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Public Commentary

TUESDAYS 10:04 A.M.

Commentary from community leaders around the Baltimore Metropolitan Region. 

For the fall/winter 2017, the following people will provide commentaries:

  • Rev. Alvin C. Hathaway, Union Baptist Church
  • Julia Marciari-Alexander, Walters Art Museum
  • Dr. Redonda Miller, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Samuel Hoi, Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Michael Hankin, Brown Advisory
  • Will Baker, Chesapeake Bay Foundation

COMMENTARIES HEARD ON WYPR, DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE OPINIONS OF WYPR’S STAFF OR MANAGEMENT.

Archive prior to October 2013

Dr. Julia Marciari-Alexander, executive director of The Walters Art Museum speaks about the role of Baltimore's creative economy in the success of the city. 

Poverty to Prosperity

Sep 12, 2017

Rev. Alvin C. Hathaway, pastor of Union Baptist Church joins us this week to talk about moving people past poverty. 

The Fierce Urgency of Now

Aug 29, 2017

Dr. "Kaye" Wise Whitehead on why we should "do more acting than reflecting and more activism than conversation."

Upholding Universal Values

Aug 22, 2017

Josh Fidler reflects on his commentaries and his "communitarian" perspective. 


Improving Educational Outcomes

Aug 18, 2017

Sarah Hemminger of Thread explains why "we need to think about learning as more than just a nine month endeavor."

Burrell: "It Ain't Over 'Till It's Over"

Aug 9, 2017
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Chet Burrell, President and CEO of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield reflects on what steps can be taken to stabilize the healthcare market.

Creating a Skilled Workforce

Aug 2, 2017

M&T Bank polled small businesses owners about their outlook on the economy and 75% of small business owners say they continue to have problems finding skilled workers to fill their positions.

Augie Chiasera, senior vice president of M&T Bank Corporation, discusses how to create a skilled workforce that meets the demands of current and future employers. 

Making a Radical Change

Jul 26, 2017
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Dr. "Kaye" Wise Whitehead argues that Baltimore is in the midst of a war, but residents can turn things around. 

Regionalism

Jul 19, 2017

Josh Fidler on the 3 factors that make a compelling case for regional cooperation. 

Holding Space

Jul 11, 2017
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Sarah Hemminger of Thread explains what "holding space" means, and how it helps in difficult times. 

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