Host Yolanda Vazquez talks with Dr. Leigh Ryan about Emily Saunders Plummer, a recent inductee of the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame. Plummer was born into slavery in 1815 and married Adam Francis Plummer in 1841. Through the diary of her husband and later accounts from one of her daughters we learn about Emily’s feistiness and courageousness in the face of adversity. Emily’s story is educational and inspirational. For more information on Emily Saunders Plummer, visit her website
Yolanda Vazquez talks with Tracey Walker, Chair, Board of Directors for the Northern Virginia Urban League. They discuss the organization and their mission to the community. They also talk about the 28th Annual Community Service and Scholarship Awards Gala that will take place Friday, April 27th at the McLean Hilton. For more information the Gals and Northern Virginia Urban League, visit their website.
Title IX completely changed the landscape for female athletes and intercollegiate athletics. Margaret Dunkle, who has been described as the unsung heroine of Title IX, discusses her report that provided the blueprint for Title IX regulations with Host Yolanda Vazquez. For more information on Margaret Dunkle, visit her website.
Yolanda Vazquez talks with, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker. They discuss his time in office and what has been accomplished in Prince George’s County during his time in office. For more information on Prince George’s County, visit their website.
Yolanda Vazquez talks with Kate DiLello, Director of Development for City Year DC. They dicuss the organization and their mission to the community. They also talk about Comcast Cares day they will participate in April. For more information on City Year DC, visit their website.
Yolanda Vazquez talks with Susan Simmons, Director for the Caroline County Rec & Parks. They discuss the 7 Performing Art Series that will take place between January 12th through March 16th at the Caroline County Public Library. For more information on the Caroline County Rec & Parks and the Performing Arts Series, go to their website.
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Elena Russo talks with Gabbi Paucek, Event Co-Chair for the Annapolis Book Fair. They discuss the Book Fair that will take place April 28th at the Key School in Annapolis MD. For more information on the Annapolis Book Festival visit their website.
Yolanda Vazquez speaks with Jessica Normington, Executive Director of the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce. The Pikesville Chamber just celebrated 40 years and their group consists of about 350 members representing a large array of businesses. This year marks their 7th annual event, The “Taste of Pikesville”, which will take place at The Suburban Club on March 21st.
Yolanda Vazquez speaks with Edwin Avent, the Co-Founder of Black Professional Men, about their scholarship program and the history of the organization. Also discussed is the Rays of Hope Scholarship Breakfast, which will take place on June 17th, at 9:00 A.M. at Martin's West. Follow on Facebook and Twitter.
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Recorded on 06/06/17.