Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

Aug. 08 2020

8-8-20 Music in Maryland: Remembering Leon Fleisher.

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews, Music In Maryland | No Comments

Leon Fleisher passed last Sunday at the age of 92.  He will be sorely missed in so many ways…as a teacher, pianist and conductor.  In so many ways Leon Fleisher was Music in Maryland.  Here is a link to a short remembrance and an interview from 2 years ago. Remembering Leon Fleisher   6:00 PM […]

Aug. 01 2020

Working to close the justice gap

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

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.  

Jul. 30 2020

In Housing, Fairness Is Key

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews, WBJC Programs | No Comments

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.

Jul. 27 2020

Wes Moore and the fight against poverty

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

    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.          

Jul. 23 2020

Helping Older Adults in Maryland Not Just Survive, But SOAR

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews, WBJC Programs | No Comments

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 […]

Jul. 21 2020

The Pratt’s innovative solutions to provide service to the community

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

  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.        

Jul. 19 2020

July’s Mental Health Awareness Month

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

  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    

Jul. 15 2020

Child Care in Unprecedented Times

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews, WBJC Programs | No Comments

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.

Jul. 09 2020

Caring For Maryland’s Foster Kids During COVID And Beyond

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews, WBJC Programs | No Comments

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.

Jul. 07 2020

A Piano Recital Goes Virtual

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews, WBJC Programs | No Comments

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 […]

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