By Lindsay Tubbs ’18
On March 27, Hood hosted a local National Public Radio (NPR) station—Baltimore’s 88.1 WYPR—for a live broadcast of “Midday with Tom Hall”. To me, this was particularly exciting, as I am a big fan of WYPR, and “Midday” specifically! I always find myself listening to it between classes, and have had the opportunity to be featured twice on the show as a call-in listener. So when my supervisor in Hood’s Office of Marketing and Communications told me that she would introduce me to Tom Hall at the event, I was thrilled!
The broadcast featured a panel consisting of President Chapdelaine, Frederick Mayor O’Connor, Frederick County Executive Gardner, a politics reporter for The Frederick News-Post, a Hood professor of African American history and one of her students. Topics covered include Frederick’s relationship with Hood, the county’s agricultural roots at a crossroads with continuous urban development, and Project Pilgrimage, a tour of historic Southern civil rights landmarks available each summer to a select few Hood students. “Each pilgrimage has two spots allotted for Hood College students. We were able to take three because they had such a tough time deciding among the incredible applicants from this college,” said Hood professor Dr. Terry Anne Scott.
“This was fantastic. It’s always great when the city of Frederick and Frederick County can get the spotlight from the region,” commented Mayor O’Connor about the broadcast.
And, as for meeting Tom Hall? He was super nice, and grateful for my support! To listen to the broadcast, go to http://wypr.org/post/live-hood-college-frederick-crossroads. And, to catch Midday yourself, tune in to 88.1 FM weekdays at noon!