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Elevate Maryland

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? ...


Oct 29, 2019

This week, Candace and Tom interview the author of The Lines Between Us, Lawrence Lanahan.  This book focuses on the legal and geographic boundaries that keep us separate and the real life consequences from growing up on different sides of the lines.  This interview touches on affordable housing, schools, zoning,...


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...