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Jari Villanueva, a bugler and an historian on the history of "Taps", will visit

Of all the military bugle calls, none is so easily recognized or more apt to evoke emotion than the call Taps. The melody is both eloquent and haunting and the history of its origin is interesting and somewhat clouded in controversy. Jari Villanueva, nationally recognized…

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Added by Darren Easton on October 5, 2017 at 9:06am — No Comments

Gina Kazimir of Pets on Wheels stops by

This week, Gina Kazimir of Pets on Wheels talks about their therapy pet visits. Pets on Wheels is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that brings therapy animals to facilities across Maryland for friendly visits. Each year more than 175,000 people enjoy their Volunteer Teams’ visits at…

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Added by Darren Easton on September 28, 2017 at 10:55am — No Comments

Amanda Hof of Howard County Tourism is our guest

The Howard County Office of Tourism and Promotion is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting all that is wonderful and unique about visiting and living in Howard County, Maryland. As the official destination marketing organization for Howard County, we are IT–the first and foremost source of…

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Added by Darren Easton on September 14, 2017 at 10:08am — No Comments

The folks from the Wings for Val Foundation stop by...

The Wings for Val…

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Added by Darren Easton on September 7, 2017 at 9:41am — No Comments

Dr. David L. Porter, Oceanographer visits this week.

Dr. Porter has a love and enthusiasm for the ocean that is evident in his career and free time.  His talk, The Ocean in Service to Mankind, will focus on the history of knowledge of the ocean, how we measure it, how we use it, what it provides to us, and what the future holds for it.



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Added by Darren Easton on August 10, 2017 at 10:04am — No Comments

Doris "Nature Girl" Walsh talks about all things BEES.

A self described "Nature Girl", Doris will entertain you with stories of beekeeping in Howard County, raising monarch butterflies, and a few "bee rescues" as she hopes to entice you to increase your intake of Vitamin N (for nature). 

Doris is the Vice…

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Added by Darren Easton on January 19, 2017 at 10:12am — No Comments

Sue Ellen Shafley talks about Camp Attaway

Camp Attaway is a three-week summer day camp program for children with emotional and behavioral disorders. Held in Howard County, Maryland, the Camp offers a variety of activities designed to ensure a safe, therapeutic, and most importantly, a fun-filled days for children, as well as a weekly support and…

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Added by Darren Easton on January 5, 2017 at 10:14am — No Comments

Rachael Beebe, HoCo Office of Community Sustainability visits

Rachel Beebe is a Sustainability Project Manager in Howard County Government. In this role, she manages the residential stormwater programs, as well as some outreach and education programs. She is the Mitigation Co-Chair for the Maryland Association of Floodplain and Stormwater Managers, on the Advisory…

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Added by Darren Easton on December 8, 2016 at 10:36am — No Comments

This Week Allan Kittleman Stops By!

Allan H. Kittleman was elected Nov. 4, 2014 to serve as Howard County’s 9th County Executive. From 2004 to 2014, Kittleman had served in the Maryland General Assembly as the Senator representing District 9. From 1998 to 2004, Kittleman represented Council District 5 on the Howard County Council.

Kittleman…

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Added by Darren Easton on December 1, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Greg Fitchitt of Howard Hughes talks about the proposed TIF.

Greg Fitchitt of Howard Hughes talks about the proposed TIF (tax incentive financing) for Columbia's downtown.

Greg joined The Howard Hughes Corporation (HHC) as Vice President, Development in 2013, and in 2014 relocated to Maryland to focus on the development of Downtown…

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Added by Darren Easton on November 17, 2016 at 10:43am — No Comments

Bigger Conversations: Barbara Catlin presents this week

Barbara Catlin, MAc., is the Founder and Executive Director of Bigger Conversation, Inc.  She created Bigger Conversations Caregiver Wellness Program to educate and support family caregivers, as a result of her experience as a hospice volunteer for more than 20 years.  Ms. Catlin has conducted 15 Caregiver…

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Added by Darren Easton on November 3, 2016 at 10:21am — No Comments

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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

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