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Elevate Maryland

May 26, 2020

Candace and Tom interview Montgomery County Council-member Andrew Friedson about his fiscal note legislation, equity in governance, and budget priorities.  He also discusses the Council's advocacy for the continued allowance of alcohol sales by delivery.

Three Things:

1) Memorial Day

2) Howard County Budget and the New...


May 23, 2020

In this episode, Candace and Tom sit down with Zhubin Parang, producer and writer at The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.  He discusses the process of deciding what to cover and whether they consider themselves an appropriate source of "news".  Zhubin also discussed his path from a big law firm to one of the most important...


May 22, 2020

In this interview, Candace and Tom sit down with President Obama's Domestic Policy Advisor and author Cecilia Munoz to discuss her new book "More Than Ready". In this discussion, we hit on the importance of elevating the voices of women and people of color. We also hit on the idea that the progressive movement sometimes...


May 20, 2020

Candace and Tom interview author, philanthropist, and community activist Wes Moore about his new book "Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City", which was co-authored with Erica L. Green.  In this discussion, Wes describes the many manifestations of poverty and inequity, including the uprising of 2015. He...


May 8, 2020

In this episode, Candace and Tom interview Dan Porterfield, the President & CEO of The Aspen Institute about his career in higher education, his Baltimore roots, and where he believes we should be investing during this time of crisis. He also explains why he sees education as the "essential moral gesture" our...