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Commentary from Community Leaders around the Baltimore Metropolitan Region.

Archive prior to October 2013

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

Josh Fidler

Dec 20, 2016

Josh Fidler on the importance of acknowledging white privilege.

Sarah Hemminger

Thread CEO Sarah Hemminger ponders about the future of the "heirs of our city." 

Chet Burrell 12/6/16

Dec 6, 2016

Chet Burrell became President and Chief Executive Officer of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in December 2007.

Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Ph.D. - 11/22/16

Nov 22, 2016
kayewisewhitehead.com

Karsonya ("Dr. Kaye") Wise Whitehead, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and the award-winning author of Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis; a K-12 master teacher in African American History and an award-winning former Baltimore City middle school teacher; and, a three-time New York Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker.

Josh Fidler - 11/15/16

Nov 15, 2016

Josh Fidler is a respected member of the Maryland business community. He is Co-Chairman of Chesapeake Realty Partners, a diversified real estate development business, and Founding Partner of Boulder Ventures, a venture capital fund active in the Mid-Atlantic and Colorado.

Sarah Hemminger - 11/8/16

Nov 9, 2016

In 2004, Sarah Hemminger and her husband Ryan co-founded Thread, a non-profit organization that engages underperforming high school students confronting significant barriers outside of the classroom. Currently the CEO, Sarah has extensive experience in nonprofit management and expertise in the development, expansion, and replication of innovative, paradigm-shifting models of mentoring.

Sarah received her undergraduate degree, as well as her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, from the Johns Hopkins University. Prior to pursuing her PhD, she worked as an engineer for Medtronic XOMED.  She has been awarded fellowships from Ashoka, Echoing Green Foundation, Open Society Institute, and the Albert Schweitzer Fellows Program, which support social entrepreneurs with innovative ideas.

Chet Burrell

Nov 1, 2016

Chet Burrell became President and Chief Executive Officer of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in December 2007.

Augie Chiasera - 10/26/16

Oct 27, 2016

Augie Chiasera is President of the Greater Baltimore/Chesapeake regions of M&T Bank. Augie joined M&T Bank as an Executive Associate in 1993 and has performed a number of senior line and staff positions throughout the organization. Since relocating to Baltimore with M&T's acquisition of Allfirst in 2002,

Augie has lead M&T's Small Business efforts throughout Maryland/DC/Northern Virginia and managed the Middle Market/Large Corporate Banking divisions for the Baltimore region. Augie holds a BA from Boston University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Ph.D. - 10/18/16

Oct 18, 2016

Karsonya ("Dr. Kaye") Wise Whitehead, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and the award-winning author of Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis; a K-12 master teacher in African American History and an award-winning former Baltimore City middle school teacher; and, a three-time New York Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker.

Josh Fidler - 10/11/16

Oct 11, 2016

 

Josh Fidler is a respected member of the Maryland business community. He is Co-Chairman of Chesapeake Realty Partners, a diversified real estate development business, and Founding Partner of Boulder Ventures, a venture capital fund active in the Mid-Atlantic and Colorado.

He serves on the Board of Johns Hopkins Medicine, is Vice Chair of The Baltimore Community Foundation, a Director of First Mariner Bank, the largest bank headquartered in Baltimore, and an officer of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.

Mr. Fidler has also held leadership positions in numerous other community organizations. Mr. Fidler received his law degree from New York University School of Law and his BA from Brown University.

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