Mary Rose Madden
Mary Rose is a reporter and senior news producer for 88.1 WYPR FM, a National Public Radio member station in Baltimore. At the local news desk, she assigns stories, organizes special coverage, edits news stories, develops series and reports.
She’s written for award-winning series such as "Growing up Baltimore," "Baltimore '68: The Fire Last Time," as well as “On the Watch: Fixing the Fractured Relationship Between Baltimore’s Police and Its Communities.”
She’s covered stories from the foreclosure crisis to the horse-racing industry, from the alarming high school dropout problem in Baltimore to a traditional college marching band gone hip-hop. She reported on the rights American Indians have – or rather don’t have – to their ancestors’ remains in Maryland. And with this reporting, state legislators signed a law that would change that.
She's reported from Rwanda for The International Reporting Project and won a national award for her story on the children who were born of rape during the 1994 genocide.
She’s filed for the national desk of npr numerous times, the show Marketplace, and reported two investigative longform stories for the award-winning national show and podcast, Reveal.
Before entering journalism, she worked in the social development of children and families and worked in a hospice providing support to families.
She’s a graduate of Loyola University Maryland.
Parents are wondering whether or not they should send their kids into classrooms for on-site learning this fall.
Many child care centers in federal buildings affected by the partial government shutdown are also shuttered, leaving parents few options when it comes to their kids.
An auto mechanic in Baltimore wanted to unload his car repair shop after decades of work. But instead of selling it, he donated it to a nonprofit that will use the shop to teach budding mechanics.
For years, thousands of people were arrested in Baltimore on charges that were dismissed when brought to court. But their records remained tainted with the arrests.