Your Maryland

Maryland%20State%20Map.gifSince 2002, "Your Maryland" has presented little-known human interest stories from Maryland's past. Beginning with accused witches and the murderous career of John Dandy in the earliest days of the colony, through Morgan State's fabled "Ten Bears" in the 1970s, the show covers nearly four centuries of heroes, scoundrels, floods, fires, riots, plots, athletes (two-and four-legged), beautiful spies, brilliant writers, misunderstood pirates, and ghosts. All of that color, suspense, and humor is part of your Maryland.

Ric Cottom, host of "Your Maryland," is a Pennsylvania native who came to Baltimore nearly four decades ago and never left. A professionally trained historian with advanced degrees from the Johns Hopkins University, and formerly the editor and publisher at the Maryland Historical Society, he now runs the Chesapeake Book Company, publishing Chesapeake regional history, biography, and environmental studies.

A dedicated, one could say obsessive, fan of Hopkins lacrosse who is generally unreachable on Saturday afternoons in the spring, Ric lives in historic Roland Park with his lovely wife Barbara. He loves (Maryland) seafood, tropical islands, Ravens football, good books, and a dry martini, in no particular order.  Your Maryland can be heard Thursdays at 5:30.

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In 1860, Harriet Tubman fights to stop the arrest of escaped slave Charles Nalle  in Troy, New York. 

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Admiral Cockburn burning and plundering Havre de Grace, May 3, 1813 Courtesy Brown UniversityOn a beautiful morning in May 1813, the people of Havre de Grace awoke to a terrifying sight. Out on the bay were the towering masts of a British fleet, and rowing toward them were landing craft filled with Redcoats. Admiral Cockburn, “the scourge of the Chesapeake,” had brought his reign of terror to the place the Marquis de Lafayette had named "Harbor of Mercy."  As his raiders swept ashore, the American militia fled, leaving only one defiant Irishman standing in their way. This is his story.