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A biweekly podcast with Maryland focus and Howard County roots, exploring the policies, people, and stories that affect the state of Maryland. Each episode we’ll talk to newsmakers and everyday people in order to elevate the conversation and find out what matters most.

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A biweekly podcast with Maryland focus and Howard County roots, exploring the policies, people, and stories that affect the state of Maryland. Each episode we’ll talk to newsmakers and everyday people in order to elevate the conversation and find out what matters most.

    Putting a "Doctor in the House" with Delegate Terri Hill

    Putting a "Doctor in the House" with Delegate Terri Hill

    This week, Candace and Tom had the opportunity to welcome Delegate Dr. Terri Hill back to the show to discuss her run for a seat in the U.S. Congress.  This is a wide ranging interview covering everything from Title 1 drugs to Howard County redistricting.  You won't want to miss this!

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 82 with HoCo Transportation Administrator Bruce Gartner

    Episode 82 with HoCo Transportation Administrator Bruce Gartner

    Transportation policy effects our daily life, yet rarely gets the attention it deserves.  In this episode, Candace and Tom sat down with Howard County Transportation Administrator Bruce Gartner to discuss the highways and byways of Howard County, a renewed emphasis on multimodal transportation, and how the local mass transit system is being made more approachable to attract new passengers. 

    Thank you to our sponsor Cured/18th & 21st!

    • 52 min
    Episode 81 with Keith Ellison & Saafir Rabb

    Episode 81 with Keith Ellison & Saafir Rabb

    This week, Candace and Tom interview Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and candidate for Congress Saafir Rabb.  AG Ellison was the first Muslim elected to the United States Congress.  He flew to Maryland to endorse Saafir Rabb in his bid for Congress.  Tune in to hear why and how this relates to the ongoing struggles of Baltimore and the Seventh District.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 80 with State Senator Jill Carter

    Episode 80 with State Senator Jill Carter

    This week, Candace and Tom sit down with State Senator Jill Carter to discuss her run for Congress to represent the 7th District.  We cover her family's passion for civil rights, her work to help Baltimore, and why Senator Carter sees herself as the "only progressive candidate" in the race.  We also address criticisms Senator Carter has received regarding the vote for same-sex marriage in 2011.

    • 53 min
    Episode 79 with Delegate Shelly Hettleman

    Episode 79 with Delegate Shelly Hettleman

    This week, Tom and special guest host Ian Kennedy interview Delegate Shelly Hettleman to discuss her campaign for the State Senate seat vacated by Bobby Zirkin.  Delegate Hettleman has represented Baltimore County's District 11 since 2015.  During this interview, we discuss rape kit legislation, Kirwan, and proposed legislation to create "overdose protection sites" for monitored use of previously purchased drugs.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 78 - 2019 Year in Review

    Episode 78 - 2019 Year in Review

    Our annual "Year in Review" show!  This week, Candace and Tom review the ups and downs of 2019 and look forward to 2020 - a "year of solutions".  From redistricting to changing leadership in Annapolis, there is plenty to discuss.

    Thank you to everyone who made 2019 Elevate's best year yet!

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

mahjongonthego ,

Growing an informed community

“Maryland focus with Howard County roots” is the perfect tagline for Elevate MD, feature engaging discussions with leaders, authors and artists about issues of importance to our county and state.

Matao54 ,

Gravitate to Elevate

If you love Maryland and especially central Maryland then you will love this podcast. Both hosts are brilliant and they always cover relevant matters like education, civil rights, budgetary concerns, civic engagement, and leadership. Keep up the great work!

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