2016 Mayoral Candidate Sheila Dixon; Award-winning Local Writer Kathy Flann's New Book | WYPR

2016 Mayoral Candidate Sheila Dixon; Award-winning Local Writer Kathy Flann's New Book

Jan 20, 2016

  

Credit Sheila Dixon Campaign Website

Today, we continue our conversations with candidates for Mayor of Baltimore City.  Sheila Dixon joins me in Studio A.  In the late 90s she became the first African American woman elected as the President of the City Council, and in 2007, she became the first African American woman to become Mayor.  Her story after that is well-known: she resigned in 2010 after a conviction and an Alford plea.  She has entered a crowded race asking for a second chance.  I’ll ask her about her vision for the City.

Then, the award-winning local writer Kathy Flann introduces us to some of the quirky characters who populate her new collection of short stories.  Get a Grip explores Baltimore from the perspective of people who often live on the margins, and who flavor the city with funky charm.