I’ve loved New Year’s Eve ever since I was a kid. It was so much fun to see my parents get all dressed up to go out with friends, and on New Year’s Day, I’d get to play with the paper crowns and hats they’d been given the night before. They also brought home noisemakers, […]
Baltimore actress Kay-Megan Washington has scored something most performers only dream about – a major role in a movie! “The Christmas Lottery” begins airing on BET, BET Her, and streaming services on December 12. Ms. Washington is a fabulous singer-actress and I recently spoke with her about her role as the family matriarch as well […]
Professional historians who choose to write about 2020 in the future won’t lack for material. However, the stories and artifacts of everyday people also tell important stories about life in a particular time. The Maryland Center for History and Culture has an ongoing project called “Collecting in Quarantine” that seeks to document the COVID-era experiences […]
The school year is underway and many families are struggling more than ever to provide their kids with the items they need to succeed in class. I spoke with Sharon Matthews, Founder and CEO of Wish List Depot, about how her organization seeks to help students in the Baltimore area.
Many of us, myself included, are nervous about going to the doctor in person right now. Some patients live far away from their physicians or have transportation issues. Thanks to technology, many appointments can now take place via telehealth. I spoke with Nikki Majewski from the Maryland Department of Health about how telehealth works and […]
Roughly 1/3 of Baltimore households are without high-speed internet access. Since many of our work and school activities have moved online, being connected is more important than ever. Here’s my chat with Adam Bouhmad, Founder of Project Waves, which seeks to make the city’s digital divide a thing of the past.
Money management is a source of stress and confusion for many people, and the pandemic has only made matters more complicated. Here’s my chat with Sue Rogan, Director of Strategic Partnerships at CASH Campaign of Maryland. We spoke about Maryland CASH Academy, an ongoing program that offers free (currently virtual) classes on a variety of […]
Many of us struggle with our finances and decisions regarding money, and the COVID-19 pandemic has made such issues far more complicated for millions of Americans. This Saturday, October 17th, CASH Campaign of Maryland presents their annual Money Power Day in a virtual format from 10am-2pm. I recently spoke with Courtney Bettle, CASH’s Director of […]
Housing presents many concerns for Maryland residents – safety, affordability, and numerous other factors . Recently, I spoke with Carol Ott, Tenant Advocacy Director of the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition’s Fair Housing Action Center of Maryland about ongoing issues that her agency deals with and new dilemmas that the COVID-19 pandemic has created.
The Securing Older Adult Resources Program (SOAR) is a divison of the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition that works to improve the financial well-being of older adults through research, community outreach programs, and direct service benefits, including financial coaching and counseling. Recently, I spoke with Francine Hyman, a Financial Counselor at SOAR, about the agency’s work […]