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Brave Voices Brave Choices with Howard County Library CEO Tonya Aikens

Candace returns for this interview with Howard County Library President and CEO Tonya Aikens to discuss the new "Brave Voices Brave Choices" campaign.  This new initiative will replace the iconic "Choose Civility" campaign, which has adorned resident bumpers for over a decade.  Tonya explains why it was necessary to move past the "Choose Civility" frame and tells listeners what they can expect in the months and years ahead from Brave Voices Brave Choices.

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Brave Voices Brave Choices with Howard County Library CEO Tonya Aikens
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Why Single Family Detached Zoning Hurts Everyone w/ Vox’s Jerusalem Demsas

Vox's Jerusalem Demsas has burst onto the scene as a thought-leader on housing policy across the country. We were fortunate enough to book her for an interview to discuss the disjointed politics of land use policy, the economic impacts of SFD zoning, and how President Biden's new infrastructure plan may change all that.

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Why Single Family Detached Zoning Hurts Everyone w/ Vox's Jerusalem Demsas
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ADUs in Annapolis with Alderman Brooks Schandelmeier and Kol Peterson

Accessory Dwelling Units, or "ADUs", are a hot topic in housing policy and provide the opportunity for lower cost housing options in areas with high housing prices. Annapolis Alderman Brooks Schandelmeier has cosponsored legislation with Alderman DaJuan Gay to legalize and regulate ADU's in Maryland's state capitol. Kol Peterson is an ADU expert and has published the book "Backdoor Revolution-The Definitive Guide to ADU Development". In this discussion, we review the benefits and objections related to ADU's, their frequency of use in practice, and the questionable origin of single-family detached zoning that stands in the way of such units.

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ADUs in Annapolis with Alderman Brooks Schandelmeier and Kol Peterson
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Get Excited for Brood X with Dr. Mike Raupp

This week, Ainy and Tom interview UMD Entomologist and nationally recognized cicada expert Dr. Mike Raupp. We discuss everything from the precautions you can take to protect new landscaping to the manner cicadas may be prepared (or plucked) for human consumption. This podcast is for all of those who don't know want to make of the forthcoming cicada arrival. Dr. Raupp's suggestion? Get excited. This week’s featured business from The 3rd is Stephanie Brown Coaching LLC, run by Dr. Stephanie Brown. This business is all about showing professional women what it means to shift their energy into powering their dreams. You can find Stephanie Brown Coaching on facebook, instagram, and twitter @stephbrownmd or visit stephaniebrowncoaching.com for more information

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Get Excited for Brood X with Dr. Mike Raupp
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“Housing is Infrastructure” with Casey Anderson

This week, Tom and Ainy interview Montgomery County Planning Board Chair Casey Anderson to discuss Thrive Montgomery 2050, urbanism, and affordable housing. This week’s featured business from The 3rd is “Simply Kashonna” founded by Kashonna Holland. “Simply Kashonna is building leaders through both a lifestyle, and corporate brand, focusing on motivational speaking, life coaching, and training.

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"Housing is Infrastructure" with Casey Anderson
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Leadership in Service with Erika Strauss Chavarria

Erika Strauss Chavarria is the founder of Columbia Community Care, a start up food and supply bank for those in need in Howard County. In twelve months, this organization has transformed from a start-up collecting in a parking lot to a service many residents rely on for their everyday needs.  In this interview, we discuss the unserved needs of one of the richest counties in American. We also discuss Erika's motivations to serve and the need for additional community support. This week’s featured business from The 3rd is a black owned carry out and delivery food business. Based out of Laurel, Food Under the Influence is open until 2am. You can find their menu on instagram and facebook @food_undertheinfluence and they are on Twitter @food_influence1. Be sure to support and get some delicious food from Food Under the Influence.

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Leadership in Service with Erika Strauss Chavarria
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ImpeachAPalooza with Baltimore Positive

Our ElectionPalooza crew has reassembled to discuss the future of America. Don Mohler and Nestor host Lucinda Ware, Tom Coale, Candace Dodson-Reed, Marc Steiner and Damian O’Doherty as we talk through the most turbulent week of our lifetime in this country.

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ImpeachAPalooza with Baltimore Positive
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