Elevate Maryland

Episode 23 With Gubernatorial Candidate Jim Shea

Show Notes

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

3 Things We’re Thinkin’ About

Calvin’s campaign finance report

Ed Kasemeyer’s retirement

Olympics!!

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Episode 22 With Maryland Matters’ Josh Kurtz

Show Notes

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

3 Things Tom’s Thinkin’ About

Tino’s

Keep it civil

The light and weight of democracy

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Episode 20 A Year In Review

Show Notes

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2017 is a prime number- only divisible by itself

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Episode 19 With Kevin Kamenetz

Show Notes

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

 

3 Things We’re Thinkin’ About

Toms FB post

Alabama

Violence in Howard County schools

 

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz

Grew up in Lockern in the “Wonder Years”

Accomplishments in BoCo

Didn’t beat Hogan’s numbers in BoCo, how beat him across state

BoCo electorate as representative of state

Under representative communities

Insentivthons for affordable housing

 

Kevin’s Rapid Fire

Book – Master of the Senate

Movie – Godfather

Music – take the 5th

TV – Shameless

Unpopular benign – likes bananas

Podcast – Dan Rodricks

Best meal –  Kamenetz home cooking & Prime Rib’s Chilean Sea Bass

Elevate Maryland – elect Kevin Kamenetz a tell-it-like-it-is guy

 

 

Episode 17 With Maya Rockeymoore Cummings

Show Notes

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

 

3 Things We’re Thinkin’ About

Sexual harassment and misogyny

Norm entrepreneurs – Bloomberg Cass Sunstein

NJ, VA, Frederick and Annapolis Elections

Baltimore Detective Suiters

 

Gubernatorial Candidate Maya Rockeymoore Cummings

Baltimore can and should be an asset to the state

Punching below our fighting weight

Inclusive growth strategy

Baltimore’s leadership

Title 1 funding

What makes Maya distinct from the democratic crowd

Competing against a popular governor

Perusing an equity agenda

Both/and not either/or, we can do well by doing good for everyone

Diverse experience growing up on military bases… we’re all in this together

Affordable housing

2018 as the Year Of The Woman Candidate

 

Maya’s Rapid Fire

Book – Henrietta Lax

Movie – Avatar

Music – Maysa jazz vocalist

Unpopular benign opinion – Doesn’t drink soda

Podcast – Elevate Maryland

Best Meal in MD – G&M crab cakes in Linthicum

Event most looking forward to – Thanksgiving… bringing sweet potato pie and cornbread dressing

What to do to Elevate MD – Love each other

Mayaformaryland.com

 

Events

Dazzle Dash

What Do We Have To Gain

Episode 16 With Krish Vignarajah

Show Notes

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

 

3 Things We’re Thinkin’ About

Opioid crisis – unfounded mandate

#MeToo

Elevate Maryland Anniversary

 

Gubernatorial Candidate Krish Vignarajah

Alana vs ilana – means baby tree (Aramaic/Hebrew)… light (Sanskrit)… special girl (Gaelic)

Quote – “It’s Time For A New Generation Of Leadership In Maryland. We Need New Ideas And Policies To Improve Our Children’s Education, Raise Wages And Protect The Chesapeake Bay.”

Part of moderate majority

Consensus builder

Residency issue

Education – full-day PreK, a strong STEM curriculum, world-class teacher prep, and funding equity.

Went to Woodlawn HS in Baltimore

Chesapeake Bay environment is important. So are farmers.

Underserved populations

Paid family leave

Women in leadership roles

 

Krish’s Rapid Fire

Book – Louisa May Alcott’s

Music – Baby Beluga

Movie – Wonder Woman

Unpopular benign opinion – no red meat

Podcasts – NPR’s 5 Minute Story

Serial Season 1 – was at Woodlawn around the same time as the story occurred

Best meal – Double TT

Elevate Maryland – recognizing all that we have… America In Miniature

 

Events

CFHoCo Annual Dinner

Community Action Council Turkey Drive

 

Episode 15 with Senator Rich Madaleno

Show Notes

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

 

3 Things We’re Thinkin’ About

HCPSS Bullying Eradication

HCPSS Redistricting Proposal

New Yorker’s New Normal

 

Gubernatorial Candidate Rich Madaleno

Is Gov Hogan beatable?

Top priorities for Maryland

Underserved voices

Affordable housing

Mean Tweets

20/20 advice to Anthony Brown

 

Rich’s Rapid Fire

Music – You can’t stop the beat

Book – the lost city Aaron aronhalt

Movie – Beauty and the Beast

Hates all Pittsburgh sports

Podcast – BBC History Magazine

Best meal – Volt in Frederick

 

Events

 

Community Action Council Turkey Drive

Changemaker Challenge

 

Episode 14 with Maryland Matters’ Josh Kurtz

Show Notes

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

 

Maryland Matters’ Josh Kurtz

Journalism provides information, but also holds public figures accountable

 

Gov Hogan re-electability

Hogan strengths and challenges

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates

Rushern Baker

Alec Ross

Rich Madaleno

Ben Jealous

Jim Shea

Krish Vignarajah

Kevin Kamenetz

Maya Rockeymoore

Maryland Senate majority

Calvin Ball vs Allan Kittleman

4 open council seats in HoCo

 

Alec’s Rapid Fire

Book – Underworld

Movie – Battle Of The Sexes

Music – The Fab Faux

Popular Benign – “What It Takes

Podcast – Trumpcast

Best meal – Tiki Bar in Solomons Island and Vera’s Beach Club in Lusby

How To Elevate Maryland – Be more informed

 

CarnEvil‘s Gene Ryan

 

Fall festival and spooky woods

All HoCo staff

All the displays built by HCC scenic design students

 

 

 

Episode 13 with Maryland Gubernatorial Candidate Alec Ross

 

Show Notes

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

 

3 Things We’re Thinkin’ About

Active Listening

Redistricting AAC Committee disbanded due to personal attacks on members

Dr Foose’s MSDE job

 

Gubernatorial Candidate Alec Ross

Alec’s Book The Industries of the Future

3 Biggest Issues In Maryland

School Inequity

Transportation

Economic development

Improving education

Confronting race issues

Affordable housing

Mentors in politics

Equity in capitalism

Equity vs equality and fairness

Health care

Mandatory minimums

 

Alec’s Rapid Fire

Book – Plutocrats

Movie – Syriana

Music – New Pornographers

Most unpopular benign opinion – girls are better at soccer than boys

Podcast – Podsave America

Meal – Crabs at Bill’s Terrace Inn in Essex

How To Elevate Maryland – make schools cathedrals

 

CoFestCo’s Chad D’amore

Hops & Harvest

Maryland Brewery Tours

New Years Eve event coming…

 

 

Episode 12 With Get Money Out Maryland’s Doug Miller

Show Notes

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

 

3 Things We’re Thinkin’ About

Grocery Store Sale of Alcohol

Repeal of DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Anonymous letters

 

Get Money Out Maryland‘s Doug Miller

Get Money Out

Campaign finance reform

 

   

 

Campaign finance Constitutional convention

Free speech??

How editorials are written

State of Journalism

 

Doug’s Rapid Fire

Book – Anything by Vonnegut

Movie – Casablanca

Music – Replaced By Robots

Most unpopular benign opinion – don’t like melons

Podcast – Elevate Maryland

Meal – Great Sage

Event – Two Rivers Roller Derby

How Elevate Maryland – get money out of politics

 

Events

A Vintage Affair

Under The Harvest Moon

How To Build Grassroots Power

Main Street Music Fest

Episode 11 With Howard County Historical Society’s Shawn Gladden

 

Show Notes

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

 

3 Things We’re Thinkin’ About

HoCo Confederate memorial

Courtney Watson running in 9B

Democrats Destroyed Baltimore?!?

 

Howard County Historical Society‘s Shawn Gladden

Confederate memorial, how it got there and where it’s going

Lost Cause revisionism

Robert E Lee

Howard Dragoons

Criticism of HoCo Historical Society’s marketing material

HoCo Historical Society’s programs

HoCo Historical Society’s Archive at HCPSS Miller Branch

HoCo Historical Society’s Museum in Main St District

 

Shawn’s Rapid Fire

Book – Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

Movie – The Defenders

Music – Stony Hill [Explicit]

Most unpopular benign opinion – can’t stand current pop music

Podcast – Hard Core History

Meal – White Oak Tavern’s burger

Event – Main Street Music Festival

How Elevate Maryland – amiable political discourse

 

Events

Merriweather Movie Night

Police Pace

Under The Harvest Moon

How To Build Grassroots Power

50th Birthday Interfaith Service at Chrysalis

Episode 10 With Horizon Foundation’s Nikki Highsmith Vernick

Show Notes

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

 

3 Things We’re Thinkin’ About

mandatory minimums
Plan Howard Academy
Meatless Monday

 

The Horizon Foundation’s Nikki Highsmith Vernick

Horizon Foundation’s mission
Bikeway
Bike Master Plan
Grassroots advocacy
Bike Share program
Mental health programs
End of life planning
Changemaker Challenge
Future Horizon Initiatives

 

Nikki’s Favorites

Book – Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
Movie – The Emoji Movie
Music – Katy Perry
Snow Cones (called Water Ice by Nikki – strawberry)
Best Meal – Nikki’s husband’s Italian cooking
Event – Open Streets

 

Events

Tom’s vacation!!

Episode 9 With Ian Kennedy

Show Notes

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

 

3 Things We’re Thinkin’ About

Transgender in military

Book “Dream Hoarding

The Mooch in New Yorker Magazine

It the movie

Cinebistro

 

 

Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission‘s Ian Kennedy

Save Merriweather

Housing Commission

Merriweather Post’s 50th birthday

Relationships between IMP, DCAC, Inner Arbor Trust, Downtown Columbia Partnership

Artists can express the feelings of the community in ways regular folks can’t

Downtown development – Merriweather District and Lakefront plan

John Legend

 

Ian’s Favorites

Underground Railroad

School of Rock

Secret Sisters

American Woman – Single by Muddy Magnolias

Snowball

Podcasts – This American Life, Radioland

Clydes Falafel burger

School of Rock event

Sturgil Simpson

Events

Restaurant Week
Howard County Fair
Clarksville Commons Farmers Market – Every Thursday

Episode 4: External Audio File

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

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Episode 8 With Job Opportunities Task Force’s Caryn York

 

Show Notes

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

 

3 Things We’re Thinkin’ About

Body Cameras
Ellicott City Flood Anniversary
14 County Council candidates

 

Job Opportunities Task Force’s Caryn York

Bail Bond bill
Gubernatorial candidates

 

Caryn’s Favorites

Loves ice cream AND snow cones
Meal – Waterman’s in Rock Hall
Event – Expungement Laws Clinics

 

Events

John Legend rescheduled just for Candace

Episode Six With Downtown Columbia Partnership’s Michele Whelley

Show Notes

Thanks to Books In Bloom and The Chrysalis for their special hospitality this week.

 

3 Things We’re Thinkin’ About

Bill Maher
Ilene Kessler
Columbia’s 50th Birthday

 

DCP Director Michele Whelley

Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission
Downtown Columbia Housing Commission
Getting Feet on the Street
Walkability
Books In Bloom
Discover Downtown 5k
Festive Fridays
New home for Toby’s
New black box theatre
Affiliation with Howard Hughes Corporation
Building a sense of community

 

Michele’s Favorites

The Art Forger
Arrival
Eminem
Ice cream – anything chocolate
Iron Bridge
Petit Louis

Episode 5: Howard County General Hospital CEO Steve Snelgrove

Show Notes

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

 

3 Things We’re Thinkin’ About

Conservative guests

Election Season

Doc Martirano

 

HCGH CEO Steve Snelgrove

 

ACA uncertainty

Laurel Hospital’s changes effect HCGH

State of MD is over-beded, HoCo

Hospital construction project

Also working on a 10 year Master Plan

Population Health

Drug overdoes

Health Needs Assessment

 

Steve’s Favorites

The Advantage

Neil Young

Mission Impossible 4

Ice cream – “real” vanilla

Hudson Coastal

Santana at Merriweather

 

Events

Jazzfest

Books In Bloom

FIRN’s Celebration of Success