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Elevate Maryland

Dec 11, 2019

This week, Candace and Tom sit down with former congressman and NAACP President Kweisi Mfume.  We discuss his background developing from a high school drop-out to the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, the changes to the Democratic party since he left office, and what it means to run in a primary against a...


Dec 8, 2019

This week, Candace and Tom sit down with the artists behind the world renowned comic book Priya and the Lost Girls: Ram Devini, Dipti Mehta, and Syd Fini.  They discuss how using the comic book as a medium to broach difficult human right subjects, specifically gender violence and cultural stigmas. And, a...


Nov 26, 2019

This week, Candace and Tom sat down with Delegate Eric Luedtke to discuss the recommendations of the Kirwan Commission regarding Maryland's education system.  Delegate Luedtke is the newly appointed Majority Leader of the Maryland House of Delegates and has been an outspoken supporter of the Kirwan...


Nov 19, 2019

The eyes of the nation have been on Howard County as it grapples with a simple, yet undefined, concept - equity in education.  While most jurisdictions redistrict their schools solely to redistribute capacity, Howard County considered a plan that would also balance poverty and wealth in one of the...


Nov 9, 2019

Join Candace and Tom this week as they sit down with Greg Fitchitt, the Regional President of Howard Hughes's Columbia, Maryland region.  Curious about what's next for Columbia?  How is affordable housing being addressed?  How is Howard Hughes building off of the legacy of a larger-than-life predecessor like Jim Rouse? ...