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Formerly known as Sandman, Tony Soul spent years in the NOLA Club Scene. Throwing parties with Sleeping Giant in the 90s, DJing at spots from Cafe Brazil, Fashion Cafe to The House of Blues, and every club in between, this former Q93/FM98 personality was all about the Hip Hop scene in NOLA. But then a funny thing happened. While DJing a club in San Francisco, the Soul Doctor heard the synth from a Deep House Song and life hasn’t been the same since. Fast forward a decade and Soul has let the ...
 
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The first injury report of the week came out on Wednesday for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Will the update reveal something unexpected and what will the status be of the players that exited briefly last weeks game against Tennessee? How about the return prospects of those that had to sit out? Join BTSC’s Jeff Hartman as he reviews the latest Steelers i…
 
A few weeks ago on this program, host Tom Hall spoke with the director of the Baltimore Museum of Art, Christopher Bedford, about the museum’s plans to "deaccession," or sell, three major works in its collection to raise as much as $65 million dollars to fund the BMA’s diversity and equity programs. The proceeds of the deaccessioning will be used t…
 
The Steelers are 6-0 and there are plenty of reasons why. The offense has as wide array of weapons for Ben Roethlisberger to throw to and the defense is at the top of the league. It’s pretty simple really. like Mike Tomlin has said, “If they can’t score, you can’t lose”. This will be just one of the subjects that will be discussed in the latest ins…
 
The Steelers are 6-0 and there are plenty of reasons why. The offense has as wide array of weapons for Ben Roethlisberger to throw to and the defense is at the top of the league. It’s pretty simple really. like Mike Tomlin has said, “If they can’t score, you can’t lose”. This will be just one of the subjects that will be discussed in the latest ins…
 
The Steelers and Ravens is in it’s 25th season and has had plenty of memorable infamous moments. Whether it’s been bloody noses, a bounty, a coach almost tripping a player, holiday showdowns and immaculate extensions it has been phenomenal. For some it seems to have dissipated a bit. But now with both teams a combined 11-1 and vying for conference …
 
Yesterday, more than 161,000 Marylanders braved long lines and gloomy weather to cast their ballots on Day One of in-person early voting. WYPR reporter Emily Sullivan has an update. Plus, Midday on Ethics. President Trump declared himself cured of the coronavirus after receiving an experimental antibody treatment under the FDA compassionate use pro…
 
Mike Tomlin took to the microphone on Tuesday to address the media regarding the Steelers' performance in the win over the Titans, the injury situation and the upcoming game with the Baltimore Ravens. BTSC co-editor Jeff Hartman for the Mike Tomlin Press Conference Recap. Jeff will break down all of the highlights and pass them on to you. Learn mor…
 
Against Cleveland in Week 6, the Steelers won decisively. Although they stormed out of the gate big against Tennessee, they almost blew a lead that was 20 at one point. Having an undefeated record doesn’t always mean that a team won’t suffer pitfalls along the way. Case in point, the Steelers have perfected the concept of “bending, but not breaking…
 
Against Cleveland in Week 6, the Steelers won decisively. Although they stormed out of the gate big against Tennessee, they almost blew a lead that was 20 at one point. Having an undefeated record doesn’t always mean that a team won’t suffer pitfalls along the way. Case in point, the Steelers have perfected the concept of “bending, but not breaking…
 
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The Steelers faced their toughest test of the season in Week 7 when they faced off against the Tennessee Titans in the Volunteer State. The task gets even more difficult in Week 8 when they visit the Baltimore Ravens in Charm City. If the Steelers can find a way to knock off the Ravens, they’ll have no problem winning the AFC. That’s the opinion of…
 
It’s time again to climb into the BTSC Delorean to revisit a Steelers’ game from yesteryear. With the Steelers playing in Baltimore to face their division foes on Sunday, let’s venture back to a time when the world was still mourning the loss of Princess Diana and Elton John’s update of his “Candle in the Wind” was all over the radio, movie-goers w…
 
It’s another in our series of Conversations with the Candidates. Today, a live debate between the Democratic and Republican candidates for Maryland’s 2nd Congressional District, which includes parts of Baltimore City as well as Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Harford and Howard Counties.Joining Tom on Zoom is the incumbent, Democratic Congressman Dutch Ru…
 
The Steelers are 6-0 for the first time since 1978. They are also the only undefeated team left in the National Football League. But as exciting as the perfect record is, the Steelers are far from a finished product. This is the main topic that will be discussed on the latest episode of the morning flagship show in the BTSC family of podcasts. Join…
 
The Steelers and the No. 2 rushing defense in the NFL entered Nissan Field in Nashville on Sunday looking to slow down Derrick Henry, Jeremy McNichols and the second-best rushing attack in the league. They did. But they couldn’t control A.J. Brown and Ben Roethlisberger lost control of his passes. It almost cost them. But the Steelers did what they…
 
The Steelers and the No. 2 rushing defense in the NFL entered Nissan Field in Nashville on Sunday looking to slow down Derrick Henry, Jeremy McNichols and the second-best rushing attack in the league. They did. But they couldn’t control A.J. Brown and Ben Roethlisberger lost control of his passes. It almost cost them. But the Steelers did what they…
 
The Steelers were all set for a battle in the trenches with the 5-0 Tennessee Titans on Sunday in Nashville and it looked like it was going to be an awesome runaway early. Then the second half came and the Steelers saw there lead dwindle. But luck shined on the Steelers as they came away with the 27-24 victory. As always, Mike Tomlin was available …
 
It's the battle of the unbeatens and it is going to be a big one. The second-best running team in the league takes on the second-best stopping the rushing attack. Join Bryan Anthony Davis and K.T. Smith, as they set the scene for the Steelers’ most important clash with the Titans. The BTSC duo break down the Titans like no one else does on the late…
 
The Steelers are 5-0 for the first time since 1978 and a major reason is the contributions from a great stable of wide receivers. The leader of that group is JuJu Smith-Schuster, but it isn’t because of his stats. It more is due to the selfless leadership of their fourth-year wideout. This is going to be just one of the talking points for the lates…
 
The Steelers are 5-0 for the first time since 1978 and a major reason is the contributions from a great stable of wide receivers. The leader of that group is JuJu Smith-Schuster, but it isn’t because of his stats. It more is due to the selfless leadership of their fourth-year wideout. This is going to be just one of the talking points for the lates…
 
The Pittsburgh Steelers have a chance to be the last undefeated team in the NFL and extend their season mark to 6-0. To do that, they are assigned the task of taking down the other undefeated team, the Tennessee Titans. As has been with the Steelers playing big games, the bigger they are, the harder they fall. Join Matty Peverell and Mark Davison f…
 
The Pittsburgh Steelers have a chance to be the last undefeated team in the NFL and extend their season mark to 6-0. To do that, they are assigned the task of taking down the other undefeated team, the Tennessee Titans. As has been with the Steelers playing in big games, the bigger they are, the harder they fall. Join Matty Peverell and Mark Daviso…
 
BTSC's Bryan Anthony Davis recently joined Coach Gordy on CBS Talk Radio-Gordy's Sports World and More to talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers and their Week 7 showdown with the run-obsessed Tennessee Titans in a matchup between the last remaining undefeated teams in the AFC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
The third and final injury report of the week came out on Friday for the Pittsburgh Steelers. As always, this is the list that will forecast who will play and who will need to sit out and continue to nurse an injury on Sunday. Join BTSC’s Jeff Hartman as he reviews the latest Steelers injury report heading into Week 7 vs. the Titans. Learn more abo…
 
Midday theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck joins Tom again today with updates on the nation's pandemic-era theater community, leading off with the 74th Annual Tony Award nominations anounced Thursday. Judy talks about some of the major contenders for theater's most prestigious honor, including the musical Jagged Little Pill, which garnered the most Tony…
 
The Steelers are going to the beautiful city of Nashville this weekend. The key to a good and successful trip to Music City is not just about eating the best fried chicken in the world, listening to country music and merely slowing down Titans running back Derrick Henry. For the Steelers, it’s facing the finest young coach in the league and a well-…
 
The Steelers are going to the beautiful city of Nashville this weekend. The key to a good and successful trip to Music City is not just about eating the best fried chicken in the world, listening to country music and merely slowing down Titans running back Derrick Henry. For the Steelers, it’s facing the finest young coach in the league and a well-…
 
The Steelers face a daunting task going against their fellow 5-0 AFC team on Sunday in the form of the Tennessee Titans. The Steelers are underdogs in this game, but the matchups may favor the Steelers It could even be suggested that the Steelers were built to beat Tennessee. This is the main topic that will be discussed on the latest episode of th…
 
There’s always so much to talk about when it comes to the Pittsburgh Steelers. But the narrative is always changing. Well the inquiries surrounding the black-and-gold are definitely ever-evolving. Especially this week with the Steelers looking dominant against the Cleveland Browns last week and visiting a 5-0 Titans team this week. BTSC tries to an…
 
For the thousands of inmates released from prison every year, the transition out of jail and into society is often a transition to homelessness and unemployment.Ex-offender status presents perpetual obstacles for returning-citizens, who often lack access to critical resources and opportunities.A new organization called Return Home Baltimore is tryi…
 
The second injury report of the week came out on Thursday for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Will the list be more promising than yesterday or even more disconcerting? Join BTSC’s Jeff Hartman as he reviews the latest Steelers injury report heading into Week 7 against Tennessee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 5-0. So are the Tennessee Titans. The game meant to feature two 3-0 teams three weeks ago has become even more of a five-star matchup now. It’s time once again to become a scout for the Steelers before their latest game on Know Your Enemy. It’s the show where Michael Beck and Geoffrey Benedict break down the upcoming opp…
 
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 5-0. So are the Tennessee Titans. The game meant to feature two 3-0 teams three weeks ago has become even more of a five-star matchup now. It’s time once again to become a scout for the Steelers before their latest game on Know Your Enemy. It’s the show where Michael Beck and Geoffrey Benedict break down the upcoming opp…
 
The Steelers and Titans were supposed to play three weeks ago and you know the rest. Even though the Steelers will roll into Music City wearing white jerseys to face the navy blue-clad Titans, both teams have changed and don’t look exactly the same. What’s different this time around? This is just one of the topics that will be discussed on the Thur…
 
The Steelers are scheduled to play the rival Titans at LP Field on Sunday and winning that game is paramount for supremacy in the AFC and the conference. However, there are plenty of games that are crucial to their playoff hopes, in and out of the division. Most of the time, Steelers fans know who to root for. But here’s a guide to significant matc…
 
The first injury report of the week came out on Wednesday for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Will the update reveal something unexpected and what will the status be of the players that exited last weeks game against Cleveland? Join BTSC’s Jeff Hartman as he reviews the latest Steelers injury report heading into Week 7 in Tennessee. Learn more about your …
 
There are less than two weeks to go before voting ends, and as we enter this critical stretch in the presidential race, the political and cultural divisions in our country appear more pronounced than they have ever been in modern times. And the differences between the Republican and Democratic parties are also more pronounced, when viewed over the …
 
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Sports fans like flash and flare from their football teams, but for the Pittsburgh Steelers high-rated offense, it isn't all about that. The Steelers haven't put up huge statistical numbers and that's okay. Ben Roethlisberger's efficiency in spreading out the ball has been key in their 5-0 start. So it's efficiency for the Steelers to continue to t…
 
Sports fans like flash and flare from their football teams, but for the Pittsburgh Steelers high-rated offense, it isn't all about that. The Steelers haven't put up huge statistical numbers and that's okay. Ben Roethlisberger's efficiency in spreading out the ball has been key in their 5-0 start. So it's efficiency for the Steelers to continue to t…
 
Mike Tomlin has his certain phrases that he uses regularly known as Tomlinisms. One of the most frequently employed from the Steelers’ Head Coach is “The standard is the standard”. This isn’t a catch phrase. It’s a mission statement that the entire Steelers’ organization takes to heart. With the Steelers at 5-0 for the only other time since 1978, t…
 
Across the country, ridership on public transit has declined precipitously. To adjust to the new financial realities, the MTA says it needs to trim $98 million dollars from its budget. The cuts it suggested to Baltimore’s bus system were met with fierce opposition, and the MTA backed-off the plan. Tom speaks to Kevin Quinn, the MTA Administrator, a…
 
The Steelers exacted a thorough beating in a statement win over the Cleveland Browns to raise their record to 5-0, but they didn't leave unharmed with injuries having been sustained by Maurkice Pouncey, Devin Bush Jr. and Mike Hilton. Mike Tomlin took to the microphone on Tuesday to address the media regarding the team's performance, the injury sit…
 
Kareem Hunt wanted to dedicate the Browns’ Week 6 game to his teammate, Myles Garrett. Garrett, who infamously was suspended for bonking Mason Rudolph over the head, seemingly needed revenge exacted in his favor according to Hunt. After the Steelers 38-7 pasting of the Browns on Sunday, many in Steeler Nation feel Myles got exactly what he deserved…
 
Kareem Hunt wanted to dedicate the Browns’ Week 6 game to his teammate, Myles Garrett. Garrett, who infamously was suspended for bonking Mason Rudolph over the head, seemingly needed revenge exacted in his favor according to Hunt. After the Steelers 38-7 pasting of the Browns on Sunday, many in Steeler Nation feel Myles got exactly what he deserved…
 
The group of defenders that make up the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive unit are contributing greatly to the team’s 5-0 record and starting to hit their stride. With 24 sacks in five contests, the Steelers are on track to break their team mark and the NFL record for sacks in a single season. Along with that, the rush defense is so dominant, the Steel…
 
It’s time again to climb into the BTSC Delorean to revisit a Steelers’ game from yesteryear. I’m gathering that less plutonium will be necessary this time around as we won’t be stretching the space-time continuum as far back as usual. With the Steelers playing a preseason game against Tennessee this weekend, let’s venture back to a time when chocol…
 
Today, we’re going to talk about voting: how to do it safely and correctly, and efforts to assure that the results are accurate and that the election is conducted fairly. The 2020 election ends two weeks from tomorrow. More than 28 million people around the country - about 20% of eligible voters - have already cast their ballots, either in person, …
 
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