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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

Marciari-Alexander: 1 West Mount Vernon Place

Jul 10, 2018
The Walters Art Museum

Julia Marciari-Alexander, executive director of the Walters Art Museum talks about the re-opening of 1 West Mount Vernon Place, a 19th century mansion for contemporary audiences.

Conversations that Build a Better Baltimore

Jul 5, 2018

Rev. Hathaway talks about Union Baptist's idea to call into conversation gang leaders and officials in the criminal justice system to identify problems that fuel anti-social behaviors and offer options to those who are in gangs.

Baker: Celebrating the Crab

Jun 26, 2018
Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Scientists are telling us that the blue crab population  remains modestly healthy and sustainable. Will Baker, President of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation says we should celebrate this, but remember that blue crabs depend on a healthy bay and recovery can be fragile. 

Hankin: Closer to a Swimmable Inner Harbor

Jun 19, 2018

Michael D. Hankin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Brown Advisory, tells us about the efforts that are getting the Inner Harbor closer to the 2020 goal of being swimmable and fishable. 

Hoi: Building for Success

Jun 13, 2018
MICA

MICA President Samuel Hoi encourages us to become "bridge builders for our city's youth, so that every Baltimore child has the best chance to succeed and to become the builders of their and our future."

Miller: Always Ready

Jun 5, 2018
KEITH WELLER

Dr. Redonda Miller, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital discusses how the hospital has been preparing for an ebola outbreak. 

Marciari-Alexander: Finding and Creating Community at the Walters

May 29, 2018
The Walters Art Museum

Julia Marciari-Alexander, Executive Director of the Walters Art Museum, discusses how providing free access to the Walters allows visitors to connect to the art, and each other. 

Hathaway: Reignite Moral Consciousness to Stop Violence

May 22, 2018

Rev. Alvin C. Hathaway of Union Baptist Church comments on the violence in Baltimore City, and calls for the 'Thou shalt not kill' mandate to be honored.

Baker: Keep Working to Save the Bay

May 14, 2018
Michael Busada

Will Baker, president of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation encourages Marylanders to "Finish the job. Save the Bay." 

Art as a Uniter

May 1, 2018
MICA

Samuel Hoi comments on art's ability to engage and unite, as witnessed during MICA's ArtWalk, Light City and Artscape.

The Academic Medical Center

Apr 24, 2018
KEITH WELLER

Dr. Redonda Miller, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, on the importance and role of academic medical centers. 

Reflecting on MLK's Legacy

Apr 10, 2018

Rev. Alvin C. Hathaway of Union Baptist Church reflects on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, and how the fight for justice continues. 

Greening Baltimore

Apr 3, 2018
Michael Busada

Will Baker, president of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation discusses a partnership between the CBF and Baltimore City to add more green space in Baltimore through 90 projects in over 30 neighborhoods. 

Building the City We Imagine

Mar 20, 2018
MICA

MICA President Samuel Hoi tells us about the success of BCAN, the Baltimore Creatives Acceleration Network.

Expanding Telemedicine

Mar 13, 2018
KEITH WELLER

Dr. Redonda Miller, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, tells us how telemedicine is bringing quality care to patients.

Funding for the Arts

Mar 7, 2018
The Walters Art Museum

Julia Marciari-Alexander, Executive Director of the Walters Art Museum, discusses the importance of funding for the arts.

"Black Panther," a Blessing to our Culture

Feb 27, 2018

Rev. Alvin C. Hathaway comments how "Black Panther" serves as an introduction to the "majesty, elegance and contributions of African culture."

Protecting our Forests

Feb 19, 2018
Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Every year, Maryland loses nearly 2,000 acres of forest to development. Will Baker, President of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, comments on the impact to our health and cost to taxpayers, and appeals for a forest conservation act that's before the General Assembly. 

The Growth of the Inner Harbor

Feb 13, 2018

Michael Hankin, president and CEO at Brown Advisory, describes how downtown Baltimore has grown to be "integral to our identity" as a city, and discusses the 'Inner Harbor 2.0' project. 

Destination: Baltimore

Feb 6, 2018

Samuel Hoi, president of MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art,) on Baltimore's growing prominence as a visitor destination.

Improving Patient Education

Jan 30, 2018

Dr. Redonda Miller, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, comments on the need for clearer and relevant patient education.

Crediting the Change-Makers

Jan 16, 2018

Michael Hankin, president and CEO at Brown Advisory, acknowledges some of the leaders that he's worked with in 2017.

Samuel Hoi on building the creative economy

Dec 27, 2017
MICA

MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) president Samuel Hoi discusses how Baltimore's creative economy can be a catalyst for positive change.

Guarding Against Opioid Overdoses

Dec 19, 2017
KEITH WELLER

Dr. Redonda Miller, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, tells how Hopkins tackles the massive problem of opioid overdoses. 

A Living Treasure for Maryland's Youth

Dec 12, 2017
The Walters Art Museum

Julia Marciari-Alexander, Executive Director of the Walters Art Museum, talks about the importance of student field trips.

Chlorpyrifos

Dec 5, 2017
Michael Busada

Will Baker, president of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, discusses the EPA's endorsement of the use of Chlorpyrifos, a highly toxic insecticide.

Safe in our City

Nov 28, 2017

Rev. Alvin C. Hathaway, pastor of Union Baptist Church, comments on what should be done to address the violence in Baltimore. 

A Horse in the Race

Nov 21, 2017

Michael Hankin shares why Baltimore would be a top choice for Amazon's second headquarters.

Jobs as Healthcare

Nov 7, 2017
KEITH WELLER

Dr. Redonda Miller, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital speaks about Hopkins' commitment to hire local residents. 

Art and Spirit

Nov 1, 2017

Rev. Alvin C. Hathaway, pastor of Union Baptist Church discusses a new partnership between his church and the Baltimore Museum of Art. 

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