Month: March 2020

Episode 93: “New Connections With the Same People” – Oakland Mills Online


Join Candace and Tom as they sit down with the creators of Oakland Mills OnlineAmy Brooks and Jessica Mahajan. They discuss their motivation for creating an online learning platform, how it has helped build a community, and why this is important during the COVID-19 pandemic. You’ll also learn more about how to participate, what you may learn, and even how you can sign up to teach a class!
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Episode 92: “Cannabis Health” With Gina Dubbe & Dr. Leslie Apgar

In this episode, Tom and Candace interview the owners of Greenhouse Wellness, Gina Dubbe & Dr. Leslie Apgar. They discuss the medical cannabis industry, challenges presented by federal law, and how Marylanders become registered with the Medical Cannabis Commission. Read More

Episode 91: “Hope is Not Cancelled” With Dr. Kathleen Tracy, Epidemiologist and Public Health official with UMD Medical Center

Tom and Candace sit down with University of Maryland Medical Center epidemiologist and public health professional Kathleen Tracy, PhD to discuss COVID-19, what to expect in the months ahead, and the other public health issues this crisis has exposed. Dr. Tracy makes some recommendations on self-care and empathy that you won’t want to miss.  Read More

“Elevate Maryland Podcast Amplifies Underrepresented Voices”

After three years, the show continues to build community through engaging conversations.

Amanda Loudin | March 19, 2020, 11:16 am, Baltimore Magazine, The Chatter

Co-hosts Tom Coale and Candace Dodson-Reed with Maryland State Delegate Vanessa Atterbeary. -Elevate Maryland Podcast

Perhaps one of the most controversial figures in Maryland politics at the moment is former Baltimore mayor Sheila Dixon. Read More

Episode 90: With Howard County Chief Innovation Officer Angela Cabellon

In November of 2018, County Executive Calvin Ball appointed Howard County’s first Chief Innovation Officer – Angela Cabellon. In this episode, Candace and Tom had the opportunity to sit down with Ms. Cabellon to discuss her new role, innovation grants, and the policy pillars that guide Howard County decision-making. Read More

Episode 89: “Baltimore Bold with City Council-Member Brandon Scott”

Baltimore City Council-member Brandon Scott was born and raised in Baltimore City.  He’s now running for Mayor to “break the status quo” and implement a new vision on crime, education, and support services.  Among the ideas Scott is considering is a Universal Basic Income for Baltimore City residents, which received great prominence during the Presidential Democratic Primary.  Read More