Today, we continue our series of weekly conversations with candidates for Mayor of Baltimore City. David Warnock joins me to make his case on what sets him apart in this year’s crowded race for Charm City’s top job. He’s 57 years old, a Democrat, and a successful businessman. He is the founder of a private equity firm and co-founder of the Green Street Academy, a charter school in West Baltimore. Warnock is also the chairman of a charitable foundation that has funded a variety of educational and community-focused organizations, including The Center for Urban Families.
Then, former Baltimore Sun pop music critic Rashod Ollison joins me to talk about his new book, Soul Serenade: Rhythm, Blues and Coming of Age Through Vinyl. It’s a memoir about growing up in rural Arkansas in the 1980s and 90s, and how he sought refuge in music and literature as he navigated the treacherous paths of a difficult childhood.