Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category
Over 80% of all people who need civil legal help in Maryland cannot afford it. The Maryland Pro Bono Resource Center, in partnership with the Maryland State Bar Association, works to close that justice gap. I spoke with attorneys, Cate Scenna and John Warshawsky. Information for families about how to request services can be found here.
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.
Baltimore born Wes Moore—a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Rhodes scholar, decorated US Army combat veteran, and New York Times best-selling author—is the CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation, a poverty-fighting nonprofit organization. I spoke with Wes by phone.
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 […]
It has been inspiring to see how organizations have evolved and adjusted to continue to be responsive to their clients during the COVID-19 response, and the Enoch Pratt Free Library has been a stellar example. I spoke by phone with the President and CEO, Heidi Daniel.
July has been designated Black and Indigenous People of Color Mental Health Awareness Month, and I spoke by phone to author and advocate, Charita Cole Brown. Helpful websites: National Alliance on Mental Illness: www.nami.org Mental Health America: www.www.mhanational.org
The Baltimore City Child Care Resource Center, a member agency of the Maryland Child Care Resource Network, serves parents, child care providers, the business community, and others. Recently, I spoke with Suzanne Funk, a specialist in infant and early childhood mental health, about the agency’s work and how it’s being impacted by COVID-19.
Marylanders of all ages have seen their lives turned upside down these past few months. Recently, I spoke with Carrie Knebel, Executive Director of Concern4Kids, about her organization and MARFY (Maryland Association of Resources for Families & Youth) and how they’re coping.
Live performances are one of many aspects of life that are greatly altered at the moment. This Saturday, pianist Lura Johnson will live-stream a recital on Facebook to benefit Hermandad, a non-profit organization that provides humanitarian aid to Puerto Rico. I spoke with John Knight, President of Hermandad, about the group’s mission and Ms. Johnson’s […]
Engaging with music, whether that means listening to it or performing it, has been shown to have numerous health benefits including stress reduction, improved cognition, reduced anxiety, and elevated moods. Artistic Director Jeanne Kelly founded Encore Creativity for Older Adults in 2007 to give singers age 55 and older a chance to perform music that’s […]