is the launch of an ongoing program that establishes a framework for forums on affordable housing for low income people in conjunction with jobs, quality schools, for a sustainable, better way of life.

Show 6: A plan to train Baltimoreons with skills employers need (25:56) Guest Economist Arnold Packer Ph.D discusses his work in employment development.
Link: Baltimore Sun Story

Show 7: Sarah Hemminger co-founder of Thread (34:22) which facilitates the development, expansion, and replication of innovative, paradigm-shifting models of mentoring talks about her career and work.
Link: Thread

Show # 8: Barbara Levin, Director of Client Services at Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland (26:22) talks about her career and the organization that helps people to live independently at home through the provision of nutritious meals, personal contact and related services. Delivery volunteers are needed Monday through Friday to deliver hot meals to homebound seniors and disabled individuals. Link: Meals on Wheels Maryland

Show #9: Steve Eberle, the Regional Director of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps in Baltimore (32:32)talks about his career and the 20-year-old Baltimore non-profit organization that matches seasoned professionals with charities seeking skilled volunteers.
To volunteer or support go to: Ignatian Volunteers Corps

Show 10: Delegate Cory McCray, Member of the House of Delegates for the 45th District of Baltimore City (22:48), talks about his career and plans for economic development in his district.
Link: Delegare Cory McCray

International Relations A forum with a variety of guests discussing international concerns from world peace to our cultural differences and similarities.
Host: Dave Custy

Show 1: from Berlin, Germany, Mark Donfried, founder and executive director of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (27:05) discusses his organizations mission to promote global peace and stability by strengthening and supporting intercultural relations at all levels.
Link: Institute for Cultural Diplomacy




Baltimore Sports Nostalgia
Dave Custy

Show 1: Kenny talks about cutting his teeth as the announcer of the Baltimore Skipjacks 1990-92 (14:07) Guest Kenny Albert, Fox Sports sportscaster- Announcer of the NY Rangers.

Show 2: Janet Marie Smith , Sr. Vice President Planning and Development for the Los Angeles Dodgers (40:00) discusses her career including her work during the design and construction of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and currently for the Dodgers.
Link: Dodgers Front Office

Show 3: Best-selling writer Kevin Cowherd talks about his career (36:09) including 32 years with the Baltimore Sun, his co-authoring 4 baseball novels with Cal Ripken Jr. and his upcoming biography of Baltimore business magnate, Ed Hale.
Link: Cal Ripken, Jr.’s All-Stars: Squeeze Play



International Arts Discussions on the performing arts in the US and abroad.
Host: Dave Custy

Show 1: Graham Schmidt, Artistic director of Breaking String Theatre Company (30:00) in Austin Texas talks about his theater company and the Baltimore-Austin Texas collaboration to bring high tech to the performing arts, including streaming live performances.
Link: The Breaking String Theatre Company

Show 2: Robert Matney, web developer, actor, technical designer- Hidden Room Theatre, Austin. TX
Part 1 (27:09)Part 2 (31:41)
Baltimore- Austin Texas collaboration- integrating technology into live theatrical performances
Link: Robert Matney on Twitter

Arts, Music & Culture in Baltimore
Hosts: Dave Custy

Show 1: Fells Point music group Without a Net perform (49:15)

Show 2: Baltimore based visual artist Maxine Taylor (21:36), with assistant Tiffani J. Church talk about the evolution of her work
Link: Maxine Taylor

The Baltimore Song written by Chris Riehl (4:14)

Show 3: Rob Macdonald, President of Thought Leaders Marketing (35:41) and award-winning columnist for the Baltimore Business Journal talks about his career and his passion for pursuing the heart of a story in his creative writing and reporting.
Links: Thought Leaders Marketing

Show 4: Visual Artist, Kathryn Holt (29:00) discusses her career as an artist and teacher and her journey from Denver to Baltimore including her studio at the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower.

Show 5: Sarah McCann, Executive Director of Baltimore Clayworks (17:00) talks about her work, the venerable ceramic arts center and its future.
Link: Baltimore Clayworks

Show 6: Filmmaker, songwriter and musician, Skizz Cyzyk (24:50) talks about his career as a veteran of the Baltimore music community, running film festivals and his current film about to be showcased in the upcoming Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France.
Link: Skizz Cyzyk

Show 7: Writer, D. Scott Meek (29:56) talks about his career having served 20 years in the U.S. Navy and currently writing his continuing series of Sesame Swallow, Private Investigator novels.
Links: Twitter: @SesameSwallowFacebook:

Show 8: The 2013 Thomas Nast Award winning editorial cartoonist, Kevin Kallaugher (39:00) Kal talks about his 36 year career with the Economist (London) and the Baltimore Sun, his animations and being the current artist-in-residence at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. (39:00)
Link: Kaltoons: The Official Site of Kevin Kallaugher

Show 9: Musician/visual artist Rob Hinkal talks about his career (33:38) including his band ilyaimy and his cross-cultural open mic nights in Baltimore and Takoma Park
Links: I Love You And I Miss You (ilyAIMY)Open Mic Nights

Show 10: WBALTV weatherman and Weather Talk host Tony Pann talks about his new children’s book (17:46) "Everything is You".. described as ‘a fantastic ride for children of all ages, that will allow them to build the confidence and self-esteem that all of us strive for and deserve!’
Link: Tony Pann

Show 11: Sheridan Costa owner of The Alchemy of Art Gallery and Boutique in Fells Point (50:00) talks about her career and plans for her newly opened gallery
Link: Alchemy of Art Gallery

Show 12: Dan Fesperman, author and former Baltimore Sun reporter talks about his career (43:14) and his 9th novel ‘Unmanned’ - a psychologically gripping descent into the eerie realm of drone warfare.
Link: Dan Fesperman

Show 13: Joe Hudson & Tom Wingate of Engineered Fear Productions (27:00) talk about their plans to open up a haunted attraction in October of 2015 in Baltimore
Link: Engineered Fear ProductionsKickstarter

Show # 14: Evan Moritz, artistic director and co-founder of the Annex Theater (45:20) talks about his career and the Le Mondo project, in which several performance companies are renovating three historic buildings on Howard Street into multi-venue experimental performance spaces
Link: Baltimore Annex Theatre

Show # 15: Fashion designer, Stacy Stube talks about growing up in Baltimore, her career in Baltimore, London & Bali (20:25), building an international fashion company in Bali, and the launch of her book, Bali Fashion Dream, that chronicles her story
Links: Bali Fashion DreamEliza Fitzgerald Collection

Show # 16: Dr. Joanne Martin, co-founder & President of The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum in Baltimore (38:23), talks about her career and the nation’s first wax museum concentrating on African-American history, life and culture.
Link: Great Blacks in Wax Museum

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Host: Dave Custy

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