Episode Notes

Episode 114: “Maryland NAACP Youth President Isaac Allen”

This week, Candace and Tom interview Maryland NAACP Youth President, and Reservoir High School student, Isaac Allen about how the youth are responding to and participating in the Black Lives Matter movement. He discusses what inspired him to become more involved and how we should talk about race. We were excited to have another inspiring young leader on the show and are sure you’ll enjoy this one! Read More

Episode 44: ProPublica Reporter Alec MacGillis

This week, Candace and Tom sit with author and award-winning journalist Alec MacGillis to discuss the darker side of Amazon HQ2, the widening gap between rich and poor cities, and the days when Howard County had 24 reporters covering the local beat.

Thank you La Palapa Grill and Cantina in Old Ellicott City for hosting!

Episode 43: Bryan Sears of the Daily Record

In the aftermath of the 2018 general election, Candace and guest host Ian Kennedy (making his second appearance) discuss election results with the Daily Record’s Bryan Sears, and reflect on the size of the blue wave that descended on Howard County and the state.

Shout out to Columbia’s Lupa for hosting!
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Episode 42: Alice Giles of League of Women Voters of Howard County

In this episode, Tom and Alice Giles of the League of Women Voters of Howard County take an in-depth look at the many races on this year’s ballot.  You can find many more LWVHC resources below.

Thanks to Panera Bread in Columbia.
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Episode 41: Maryland Matters’ Josh Kurtz

Tom and Candace are live and “Facebook live” as they talk all things Maryland politics with Josh Kurtz, co-founder and editor of Maryland Matters, the premier site for news about Maryland government and politics.

Thank you Simon Cortes and La Palapa Grill and Cantina in Old Ellicott City for hosting, and to our sponsors Kyle Reis and Julia Jackson McCready!
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Episode 40: Maryland Pollster Mileah Kromer

In this second of many live shows to come, Tom and Candace interview Maryland pollster, Dr. Mileah Kromer, about the importance of elections at the local, state and federal level. Dr. Kromer is associate professor of political science and the director of the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center at Goucher College.

Thank you to Cured/18th & 21st for hosting!
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Episode 39: Maryland Delegate Brooke Lierman

Candace and Tom host their first live show at the Baltimore Podcast Festival. They interview District 46 Delegate Brooke Lierman, who represents a diverse section of Baltimore’s waterfront. They talk public education and hear why she is as optimistic as ever about Baltimore’s future.

Thanks to the festival organizers and The Crown lounge, bar and restaurant for their hospitality this week!
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Episode 37: HCMC President Ainy Haider-Shah

In this episode, we sit with Ainy Haider-Shah to discuss the work of the Howard County Muslim Council. Ms. Haider-Shah is the first woman ever to serve as president of HCMC.

Thanks to Joe’s Place Deli for their always warm and friendly hospitality!
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Episode 36: Walter Olson of the Maryland Redistricting Reform Commission

Tom and Candace talk redistricting with Walter K. Olson, senior fellow of the Cato Institute and co-chair of the Maryland Redistricting Reform Commission.

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Episode 31: Baltimore County Executive Candidate John Olszewski

Thanks to Joe’s Place Deli for their always warm and friendly hospitality!

Welcome Whittaker, and congrats to Tom, Nicole, and Harper!
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