Your Money & Business Guests

Due to the Coronavirus emergency, MPT is suspending production of Your Money & Business. For now, BBC World News Outside Source will be airing in its place.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Gold Is On The Rise

Over the last few weeks, gold (and other precious metals) have seen a significant increase in price, placing the price of gold at an all-time high since 2013 - creating the perfect opportunity for collectors and individuals to sell gold, silver, coins and other jewelry.

Ron Samuelson
CEO, Samuelson’s Diamonds and Estate Buyers

EV Charging Station

A Takoma Park Maryland business is all in on charging electric vehicles. RS Automotive is the first dedicated electric charging station in the state as MPT's Nancy Yamda reports.

Sideling Hill

The interstate system has often been a key to economic development and that's especially true in Western Maryland. MPT's Charles Robinson looks back at the catalyst that made the system work.

Town Square

A local company has come up with a new way to provide care for Maryland's seniors by going back in time.

https://shtownsquare.com/

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Lexington Market Revitalization

Kirby Fowler
President, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore

Radical Relevance

How to sharpen your marketing message and be heard in today's technology overload in order to resonate with your prospects and make them take action.

Bill Cates
Author, Radical Relevance

Lexington Market

A groundbreaking visit to one of the most famous markets in Maryland. Lexington Market dates back to 1782 and is about to undergo major changes. Here's MPT's Charles Robinson.

Di Pasquale's Marketplace

It's a Baltimore institution, an Italian market that’s been run by the same family for over a century! MPT's Nancy Yamda visits Di Pasquale's Marketplace.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Baltimore Detergent Changing Cleaning Habits

HEX Performance, the detergent maker based in Baltimore, is on a mission to help people better clean their athletic gear. How its latest funding round will contribute to that and much more.

Drew Westervelt
Founder and COO, HEX Performance

Maintaining Personal-Work Boundaries

Elliot Lasson, Ph.D.
Professor of the Practice and Director, I/O Psychology Graduate Program, UMBC

Petalo Platform

From Amazon Alexa's to Google Homes, more consumers are utilizing smart home devices than ever before. A Maryland company is utilizing that technology to make life a lot easier for patients in nursing homes.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Giving Your Emails The Boost They Need

Dave Mattson
President, Sandler Training

A New College Entrance Exam

A look at an alternative to the SAT and ACT for students who want to go to college, but who may not perform well on the existing standardized tests.

Jeremy Tate
Founder, Classic Learning Test (CLT)

Grocery Store Expanding In Maryland

A new grocery chain has their eyes on Maryland. As MPT's Nancy Yamada finds out, not everyone can pronounce the name, but customers are impressed with their prices and what they have to offer.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Rethinking Banking

What can local customers can expect from the SunTrust-BB&T Bank merger.

Greg Farno
Maryland President, Truist Financial

Edgar Allan Poe House

Baltimore proudly claims him as one of their own. Now, writer and poet Edgar Allan Poe’s home and museum is on the National registry of Literary Landmarks! MPT's Nancy Yamada recently got a tour of the home where legions of Poe fans flock to every year.

Protecting Against Hacking

Rick Forno
Director, Graduate Cybersecurity Program, UMBC
https://it.umbc.edu/


Merriweather Post Pavilion Renovation

The famed outdoor venue in Columbia, Maryland, Merriweather Post Pavilion, has undergone major renovations. In the summer of 2019, MPT’s Charles Robinson visited to check out the improvements and meet Darin Atwater.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

HopkinsLocal

An effort to hire and invest locally is entering its second phase.

Alicia Wilson
Vice President for Economic Development, Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System

Bringing New Visitors To Maryland

Liz Fitzsimmons
Managing Director, Tourism and Film at Maryland Commerce
https://www.visitmaryland.org/

MF Fire

Who doesn’t love sitting by a wood burning fire on a cold winter’s day? Unfortunately, a lot of them look pretty but don’t emit a lot of heat or keep you warm. But as MPT's Nancy Yamada reports, a Baltimore company has engineered a smart, ultra clean stove that was first created by a couple of college student.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

U.S. Census Jobs Available

Eudora Johnson
Recruiting Manager, U.S. Census Bureau

Sonya Harris-Ladjevich
U.S. Dept. of Commerce
https://2020census.gov/

The Spot

If you want your taste buds to go on a culinary adventure through Asia, while staying in Maryland, just head to Rockville. MPT's Nancy Yamada visits The Spot.

Becoming A Better Listener

Lynda Katz Wilner
Communications Consultant

Clifton House Project

A home renovation project is underway in Baltimore, but what makes it special is the house once belonged to a Maryland Poet Laurette and her daughter wants the home to be used for artists and poets once again.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Saving For Retirement

Judy Ward
Senior Financial Planner, T. Rowe Price

Robocalls

Ian Barlow
Attorney, Federal Trade Commission

Dancing Bear Toys & Gifts

Online shopping is convenient but if you’re a kid, nothing beats the joy of going to a toy store! MPT's Nancy Yamada takes us to a downtown Frederick, Maryland store where customers are encouraged to put down their phones and play with the toys.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Regional Job Disparity

Why is Northern Virginia winning the race for new jobs?

Robert McCartney
The Washington Post
washingtonpost.com

Impact of New Minimum Wage

What's the impact of the new minimum wage in Maryland on businesses, workers and consumers?

Julie Janofsky
Attorney, Fedder & Janofsky
https://www.mdcounsel.com/

Safety Beacon

It’s something you hopefully will never have to use. A company in Rockville, Maryland has created a small blue tooth device that can give you peace of mind and potentially save your life. MPT's Nancy Yamada reports.

Club 1111

A unique program at the league for people with disabilities in Baltimore is gaining attention not only in Maryland, but around the nation. MPT’s Charles Robinson finds out why.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

New Airbnb Regulations

What's The Impact Of New Airbnb Regulations On Your Stay?

Jason Hessler
Deputy Commissioner, Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development
https://dhcd.baltimorecity.gov/

I Sold It

It’s the age old dilemma. Should you donate that jacket or designer purse or sell it? As MPT's Nancy Yamada reports, you may find it easier to let someone else do the hard work.

Bluestone

MPT's Charles Robinson finds a goldsmith in Baltimore who designs and makes jewelry the "old fashion way."

Start Up Spotlight

One of Remington's best kept secrets, B. Willow, is a unique plant shop on a mission to bring more nature into people's homes and hearts.

Liz Vayda
Owner & Operator, B.Willow
https://www.bwillow.com/

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Giving Your Emails The Boost They Need

Dave Mattson
President, Sandler Training

A New College Entrance Exam

A look at an alternative to the SAT and ACT for students who want to go to college, but who may not perform well on the existing standardized tests.

Jeremy Tate
Founder, Classic Learning Test (CLT)

Grocery Store Expanding In Maryland

A new grocery chain has their eyes on Maryland. As MPT's Nancy Yamada finds out, not everyone can pronounce the name, but customers are impressed with their prices and what they have to offer.

Easton Airport

Its history dates back to World War II and today it's one of the busiest general aviation facilities in Maryland. MPT's Charles Robinson heads to Talbot County to find out what's new at Easton Airport.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Retirement Savings Landscape

How CalSavers, a new retirement system in California, might have implications nationwide, including in Maryland.

Angela M. Antonelli
Research Professor & Executive Director, Center for Retirement Initiatives, Georgetown University

North Market Pop Shop

In downtown Frederick, Maryland a former bio-chemist has bottled up a unique business that’s quenching customers thirst for soda as MPT's Nancy Yamada explains.

Streamlining Your Job Search

Elliot Lawson, Ph.D
Professor of the Practice, Dept. of Psychology, UMBC
https://www.umbc.edu/

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Giving Your Emails The Boost They Need

Dave Mattson
President, Sandler Training

A New College Entrance Exam

A look at an alternative to the SAT and ACT for students who want to go to college, but who may not perform well on the existing standardized tests.

Jeremy Tate
Founder, Classic Learning Test (CLT)

Grocery Store Expanding In Maryland

A new grocery chain has their eyes on Maryland. As MPT's Nancy Yamada finds out, not everyone can pronounce the name, but customers are impressed with their prices and what they have to offer.

Easton Airport

Its history dates back to World War II and today it's one of the busiest general aviation facilities in Maryland. MPT's Charles Robinson heads to Talbot County to find out what's new at Easton Airport.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Year End Tax Tips

What are smart tax moves to make before the end of the year?

Smita Patel
RS&F

Greg Klingler
Director, Wealth Management, Government Employees' Benefits Association

Eyeblack

We’ve all seen athletes wearing eye black to reduce glare from the sun or stadium floodlights. But now, it’s the newest form of advertising and team spirit! And as MPT's Nancy Yamada reports, it’s not just for athletes anymore.

Town Square

A local company has come up with a new way to provide care for Maryland's seniors by going back in time.

https://shtownsquare.com/

Start Up Spotlight

One of Remington's best kept secrets, B. Willow, is a unique plant shop on a mission to bring more nature into people's homes and hearts.

Liz Vayda
Owner & Operator, B.Willow
https://www.bwillow.com/

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Baltimore Chef Shop

Hands on cooking classes.

Scott Ryan
Baltimore Chef Shop
https://www.baltimorechefshop.com/

Blair Witch 20th Anniversary

It's been 20 years since "The Blair Witch Project" first started frightening movie-goers. MPT's Charles Robinson caught up with the film's director in Burkittsville, Maryland.

Frederick Personal Concierge

If your to do list never seems to end, you’re going to want to watch our next story. MPT's Nancy Yamada introduces us to a personal concierge who is ready to tackle just about whatever you need help with.

Behind The Biz

They originally began as a small photography store that served the needs of the local community. But over the past few decades, Service Photo has expanded their reach beyond Baltimore with an extensive line of high-quality products and professional camera knowledge. Yolanda Vazquez puts it all in focus.

Burke Seim
Owner, Service Photo, Inc.
https://servicephoto.com/

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Protecting Seniors From Financial Exploitation

Helene Raynaud
President/CEO, CCCSMD

Jennifer Holz
Associate Director, AARP MD

How To Avoid Social Security Or IRS Scams

What you need to know to keep scammers from stealing your money.

Christine Todaro
Federal Trade Commission
https://www.ftc.gov/

Thursday, November 21, 2019

New NCAA Rule

A look at the new NCAA rule that allows college athletes to leverage their likeness and name for pay.

David Pessin
Sports Law Attorney, PK Law

Pinball SuperMarket

What's old is new again as MPT's Nancy Yamada takes us to an old fashioned Pinball room nestled in an unexpected location.

Behind The Biz

From vitamins to essential oils to local honey to organic groceries, there is a plethora of all-natural products to choose from at a specialty store in Timonium. Yolanda Vazquez learns more about their juice bar and vegetarian offerings in tonight’s Behind the Biz.

Katie Joy
Assistant Manager, The Natural Market
http://www.thenaturalmkt.com/

Saving For College

Judith Ward
Senior Financial Planner, T. Rowe Price
Troweprice.com

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Cyber Firm's Continued Growth

A local cyber firm has been on a rapid growth trajectory for the last couple of years while keeping online infrastructure safe.

Justin Cavinee
Dragos, Chief Data Scientist

Clifton House Project

A home renovation project is underway in Baltimore, but what makes it special is the house once belonged to a Maryland Poet Laurette and her daughter wants the home to be used for artists and poets once again.

Salisbury Desserts

National recognition for one eastern shore town.

https://salisburyarea.com/

Behind The Biz

Organic and locally sourced, just of two of the many reasons why nutrient dense, probiotic rich foods are making a comeback. Yolanda Vazquez samples some kombucha and kimchi for us made by these Maryland-based food alchemists.

Meaghan & Shane Carpenter
Owners, Hex Ferments
https://www.hexferments.com/

Love From Argentina

A lot of us are addicted to caffeine but hate the jitters that can accompany drinking too much coffee. Perhaps a change in beverage might be in order. MPT's Nancy Yamada takes us inside a local tea company that’s steeped in tradition and gaining lots of fans.