UMES 30 is a half-hour locally produced talk show covering a variety of topics featuring guests from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, the local community, and from around the country.


Do you want to be empowered? Do you want to live your best life? Do you want to be resilient? Do you want to be a change-maker? UMES 30 host Dr. Joshua K. Wright talks with Dr. Christine Grant about helping women and minorities achieve their goals. ORIGINAL AIR DATE: 12/30/2018


UMES 30 host Dr. Joshua K. Wright speaks with Rick Whitehurst, a Virginia native who currently resides in Maryland and an army veteran who served during the Vietnam War. ORIGINAL AIR DATE: 12/23/2018 


Racial unrest in the U.S. during the 1960s was due to simmering tensions after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Small cities and towns like Cambridge, Md., were swept up in the violence. Host Dr. Joshua K. Wright speaks with Dr. Peter Levy, author of Civil War on Race Street: The Civil Rights Movement in Cam bridge, Maryland. ORIGINAL AIR DATE: 12/16/2018


In the summer of 1967, racial tensions that had been simmering for years boiled over into an outburst of violence across the United States in a number of the country's large urban populations. 

Back in the 1950s, college athletes began filing for workers compensation and benefits because they were not only being injured on the playing field, but some were even dying. 

Most college programs were scared of the idea of players being treated like state employees at the time.

On this episode of UMES 30, host Dr. Joshua K. Wright discusses the current state of college sports with Keith Davidson, Director of Athletics at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and two student athletes from UMES.


"UMES 30" is a weekly half-hour radio program hosted by Dr. Joshua K. Wright, an Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

The features a wide variety of topics, with guests from UMES, the local community, and people from around the country.

"UMES 30" can be heard each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on WESM 91.3 FM (streams live on wesm913.org).