Month: August 2020

Episode 120: “Behind the English Ivy” with Baltimore City Council-Member Ryan Dorsey


In this episode, Candace and Tom interview Baltimore City Council-member Ryan Dorsey about his views on Baltimore police, Kimberly Klacik’s city-wide attack ad, and renaming Baltimore’s Columbus obelisk. Ryan also touched on the criticisms of “single party rule” and why he thinks the emergence of another political party in Baltimore may be good for the city. Read More

Episode 119: “ElectionPalooza” w/Baltimore Positive & A Miner Detail

This happened this week. Nestor J. Aparicio and I are very excited about joining the teams from Elevate Maryland and A Miner Detail to talk all things Election 2020. – Don Mohler Read More

Elevated Voices eNewsletter: Leave Them Empty Handed

Each of us has an invisible bucket. When our bucket is full, we feel great. When it’s empty, we feel awful. Yet most children (and many adults) don’t realize the importance of having a full bucket throughout the day.

In How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids, Felix begins to see how every interaction in a day either fills or empties his bucket. Felix then realizes that everything he says or does to other people fills or empties their buckets as well.

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Elevated Voices eNewsletter: We’ve Got Monsters

This past week, Candace and I had the opportunity to interview Brandon Soderberg about the new book he coauthored with Baynard Woods – I Got a Monster: The Rise and Fall of America’s Most Corrupt Police Squad, which is about Baltimore’s Gun Trace Task Force led by police sergeant Wayne Jenkins. I had the chance to read the book in advance of our interview and can’t recommend it highly enough. It is a tragic story in that it shows more than just an abuse of power, but the destruction of public trust. These police officers terrorized, robbed, and placed drugs on people they were supposed to protect and serve. They did this behind a badge and supported by the institutions of criminal justice. Read More

Episode 118: “Most Egregious Case of Police Corruption in US History” with Brandon Soderberg


Must listen for a must read. In this episode, Candace and Tom sit down with Brandon Soderberg, one of the co-authors of “I Got A Monster: The Rise and Fall of America’s Most Corrupt Police Squad”, which covers the rise and fall of the corrupt Baltimore Gun Trace Task Force led by police officer Wayne Jenkins. Soderberg discusses the manner in which the criminal justice system enables and protects corruption, including the complicity of city prosecutors.
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Elevated Voices eNewsletter: Gaslit in Queen Anne’s

I was struck this morning by an article out of Queen Anne’s County by Jonathan Pitts at The Baltimore Sun: On Maryland’s Eastern Shore, a county school superintendent is under fire for supporting Black Lives Matter. The headline is a fairly good summary but for one item – the Queen Anne’s superintendent is black and those presenting the fire she is under are white. And, as with so many of these debates, those who believe Black Lives Matter is a politically charged issue that should be kept away from our education system are doing so via a Facebook group and under the mantle of patriotism – the “Kent Island Patriots”. But wait, there’s more: Read More

Elevated Voices – The Suburban Delusion, August 2, 2020

Honoring Black Philanthropy Month with the Women’s Giving Circle

August is Black Philanthropy Month. In this episode, Candace and Tom interview Malynda Madzel and Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz about the Women’s Giving Circle and the importance of philanthropic inclusion.

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Episode 117: Honoring Black Philanthropy Month with the Women’s Giving Circle

August is Black Philanthropy Month. In this episode, Candace and Tom interview Malynda Madzel and Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz about the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County and the importance of philanthropic inclusion. #BPM2020 #WGCBPM2020 #OurGivingOurStories Read More