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Direct Connection Guests

Mondays at 7pm

Monday, June 24, 2024

Turf Farm

Mark Carroll, PhD.
Environmental Science and Policy Program, University of Maryland
https://ensp.umd.edu/

Your Health

Irina Burd, MD, PhD.
University of Maryland Medical Center
https://www.umms.org/ummc

Monday, June 17, 2024

Your Health - Knee & Hip Health

Sumon Nandi, MD
University of Maryland Medical System
https://www.umms.org/

Celebrating Juneteenth

Dr. Dennis Doster
Prince George's County Juneteenth Festival Co-Chair

Monday, June 10, 2024

Your Health - Hypertension

Wallace Johnson, MD
University of Maryland Medical System
https://www.umms.org/

New 10 Year Plan For The Baltimore Region

Mark Anthony Thomas
CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee
https://gbc.org/

Monday, June 3, 2024

New Leadership For Maryland Parks

Angela Crenshaw
Director, Maryland Park Service
https://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands

Overdose Crisis In Baltimore

Nick Thieme
thebaltimorebanner.com

Jessica Gallagher
thebaltimorebanner.com

Consumer Alert - AARP Protect Week

Karen Morgan
Member, Executive Council AARP Maryland
https://states.aarp.org/maryland/

Your Health Segments

Consumer Alert Segments

Monday, May 27, 2024

Your Health: Living Donor Organ Transplant

Silke Niederhaus, MD
University of Maryland Medical Center

Felicia Stolusky
Kidney Donor
https://www.umms.org/ummc

Health of the Chesapeake Bay

Joel Dunn
President & CEO, Chesapeake Conservancy
https://www.chesapeakeconservancy.org/

Monday, May 20, 2024

New Ballpark for Hagerstown Flying Boxcars

David Blenckstone
General Manager, Hagerstown Flying Boxcars
https://flyingboxcars.com/

John Barr
President, Washington County Commissioners
https://www.washco-md.net/county-commissioners/

Your Health - Stroke Prevention

Lindsay Goff
Nurse, UM Upper Chesapeake
https://www.umms.org/

Monday, May 13, 2024

Turf Farm

Mark Carroll, PhD.
Environmental Science and Policy Program, University of Maryland
https://ensp.umd.edu/

Your Health

Irina Burd, MD, PhD.
University of Maryland Medical Center
https://www.umms.org/ummc

Monday, May 6, 2024

Future of Horse Racing In Maryland

Del. Sandy Rosenberg
(D) Baltimore City

Sen. Jim Rosapepe
(D) Anne Arundel & Prince George's Counties

New Maryland Pay Transparency Law

Benjamin Orr
Founder, MD Center on Economic Policy
https://www.mdeconomy.org/

Debbie Tang
Partner, Bridge Partners
https://www.bridgepartnersllc.com/

Monday, April 29, 2024

Your Health: Living Donor Organ Transplant

Silke Niederhaus, MD
University of Maryland Medical Center

Felicia Stolusky
Kidney Donor
https://www.umms.org/ummc

Health of the Chesapeake Bay

Joel Dunn
President & CEO, Chesapeake Conservancy
https://www.chesapeakeconservancy.org/

Saturday, April 27, 2024 - Chesapeake Bay Week Special

Chesapeake Bay Week - Key Bridge Recovery Mission

Rachel Sangree, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering
https://engineering.jhu.edu/

Aaron Tomarchio
Executive Vice President, Tradepoint Atlantic
https://www.tradepointatlantic.com/

Monday, April 22, 2024

Your Health: US Not Among World's Happiest Countries

Jennifer Redding
UM Upper Chesapeake Health
www.umms.org/uch

Chesapeake Bay Week

Frank Sesno
Host, Chesapeake Bay Summit
https://www.mpt.org/bayweek/

Monday, April 15, 2024

Key Bridge Recovery Mission

Rachel Sangree, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering
https://engineering.jhu.edu/

Aaron Tomarchio
Executive Vice President, Tradepoint Atlantic
https://www.tradepointatlantic.com/

Monday, April 8, 2024

2024 Maryland Legislative Session

Gov. Wes Moore
(D) Maryland

Monday, April 1, 2024

Key Bridge Recovery Mission

Peter Bowe
Publisher, DredgeWire & retired CEO, Ellicott Dredge Enterprises
https://dredgewire.com/

Sal Mercogliano, Ph.D.
Campbell University
https://www.campbell.edu/

Monday, March 25, 2024

Your Health - Treating Colon & Rectal Cancer

Ivane Chua, MD
University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center
https://www.umms.org/sjmc

Remembering Orioles Owner Peter Angelos

Peter Angelos
Direct Connection Appearance 10/26/01

WATCH NOW

Monday, March 18, 2024

Consumer Alert - Age Discrimination in the Workplace

Heather Tinsley-Fix
AARP Senior Advisor,  Employer Engagement
https://states.aarp.org/maryland/

Karen Morgan
Member, Executive Council AARP Maryland
https://states.aarp.org/maryland/

Improving Maryland State Test Scores

Carey Wright, Ed.D
Interim State Superintendent of Schools.
https://marylandpublicschools.org/

WATCH NOW

Monday, March 11, 2024

Making History

Dena Freeman-Patton (Watch the interview)
VP & DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS, MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
https://www.morgan.edu/
 

What N-I-L Means For Your Favorite College Team

Jesse Dougherty
The Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/

WATCH NOW

Monday, March 4, 2024

Health Alert - Sleep Disorders

Emerson Wickwire, Ph.D.
University of Maryland Medical Center
https://www.umms.org/ummc

Reaction to Supreme Court Insurrection Ruling 

Mark Graber
University of Maryland Carey School of Law
https://www.law.umaryland.edu/

WATCH NOW

Monday, February 26, 2024

Lead Pipes & Your Drinking Water

Richard Luna
Interim Director, Department of Public Works
https://publicworks.baltimorecity.gov/

Your Health - Cancer Awareness

Shana O. Ntiri, MD, MPH
UM Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center
https://www.umms.org/

Monday, February 19, 2024

New Maryland Poll

Patrick Gonzales
Gonzales Research & Media Services
http://www.gonzalesresearch.com/

Consumer Alert - Driving Safety

Rose Hobson
Instructor, AARP Drivers Safety Program
https://states.aarp.org/maryland/

Nina Uzick
Instructor, AARP Drivers Safety Program
https://states.aarp.org/maryland/

Monday, February 12, 2024

Your Health - Heart Health Awareness

Shannon Winakur, MD
University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center
https://www.umms.org/sjmc

2024 Black Engineer of the Year STEM Conference

Stephanie Hill
Executive VP, Lockheed Martin
beya.org

Monday, February 5, 2024

Reaction To The Sale Of The Baltimore Orioles

Jim Hunter
Host, MPT Sports Desk

Marty Conway
Georgetown University

Consumer Alert

Tammy Bresnahan
AARP Maryland
https://states.aarp.org/maryland/

2024 Black Engineer of the Year STEM Conference

Linda Gooden
Chair, USM Board of Regents
beya.org

Monday, January 29, 2024

Your Health - January COVID Surge Ending?

Greg Schrank, MD, MPH
University of Maryland Medical Center
https://www.umms.org/

New Baltimore Sun Owners

Armstrong Williams
Co-Owner, Baltimore Sun

2024 Black Engineer of the Year STEM Conference

Dr. Tyrone Taborn
Founder, Black Engineer of the Year Awards
beya.org

Monday, January 22, 2024

Reduction in Baltimore Murders

Richard Worley
Baltimore Police Commissioner

Your Health: Making Lifestyle & Weight Loss Resolutions Stick

Claudia Dal Molin, DO
University of Maryland Medical System
https://www.umms.org/

Monday, January 15, 2024

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Del. Jheanelle Wilkins
(D) Montgomery County

Inside Baltimore

Caryn York
President & CEO, Baltimore Corps
https://baltimorecorps.org/

Monday, January 8, 2024

Trump Legal Troubles

Kim Wehle
University of Baltimore Law Professor
https://law.ubalt.edu/

Future of Baltimore

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

Monday, January 1, 2024

Utility Shopping Tips

David Lapp
Maryland People's Counsel
https://opc.maryland.gov/

Consumer Alert - Avoiding Holiday Scams

Karen Morgan
Member, Executive Council AARP Maryland
https://states.aarp.org/maryland/

Monday, December 25, 2023

Celebrating MotorWeek's 43rd Season

John Davis
Host & Creator, MotorWeek
motorweek.org/

Monday, December 18, 2023

Your Health: Holiday Eating for GI Health

Joshua Forman, MD
UM St. Joseph Medical Center
https://www.umms.org/sjmc

Orioles & Maryland Reach Deal

Marty Conway
Sports Industry Management, Georgetown University

Dennis Coates, Ph.D
Professor, Economics, UMBC

Monday, December 11, 2023

Israel Hamas War

Sen. Chris Van Hollen
(D) Maryland

Your Health - Coping with Holiday Depression & Anxiety

Jill RachBeisel, MD
University of Maryland Medical Center
https://www.umms.org/ummc

Monday, December 4, 2023

Utility Shopping Tips

David Lapp
Maryland People's Counsel
https://opc.maryland.gov/

Consumer Alert - Avoiding Holiday Scams

Karen Morgan
Member, Executive Council AARP Maryland
https://states.aarp.org/maryland/

Monday, November 27, 2023

Giving Tuesday

Heather Iliff
President & CEO, Maryland Nonprofits
https://www.marylandnonprofits.org/

Your Health - Lung Cancer Awareness

Gavin Henry, MD
Medical Director, Tate Cancer Center, UM BWMC

Monday, November 20, 2023

Holiday Air Travel

Ricky Smith
Executive Director & CEO, BWI Marshall Airport
https://bwiairport.com/

Holiday Travel

Rolanda Chambers
Owner, Golden Voyage Travel
https://www.goldenvoyagetravel.com/

Monday, November 13, 2023

Celebrating MotorWeek's 43rd Season

John Davis
Host & Creator, MotorWeek
motorweek.org/

Monday, November 6, 2023

Your Health - Diabetes Prevention

Alexandra Morán, MD
Diabetes Program Director at the University of Maryland Medical Center
for the Baltimore Metropolitan Diabetes Regional Partnership
https://www.umms.org/ummc

Consumer Alert - Stopping Scams Against Veterans

Karen Morgan
Member, Executive Council AARP Maryland
https://states.aarp.org/maryland/