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Jessie Newburn Visits!

Jessie Newburn is an avid and long-standing advocate for healthy social media use in communities. She has created HoCoBlogs, a website and community of several hundred local bloggers; and TotallyHoco, Howard County’s most robust -- and certainly good-lookin’ -- online calendar. She has hosted…


Added by Darren Easton on October 13, 2016 at 10:12am — No Comments

Ned Tillman, environmentalist and author visits.

Author Ned Tillman believes very strongly that we only care for the places we love. He therefore shares his love for special places with the reader through fascinating stories of his travels throughout America. It is clear that he has made a difference with his life and the book inspires the ethic of…


Added by Darren Easton on September 29, 2016 at 10:21am — No Comments

Folks from Kennedy Krieger Institute visit

Kennedy Krieger Institute is an internationally recognized institution dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system. Did you know that Kennedy Krieger cares for more than 20,000 patients each year? They see patients from all 50…


Added by Darren Easton on September 22, 2016 at 10:32am — No Comments

This week's program: Author Louis Bayard

Louis Bayard: "The Accidental Novelist"

In the words of the New York Times, Louis Bayard "reinvigorates historical fiction," rendering the past "as if he'd witnessed it firsthand."

Louis' affinity for bygone eras can be felt in both his recent young-adult novel, the highly praised Lucky Strikes,…


Added by Darren Easton on September 15, 2016 at 10:07am — No Comments

This Week's Program: The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland

The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland (The LLF) is a non-profit health service organization who saves and enhances lives through organ and tissue donation. As the organ procurement organization for Maryland, we facilitate donation and transplantation in area hospitals, provide donor family support, and…


Added by Darren Easton on September 8, 2016 at 9:51am — No Comments

Rotarian Guido Adelfio stops by to raise awareness about Prostate Cancer.

Guido Adelfio is a charter member and past President of the Metro Bethesda Rotary club. He is a fellow prostate cancer survivor who has made many presentations to Rotary clubs around the District to raise awareness of this #2 killer of men in the U.S.

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer that…


Added by Darren Easton on August 25, 2016 at 10:22am — No Comments

Thomas Schmidt, head of Howard Co General Hospital psych unit, talks…

Health education has become a widely popular subject in recent years, but there’s one area of the health sector that remains somewhat of a taboo topic: psychiatry. That hasn’t prevented Tom Schmidt, BSN, RN, nurse manager of Howard County General Hospital’s (HCGH) Psychiatry Inpatient Unit, from…


Added by Darren Easton on August 18, 2016 at 10:09am — No Comments

Doug Miller from Fair Elections Howard County Stops by...

At this Friday's meeting, Doug Miller from Fair Elections Howard County will talk about this local effort and how it fits into the larger movement for election reform.

Numerous citizens groups are pushing for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United v. FEC and other Supreme Court rulings…


Added by Darren Easton on August 4, 2016 at 10:09am — No Comments

Edith Cord, a Holocaust survivor, talks on the Roots & Tools of Nazism

Edith Mayer Cord, born in Vienna in 1928, Edith moved to Italy with her family to escape the rise of Nazism in Austria. In 1938, Italy passed the same anti-Jewish laws, similar to the Nuremburg laws, and the entire family was asked to leave. Unable to receive a visa for any country, Edith and her…


Added by Darren Easton on July 21, 2016 at 10:07am — No Comments

Mavis Lewis receives community service honor

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Added by Darren Easton on June 20, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Living in Recovery, Joe Willmott presents.

Living in Recovery (LIR), Howard County helps men and women reclaim their lives and break the cycle of addiction-rehab-relapse by combining affordable housing free of alcohol and drugs with peer support and a climate of personal accountability.

Too often people leaving drug and alcohol treatment programs…


Added by Darren Easton on June 1, 2016 at 10:50am — No Comments

Vanita Leatherwood from Hopeworks visits.

Hopeworks is Howard Counties Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center. Since 1978, the Domestic Violence Center of Howard County has been providing critical services to families affected by domestic violence and raising awareness in the community. In 2010, we added to our…


Added by Darren Easton on April 28, 2016 at 10:25am — No Comments

Kim Eggborn Visits

Kim Eggborn is currently the Coordinator of Elementary Social Studies for the Howard County Public School System.  She began her career as a 5th grade elementary school teacher and has since grown to become involved both nationally and internationally with teachers regarding…


Added by Darren Easton on April 14, 2016 at 10:10am — No Comments

This Week: Learn about Sandy Hook Promise

Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is a national, nonprofit organization based in Newtown, Connecticut. The organization is led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 that claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and 6…


Added by Darren Easton on March 31, 2016 at 10:20am — No Comments


“Connecting People to Nature”

The Howard County Conservancy is a local, non-profit environmental education center and land trust. The Conservancy was founded by a group of local citizens in 1990.  Our mission is to educate children and adults about the natural world, preserve the land and its legacy and model responsible stewardship of the…


Added by Darren Easton on March 24, 2016 at 11:01am — No Comments

Phyllis Madachy from HoCo's Office of Citizen Services

As the County’s human service agency, the Department of Citizen Services touches the lives of children and youth, their parents, people with a disability, consumers who have complaints about a business, individuals in crisis, and older adults – not to mention the child care and assisted living providers who receive…


Added by Darren Easton on March 17, 2016 at 11:58am — No Comments

Christine O’Connor, Chair of the Howard Co. Board of Ed

Christine O’Connor is a certified teacher and has been a substitute in the Howard County Public School System for the past nine years.  She has served on the PTA Executive Board for Elkridge Elementary School, Elkridge Landing Middle School, and Howard High…


Added by Darren Easton on February 25, 2016 at 9:09am — No Comments

Senator Gail Bates Stops by...

Join us as state Senator Gail Bates visits and gives an insight on the upcoming legislative session.

Gail H. Bates is a Republican member of the Maryland State Senate, representing District 9. She was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

She is a lifelong Maryland resident, a small business owner, a…


Added by Darren Easton on January 7, 2016 at 9:26am — No Comments

Blessings in a Backpack visits

This week we are pleased to welcome Cindy Scruggs and Carol Grady and hear all about this great Howard County program.

Blessings in a Backpack (BIAB) provides food for students on the free and reduced lunch program who might not have enough to eat on weekends. There are currently five Howard County elementary…


Added by Darren Easton on November 19, 2015 at 10:24am — No Comments

Matt Fink discusses Mechanic Apprenticeships

Mechanic Apprenticeships is a program sponsored by the Washington Area Auto Dealers that assists High School seniors that are looking for a trade in mechanics and do no want to pursue degrees.

Young people without college degrees struggle to find jobs and many companies find it difficult to locate…


Added by Darren Easton on October 29, 2015 at 11:13am — No Comments

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