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Release Date: 05/03/2021

PROTECT Week and Juneteenth show art PROTECT Week and Juneteenth

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June 13-19 is PROTECT Week, highlighting elder financial abuse. The Comptroller’s Office is a lead partner in the campaign and guest host Maureen O’Prey joins Alan to talk about it with Sydney Palinkas from ElderSAFE. Then, Chris Haley, who heads the Study of the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland at the State Archives talks about Juneteenth and the quest for racial justice in America.

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Fueling Up For Summer show art Fueling Up For Summer

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New co-host Callie Pfeiffer joins Alan to talk with Chuck Ulm, deputy director of the agency’s Field Enforcement Bureau, to find out why the Comptroller is in charge of motor fuel regulation and what role the office had to keep gas flowing in the wake of the Colonial Pipeline hack. Then, we look forward to summer with Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan, who’s preparing for the unofficial start of tourist season this Memorial Day Weekend.

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One Year – We Made It! show art One Year – We Made It!

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It’s a bittersweet episode as we celebrate the first anniversary of Revenews while saying goodbye to Sam, who is taking her talents to Boston University’s Global Development Policy Center. Alan and Sam reflect on highlights from the past year, then chat with Julie Verratti, Associate Administrator for the SBA’s Office of Field Operations, about the federal programs available to small business owners. Finally, a few colleagues say farewell to Sam.

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College Savings & Summer Shopping show art College Savings & Summer Shopping

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This week, Alan and Sam break down college savings plans with Maryland 529 Executive Director Erin Layton to help you prepare for the future (07:50). Then they catch up with Amie McCaslin, a resilient business owner who faced both floods in Ellicott City and is opening a new storefront in Ocean City called Salt & Co (36:20).

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The COVID session and (Merri)weathering a Pandemic show art The COVID session and (Merri)weathering a Pandemic

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The 2021 General Assembly wrapped up an unprecedented 90-day session with pandemic relief and police reform taking top billing. We’re joined by Legislative Director Justin Hayes and Deputy Director Sean Ford to break it down. Then, Ian Kennedy, head of the Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission, which owns Merriweather Post Pavilion, talks about how the music died at entertainment venues during the last year and when concerts may return.

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The Agency’s Leading Women show art The Agency’s Leading Women

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In this special episode, Deputy Comptroller Sharonne Bonardi chats with her predecessor and mentor Linda Tanton about being the first female Deputy Comptroller, the challenges she faced in breaking that barrier and the changed roles of women in leadership over the years.

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Celebrating Women’s History Month show art Celebrating Women’s History Month

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It’s Women’s History Month and St. Patrick’s Day! Accordingly, Alan and Sam chat with Maureen O’Prey about her role in the office and her other passions: history, beer, and the history of beer (10:53). Next up is Karlys Kline, founder of the Women’s Giving Circle and beloved in Frederick and far beyond (40:54). It’s an episode you won’t want to miss!

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The RELIEF Act show art The RELIEF Act

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In four days, the Comptroller’s Office processed roughly 415,000 electronic payments and paper checks to Marylanders who qualified for state stimulus relief, representing 98% of all recipients. How did it happen and what are some of the most frequently asked questions. We go behind the scenes with Ombudsman Dana Buker, who deals directly with taxpayers trying to navigate the sometimes-thorny bureaucratic channels in search of help.

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Fall in Love with an Energy Star Appliance show art Fall in Love with an Energy Star Appliance

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Tax season and Shop Maryland Energy Weekend are almost here! We chat with Robin McKinney of the CASH Campaign about free tax preparation and the Earned Income Tax Credit. Next up, business owners Joe Ochs & Curt Spicher on the huge the tax-free weekend is. Then, Amey Bayes of BGE and Larissa Johnson from the Montgomery County Dept. of Environmental Protection encourage you to save money AND the planet with energy efficient appliances.

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Legislative Look-Ahead show art Legislative Look-Ahead

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With the 2021 General Assembly starting this week, Sam and Alan get a preview from Sen. Craig Zucker, a longtime Comptroller employee, and Justin Hayes, the Comptroller's legislative director. We also get a lay of the land in the COVID-19 era from Sen. Clarence Lam, the chamber's only practicing physician and Nicole Stallings from the MD Hospital Association.

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This week, Alan and Sam break down college savings plans with Maryland 529 Executive Director Erin Layton to help you prepare for the future (07:50). Then they catch up with Amie McCaslin, a resilient business owner who faced both floods in Ellicott City and is opening a new storefront in Ocean City called Salt & Co (36:20).