Elevated Voices, June 14, 2020
A curated list of Maryland’s best political coverage and commentaryIn this special edition of the show, Candace and Tom interview six student activists, including some of the organizers of the HoCo for Justice protest in Downtown Columbia. They share their view on current events, thoughts on what it means to act as an “ally”, and where they want to see change in Howard County schools and government. This will be the show everyone is talking about for months, if not years, to come.
Elevate Maryland Presents: HoCo For Justice & Other Student Activists
In this special edition of the show, Candace and Tom interview six student activists, including some of the organizers of the HoCo for Justice protest in Downtown Columbia. They share their view on current events, thoughts on what it means to act as an “ally”, and where they want to see change in Howard County schools and government. This will be the show everyone is talking about for months, if not years, to come.
An Urgent Need for Action with Baltimore County Executive Johnny O
In this episode, Candace and Tom interview Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr., about his response to the Black Lives Matter movement, the FY2021 budget, and his experiences reopening the county after Governor Larry Hogan deferred that decision to local jurisdictions. Tom also took the opportunity to tell Johnny that he doesn’t like the phrase “every vote counts”, which includes a reaction you won’t want to miss.
1) What does #DefundThePolice really mean?
2) Equity in Zoning – the end of single family detached zones
3) Three opportunities for action
1. As we see multiracial crowds fighting for police reform, I keep thinking of how so many white liberals react when policymakers attempt to integrate their children’s schools and gifted classrooms, or construct affordable housing in affluent neighborhoods.
The diabolical irony of Trump in Tulsa (Washington Post)
Coronavirus Liability Waivers Are Popping Up at Gyms, Restaurants and Shops (Money Magazine) – quotes co-host Tom Coale!
The crackdown before Trump’s photo op (Washington Post) – a video analysis of the use of tear gas to disperse crowds in front of St. John’s Church
How last-minute voters pushed Brandon Scott to the top over Sheila Dixon in Baltimore race for mayor (Baltimore Sun) – You can listen to our interview with Brandon Scott HERE.
Final election results are in from Howard County primary races (Howard County Times)
Reality: Up Close and In Your Face (Spartan Considerations)
It’s time for all good Democrats and others who share their progressive, pro-inclusion, pro-equity worldview to vote your values. Fence sitting is simply not an option in the face of well-organized local Trumpists who want a majority on the Board of Education. Did your preferred primary election candidate fail to advance? Lick your wounds and get over it. Does the candidate with Republican support seem “nice?” Who cares; some people thought that Pat Buchanan was a wonderful dinner party guest.
Having the Conversation (Village Green/Town Squared)
Radley Balko: For the umpteenth time: There’s a huge difference between honoring historical figures in spite of their sins (Washington, Jefferson, etc.), and honoring historical figures because of their sins (Lee, Davis, Forrest, etc.).
Howard County, It’s Time to Ante Up (HoCo Progress Report) – Great analysis of revenue needs in Howard County
This Week’s Birthdays:
- June 15th – Karen Nitkin
- June 16th – Angie Tersiguel, Erika Strauss Chavarria, Rich Madaleno
- June 17th – Riley Williams, Jamie Fontaine, Michel Tersiguel, James Ebersole, Dave Wissing
- June 18th – Luke Pinton
- June 21st – Sophia Silbergeld