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Elevate Maryland

Jan 13, 2022

Delegate Brooke Lierman is running to be the first woman Comptroller of Maryland, but that is far from the only reason you should be excited about her candidacy. In this episode, Candace and Tom talk to Brooke about her ideas for bringing an equity lens to the office and how that could improve the lives of thousands...


Dec 31, 2021

Every year, Candace and Tom break down the year that was - the ups, downs, and in betweens. And, believe it or not, 2021 ends with an ominous note, but it also brought us days of hope and joy.

Continuing Elevate's annual tradition, Tom and Candace also close the show by answering their own Elevator Speech questions...


Nov 30, 2021

In Elevate Maryland's return to live shows at its new location, Busboys & Poets, Candace and Tom sit down with Howard County Council-member Opel Jones to discuss his first three years in office and his recently announced campaign for re-election. He addressed the difficulty in diversifying the Council, challenges he's...


Nov 19, 2021

Columbia, Maryland was created with an eye towards intentionally integrating neighborhoods based on race and income. Despite their intent, many of the methods utilized by The Rouse Company were made illegal with the Fair Housing Act, most prominently the practice of "steering" homeowners or renters to certain properties...


Oct 21, 2021

Edgar Villanueva is a globally-recognized activist and author of the award-winning book Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance. In this interview, Edgar discusses the troubled foundations of philanthropy from how these funds are derived to the discriminatory manner grants are awarded....