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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!
This week, Candace and Tom sit down with the Executive Director of the Maryland chapter of the ACLU to discuss the present day challenges to our civil rights, the difference between comfort and work, and our personal role in making more inclusive communities. Thank you again to Columbia’s Lupa for hosting!
This week, Candace and Tom sit down with a trio of Howard County history makers. Howard County’s first African-American County Executive Calvin Ball, first African-American State’s Attorney Rich Gibson, and first African-American Sheriff Marcus Harris.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tom and Candace talk redistricting with Walter K. Olson, senior fellow of the Cato Institute and co-chair of the Maryland Redistricting Reform Commission.