Issues








Art
  1. Winning On & Off the Field
  2. Bringing God to the Silver Screen
  3. Magic, Fright, & Delight in a Theater Company
  4. Boom Goddess Radio
  5. Hollywood: From Groucho Marx to Prostitution
  6. Art as a Cultural Catalyst for Civic Change
  7. Designing Your Way to a Life in Barcelona
  8. Interpreting the Ineffable: Music As Inspiration
  9. The Collapse of Civilization? A Movie
  10.  Is Public Funding of the Arts a Waste of Money?
  11. How Flag Desecration Can Spark Productive Dialogue

Behind The Scenes Co-Hosting Episodes 

  1. Virtual Wine Tasting
  2. What is America Still Doing in Afghanistan?
  3. Josh Kurtz: Maryland Politics
  4. New Jersey, NYC, & Democratic Prospects in 2020
  5. PIP's Beginnings

Business & Entrepreneurship
  1. Beer and Congress
  2. Championing Honesty, Transparency, & Integrity in Corporate America
  3. Growing Bigger with Sugar
  4. Cooking Stoves that Combat Global Warming & Poverty
  5. Expanding the Tax Base Through Business Growth
  6. The Business Network
  7. Montgomery County is Open for Business
  8. Making It Easier to Do Business in Maryland
  9. How Your Child's Test Scores Affect Your Property Value
  10. Does Success In Business Truly Lead To Fiscal Responsibility In Government?
  11. Just Be Honest: The Key to Success
  12. Just a Tad Sweet- Entrepreneurship in a Bottle
  13. Can You Name Who Is Spending Your Tax Dollars Right Now?

Consumer Advocacy
  1. The Science of Firearm Regulation
  2. Making Netflix Accessible for the Blind
  3. A Recipe for Successful Citizen Advocacy
  4. Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves 
  5. Are Landlords Fleecing Renters?
  6. Black Outs and Why Being Wealthy Is not Enough to Stop Them
Diversity
  1. Surviving a Head Shot & Polio to Champion Muslim Women's Education
  2. Gay Priests, Byzantine History, & Fantasy?
  3. Politics and Being Gay in Texas
  4. Behind the Camera: Concealing Identity While Increasing Transparency in Government
  5. First Openly Gay Man Elected to the Legislature; So What?

Education
  1. Sightless Man's Vision of College for All
  2. Is Your School Next?
  3. Overcoming an Educational Achievement Gap
  4. Hiring the CEO of a $ 2.5 Billion Organization
  5. Kids, Grades, and Becoming a Functional Member of Society
  6. Achieving Social Justice Through Community Colleges
  7. Recognizing Privilege, Accepting Responsibility
  8. Service to Others Makes Holding Public Office Meaningful
  9. Are We Preparing Maryland's Kids For A Life Behind Bars Because We Can not Keep Them Behind Their Desks?
  10. If the Board of Education is not Communicate, is it Fair to Expect Students to Do So?
  11. Can Chinese Language Immersion in Our Schools Today Save Our Economy Tomorrow

Environment
  1. Clean Capital: Keeping the Lights On
  2. How Many Liberals Does It Take to Change Societal Use of Light Bulbs?
  3. The Gay Grizzley, a Millennial Adventurer
  4. Green: The Color of Money and Environmental Responsibility
  5. Greenbacks = Green + Business
  6. Combating Illegal International Wildlife Trafficking
  7. Take a Stroll to Save the World
  8. Green Businesses; Not an Oxymoron

Finance
  1. Saving the People from the Brink with the Banks
  2. Time, Treasure, and Talent
  3. The Noblest Profession
  4. Financing Your Life: From Student Loans to Home Loans

Foreign Affairs
  1. Seeking Asylum in Germany: From Communism to the Syrian Civil War
  2. Voting in Berlin and Washington
  3. The Evolution of German-American Relations
  4. Instilling Responsibility in Greece
  5. Sri Lanka's Emergence from Civil War
  6. Time & Reunification in Cyprus
  7. The Latvian John Adams
  8. Identity, Culture, & Informal Statecraft
  9. Reconciling Hamas & Israel
  10. From Costa Rica to Israel: Improving the World One Negotiation at a Time 
  11. Reparations from the Mad Dog Middle East
  12. Multiculturalism. Society Society Populism in the European Union
  13. Crafts of Precision: Swiss Banks & Diplomacy
  14. In Search of Harmony: From Concert Halls to Embassies
  15. Mudslides, Human Rights, and Trade in Peru
  16. Surviving Assassination, Toppling a Dictatorship
  17. Diplomacy, Dialogue, and Do-Gooders
  18. The United Nations: A Bastion of Antisemitism
  19. Imprisoning a Parliamentarian in Iran; How Human Rights Can Be Inconvenient
  20. A Perennial Red Herring: Who Demands Peace in the Middle East? Answer: Nobody

Good Governance
  1. Reimagining & Replacing Capitalism
  2. The Responsibilities of Happenstance
  3. The Gerrymander Meander
  4. Weeds of Democracy in the Garden of Fascism
  5. Constitutional Endurance: Freedom vs. Security
  6. The Electoral College: Political By Design
  7. Constitutional Framers And You
  8. Political Crops: Instructions on How to Grow
  9. The Epicenter of American Policy Making: Local Governments
  10. What the Governor Really a Professional Baseball Player? 
  11. Taking Ownership of Your Country, Your Resources, and Your Voice 
  12. Making the Buses Run on Time & the Legacy of MLK and the Civil Rights Movement
  13. Are Our Politicians Electing Voters?

Immigration
  1. It Takes a Village: Promoting Civic Engagement Among Immigrants
  2. Guns, Drugs, & Immigration: How a Fun Night Out is Destroying Lives

Infrastructure

  1. Charter Schools and Private Prisons: Is Privatization Out of Control?
  2. Uncharted American Waters- Literally
  3. Infrastructure: Pepco, WSSC, Transit
  4. Clean Water: Keeping You Cholera Free
  5. A Housing "Contract with America"
  6. The Antidote to Suburban Sprawl
  7. Do Developers Own the County Council?
  8. Green Bikes for Grandma
  9. Does Metro Need Money or Accountable Leadership?

Journalism
  1. Talk Radio & the American Media Market
  2. Local Press: A Good Neighbor
  3. Meeting the Go To Man for a Pitch
  4. Nothing Killed the Radio Star
  5. Press Power 101
  6. Throwing at Elbow for the President
  7. The Rise of the Political Podcast
  8. Who Cares About Local Politics? And ThenThey Raise Your Property Taxes by 9%
  9. Targeting Truth in Journalism
  10. Conversation with the Experts: Tonic for American Democracy
  11. Going to Jail to Protect a Name
  12. Throwing Darts: A Lesson in Political Journalism
  13. Finding a Bug on the Carpet in the Watergate
  14. Can Political Spin Be Unspun By Cable News?
  15. Do Women in Politics Matter?

Labor Unions
  1. Labor Unions in the Classroom
  2. Laboratory & Politics
  3. Collectively Bargaining for a Better Tomorrow
  4. Assembly Lines to the White House
  5. Have Labor Unions Lost Their Relevancy?

Law & Justice
  1. The Divorce Attorney Who Fought for Gay Marriage
  2. NATO, Navy, & the Maryland Legislature
  3. Restoring Faith in American Democracy Through Law
  4. Stopping Crime Before it Happens
  5. Preventing Genocide
  6. The Nazi Hunter
  7. Christ's Compassion in the Bayou
  8. Diversity on the Bench, from NYC to DC
  9. Why You May Be Wrong When It Comes To Killing Felons
  10. Community Policing: More Than Speeding Tickets and Donuts
  11. Is Politics More Important Than Fighting Crime in Maryland?
  12. Citizen Legislatures: As Informed and As Ignorant As Their Constituents
Medicine, Wellness, Health, and Health Policy
  1. Are Pediatric Vaccinations Safe for Your Child?
  2. Bringing Healthcare Reform to Montgomery County
  3. Braving Civil War to Give Children Sight, Life
  4. Political Psyches Explained
  5. Stopping Lies with Psychology
  6. Animal Testing, Nuclear Radiation, & Wall Street
  7. Opioid Epidemic, Advanced Directives, & Saving Tax Dollars
  8. Spinny Vinny's Yarn Unspun
  9. Seeing Right Through the Inflated Costs of X-Rays
  10. How Your McNuggets Lead to Your Extended Hospital Stay
  11. Why Is American Healthcare So Complicated?
  12. Financing Tomorrow's Physicians & Today's Health
  13. Preventing Heart Attacks with Binary Code
  14. Consumer Driven, Integrated Healthcare
  15. CHIPping Away at Medicaid Expansion
  16. Saving Lives, Millions at a Time
  17. Aligning the Healthcare, Construction, Aviation, & the Automobile Industries
  18. Ambulances: Expensive Health Insurance for the Poor
  19. Profits & Health Insurance: A Public Service
  20. Chronic Disease & You
  21. Big Data and Your Doctor; Incentivizing MDs to Make You Healthy
  22. Making Politics Work for Doctors
  23. Landmines, Shattered Bones, and the Nobel Peace Prize
  24. How Making a Ground Breaking Discovery Changes Your Life
  25. Finding Quality in Healthcare
  26. How to Lose Weight Without Dieting or Exercising
  27. Should We Be Be Getting High
  28. Taxpayer Funded Drug Paraphernalia for Drug Addicts- A Public Health Success Story
  29. Are Doctors Treating the Lonely More Than the Sick?
Philanthropy 
  1. Helping Women Do Business in the Developing World
  2. Putting Genocide in Darfur on the Map
  3. Escaping the Poverty Cycle
  4. Doing Good While Doing Well; Joining Profits with Philanthropy
  5. A Guide to Whistle in the White House
  6. Addressing Starvation in a Sea of ​​Wealth
  7. Do Philanthropists Have a Greater Impact Than Politicians?

Politics
  1. Libertarians: Don't Tread on Me
  2. Danish Political Populism in the Nursing Home
  3. Fatherhood in the Governor's Mansion
  4. Balancing N. Korea, Iran, Baltimore, & Annapolis
  5. Aligning Values and Crafting Narratives; Big Data & Polling
  6. Young Mothers Really Can Do It All
  7. A Call for Future Politicians
  8. How Maryland Invests Your Tax Dollars in Overnight Loans
  9. Show Me the Money
  10. Embracing Pragmatism in an Ideological Age
  11. Rioting in Baltimore; Nightlife in the 21st Century
  12. The Evolution of a Volunteer
  13. No Boys Allowed in this Congressional Club
  14. Remembering to Whom a Politician is Accountable: The Powerless, the Vulnerable, the People
  15. Are Professional Politicians a Menace to the Public Interest?
  16. Do Local Political Parties Add Value to Our Democracy?
  17. Can Women Actually Get Ahead in the US Army?
  18. The Only Way to Catch Democrats and Republicans in Bed Together Without it Being a Scandal
  19. From News to Law
  20. On Being Mayor of a "People's Republic"
  21. A Call to Public Service
  22. Sidewalks, Speed ​​Bumps, & Service
  23. How the Sausage Gets Made: Doing a Politician's Bidding
  24. Do Peace Corps Volunteers Really Benefit More Than You Are Meant To Help?
  25. On Learning How to Steer a Well-Oiled Political Machine
  26. We Know Where You Live; How Politicians Target Voters' Homes
  27. Why Taxpayers Should Fund Political Mail that You Immediately Throw Away

Religion
  1. Radical Hospitality in the National Cathedral
  2. The Path of Hare Krishna
  3. From Civil Rights to Friday Prayers
  4. Finding God's Strength Within
  5. An Ethical World Without God
  6. Applying Medieval Jewish Texts to Corporate America
  7. Finding the Light of God Within Yourself
  8. The Chameleon Synagogue: Supreme Court Justices, Romance, Comedy, and Archeology 
  9. Why You Can not Be Friends with Your Rabbi
  10. Explaining Judaism While Standing on One Leg

Social Services

  1. Schools, Grit, and Nuns in Haiti and Baltimore
  2. It's Not as Easy as Taking a Walk in the Park
  3. Four Walls and a Roof + Love + Hot Coffee = Hope
  4. Why Putting a Roof Over Your Head Matters
  5. Can You Afford to Live Where You Work?