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Mondays at 7pm

Monday, September 26, 2022

Road To Recovery

How a Maryland rehabilitation center is helping turn lives around through innovative tools and individualized treatment programs. 

Alex Denstman
Co-CEO & President, Ashley Addiction Treatment

Tara Handron
Vice President of Engagement, Ashley Addiction Treatment

Cierra Walker
Continuing Care Manager, Ashley Addiction Treatment

Monday, September 19, 2022

Your Health: Advances in Robotic Joint Replacement Surgery

David Dalury, MD
Chief of Orthopedics, UM St. Joseph Medical Center
https://www.umms.org/sjmc
Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics for the University of Maryland School of Medicine
https://www.medschool.umaryland.edu

Maryland Election Poll

Mileah Kromer, Ph.D.
Director, Sarah T. Hughes  Center For Politics, Goucher College
https://www.goucher.edu/hughes-center/

Monday, September 12, 2022

The Royals 

Laura Mayhall, Ph.D.
Department of History
The Catholic University of America
https://history.catholic.edu/faculty-and-research/faculty-profiles/mayhall-laura/index.html

Your Health

Deirdre Smith, MS, AGNP-BC
Vascular Center at University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center
umms.org

Your Health Segments

Monday, August 29, 2022

Buying or Selling A Home

Yolanda Muckle
President-Elect, Maryland Realtors
https://www.mdrealtor.org/

Dee Dee Miller
Past President, Maryland Realtors
https://www.mdrealtor.org/

Your Health

Stephanie Knight, MD
Chief of Psychiatry, University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine
https://www.umms.org/midtown

HBCU Week

Dr. Heidi Anderson
President, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
https://wwwcp.umes.edu/

Monday, August 22, 2022

Impact of New Climate Law On Your Wallet

Sam Calisch
Environmental Group Rewiring America
https://www.rewiringamerica.org/

HBCU WEEK

Anthony  Jenkins, Ph.D.
President, Coppin State University
https://www.coppin.edu/

Your Health

With the first day of school almost here, this is also an important time for children and teens to resume visits to their pediatrician for well visits and to catch back up on vaccine schedules disrupted by a years-long pandemic. Keeping kids and ourselves  vaccinated against disease is a vital priority—especially in light of the resurgence of dangerous viruses like polio, which was long thought to have been eradicated.

Rebecca Carter, MD
Pediatrician, University of Maryland Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Monday, August 15, 2022

Buying or Selling A Home

Yolanda Muckle
President-Elect, Maryland Realtors
https://www.mdrealtor.org/

Dee Dee Miller
Past President, Maryland Realtors
https://www.mdrealtor.org/

Your Health

Stephanie Knight, MD
Chief of Psychiatry, University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine
https://www.umms.org/midtown

HBCU Week

Dr. David Wilson
President, Morgan State University
https://www.morgan.edu/

Monday, August 8, 2022

Ocean City Summer 2022

Rick Meehan
Ocean City Mayor
https://www.oceancity.com/

Captain Butch Arbin
Ocean City Beach Patrol
https://oceancitymd.gov/

Madelyne Rowan
Director, White Marlin Open
https://whitemarlinopen.com/

Monday, August 1, 2022

New Limits on Maryland Crabs

Tom Miller
Director, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
https://www.umces.edu/cbl

Monkeypox In Maryland

Amit Dhir, CRNP
Chase Brexton Health Services
https://chasebrexton.org/

Monday, July 25, 2022

Maryland Primary Election Results

Mileah Kromer, Ph.D.
Director, Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center, Goucher College

Summer Health

Michael Winters, MD
Emergency Medicine Physician, University of Maryland Medical Center 
Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Monday, July 18, 2022

Dealing With Inflation & High Gas Prices

Deborah Owens
Money Expert & CEO, WealthyU

Advances In Heart Health

Rawn Salenger, MD
Chief of Cardiac Surgery, UM St. Joseph Medical Center

Monday, July 11, 2022

COVID Variants and Fall Boosters

Andrew Pekosz, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
publichealth.jhu.edu

Squeegee Deadly Clash

Karsonya "Kaye" Wise Whitehead, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies, Loyola University Maryland

Monday, July 4, 2022

Road To Recovery

How a Maryland rehabilitation center is helping turn lives around through innovative tools and individualized treatment programs. 

Alex Denstman
Co-CEO & President, Ashley Addiction Treatment

Tara Handron
Vice President of Engagement, Ashley Addiction Treatment

Cierra Walker
Continuing Care Manager, Ashley Addiction Treatment

Monday, June 27, 2022

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

Mark Graber
Constitutional Law and Supreme Court Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Preparing for Life After Cancer

Harvinder Singh, MD
The Tate Cancer Center at the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Monday, June 20, 2022

New Speed Cameras

Marly Cardona-Moz
Chief of Communications, Baltimore City Department of Transportation

Del. D. Antonio Bridges
(D) Baltimore City

Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month

Dr. Rodney Taylor
Chair of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center

Monday, June 13, 2022

Health Concerns Common Among Men

Kyle Fletke, MD
University of Maryland Medical Center
https://www.umms.org/

Ask The Candidates

Jerome Segal
(D) Candidate For Governor

AFRAM Festival

Linzy Jackson
AFRAM Production Manager
https://aframbaltimore.com/

Nicole Green
AFRAM Chair
https://aframbaltimore.com/

CIAA Basketball Tournament

Jacqie McWilliams
CIAA Commissioner
https://theciaa.com/

Mayor Brandon Scott
(D) Baltimore City
https://mayor.baltimorecity.gov/

Dr. Aminta Breaux
President, Bowie State University
https://www.bowiestate.edu/

Al Hutchinson
CEO Visit Baltimore 
https://baltimore.org/

Dr. Brenda A. Allen
President, Lincoln University
https://www.lincoln.edu/

Monday, June 6, 2022 - 2022 Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Debate

A one-hour debate featuring candidates vying for the Democratic Party’s nomination in the race for governor of Maryland.  

Monday, May 30, 2022

Retirement Options For 2022

Laurence Kotlikoff
Professor of Economics, Boston University
https://www.bu.edu/econ/

Monday, May 23, 2022

Baltimore's Public Safety Plan

Mark Conway
Baltimore City Council
www.baltimorecitycouncil.com

Stroke Awareness Month

Approximately 15% of strokes in adults occur in patients under the age of 50, and national data indicates that stroke incidence is increasing in this young age group. Stroke occurring in the prime of life often results in profound detrimental changes in family roles, ability to work, and quality of life.  

On Monday, May 23, 2022, Dr. Carolyn Cronin, a neurologist and stroke specialist with the University of Maryland Medical Center, will discuss the causes of stroke among these younger patients, and her team’s multidisciplinary approach to treating them. 

Carolyn Cronin, MD
Neurologist with the University of Maryland Medical Center
Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine
www.umms.org

Monday, May 16, 2022

Road To Recovery

How a Maryland rehabilitation center is helping turn lives around through innovative tools and individualized treatment programs. 

Alex Denstman
Co-CEO & President, Ashley Addiction Treatment

Tara Handron
Vice President of Engagement, Ashley Addiction Treatment

Cierra Walker
Continuing Care Manager, Ashley Addiction Treatment

Monday, May 9, 2022

Maryland Durable Medical Equipment Re-Use (DME) Program

Ian Edwards
Program Director, Maryland Durable Medical Equipment Re-Use (DME)
https://aging.maryland.gov/

Replacing Taboos With Treatment In Women’s Health

Some women’s health issues remain stubbornly “hush-hush,” with women feeling too embarrassed to discuss them. As a result, they suffer in silence from conditions that are actually very treatable. Three examples: urinary incontinence, menopause and infertility.

Available to talk about why these and other common women’s health issues should be more frequently discussed—and to share insights on the latest treatments—is Harry Johnson, MD, a urogynecologist who specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center; and Mokerrum Malik, OB-GYN, also with the University of Maryland Medical Center. Both doctors are also with the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where Johnson is the Associate Chairman and Malik is an Assistant Professor.  

Dr. Johnson and Dr. Malik bring clinical and academic expertise in what it takes for women to experience their best health at every age. That starts with feeling the freedom to discuss any health condition.  

Harry Johnson, MD
University of Maryland Medical Center
Associate Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine
https://www.umms.org/

Mokerrum Malik, MD
University of Maryland Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine
https://www.umms.org/
 

Biden Administration's Broadband Announcement Local Impact

Jason Hardebeck
Director of Broadband and Digital Equity, Baltimore City Mayor’s Office
http://bde.baltimorecity.gov

Monday, April 25, 2022

When and Where Are Masks Still Required

Nilesh Kalyanaraman, M.D.
Anne Arundel County Health Officer

Your Health: Donate Life Month

April is National Donate Life Month to help raise awareness and promote organ, eye and tissue donation and to honor donors, recipients, their families and caregivers, and clinical teams working to honor the gift of donation and save the lives of those waiting for a second chance at life.

On Monday, April 25, Dr. Chandra Bhati, a University of Maryland transplant surgeon, will discuss Donate Life Month and the need for organ donation, as well as transplant advancements, including robot-assisted transplant procedures and their application in living-donor organ transplantation.

Chandra Bhati, MD
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Monday, April 18, 2022

New Speed Cameras

Marly Cardona-Moz
Chief of Communications, Baltimore City Department of Transportation

Del. D. Antonio Bridges
(D) Baltimore City

Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month

Dr. Rodney Taylor
Chair of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center

Monday, April 11, 2022

Sine Die 2022

Gov. Larry Hogan joins us to take your questions about this year's legislative session.

Gov. Larry Hogan
(R) Maryland

Monday, April 4, 2022

2022 Tax Season

Rob Bader
Director of Tax Operations, CASH Campaign of Maryland

Rudolph Isaacs, CPA
Isaacs Accounting
cpa-baltimore.com

Monday, March 28, 2022

Ukraine War & Nuclear Deterrence

Gigi Gronvall, Ph.D.
Senior Scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, Bloomberg School of Public Health

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

Latest treatments and trends in a disease that affects over 1 million Americans, including celebrities like Selma Blair, Montel Williams, and Christina Applegate. 

Mitchell Wallin, MD
Neurologist, University of Maryland Medical Center

Monday, March 21, 2022

Finding Your Roots

Robyn Smith
Genealogy Blogger, Reclaiming Kin
reclaimingkin.com

Druscilla Null
Maryland Genealogical Society
mdgensoc.org

Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland

Del. Darryl Barnes
(D) Prince George's County

Monday, March 14, 2022

Ukraine Refugee Crisis

Krish Vignarajah
President & CEO, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

Maryland's Last Public Confederate Statue Removed

Richard Potter
President, Talbot County NAACP
https://www.naacptalbot.org/

Ridgely Ochs
Move The Monument Coalition
https://www.movethemonumenttc.org/

Monday, March 7, 2022

Conflict In Ukraine

A look at the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and potential regional implications, as well as expert insight into the psychology of Russia's Vladimir Putin.

Arie Kruglanski
Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland

Vladimir Tismaneanu
Director, Center for the Study of Post-Communist Societies, University of Maryland

Cancer Moonshot: Advancing the Battle Against Cancer

Last month, the Biden Administration reaffirmed its commitment to an ambitious plan to recharge the federal government’s Cancer Moonshot initiative, with the goal of cutting the cancer death rate by 50 percent in the next 25 years and jumpstarting cancer screening that was sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic. An estimated 9.5 million cancer screenings were missed during the pandemic, raising concern that many patients will be diagnosed with later-stage cancers.

Dr. Kevin Cullen, the Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Professor in Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Director of the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, will discuss the Cancer Moonshot and provide an update on advances in cancer treatment and research.

Kevin Cullen, MD
University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center