Being Well Informed

Being Well Informed

Being Well Informed discusses trending topics such as police reform, book banning intensified, the Emmett Till Alert App, new and upcoming authors, the Anne Arundel County NAACP Greenbook, judicial reform, long term care insurance, cryptocurrency scams, Maryland Lynching Memorial Project, Education in a Pandemic, and much more. The program, hosted by Claudia Barber, is designed to educate the audience on these trending topics.

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November 29, 2022 30 min

District 30B Candidate Courtney Buiniskis shares about her experience running for House of Delegates in South County in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The 2022 General Election results are in. And this was a first for this candidate. She shares the highs and lows of running for office as well as the impact mail in ballots had on this election cycle.

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How did the role of pharmacists change before, during and after COVID. Pharmacist and Attorney Hilda Gurley shares her insights with us on Being Well Informed.

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Political Director Patrick Sweeney of Every Library.org explains how book banning in America has intensified since 2021. Libraries are an easy target. What movements are causing libraries to ban books. What states are creating criminal penalties for librarians who fail to ban books. These issues are discussed in this edition of Being Well Informed.

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Many do not realize when long term care insurance is needed. It is not the same as long term disability insurance. Our guest, Meredith Pensack, a long term care insurance expert explains the difference and why this coverage protects retirement assets. Questions are answered. 

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Social Security myths are dispelled. And traditional Medicare v. Medicare Advantage Plans is explained. Nancy Altman, a 40 plus year veteran of Social Security laws shares details about bad actors in Medicare Advantage Plans and 4 things to think about when choosing between traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans.

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Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts is on the move with new theater, creative writing, ceramic, and art classes, after school programs for the community and other arts projects for all. Executive Director Jackie Coleman enthusiastically shares the history and new events. In October 2022, the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts was the choice of venue for the Fannie Lou Hamer Awards. The program honored many Marylanders. The Marylan...

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Children's Book Author Alice Faye Duncan discusses her book EVICTED! The Struggle For The Right to Vote about black sharecroppers in Fayette County, Tennessee who inspired the voting rights movement and the late Congressman John Lewis. Book banning is also addressed. 

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Maryland Voters' Ballot Questions are discussed along with Anne Arundel County Ballot Questions for citizens to examine. Arguments for and against are accessible through the League of Women Voters. Visit website www.vote411.org. Guest is Niecy Chambers of League of Women Voters Anne Arundel County. 

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Maryland District 30A Delegate Shaneka Henson discusses recent HBCU laws impacting students attending HBCU schools in Maryland. The Legal Education Success Collaborative law passed in 2021 is discussed in detail. Maryland HBCU attendees should be talking to their college advisors about this mentorship program and how it can result in a fully funded scholarship to law school in Maryland.  Listeners will also learn is Morgan State Un...

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History is about remembering the past. Blacks of the Chesapeake, lead by Vincent Leggett, share that rich legacy about Carr's Beach, and where the new state park will be in a few years. Mr. Leggett walks us through why there was a Carr's Beach and Sparrow's Beach in Anne Arundel County, Maryland and how much it meant to the community. A clip from the past is included as well as the second program with President Kurt Sch...

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University of Baltimore President Kurt Schmoke discusses can students afford college, and student loan forgiveness.  What are the benefits and shortcomings in President Biden's initiative to forgive $10,000 in student college loan debt.  These issues are explored. 

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What is a hedge fund? Why is the industry a close knit community of certain people. Sociologist Megan Tobias Neely shares what inequality in the hedge fund industry looks like and why  and reforms that are necessary. 

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AARP's Leigh Purvis discusses how significant the Inflation Reduction Act is for older Americans, especially in Medicare Part D.  What is addressed is out of control prescription drug prices and certain caps that may help eligible citizens. AARP publishes a prescription price watch and also has a Medicare Q and A section on its website, which is further discussed. Details are given on when people should apply for Medicare witho...

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Being Well Informed airs weekly. This edition tells us what it is like after prison and the many obstacles individuals face. Those wrongly incarcerated spend decades behind prison. If the judicial system is so fair with an appellate system, why did that happen. Do those exiting prison really know they can vote in Maryland? Joshua Hatch, founder of Freedom Fighters, LLC digs deep and shares openly about systemic problems. 

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Being Well Informed airs weekly. In this edition, historians, attorneys, and concerned citizens who comprise the Bethesda African Cemetery Coalition discuss an appeal of a Circuit Court decision halting the sale of the Cemetery and destruction of the human remains interred in Bethesda, Maryland. Case is to be heard October 6, 2022 at 9:30 am in Maryland's appellate court. 

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Being Well Informed airs weekly. This podcast edition discusses the loss of a child.  Bereaved parents are not all alike. Alice Wisler, author, shares her journey when she lost Daniel Wisler at the tender age of 4 years old. Writing a journal was helpful and writing done in honor of her child was helpful in coping with grief. Her workshops are also available for grieving parents. 

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Being Well Informed discusses judicial reform in Maryland. Why is there disparity in sentencing? What is an "Emmett Till Courthouse?" Is the Judicial Nominating Committee process flawed? What makes the voting process for judges confusing?

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September 10, 2022 59 min

Being Well Informed is an education podcast and television program, which airs weekly. In this edition, Collette Watson and Joseph Torres of Free Press.net explain why reparations in media and by the media is necessary. Some journalists are paid less than others. We also discuss the press and their apologies. 

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Being Well Informed discusses trending topics. Candidate for Maryland Comptroller Brooke Lierman talks about her candidacy and recent legislation involving tax credits for seniors passed by the Maryland legislature. School construction projects are also discussed. 

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Being Well Informed discusses the beginning of the Alzheimer's journey and preventive measures to take before considering guardianship. Attorney Karren Pope-Onwukwe takes us through growing trends in preparing for the Alzheimer's journey. She is part of the American Bar Association Senior Lawyers Division. Her office is in Bowie, Maryland. Her website is www.kpopeatty.com. 

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