Posts Tagged ‘Maryland’
William Donald Schaefer held public office in Maryland for decades, serving as Mayor of Baltimore from 1971-1987, Governor of Maryland from 1987-1995, and Comptroller of Maryland from 1999-2007. He was well-known for his attention to detail and also for publicity stunts, including a taking a dip in the seal pool at the National Aquarium when […]
Many Maryland residents may be unaware that they could be eligible for a tax credit if they own a home – perhaps even if they’re renters! I recently spoke with Francine Hyman, SOAR Program Director at the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition, about the agency’s “Take the Credit” program.
Located in Towson, Hampton Mansion was the home of the Ridgely Family for over two centuries. These days, it’s maintained by the National Park Service, and Holidays at Hampton, their celebration of Yuletide traditions from the Georgian era through the early 20th century, will take place from December 9-January 6. This Saturday, December 11, the […]
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.
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 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 […]
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.
Nineteen years ago today, I began working at WBJC. I can’t believe I’ve been here that long, yet it seems very strange to think I ever lived anywhere else but Baltimore. Prior to my big move (I drove 900 miles in 2 days, alone, to get here) I resided in Iowa City, where I’d […]
“I want to ride my bicycle,” is the only part of the song by Queen I know. It’s catchy and true for me! Last October I had the pleasure of riding in Bike Maryland’s Tour du Port. It was at that time that I became familiar with Bike Maryland. And now after having interviewed Bike […]