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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Lessons From The College Admissions Scandal

A look at how the college admissions scandal unfolded and how universities are strengthening their admissions process.

Jonathan Murray
UBS Financial Services

Handywomen

Fix it yourself or hire a professional? It’s a homeowners age old dilemma. If DIY isn’t your thing, hiring a handy-man might mean finding the right woman for the job as MPT's Nancy Yamada reports.

Behind The Biz

Taking a picture of our furry friends, we all do it from time to time, but wouldn’t it be nice to have a professional photo of Fido? Yolanda Vazquez takes us to a dog-friendly photo studio in Hampden that produces pet art worth wagging about.

J.B. Shepard
Owner, the Puptrait Studio
https://puptrait.com/

Green Economy

How is Maryland trying to taking advantage of the green economy? MPT's Charles Robinson goes searching for answers at a climate conference in Baltimore.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Expanding Banking Access

How the national Bank On fellowship ensures that everyone has access to safe and affordable financial products and services.

Kylie Delgado
Bank On Maryland Fellow, CASH Campaign of Maryland

Sue Rogan
Director of Strategic Partnerships, CASH Campaign of Maryland

Social Media Marketing

If you’re a business owner, it’s an age old question, how can you attract more customers? As Nancy Yamada reports, for many, the answer may lie with social media.

Horse Farm

Horses have been a part of Maryland’s history since the beginning. Most of us know about the biggest horse race, the Preakness. There are hundreds of other breeds in the state. MPT's Charles Robinson takes us to a horse farm in Prince Georges’ County.

Behind The Biz

They originally began as a small photography store that served the needs of the local community. But over the past few decades, Service Photo has expanded their reach beyond Baltimore with an extensive line of high-quality products and professional camera knowledge. Yolanda Vazquez puts it all in focus.

Burke Seim
Owner, Service Photo, Inc.
https://servicephoto.com/

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Protecting Seniors From Financial Exploitation

Helene Raynaud
President/CEO, CCCSMD

Jennifer Holz
Associate Director, AARP MD

How To Avoid Social Security Or IRS Scams

What you need to know to keep scammers from stealing your money.

Christine Todaro
Federal Trade Commission
https://www.ftc.gov/

Behind The Biz

It’s the only place in Maryland, some say, where you can buy, sell or trade U.S. military uniforms and related gear. And as our Yolanda Vazquez discovered in tonight’s this hidden hideaway in Hanover is chock full of items ranging from backpacks to boots to blankets and much more.

Randy Fischbach
Owner, Randy’s Army Navy Military Surplus
https://randysarmynavymilitarysurplus.com/

High School Financial Literacy

Financial life lessons for young students. MPT's Charles Robinson meets a winning stock market team from Montgomery County.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

New Bus Service Option

What can riders expect from Flixbux?

Pierre Gourdain
Managing Director, Flixbus
https://www.flixbus.com/

Art Of Fire

It’s one of the most popular attractions at the Maryland Renaissance Fair. We’re talking about the art of glass blowing and the Montgomery County family that has made it their life’s work to not only sell their beautiful wares, but teach people how to make them. MPT's Nancy Yamada reports.

Speaking Efficiently

Learning how to speak clearly and keeping your listener engaged.

Lynda Katz Wilner
Communications Consultant

Behind The Biz

Emerging food entrepreneurs setting up shop in a shared space and serving residents in the Clarksville community. Yolanda Vazquez visits this unique retail space filled with a variety of food vendors.

Elias Castillo
Manager, The Common Kitchen

George Stone
Owner/Greenstone Ventures, The Common Kitchen
https://thecommonkitchen.com/

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Flavored Prescriptions

FLAVORx is revolutionizing prescription medicine hoping to reduce parents' stress while creating a fun, personalized experience for kids taking the medicine.

Stuart Amos
President & CEO, FLAVORx

Behind The Biz

They were once voted as Best Chocolate by City Paper, paying tribute to the ancient art of chocolate making by creating rich, flavorful profiles. In tonight’s Behind the Biz Yolanda Vazquez samples these handcrafted creations found at Belvedere Square Market.

Jinji Fraser
Owner, Pure Chocolate by Jinji
http://www.jinjichocolate.com/

Smooch

The cosmetic industry is a 62 billion dollar market. Lots of people are buying make up and skin care products but if all of the choices overwhelm you, a Maryland based make up studio claims they can help. MPT's Nancy Yamada has the details.

Politics In The Workplace

Elliot Lasson, Ph.D
Professor of the Practice, Dept. Of Psychology, UMBC

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Why The Pride Of Baltimore II is Retooling For 2019

Captain Jan Miles
Pride of Baltimore II

Jeff Buchheit
Executive Director, Pride of Baltimore II
http://pride2.org/

Victor Litz Music

It’s been a community staple for area musicians for almost 60 years. And remarkably, Victor Litz Music Center in Gaithersburg has remained a family business. Nancy Yamada recently visited them to find out the secret to their longevity.

Behind The Biz

Their tagline is quite apropos for many of us, “so many books, so little time.” Well, believe it or not, books are making a comeback and this specialty shop in Howard County will turn you into a hard-core bibliophile in no time as Yolanda Vazquez finds out.

Erin Matthews
Owner, Books with a Past
https://bookswithapast.com/

Texting In The Workplace

What employers and employees need to know about texting on the job.

Elliot Lasson, Ph.D
Professor of the Practice, Dept. Of Psychology, UMBC

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Costs of Raising A Child

Having a child changes everything, including a family's financial mindset. We look at some important financial considerations that can make transitioning to family life a bit less stressful.

Greg Klingler
Director of Wealth Management, Government Employees' Benefits Association

The Family Room

At a time when people are craving connection, a mom and daughter duo are trying to deliver by opening a store that’s also a café and gathering spot. MPT's Nancy Yamada takes us inside The Family Room.

Behind The Biz

Providing its customers with the purest and most eco-friendly beauty products in town. That’s the goal of a local store in Reisterstown.

Margo Carter
Owner, Kacadas
https://kacadas.com/

Annapolis Solar

Annapolis is going green. The city has decided to re-purpose a landfill and create a solar park. The plan has been over a decade in coming to fruition. MPT's Charles Robinson with our story.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Smart Moves When Selling Your Home

The adage "You've got to spend money to make money" rings truer than ever when it comes to selling your home – but can leave sellers scratching their heads when it comes to figuring out if and what they should renovate before selling and if they should pay to have it staged. That’s where Caroline Carter, the Total Home Transition expert, comes in. Caroline has released a new book, Smart Moves: How to Save Time and Money While Transitioning Your Home and Life, to help homeowners tame their emotional attachment to stuff and get the most bang for the buck when selling and transitioning to a new home.

Caroline M. Carter
Founder/CEO, Done In A Day, & Author, Smart Moves

Home Staging Tips

Looking to sell your home? You’ll want to stand out from the competition. As MPT's Nancy Yamada reports, more people are investing in professional stagers to make sure their home appeals to the most buyers.

Behind The Biz

Celebrating two years in business, a Baltimore distillery makes the most of their single-malt whiskey by expanding their product line and one-of-a-kind cocktail bar.

Arch Watkins
Co-Owner, Old Line Spirits

Mark McLaughlin
Co-Owner, Old Line Spirits
http://www.oldlinespirits.com/

Republic Restoratives

As the liquor business evolves, small and niche producers are growing as MPT's Charles Robinson tells us.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Understanding Healthcare Costs

What consumers need to know to avoid financial complications of a hospital visit.

T.J. Senker
President, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center
https://www.medstarmontgomery.org/

Wallops Rocket Launch

A successful rocket launch is a boost for the regional space business.

Frank DeMauro
VP, Northrop Grumman
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/home

Baltimore Beat

MPT's Charles Robinson with a look at the relaunch of the online Baltimore Beat.

Behind The Biz

Her interior designs have been featured in several national publications with a portfolio of work that includes hundreds of clients over the years. Yolanda Vazquez talks with a local, award-winning designer in Behind the Biz.

Paddy Dugan
Owner, PD Interior Design
https://www.pdinteriordesign.com/

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Columbia's Promise

Ken Day with a behind the scenes look and preview of his documentary "Columbia's Promise."

Ken Day
Executive Producer, Columbia's Promise

Chesapeake Bay Week - New Floating Pier Helping Fisherman With Disabilities

Brett Coakley
Department of Natural Resources, Unicorn Fish Hatchery
http://dnr.maryland.gov/fisheries/Pages/hatcheries/unicorn.aspx

Floyd's Barbershop

For some people, it’s about community but for others, it’s all about the cut. MPT's Nancy Yamada takes us inside an old school barbershop with a rock and roll vibe.

Behind The Biz

Whether you’re downsizing, moving on or moving up, there is a specialty store in Hampden that is chock full of antiques and other consigned items that will fill up any home or office. Yolanda Vazquez takes a look at the history of this long-time establishment.

Alice Ann Finnerty
Co-Owner, The Turnover Shop

Alice Ann Martin
Co-Owner, The Turnover Shop

http://www.turnovershop.com/

Thursday, April 18, 2019

What An Improving Job Market Means For Maryland Workers

Daraius Irani, Ph.D
VP, Strategic Partnerships & Applied Research, Towson University

Love From Argentina

A lot of us are addicted to caffeine but hate the jitters that can accompany drinking too much coffee. Perhaps a change in beverage might be in order. MPT's Nancy Yamada takes us inside a local tea company that’s steeped in tradition and gaining lots of fans.

Amazon Tour

Maryland may not have gotten the amazon’s coveted second headquarters but it can boast it has a second distribution center. MPT's Charles Robinson takes us inside the online retailers huge operation.

Behind The Biz

From vitamins to essential oils to local honey to organic groceries, there is a plethora of all-natural products to choose from at a specialty store in Timonium. Yolanda Vazquez learns more about their juice bar and vegetarian offerings in tonight’s Behind the Biz.

Katie Joy
Assistant Manager, The Natural Market
http://www.thenaturalmkt.com/

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Goodwill Turns 100

Goodwill is celebrating a century of doing good for the people in Maryland and beyond.

Lisa Rusyniak
President & CEO, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake

Understanding Legal Cannabis

The explosion in interest in CBD oil, derived from cannabis plants, but now legalized under federal law if it comes from hemp.

Jason Klein
Chair, Cannabis Law Group, Offit Kurman

Right Eye

A simple vision test can reveal how well you can see or can it? A Maryland company is going one step further with a revolutionary eye tracking test that’s changing lives by revealing the quality of your eye sight. MPT's Nancy Yamada has the story.

Behind The Biz

The menu is a combination of two cultures with everything from crab coated wings to jumbo samosas. Yolanda Vazquez samples this specialty wing store.

Dan Singh
Owner, Boondori Wings
https://www.bondoori.com/

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Flavored Prescriptions

FLAVORx is revolutionizing prescription medicine hoping to reduce parents' stress while creating a fun, personalized experience for kids taking the medicine.

Stuart Amos
President & CEO, FLAVORx

Behind The Biz

They were once voted as Best Chocolate by City Paper, paying tribute to the ancient art of chocolate making by creating rich, flavorful profiles. In tonight’s Behind the Biz Yolanda Vazquez samples these handcrafted creations found at Belvedere Square Market.

Jinji Fraser
Owner, Pure Chocolate by Jinji
http://www.jinjichocolate.com/

Smooch

The cosmetic industry is a 62 billion dollar market. Lots of people are buying make up and skin care products but if all of the choices overwhelm you, a Maryland based make up studio claims they can help. MPT's Nancy Yamada has the details.

Politics In The Workplace

Elliot Lasson, Ph.D
Professor of the Practice, Dept. Of Psychology, UMBC

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Impact Of Tax Changes

How will the new tax laws impact your bottom line & where to get free tax help.

Beverly Winstead
Tax Attorney

Fairytale Bride

Every bride wants to feel like a million bucks when they walk down the aisle. But the huge price tag that often comes with the dress can be a budget buster. As MPT's Nancy Yamada reports, more budget conscious brides are turning to a unique bridal boutique in Montgomery County.

Behind The Biz

Organic and locally sourced, just of two of the many reasons why nutrient dense, probiotic rich foods are making a comeback. Yolanda Vazquez samples some kombucha and kimchi for us made by these Maryland-based food alchemists.

Meaghan & Shane Carpenter
Owners, Hex Ferments
https://www.hexferments.com/

Bluestone

MPT's Charles Robinson finds a goldsmith in Baltimore who designs and makes jewelry the "old fashion way."

Snag A Slip

Finding a slip for your boat might be a little easier this summer.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Standards In The Workplace

How the next generation is adjusting to standards on the job.

Elliot Lasson, Ph.D
Professor of the Practice, Dept. Of Psychology, UMBC

Sun Automation

If you’ve ever ordered something that comes in a box, chances are it touched equipment that was manufactured in Maryland. MPT's Nancy Yamada visits Sun Automation to take a closer look.

Vegan Soul Food

The vegetarian movement is expanding and MPT's Charles Robinson visits a soul food vegetarian restaurant in Baltimore.

Behind The Biz

In this week’s Behind The Biz, you could call it a Baltimore staple, making Mt. Washington its home for almost 50 years. Yolanda Vazquez takes us to a one-of-a-kind store.

Elsie Fergusson
Owner, Something Else

Anna Baca
Owner, Something Else
https://www.facebook.com/SomethingElseMtWashington/

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Spring Real Estate Housing Trends

Real estate trends indicate it is a great time for Baby Boomers to down-size as numbers of Millennial buyers increase.

Nick Ron
CEO, House Buyers of America

Crown Trophy

Winning isn’t everything, unless you’re the owner of a popular trophy shop in Gaithersburg. MPT's Nancy Yamada takes us behind the scenes.

Behind The Biz

Looking to try something new for your workout routine in 2019? In tonight's Behind the Biz, Yolanda Vazquez shows us how you can get your sweat on and still have a little zen at the same time.

Ali Dietrich
Owner, Yoga Love
http://www.yogalovehoco.com/

Jimmy Violand
Co-Owner, MFit

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Goodwill Turns 100

Goodwill is celebrating a century of doing good for the people in Maryland and beyond.

Lisa Rusyniak
President & CEO, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake

Understanding Legal Cannabis

The explosion in interest in CBD oil, derived from cannabis plants, but now legalized under federal law if it comes from hemp.

Jason Klein
Chair, Cannabis Law Group, Offit Kurman

Right Eye

A simple vision test can reveal how well you can see or can it? A Maryland company is going one step further with a revolutionary eye tracking test that’s changing lives by revealing the quality of your eye sight. MPT's Nancy Yamada has the story.

Behind The Biz

The menu is a combination of two cultures with everything from crab coated wings to jumbo samosas. Yolanda Vazquez samples this specialty wing store.

Dan Singh
Owner, Boondori Wings
https://www.bondoori.com/

Thursday, February 28, 2019

REAL ID

All you need to know and do regarding your Maryland REAL ID.

Christine Nizer
MVA Administrator

Southwest Partnership

A Baltimore neighborhood is hoping the revitalization of a landmark theater will bring a needed boost of economic and social development. MPT's Charles Robinson with our story.

Behind The Biz

Encouraging healthy and active social play is the mission behind a gigantic, indoor playground that will keep your hyper kids busy for hours. Yolanda Vazquez joins in on some of the fun.

Bynia Reed
Owner, Hyper Kidz! Indoor Playground
https://www.hyperkidzplay.com/

Big Money Challenges

What are the challenges that come with signing a lucrative sports contract?

David Pessin
Attorney, PK Law

Brain Train

We know exercise is a great way to target your muscles but is it possible to target your brain? A Maryland company claims they can help people heal, release stress and succeed. MPT's Nancy Yamada has the story from Columbia.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Fitness Resolutions

What's new in the fitness industry and are people still sticking to those New Year's resolutions?

Vicki Brick
CEO, Brick Bodies

Badlands

If you’re a parent of a young child and the weather is keeping them from playing outdoors, there's a venue in Montgomery County that has kids and their parents equally excited about physical activity and learning at the same time. MPT's Nancy Yamda visits Badlands.

Behind The Biz

Looking for a way to celebrate and indulge in all the tasty goodness of Mardi Gras? In this week's Behind the Biz Yolanda Vazquez takes us to a neighborhood bakery that some southern country charm and New Orleans flair.

Michael Touchet
Owner, Touche Touchet
https://www.touchetouchetbakery.com/

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Wealth Preservation and Planning

David Pessin
Founding Member & Attorney, PK Law

Life & Leadership Lessons

Heidi Daniel
President & CEO, Enoch Pratt Library
https://www.prattlibrary.org/

Shredding On The Go

Government regulation and concern over identity theft have more people willing to pay to dispose of important documents. MPT's Nancy Yamada reports.

Behind The Biz

From pillows to loungewear to window designs and plush bedding, all the items that will make you feel fabulous in your own home. Yolanda Vazquez visits this trendy store for home décor.

Jane O’ Donoghue
Owner, Urban Threads (Home Décor)
https://urbanthreadshome.com/

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Addiction Week

Discussing drug testing and addiction issues in the workplace.

Julie Janofsky
Attorney

New Way To Manage Your Portfolio

How a local company is trying to modernize the very traditional business of investment advice.

Anders Jones
Facet Wealth Management

Brent Weiss
Facet Wealth Management
https://www.facetwealth.com/

Baltimore Open Works

Are you a maker, builder or artist? There's a place in Baltimore where you can find the tools, technology and the knowledge to make your projects come to life. MPT's Charles Robinson takes us there.

Behind The Biz

You don’t have to travel to Old Bavaria to see women wearing dirndls, memorabilia from Germany and beer steins hanging from the ceiling. A trip to Hagerstown will get you all the bratwurst and sauerbraten you want. Yolanda Vazquez takes us there.

Dieter Blosel
Owner, Schmankerl Stube Bavarian Restaurant
http://schmankerlstube.com/

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Market Downturn Anniversary

Stocks have produced positive returns in every 15-calendar year period since 1926, despite market events such as the Great Depression and periods of high inflation. A discussion about how markets have recovered from every downturn and what's next in this sector.

Stuart Ritter
Senior Financial Planner, T. Rowe Price

BWI Gym - Exercise On The Go

Going to the airport is often an exercise in waiting, but what if you could actually exercise while you wait? That’s the reality for passengers at BWI. MPT's Nancy Yamada brings us the story.

Maryland Crabs

Maryland's favorite crustacean, blue crabs, are getting a lot of attention this year. MPT's Charles Robinson looks at why.

Behind The Biz

A new java joint in the north end of Hagerstown has a loyal following thanks to a unique menu of breakfast items-most of which have Central American roots. Yolanda Vazquez explains why.

Margie Yeager
Owner, Pura Vida Coffee
https://puravidacoffee.co/

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Maryland Economic Outlook 2019

What should consumers expect in the new year from businesses and what can business leaders expect from state and local governments?

Don Fry
President & CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC)

Behind The Biz

We all know that India produces some of the world’s most trend-setting designs. But you don’t have to board a plane to buy stylish garments that are mega-popular in Mumbai. Yolanda Vazquez takes us to one store that is bringing Bollywood to Baltimore and beyond.

Nisha Sheth
Owner, Mumbai Boutique
https://nishascloset.com/

Coding School

Looking for a better job? Or maybe you’d like to make yourself more valuable in the company you’re already working for? Those are just some of the reasons why people are flocking to a Coding School in Rockville, Maryland. MPT's Nancy Yamada has the story.

Republic Restoratives

As the liquor business evolves, small and niche producers are growing as MPT's Charles Robinson tells us.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Let It Snow

A look at the business at area ski resorts

Jerry Geisler
General Manager, Wisp resort

Workout On The Go

If you're thinking it’s time to shape up in the New Year. MPT's Nancy Yamada shows us a popular fitness trend that aims to get rid of all the excuses.

Behind The Biz

It began as a way to provide women with an informal way to network. Over the years, their membership grew along with their mission to help those in the community. This week Yolanda Vazquez pays a visit to a recent BWN meeting to learn more about the ways women are helping other women succeed in business.

https://businesswomen39snetwork.wildapricot.org/

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Crisis Management

The steps an organization should follow before, during and after a crisis.

Jeanne McCann
VP of Digital Strategies, The Hatcher Group

Kristen Peterson
Senior Director, Communications, The Hatcher Group

Houdini Exhibit at Jewish Museum of Maryland

This week we head to the Jewish Museum of Maryland where visitors are flocking to learn more about one of the most famous magicians and escape artists, Harry Houdini. MPT's Nancy Yamada has more on the man behind the magic and the other must-sees at the museum in Baltimore.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Gifts With Maryland In Mind

The uniqueness of a place where everything from food, gifts, baskets and souvenirs have a local twist.

Jeff Bridner
The Maryland Store

Patty Bridner
The Maryland Store

Unconventional Holiday Gifts

Meaningful and unexpected financial gifts that will benefit loved ones in the long-term.

Greg Klingler
Director of Wealth Management, GEBA

Behind The Biz

With everything from web development to online advertising, one local marketing agency has the creative spark to ignite your media campaign on fire. Yolanda Vazquez learns more about this award-winning company based in Hunt Valley.

Greg Pierce
President/CEO, SPARKS! Marketing Communications
https://www.onsparks.com/

Annapolis Solar

Annapolis is going green. The city has decided to re-purpose a landfill and create a solar park. The plan has been over a decade in coming to fruition. MPT's Charles Robinson with our story.

Woodside Deli

The secret to some businesses’ success is to keep adapting and changing. But one Silver Spring restaurant keeps customers coming back by preserving the past. MPT's Nancy Yamada has the story.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

German Christmas Village in Baltimore

An authentic German Christmas market has opened its doors in Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

Gianna Banke
PR & Social Media Manager, German American Marketing

Gymnasium For Your Brain

We know exercise is a great way to target your muscles but is it possible to target your brain? A Maryland company claims they can help people heal, release stress and succeed. MPT's Nancy Yamada has the story from Columbia.

Republic Restoratives

As the liquor business evolves, small and niche producers are growing as MPT's Charles Robinson tells us.

Behind The Biz

Selecting, roasting and blending premium coffees to produce full-bodied flavors. That’s the mission of a long-standing coffee company located in Locust Point. Yolanda Vazquez samples some of their legendary java.

Patti Griffin
Pfefferkorn’s Coffee

Chris Pfefferkorn
Pfefferkorn’s Coffee
http://www.pfefferkornscoffee.com/

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Enriching Communities

Maryland Council on Economic Education’s driving mission is to assure that Maryland’s school children leave high school equipped with economic knowledge and decision-making skills. The Council recently received the SunTrust Foundation’s 2018 Lighting the Way Award and $75,000 grant, which will be used to continue improving the lives of people and communities across Maryland.

Mary Ann Hewitt
Executive Director, Maryland Council on Economic Education

Allen Cox
Program Director, Maryland Council on Economic Education

Behind The Biz

A bumper crop of medical cannabis dispensaries are popping up all over the state, but one in Cockeysville prides itself on being considered more of an all-encompassing wellness center. Yolanda Vazquez explains why the facility has a variety of remedies to offer.

Marc Spataro
Owner, Chesacanna

Celeste Corsaro
Holistic Health & Wellness Coach, Chesacanna
https://chesacanna.com/

In Money We Trust?

Behind the scenes of new financial program In Money We Trust? Premiering December 29th @ 10pm on MPT

Steve Forbes
Chairman, Forbes Media

Thursday, November 29, 2018

New Tax Laws

What you need to know before filing your 2018 taxes.

Richard Friedlander
VP, RS&F

Sun Automation

If you’ve ever ordered something that comes in a box, chances are it touched equipment that was manufactured in Maryland. MPT's Nancy Yamada visits Sun Automation to take a closer look.

Chesapeake Bay Plate

Maryland unveils its new Chesapeake Bay License Plate.

Jana Davis
Executive Director, Chesapeake Bay Trust

Asian Arts & Culture Center

Promoting Asian arts through dialogue and a broad range of artistic experiences, that’s the mission of a nearly half-century-old culture center at Towson University. Yolanda Vazquez views their latest exhibit.

Nerissa Paglinauan
Program Manager/Curator

Joanna Pecore
Director, Asian Arts ↦ Culture Center
https://www.towson.edu/campus/artsculture/centers/asianarts/

Thursday, November 22, 2018

More Productivity, Less Stress

How to be more productive on the job and reduce stress at the same time.

Leslie Shreve
Founder & CEO, Productive Day
http://productiveday.com/

Behind The Biz

In this week’s Behind The Biz, you could call it a Baltimore staple, making Mt. Washington its home for almost 50 years. Yolanda Vazquez takes us to a one-of-a-kind store.

Elsie Fergusson
Owner, Something Else

Anna Baca
Owner, Something Else
https://www.facebook.com/SomethingElseMtWashington/

VCalc

Remodeling your home and need to figure out how much materials to buy? Or maybe a complex math equation or science problem has you stumped. Either way, what if we told you the answers are just a click away, thanks to a local company that's created a one stop shop for on-line calculators. MPT's Nancy Yamada has the story.

Vegan Soul Food

The vegetarian movement is expanding and MPT's Charles Robinson visits a soul food vegetarian restaurant in Baltimore.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Skating In The New Season

The Pandora Ice Rink has opened for another season at the Inner Harbor.

Laurie Schwartz
President, Waterfront Partnership

Marijuana & Taxes

What investors need to know when it comes to owning and/or investing in a marijuana business.

Richard Friedlander
Rosen, Sapperstein & Friedlander

Behind The Biz

A full-service, top-of-the-line home away from home hotel for your favorite furry friend. That’s how some customers are describing a business in Columbia where you prized pooch goes home happy and exhausted.

Jimmy Kim
Co-Owner, Wagging Lounge Dog Resort
http://www.wagginglounge.com/

Ulman House

They were once 6 abandoned row homes in Baltimore. Now, they’ve been transformed into a place of refuge and hope for young cancer patients and their families. MPT's Nancy Yamada has the story.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Power Of Presence

A memoir about the power of overcoming obstacles as a single parent.

Joy Thomas Moore
Author, The Power of Presence: Be a Voice in Your Child’s Ear Even When You’re Not with Them

Maryland's Tallest Apartment Building

Stephen Gorn
Chairman & CEO, Questar Properties
http://414lightstreet.com

Zachary Gorn
VP, Development & Strategies, Questar Properties
http://www.questar.net/

Eating Disorder Center

It’s a medical condition that causes embarrassment, denial or confusion. And in the US alone, 30 million people are said to suffer from some form of an eating disorder. MPT's Nancy Yamada recently sat down with a therapist who’s helping people gain a healthier relationship with food.

Behind The Biz

It's been called the most complete navigation resource center in the Mid-Atlantic region. Our Yolanda Vazquez explains how this local business had to chart a new course.

Brian Davis
Co-Owner, Maryland Nautical
https://mdnautical.com/

Vinyl Rebound

A nostalgic boom? Despite tales of doom and gloom for the record industry they are finding a resurgence in an old medium. Charles Robinson has our story.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Fort Meade's Impact On Maryland

Fort Meade is one of Maryland's major economic assets and largest employers, being a top workplace for cyber professionals. We take a look at the new developments happening at the Army installation established back in 1917.

Chad T. Jones
Public Affairs Officer, US Army Garrison Fort George G. Meade

Annapolis Solar

Annapolis is going green. The city has decided to re-purpose a landfill and create a solar park. The plan has been over a decade in coming to fruition. MPT's Charles Robinson with our story.

Smooch Makeup

The cosmetic industry is a 62 billion dollar market. Lots of people are buying make up and skin care products but if all of the choices overwhelm you, a Maryland based make up studio claims they can help. MPT's Nancy Yamada has the details.

Behind The Biz

Where are the next generation of outstanding chefs? Yolanda Vazquez visits a specially-designed space to see what Stratford University students are cooking up.

https://www.stratford.edu/culinary-arts-and-hospitality

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Market Downturn Anniversary

Stocks have produced positive returns in every 15-calendar year period since 1926, despite market events such as the Great Depression and periods of high inflation. A discussion about how markets have recovered from every downturn and what's next in this sector.

Stuart Ritter
Senior Financial Planner, T. Rowe Price

BWI Gym - Exercise On The Go

Going to the airport is often an exercise in waiting, but what if you could actually exercise while you wait? That’s the reality for passengers at BWI. MPT's Nancy Yamada brings us the story.

Maryland Crabs

Maryland's favorite crustacean, blue crabs, are getting a lot of attention this year. MPT's Charles Robinson looks at why.

Behind The Biz

A new java joint in the north end of Hagerstown has a loyal following thanks to a unique menu of breakfast items-most of which have Central American roots. Yolanda Vazquez explains why.

Margie Yeager
Owner, Pura Vida Coffee
https://puravidacoffee.co/

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Amazon Minimum Wage Impact

Amazon announced recently that it will increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour, a move that's expected to have a major impact outside the company as well.

Anirban Basu
Chairman & CEO, Sage Policy Group

Eco Car Wash

A Maryland based car detailing business is getting rave reviews from eco-conscious consumers. As MPT's Nancy Yamada reports, the Chevy Chase company barely uses any water to clean and detail cars.

Behind The Biz

Farm-fresh produce, meats, milk and more. There are plenty of items to be found at many of the local farmer’s markets. Yolanda Vasquez visits a popular one.

Bill Langlotz
Market Manager, Baltimore County Farmer’s Market

Joan Norman
Owner, One Straw Farm
http://www.marylandstatefair.com/fairgrounds/farmers-market

Glass Blowing

We are constantly finding people with hobbies as a passion. But can it become a sustainable business? MPT's Charles Robinson takes us to a glass blowing studio that’s proven the skeptics wrong.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Performance Management

Elliot D. Lasson, Ph.D.
Professor of the Practice and Director, I/O Psychology Graduate Program, UMBC

Bluestone Goldsmithing

MPT's Charles Robinson finds a goldsmith in Baltimore who designs and makes jewelry the old fashion way.

Woodside Deli

The secret to some businesses’ success is to keep adapting and changing. But one Silver Spring restaurant keeps customers coming back by preserving the past. MPT's Nancy Yamada has the story.

The Changing Business Of Weddings

Emily Villarrea
Wedding Coordinator, Gertrude's Restaurant
https://gertrudesbaltimore.com/

Behind The Biz

They’ve been in business since the 1930’s. Four generations of Krumpe’s making donuts. Their business is literally located in a back alley, but that hasn’t stopped folks from making a trip to this Hagerstown hotspot.

Max Krumpe
Co-Owner, Krumpe’s Donuts
http://krumpesdonuts.com/do-nuts/

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Estate Planning and Homeownership For Low-Income Marylanders

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS), the largest provider of pro bono civil legal services to low-income Marylanders, together with the Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development will execute a citywide awareness campaign to educate Baltimore City residents – especially low to moderate-income individuals – about the value planning can have on keeping families in their homes, as well as community stability.

Susan Francis
Deputy Director, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS)

Coding School

Looking for a better job? Or maybe you’d like to make yourself more valuable in the company you’re already working for? Those are just some of the reasons why people are flocking to a Coding School in Rockville, Maryland. MPT's Nancy Yamada has the story.

Behind The Biz

One-on-one physical therapy sessions that accommodate the busy lifestyle of patients: that’s what a new, state-of-the art, mobile clinic has to offer.

Dr. James Dulkerian
Owner, Pioneer PT

Union Brewing

Small Beer Brewers around Maryland are taking advantage of a change in state law allowing them to serve their product on site. MPT's Charles Robinson takes us to a Baltimore Brewery looking to expand their suds.

Don't Fall For Tech Support Scams

Colleen Robbins
Attorney FTC
https://www.ftc.gov/

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Truck Driver Education

How one local college is helping with the national truck driver shortage.

Sharon Maxwell
Workforce Development and Continuing Education, Montgomery College

Behind The Biz

A high-end selection of women’s clothing and accessories can be found at a quaint consignment shop on York Road. Yolanda Vazquez checks out their latest inventory.

David Lawrence
Duckpin Consignment Shop

Andrea Ruiz
Duckpin Consignment Shop
http://www.duckpintradingcenter.com/

Go Fish Food Truck

A gourmet lunch without leaving the parking lot of your work? It’s a scrumptious reality for more people in our area as more entrepreneurs launch food trucks! MPT's Nancy Yamada takes us inside the reality of owning a restaurant kitchen on wheels.

Larry Poncho Brown

MPT's Charles Robinson visits a Baltimore artist embracing a new business model.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Ways To Pay For Your College Education

What are some of the best ways parents and students can use to finance their college education.

Michael Ferby
Germantown Financial Aid Campus Manager, Montgomery College

When To Take Social Security

It’s one of the biggest financial and lifestyle decisions many of us face, when to start taking social security.

Matthew Baxter
Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration
https://www.ssa.gov/

Behind The Biz

Homemade pastries, bread, tarts and strudels. All made with a touch of Austrian influence. Yolanda Vazquez samples some of the goods at this European-style bakery in tonight’s Behind the Biz.

Nem Popov
Owner, Roggenart Bakery
http://www.roggenart.com/

Unique Hotel Art Collection

You don't have to visit an art gallery to appreciate unique, high end artwork. As MPT's Nancy Yamada shows us, you can visit a casino hotel.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

More Productivity, Less Stress

How to be more productive on the job and reduce stress at the same time.

Leslie Shreve
Founder & CEO, Productive Day
http://productiveday.com/

Behind The Biz

In this week’s Behind The Biz, you could call it a Baltimore staple, making Mt. Washington its home for almost 50 years. Yolanda Vazquez takes us to a one-of-a-kind store

Elsie Fergusson
Owner, Something Else

Anna Baca
Owner, Something Else
https://www.facebook.com/SomethingElseMtWashington/

VCalc

Remodeling your home and need to figure out how much materials to buy? Or maybe a complex math equation or science problem has you stumped. Either way, what if we told you the answers are just a click away, thanks to a local company that's created a one stop shop for on-line calculators. MPT's Nancy Yamada has the story.

Vegan Soul Food

The vegetarian movement is expanding and MPT's Charles Robinson visits a soul food vegetarian restaurant in Baltimore.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Truck Driver Education

How one local college is helping with the national truck driver shortage.

Sharon Maxwell
Workforce Development and Continuing Education, Montgomery College

Behind The Biz

A high-end selection of women’s clothing and accessories can be found at a quaint consignment shop on York Road. Yolanda Vazquez checks out their latest inventory.

David Lawrence
Duckpin Consignment Shop

Andrea Ruiz
Duckpin Consignment Shop
http://www.duckpintradingcenter.com/

Go Fish Food Truck

A gourmet lunch without leaving the parking lot of your work? It’s a scrumptious reality for more people in our area as more entrepreneurs launch food trucks! MPT's Nancy Yamada takes us inside the reality of owning a restaurant kitchen on wheels.

Larry Poncho Brown

MPT's Charles Robinson visits a Baltimore artist embracing a new business model.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Golfing in Maryland

A look at the Maryland golf industry.

Jon Ladd, PGA
Executive Director, Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation

Behind The Biz

They’ve been in business since the 1930’s. Four generations of Krumpe’s making donuts. Their business is literally located in a back alley, but that hasn’t stopped folks from making a trip to this Hagerstown hotspot.

Max Krumpe
Co-Owner, Krumpe’s Donuts
http://krumpesdonuts.com/do-nuts/

Vinyl Records Coming Back

A nostalgic boom? Despite tales of doom and gloom for the record industry they are finding a resurgence in an old medium. Charles Robinson has our story.

Community Forklift

Looking to fix up your home but not sure of how you can afford it? MPT's Nancy Yamada shows us how some folks in the Maryland area are saving big bucks and sourcing unique and sometimes rare finds while helping the environment at the same time.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Sports Gambling in Maryland

Where does Maryland stand in the sports betting business?

James R. Karmel, Ph.D.
Professor of History, Harford Community College

Sports Betting

The Supreme Court recently ruled to allow states to legalize sports betting. What are the odds of sports gambling coming to Maryland? MPT’s Charles Robinson went to Dover Downs in Delaware where sports gambling is already on the books to find out how it works.

Behind The Biz

A large selection of toys, games and gifts for folks of all ages. Yolanda Vazquez visits one of the few independent toy shops in Maryland.

Flora Stelzer
Co-owner, Shananigans Toy Shop
http://www.shananiganstoyshop.com/

Head Injury Center

If your child plays a contact sport, you likely worry about head injuries. It may be a minor bump on the head or could it be something more serious? MPT's Nancy Yamada takes us inside a business who makes it their business to know and treat concussions.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Doctor Pay Gap

Why are female doctors in Maryland paid less than their male counterparts?

Gene Ransom
CEO, MedChi
http://www.medchi.org/

Union Brewing

Small Beer Brewers around Maryland are taking advantage of a change in state law allowing them to serve their product on site. MPT's Charles Robinson takes us to a Baltimore Brewery looking to expand their suds.

Behind The Biz

A performance-based music school in Howard County where kids can form bands and rock it out is gaining in popularity. Yolanda Vazquez visits one of their jam sessions.

Tim France-Kelly
Owner/Columbia Rock School
http://columbiarockschool.com/

Hiring Managers Checklist

What employers can and cannot ask during an interview.

Elliot Lasson, Ph.D
Professor, Dept of Psychology, UMBC

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Recent Job Report

A look at how the employment industry has been shifting for the last couple of months.

Daraius Irani, Ph.D.
Division of Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research, Towson University

Behind The Biz

A swank boutique offering everything from designer dresses to stylish jeans and everything in between makes its mark in Mt. Washington Village.

Mary Anne Gruzs
Co-Owner, La Chic Boutique
https://lachicboutiquemd.com

Health Of The Chesapeake Bay

Signs are pointing to an improving Chesapeake Bay.

Vitusvet

A new startup wants to help pets speak to their vets.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Baltimore Restaurant Week

Tempt your taste buds and maybe save a few bucks.

Ingrid French
Manager, Cinghiale

Michael Evitts
Downtown Partnership of Baltimore

Unique Hotel Art Collection

You don't have to visit an art gallery to appreciate unique, high end artwork. As MPT's Nancy Yamada shows us, you can visit a casino hotel.

Don't Fall For Tech Support Scams

Colleen Robbins
Attorney FTC
https://www.ftc.gov/

Behind The Biz

A trio of friends set out to create a taproom drawing on their experience from a previous business in Howard County. In this week's Behind the Biz Yolanda Vazquez checks out their latest venture to find out what’s on tap.

Rich Gue
Co-Owner

Geoff Lopes
Co-owner

Jordan McGraw
Head Brewer
https://www.hysteriabrewing.com/

Thursday, July 19, 2018

High Demand For Co-working Spaces

The demand for co-working spaces in Maryland has increased, with anyone from entrepreneurs to tiny nonprofits, realtors and startups now looking for places where they can focus on their business beyond the typical 9am to 5pm.

Shervonne Cherry
Director of community & partnerships, Spark Baltimore

Head Injury Center

If your child plays a contact sport, you likely worry about head injuries. It may be a minor bump on the head or could it be something more serious? MPT's Nancy Yamada takes us inside a business who makes it their business to know and treat concussions.

Behind The Biz

It’s certainly not your typical bookstore with a broad, cross-section of items ranging from new and used books to vinyls, CDs, and movies. Our Yolanda Vazquez checked out this Columbia business.

John Byer
Co-owner, Second Edition Books & Music
http://secondeditionbooks.com/

Social Media In The Workplace

Can bosses limit how workers use social media?

Elliot D. Lasson, Ph.D.
Professor of the Practice and Director, I/O Psychology Graduate Program, UMBC

Thursday, July 12, 2018

New Social Security Online Tools

Matthew Baxter
Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration
https://www.ssa.gov/

Behind The Biz

Following in the footsteps of his Italian grandparents, Bert Basignani began experimenting with home winemaking in the mid 1970’s. Ten years later, he opened one of the first wineries in Maryland. Today they produce 6500 gallons of wine a year and Yolanda Vazquez sampled some of it for us.

Bert Basignani
Owner, Basignani Winery
http://basignani.com/

Landing New Customers

Stacy Steinberg
Director of Sales & Marketing, Baltimore Water Taxi

https://baltimorewatertaxi.com/

Start Up

If you've ever had a little trouble finding a slip for your boat, there's a new way that might make it easier.