Linnea Anderson

Host, The First Five Years

Linnea Anderson
Credit Doug Lent

Linnea Anderson is tenured and talented broadcaster and voice over artist with deep roots in Central Maryland.  For years she was co-host of the nightly, Baltimore -based and nationally syndicated Evening Magazine on WJZ-TV.  On this half-hour program, Anderson interviewed the likes of George Carlin, Muhammad Ali and Jack Lemmon as well as Baltimoreans of all stripes providing insight and local flavor to her adopted hometown.  Prior to that she was a news anchor, reporter and producer in multiple markets including Baltimore, Charleston, WV and Louisville, KY.

Beginning in 1992 Anderson spent more than two decades working the other side of the microphone as the Public Relations/Marketing Director for the American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region.  There she could be found on the front lines of local and national disasters reassuring the community that help was on the way.  Anderson’s voice can still be heard around town as she freelances as a voice over artist on projects that connect to her passions.

Spare the Spanking

May 18, 2016

Researchers from the Universities of Texas and Michigan, found that sparking does much more harm than good.

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Time-outs are a common discipline technique used by parents. But authors of the best-selling book, The Whole Brain Child say this method may do more harm than good.

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Tiny Teeth

May 5, 2016

Early childhood cavities are the number one chronic disease affecting young children in America. Even more common than asthma or hay fever. The Children’s Dental Health Project has ideas for how to change that.

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What's Toys Teach?

Apr 28, 2016

Just because the box says "educational" doesn't mean it's best for your baby. Listen now and learn more.

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Make Room for Men

Apr 20, 2016

Most of the early care and education field is dominated by women. We're grateful for the dedication they bring but men can also be a huge asset during the early years. 

Listen now to learn how to attract more men to this important field of work.

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New research from the Economic Policy Institute supports what Maryland Family Network has known for a long time -- making public investments in early childhood care and education not only helps families make ends meet but would also provide a major boost to the State's economy. Listen now and learn more.

  There's just something enchanting about that new baby smell.  In fact, it is something biological that entices our olfactory and bonds us with babies.  Listen now and visit www.marylandfamilynetwork.org for more.

Family Meal Time

Mar 30, 2016

With very young children and many demands on parents, eating together as a family can seem impossible. But the benefits of family meal time last a lifetime.

Listen now for tips on bringing the family together around the table.

More information is atwww.marylandfamilynetwork.org

Imagine raising children while living in poverty. Now imagine all of those challenges and struggling with depression too.

Learn more at www.marylandfamilynetwork.org.

Great Ideas

Mar 16, 2016

Maryland Family Network encourages creative approaches to help both child care professionals and families. These great ideas give kids a great start!

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