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Mondays at 7pm

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

Your Health Segments

Consumer Alert Segments

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/

Monday, October 30, 2023

Reimagined Harborplace 

David Bramble
Managing Partner, MCB Real Estate
mcbrealestate.com

Your Health: UMMC’s 200th Anniversary

Bert O'Malley, MD
President & CEO, University of Maryland Medical Center
umms.org/ummc

Monday, October 23, 2023

Trust in the Media

Jackie Jones
Dean, School of Global Journalism & Communication, Morgan State University
https://www.morgan.edu/

Navigating Open Enrollment

Anton de Roo
Vice President, UnitedHealthcare
https://www.uhc.com/

Monday, October 16, 2023

Your Health - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Cynthia Drogula, MD
UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center
https://www.umms.org/bwmc

Middle East War

Nathan French, Ph.D
Associate Professor, Miami University
https://miamioh.edu/

Monday, October 9, 2023

Your Health -  The Latest Research on Brain Injuries

Gary Schwartzbauer, MD, PhD
Director of Neurotrauma at Shock Trauma, University of Maryland Medical Center
https://www.umms.org/ummc

Book Beat

John Eisenberg
Author, Rocket Men: The Black Quarterbacks Who Revolutionized Pro Football

Monday, October 2, 2023

Future of Baltimore's Harborplace

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

Baltimore Orioles Playoffs & Lease Agreement

Rich Dubroff
Baltimorebaseball.com

Monday, September 25, 2023

Your HealthThe Latest On COVID-19 and Vaccines 

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

Consumer Alert - Utility Bills

Karen Morgan
Member, Executive Council AARP Maryland
https://states.aarp.org/maryland/
 
Laurel Peltier
AARP MD Utility Advocate
https://states.aarp.org/maryland/3rdpartyenergy

Monday, September 18, 2023

YOUR HEALTH -  The Latest Research on Brain Injuries

Gary Schwartzbauer, MD, PhD
Director of Neurotrauma at Shock Trauma, University of Maryland Medical Center
https://www.umms.org/ummc

Book Beat

John Eisenberg
Author, Rocket Men: The Black Quarterbacks Who Revolutionized Pro Football

Monday, September 11, 2023

Skyrocketing Auto Insurance Premiums

Al Redmer
Executive Director, Maryland Auto Insuranc

Ragina Ali
Manager, Public & Government Affairs FOR AAA Mid-Atlantic

Legal Arguments Surrounding Former President Trump

Mark Graber
Regents Professor, University of MD School of Law

Eric Segall
Professor of Law, Georgia State College of the Law

Monday, August 28, 2023

60th Anniversary  of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" Speech

Carl Snowden
Caucus of African American Leaders
https://www.aacaal.org/

Your Health

Deborah Jones-Shook
CRNP, UM St. Joseph Medical Center
https://www.umms.org/sjmc

HBCU Week

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

Monday, August 21, 2023

Your Health

Ajoke Ajayi-Akintade, MD
Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital
https://www.mwph.org/
https://www.umms.org/

HBCU Week

Dr. Maurice Edington
President,  University of the District of Columbia
https://www.udc.edu/
MPT HBCU Week

Monday, August 14, 2023

Spike In Car Thefts

Christopher McDonold
Executive Director, MD Vehicle Theft Prevention Council
Vehicle Theft Prevention Council

HBCU Week

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

Monday, August 7, 2023

Legal Cases Against Former President Trump

Ronald Weich
Dean, Professor Of Law, University of Baltimore
http://www.ubalt.edu/

Consumer Alert - Social Security

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

Monday, July 31, 2023

Consumer Alert

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

Maryland Cycling Classic Preview

Robin Carpenter
Professional Cyclist
https://marylandcyclingclassic.us/

Monday, July 24, 2023

Your Health - New Hope In The Fight Against Alzheimer's Disease

Paul Fishman, MD
University of Maryland Medical Center
https://www.umms.org/ummc

The Hottest Thing In Stoves

Ryan Trauley
Civic Works
civicworks.com

Monday, July 17, 2023

Rare Dinosaur Fossils Found At Laurel Dinosaur Park

JP Hodnett
M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County Dinosaur Park Paleontologist 
pgparks.com

Tom Holtz 
University Of Maryland Paleontologist 
https://www.geol.umd.edu/

Monday, July 10, 2023

Enforcing Impaired Driving Laws In The Legal Cannabis Era

Officer Jayme Derbyshire
Montgomery County Police Department
www.montgomerycountymd.gov/pol

Darrin Grondel
responsibility.org

Your Health: How To Apply Psychological First Aid

Kay Connors
Social Worker, University of Maryland Children's Hospital
www.umms.org/childrens

Monday, July 3, 2023

Your Health: Stop the Bleed Training

Thomas Scalea, MD
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center

Sharon Henry, MD
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
https://www.umms.org/ummc
https://www.umms.org/ummc/health-services/shock-trauma

Monday, June 26, 2023

Summer 2023

Mayor Rick Meehan
Ocean City, MD
https://oceancitymd.gov/

Your Health

Joshua Starr, MD
UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center
https://www.umms.org/

Monday, June 19, 2023

Celebrating Juneteenth

Terri Lee Freeman
Executive Director, Reginald F. Lewis Museum
https://www.lewismuseum.org/

Consumer Alert

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

Angie Barnett
President & CEO, BBB of Greater Maryland
https://www.bbb.org/local-bbb/bbb-of-greater-maryland

Monday, June 12, 2023

Your Health: Protecting Yourself Against Skin Cancer

Zaineb Makhzoumi, MD, MPH
University of Maryland Medical Center
https://www.umms.org/ummc

CIAA Basketball Tournament Economic Impact

Al Hutchinson
President & CEO, Visit Baltimore
https://baltimore.org/

Chesapeake Collectibles

Amory LeCuyer
Appraiser, Chesapeake Collectibles
https://www.mpt.org/programs/chesapeakecollectibles/

Monday, June 5, 2023

Making The Right Social Security Decisions

Mary Beth Franklin
Social Security & You with Mary Beth Franklin
https://www.ssa.gov/

Your Health: Understanding A-Fib

Seemant Chaturvedi, MD
University of Maryland School of Medicine
https://www.medschool.umaryland.edu/

Monday, May 29, 2023

Finding Your Roots Through Research 

Annette Burke
Lyttle Heritage Detective
https://heritagedetective.com/

Ari Wilkins
BlackGenesis.com

Monday, May 22, 2023

Your Health: Stop the Bleed Training

Thomas Scalea, MD
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center

Sharon Henry, MD
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
https://www.umms.org/ummc
https://www.umms.org/ummc/health-services/shock-trauma

Monday, May 15, 2023

Maryland Lottery 50th Anniversary Celebration

John Martin
Director, Maryland Lottery & Gaming
http://www.mdlottery.com/

Honoring & Remembering, Trends In Funerals

Jack Mitchell 
Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home
https://www.mwfuneralhome.com/

Monday, May 8, 2023

New Police Chief

Police Chief Robert McCullough
Baltimore County
https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/

Offshore Wind Development

Jeff Grybowski
CEO, US WIND
https://uswindinc.com/

Monday, May 1, 2023

Bears In The Burbs

Jonathan Trudeau
Black Bear Project Leader, Department of Natural Resources
https://dnr.maryland.gov/

Maryland Cycling Classic

Bob Sicard
Sport & Entertainment Corporation of Maryland
https://www.marylandcyclingclassic.us/

Chris Aronhalt
Owner/President, Medalistsports
https://www.marylandcyclingclassic.us/