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Linnea Anderson

Host, The First Five Years

Linnea Anderson
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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.

Play to Learn

Sep 14, 2016

Play is how we learn to learn. Beginning at birth children need lots of play time. Here’s why.

On The Playground

Sep 7, 2016

  If children learn through play, then a playground is their laboratory. Make sure the playground at your childcare meets your little learner’s needs.  Listen now.

Why do some subjects seem harder or easier than others? The Theory of Multiple Intelligences offers explanation of why we all learn differently. Listen now.

Mommy Brain

Aug 24, 2016

As a mom do you ever feel like a superhero? Well it's possible that pregnancy and child birth may be giving you Super Mommy Brain!


Many of the professionals entrusted to care for our children are severely underpaid and relying on public assistance to make ends meet. They deserve better.  

What to Look For

Aug 10, 2016

It's time to make the hardest choice a new parent can make: selecting a child care provider. Find out if you're ready.

    

Medicaid Expansion

A mother's lack of health care coverage can have a devastating impact on her children. Find out how.

What Unites U.S.

Jul 27, 2016

Americans just can’t find common ground any more. It seems we’re split down party lines and the division is only getting wider. Except on one issue. Listen now to find out what unites us.     

Unstable Housing

Jul 20, 2016

We need to make home sweet home a reality for more families. Find out why.

Spending time with your grandchildren could be good for your brain. Learn more at www.marylandfamilynetwork.org

The Happiness Gap

Jul 6, 2016

Have you heard of the happiness gap? Listen now and find out why American parents are less happy than others.

One way to lower the number of infant deaths in U.S. is by raising the minimum wage. Listen now and learn the difference a dollar can make.

Make Room for Daddy

Jun 22, 2016

Fatherhood is more of a priority for men than ever before. Find out what employers can do to strengthen families and the workplace at the same time.

Children of same-sex parents are as healthy as the children of different-sex parents. Listen now for the latest research.

Will simultaneously teaching two languages to your baby confuse him? Expert say the answer is nein, nee, niet, and no.

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Do you know the difference between praise and encouragement? Listen and find out! Then visit marylandfamilynetwork.org for more information.  

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The Diaper Divide

May 25, 2016

 There is a diaper divide in America. But together we can wipe out this problem. Visit www.MarylandFamilyNetwork.org for more information.

Spare the Spanking

May 18, 2016

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

Listen now to learn more.


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.

Listen now to learn more.


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.

Listen now.


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.

Visit www.marylandfamilynetwork.org for more information.

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!

Cursing Kids

Mar 9, 2016

What does a parent do when his young child takes up cursing? We’ve got advice you can swear by! Listen now.

Try Mother's Milk!

Mar 2, 2016

Breastfeeding is good for baby and mother too! Try Mother's Milk today!

Visit www.marylandfamilynetwork.org to learn more.

Trends 2016

Feb 24, 2016

Trends in Child Care is Maryland Family Network’s signature publication which summarizes the critical components of child care -- demand, supply, and cost -- from 2011 to 2020. Download your copy at www.marylandfamilynetwork.org today.

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