Medical bills can put a strain on anyone’s finances, but they’re particularly hard on low-to-moderate income households. Recently, I spoke with Marceline White, Executive Director of the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition, about our state’s new medical debt protections for eligible patients, which are the strongest in the US.
Fort McHenry’s Defenders’ Day celebration will take place Friday and Saturday, September 17 and 18. Various activities are planned including a parade, musical performances, and living history re-enactors. I spoke with Ranger Shannon McLucas about this year’s remembrance of an important period in Baltimore’s history.
Many senior citizens who live in Maryland are eligible for tax credits toward their rental or home ownership costs. Are you among them? My recent chat with Francine Hyman, Director of SOAR (Securing Older Adult Resources), a program of the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition, may help you answer that question. SOAR offers Take the Credit, […]
My husband and I are outliers in a number of ways, one of which is that we still dress up when we go to the theater or the opera. We’re both vintage enthusiasts as well and enjoy researching the proper attire for a particular era when we attend “period” (usually 1920’s) events. Well, […]
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.