This week, Candace and Tom sit down with State Delegate Jessica Feldmark. They talk about the lasting influence of Speaker Mike Busch, her front-page unemployment legislation, populism, and affordable housing. You’ll also want to tune in for this week’s 3 things, when the Elevate Team takes on the Alabama abortion ban, education budget politics, and WJZ’s Mary Bubala.
Howard County Executive Dr. Calvin Ball joins Candace and Tom on this show this week. They talk budgets, bond ratings, and the importance of diversifying leadership in local government.
Dr. Ball also provides some insight about how he’s taken his experience as a certified mediator into the County Executive’s office.
This week Candace and Tom sit down with Delegate Vanessa Atterbeary to discuss the closing days of the Maryland General Assembly. They review everything from Delegate Atterbeary’s fight with the NRA to why it is so hard to pass good legislation in Annapolis.
For their first “joint podcast”, Candace and Tom team up with the Baltimore Sun’s Roughly Speaking: Government Edition duo, Luke Broadwater and Mileah Kromer, to talk all things Annapolis.
This week, Candace and Tom sit down with the newly appointed artistic director of the Downtown Columbia Arts and Cultural Committee, Darin Atwater. Darin is the founder of the Soulful Symphony, which will be the new “house orchestra” for Merriweather Post Pavilion. Check out this episode to hear more about this groundbreaking partnership and how it will promote the arts across Howard County.
This week, Tom and Candace sit down with Howard County Board of Education members Sabina Taj and Mavis Ellis. Both are history-makers in their own right, Ms. Taj being the first asian woman elected to the Board and Ms. Ellis the first African-American chairperson. Tune in to hear about Black Lives Matter week in schools, diversity in leadership, and the budget-making process.
In the second episode in their “History Makers” series, Tom and Candace sit down with Howard County Police Chief Lisa Myers and Fire Chief Christine Uhlhorn to discuss their vision and how they balance the revolutionary nature of their appointments with departments that rely on stability and predictability.
Tom and Candace sit down with Howard County Council Chair Christiana Mercer Rigby to discuss equity, inclusion, and her endorsement for President (hint: she agrees with the Council-member from District 2).
Tom and Candace sit down with newly elected County Council Member Opel Jones to discuss his first month in office, school redistricting, budget priorities, and what it looks like when everyone elected to the council is new.
This week, Tom and guest host Andrew Kanicki sit down with former Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler to discuss his fascinating seven months in office following the sudden death of his longtime friend and boss Kevin Kamenetz. Mr. Mohler is one of the most respected people in Maryland politics and after listening to this episode, you’ll know why! Thank you, again, to Lupa in Columbia, Maryland for hosting!