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Mondays at 7pm

Monday, January 23, 2023

50th anniversary of the Maryland Poison Center 

Bruce Anderson
Executive Director, Maryland Poison Center

Angel Bivens
Assistant Director, Maryland Poison Center
https://www.mdpoison.com/

Service Year Option Proposal

John Bridgeland
Vice Chairman, Service Year Alliance

Monday, January 16, 2023

Your Health Saving A Life: The Importance of CPR and AEDs

Jeremy Pollock, MD
Cardiologist, University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center
https://www.umms.org/

The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Sen. Chris Van Hollen
(D) Maryland

Ben Jealous
Former NAACP President

New Lt. Governor

Lt. Gov. Aruna Miller
(D) Maryland

Monday, January 9, 2023

Your Health: New Study Aims To Create The Biggest, Genetic/Medical Database In Maryland 

myhealthymaryland.org
Alan Shuldiner, MD
University of Maryland School of Medicine
https://www.medschool.umaryland.edu/

Devon Nwaba, MPH
University of Maryland School of Medicine
https://www.medschool.umaryland.edu/

Squeegee Collaborative Plan 

Faith Leach
Baltimore Deputy Mayor of Equity, Health and Human Services
https://mayor.baltimorecity.gov/

Monday, January 2, 2023

New Wave Of Over The Counter Hearing Aids

Melissa Segev
Board Member, Maryland Academy of Audiology
https://www.maaudiology.org/

Alicia Spoor
Legislative Chair, Maryland Academy of Audiology
https://www.maaudiology.org/

Your Health Segments

Monday, December 26, 2022

Out of this World

Klaus Pontoppidan, Ph.D.
Project Scientist, James Webb Space Telescope
https://webb.nasa.gov/

Harriet Tubman

Nicole London
Co-Director/Co-Producer, Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom & Becoming Frederick Douglass
https://tubmandouglassfilms.org/

Monday, December 19, 2022

12 Scams of Christmas

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

Your Health: When to Seek Care in an Emergency Department vs. Urgent Care or Primary Care

Scott Burger, DO
Chief Medical Officer, University of Maryland Urgent Care
https://www.umms.org/

Jonathan Wendell, MD
Emergency Department Physician, UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center
https://www.umms.org/

Monday, December 12, 2022

New Healthy Eating Tips

Mary Beth Albright
Author, "Eat & Flourish, How Food Supports Emotional Well-Being"

Open Enrollment

Michele Eberle
Executive Director, Maryland Health Benefit Exchange
https://www.marylandhealthplans.org/

Monday, December 5, 2022

Remote Working

Elliot Lasson Ph.D.
Licensed Organizational Psychologist

Barriers To Breast Cancer Screening

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

Monday, November 28, 2022

New Wave Of Over The Counter Hearing Aids

Melissa Segev
Board Member, Maryland Academy of Audiology
https://www.maaudiology.org/

Alicia Spoor
Legislative Chair, Maryland Academy of Audiology
https://www.maaudiology.org/

Monday, November 21, 2022

Shopping For Best Grocery Store Deals

Christina Tkacik
thebaltimorebanner.com

Respiratory Viruses

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

Monday, November 14, 2022

A Pediatrician’s Advice to Protect Kids this Respiratory Virus Season

Steven Czinn, MD
Director, University of Maryland Children’s Hospital, Chair of Pediatrics Department, University of Maryland School of Medicine
https://www.umms.org/childrens

Maryland Politics

Mileah Kromer, Ph.D
Author, "Blue-State Republican: How Larry Hogan Won Where Republicans Lose and Lessons for a Future GOP"

Monday, November 7, 2022

Election Eve

Nikki Charlson
Deputy Administrator, State Board Of Elections
https://elections.maryland.gov/

Monday, October 31, 2022

Open Enrollment

Michele Eberle
Executive Director, Maryland Health Benefit Exchange
https://www.marylandhealthplans.org/

Your Health

Daniel Maluf, MD
 University of Maryland School of Medicine
https://www.medschool.umaryland.edu/

Monday, October 24, 2022

Remote Working

Elliot Lasson Ph.D.
Licensed Organizational Psychologist

Barriers To Breast Cancer Screening

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

Monday, October 17, 2022

Fighting Inflation

Anirban Basu Ph.D.
Chairman & CEO, Sage Policy Group
https://sagepolicy.com/

New Efforts To Attract Workers

Tiffany Robinson
Maryland Labor Secretary
https://www.dllr.state.md.us/

Monday, October 10, 2022

Frederick Douglass

Lynne Robinson
Executive Producer, Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom & Becoming Frederick Douglass
https://tubmandouglassfilms.org/

Monday, October 3, 2022

Harriet Tubman

Nicole London
Co-Director/Co-Producer, Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom & Becoming Frederick Douglass
https://tubmandouglassfilms.org/

Out of this World

Klaus Pontoppidan, Ph.D.
Project Scientist, James Webb Space Telescope
https://webb.nasa.gov/

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

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/