September 12, 2011 – Segment 3

Happy Defenders Day!  No, it’s not a holiday celebrating the admirable performance of Terrell Suggs in yesterday’s Ravens game.  It’s the anniversary of the day in 1914 that American forces turned back the British from Baltimore, during the War of 1812.  Maryland is the only state where Defenders Day is an official holiday, and local comedian Jim Meyer joins us to discuss his article “Mad Dogs & Britons!: In search of the roots of Defenders Day … and a cold beer in Edgemere,” which appeared in the August issue of Urbanite Magazine.

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