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Elevate Maryland

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...


Aug 30, 2019

This week, Candace and Tom interview Just Up the Pike's Dan Reed about his advocacy for inclusive housing in Montgomery County.  They not only address affordable housing, but also the "missing middle" that normally is left out of discussions about housing.  This week's three things include: 1) Howard County school...


Aug 14, 2019

In this special UK Edition of the podcast, Tom sits down with ex-expats Claire & Jel McGill, who lived in Howard County from 2013 to 2016.  During that time, Claire made a mark with her "UK Housewife in the USA" blog and charming personality.  We chat about their reflections on Howard County and the United States since...


Jul 31, 2019

Howard County, Maryland has an affordable housing deficit of 5,500 units.  According to our guest Howard County Housing Commission Executive Director Peter Engel, those men, women, and families are already living in Howard County and are either in substandard living conditions or over-exposed in their rent.  Mr. Engel...