Direct Connection Guests
Monday, January 27, 2020

Harborplace Struggling

Why the centerpiece of Downtown Baltimore, Harborplace, is struggling to survive.

Melody Simmons
Baltimore Business Journal
https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/

Your Health: HIV and AIDS in our community

Many people remember the early days of HIV when young people were getting sick and dying, and there was no treatment available. The HIV epidemic has changed considerably since then and today HIV is a chronic, but treatable illness, and it can be controlled very well with daily medication.

However, HIV remains more common in Maryland and in Baltimore City than in most areas of the country.

Sarah Schmalzle, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Institute of Human Virology , University of Maryland School of Medicine

Monday, January 20, 2020

The McLaughlin Group

A look at current issues with host Tom Rogan, who continues in the footsteps of John McLaughlin, bringing you the latest in politics, policies and personalities.

Tom Rogan
Host, The McLaughlin Group

Your Health: Organ Transplant

An organ transplant holds the promise of a life saved, health restored, and a future to live. An 11-year-old girl’s own kidney transplant did all that and inspired her to become a kidney transplant surgeon. The transplant worked well for 30 years, long enough for her to realize her dream as a surgeon to help hundreds of patients who also needed an organ transplant, all while sharing her unique insights as a kidney transplant patient and transplant specialist. Then things changed. On Monday, January 20, University of Maryland Medical Center transplant surgeon Silke Niederhaus, MD, discusses her experience and what she learned after that transplanted kidney began to fail, and she, like her patients, had to somehow find a donated kidney to stay alive.

Do you have a general question about transplants? During the show, call 1-800-926-0629 or e-mail your question to livequestions@mpt.org.

Silke V. Niederhaus, MD
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Monday, January 13, 2020

Hacking Your Security Cameras

How to stop thieves from hacking into your home security system.

Rick Forno, Ph.D

Assistant Director, UMBC Center for Cybersecurity, Director, Cybersecurity Graduate Program

https://cybersecurity.umbc.edu/

https://cybersecurity.umbc.edu/richard-forno/

Stunning End To Ravens Season

John Eisenberg

BaltimoreRavens.com

Author, The League

https://www.baltimoreravens.com/news/john-eisenberg

Monday, January 6, 2020

Strategies For Stopping Baltimore Crime

Brandon Scott
Baltimore City Council President
http://www.baltimorecitycouncil.com/

Your Health: Mindful Health, with Dr. Mark Saba

It’s a New Year…the time when we resolve to be our best selves. For most of us, that includes being more proactive about our health—eating right, losing weight, staying active and maintaining a healthy mindset that can help you best manage—or avoid—chronic illnesses like diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, and more.

Dr. Mark Saba internal medicine physician at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center will discuss the best ways to live a healthier life in 2020, providing tips and advice for living a healthier life in the New Year. He’ll introduce us to the concept of “mindful health”—and how being more conscious of your lifestyle choices can affect your overall well-being.

However, HIV remains more common in Maryland and in Baltimore City than in most areas of the country.

Mark Saba, MD
UM St. Joseph Medical Center

Monday, December 30, 2019

The End Of An Era

Rhea Feikin brings down the curtain on her broadcasting career. Call us with your questions and comments for the first lady of MPT.

Rhea Feikin
First Lady of Maryland Public Television

Monday, December 23, 2019

Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment starts October 15 and runs through December 7. A look at everything you need to know about changing or keeping your coverage.

Sherry Kolbe
Baltimore County SHIP

Monday, December 16, 2019

Harborplace Struggling

Why the centerpiece of Downtown Baltimore, Harborplace, is struggling to survive.

Melody Simmons
Baltimore Business Journal
https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/

Your Health: HIV and AIDS in our community

Many people remember the early days of HIV when young people were getting sick and dying, and there was no treatment available. The HIV epidemic has changed considerably since then and today HIV is a chronic, but treatable illness, and it can be controlled very well with daily medication.

However, HIV remains more common in Maryland and in Baltimore City than in most areas of the country.

Sarah Schmalzle, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Institute of Human Virology , University of Maryland School of Medicine

Monday, December 9, 2019

Holidays Wish List

We're joining Santa Claus and a bunch of other folks at The Shops at Kenilworth to complete our holiday shopping list. Join us LIVE on Monday!

https://www.theshopsatkenilworth.com/

Jane O'Donoghue
Urban Threads

Lindsey Jacobs
Radcliffe Jewelers

Brittany Parry
Match Made Stores

Tony Zingarelli
The Train Group

Monday, December 2, 2019

President Trump Impeachment Inquiry

A talk with Congressman Ruppersberger about the latest impeachment inquiry developments into President Donald Trump.

Rep. Dutch C.A. Ruppersberger
(D) Maryland

Your Health: Vaping

The Centers for Disease Control is reporting nearly 2,200 cases of lung injury related to e-cigarettes and vaping nationwide, and at least 42 deaths. In simple terms, vaping is the inhaling of a vapor created by an e-cigarette or other vaping device. These battery-powered smoking devices have cartridges filled with a liquid usually containing nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals and metals, but not tobacco. While there is tentative evidence that e-cigarettes may help people quit smoking, they have not been proven more effective than smoking cessation medicine. Since their entrance to the market over 15 years ago, e-cigarette use has risen around the globe with nearly 13% of American high school students using them recreationally at least once in the previous month.

On Monday, December 2nd , University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health hospitalist physicians Dr. Zarana Patel and Dr. Vinisha Amin will discuss the issue of vaping and lung disease on Maryland Public Television’s Direct Connection "Your Health" program on Monday, December 2, at 7 pm

Do you have a general question about vaping? During the show, call 1-800-926-0629 or e-mail your question to livequestions@mpt.org.

Zarana Patel, MD and Vinisha Amin, MD
University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health

Monday, November 25, 2019

Best Deals On Holiday Travel

Tips on when to book the best deals for your holiday travel.

Natalea Scott
Retail Associate, AAA Mid-Atlantic

Your Health: Pancreatic Cancer

November is National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Each year, more than 56,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer—that’s more than 155 people per day. As we have seen with the diagnosis of Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek, and, even more recently, Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali—and the likes of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and actor Patrick Swayze, among others—pancreatic cancer does not discriminate, affecting men and women everywhere virtually equally. According to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, pancreatic cancer—now the fourth-leading cause of cancer deaths—is expected to become the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. around the (fast-approaching) year of 2020.

Mark Fraiman, MD
Medical Director, Liver and Pancreas Center, UM St. Joseph Medical Center

Monday, November 18, 2019

Healthcare Enrollment

Michele Eberle
Executive Director, Maryland Health Benefit Exchange
https://www.marylandhealthconnection.gov/GetConnected/

Monday, November 11, 2019

It's Harvest Season!

Join us as we visit a local winery to learn about the wine making process and the journey of the grape from vine to ... can.

Drew Baker
Old Westminster Winery

Al Spoler
Host, WYPR's Cellar Notes & Radio Kitchen

Monday, November 4, 2019

The End Of An Era

Rhea Feikin brings down the curtain on her broadcasting career. Call us with your questions and comments for the first lady of MPT.

Rhea Feikin
First Lady of Maryland Public Television