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Elevate Maryland

Oct 15, 2019

This week, Candace and Tom sit down with District 2 County Council-member Opel Jones to discuss the boundary adjustment process, advertising school districts in real estate sales, the school surcharge tax, and working with stakeholders to design a "solution" instead of just passing legislation.  

Thank you to our host,...


Sep 25, 2019

"Food is bait."  - Andy Shallal

This week, Candace and Tom welcome Andy Shallal, the founder of Busboys and Poets, to Howard County.  Busboys and Poets is described as "a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted – a place to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body and soul –...


Sep 24, 2019

This is the third in our Elevate Maryland History-Maker series! In 1982, C. Vernon Gray became the first African American elected to the Howard County Council. In 1995, Frank Turner was elected to be the first African American to represent Howard County in the General Assembly. We are excited to have these...


Sep 10, 2019

Howard County is in the midst of historic redistricting that will not only balance capacity, but also look to incorporate socio-economic balance amongst our schools.  How will we respond?

In 2016, Dr. John B. King, Jr. was appointed by President Barack Obama as the 10th United States Secretary of Education.  We sit down...


Sep 4, 2019

As goes Baltimore City, so goes the state of Maryland.  Sheila Dixon was the last mayor who experienced a decrease in violence during her term.  Tune into this episode of Elevate Maryland to hear her discuss how she took on city crime, what it means to "know city government", and how to take a holistic approach to...