Traditions: G Krug and Son

Human Being's series Traditions focuses on Baltimore institutions, formal and informal, that have been around through change in the city. We look at people these institutions are made of, and why they choose their careers.

This episode explores G Krug and Son, the oldest continuously operating ironworks in the country.

Theme song: "L.O.Y.D" by Joe Keyes and the Late Bloomer Band

Traditions: The National Museum of Dentistry

This is the idea that started the Traditions series. We knew this place existed, but had no idea what was inside. Curator Scott Swank told us why it's there, and what it's like to run the place.

Theme song: "L.O.Y.D" by Joe Keyes and the Late Bloomer Band
"Sun Shining in My Window" by transient
"Cure for the Common Cold" by transient

Traditions: The Afro-American

Afro, originally published as the Afro-American, celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. In this episode of Traditions, CEO and publisher Jake Oliver looks back on the newspaper's history, and the narrative found in over a century of archives. The paper's articles reveal a community growing through massive changes, and discovering their own power.

Theme song: "L.O.Y.D" by Joe Keyes and the Late Bloomer Band

Traditions: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum - Part 1

For over 50 years The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum has been preserving the the rich heritage of the Bay. In our first part of a two part series, we take a look at how the museum preserves the unique boat building techniques developed over the centuries by local watermen.

Traditions: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum - Part 2

For over 50 years The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum has been preserving the the rich heritage of the Bay. In our second part of this two part series, we take a look at how the community surrounding the museum decided to take on the monumental task of preserving the numerous artifacts found within.

Traditions: Tugboats on the Harbor

Drinking a beer at Ó Flynn’s on Hanover Street is where we met Captain Mark Stephen Rooney of McAllister Towing of Baltimore. There, he started to tell us all about his life growing up near the Port of Baltimore and the path that led him to becoming a Baltimore Tugboat Captain.