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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. 

How Art Affects Humanity Over Time

Oct 24, 2017
The Walters Art Museum

Dr. Julia Marciari-Alexander expounds on how The Walters is looking to "art from the past to help us find calm in the fast-paced times of today." 

Saving the Bay

Oct 17, 2017
Michael Busada

Will Baker, president of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation discusses the organization's efforts to protect the bay.

Cleaning Up the Harbor

Oct 11, 2017

Michael "Mike" Hankin, President and CEO at Brown Advisory tells us about the efforts to clean up Baltimore's harbor, which he plans to swim across in 2020.

Confronting the Sites of Confederate Monuments

Oct 3, 2017
MICA

Samuel Hoi, president of the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, offers a follow-up plan for what to do with the vacant sites of Confederate monuments. 

Controlling the Costs of Medications

Sep 27, 2017

Dr. Redonda Miller, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital shares this week's commentary.

The Importance of Baltimore's Creative Hub

Sep 20, 2017

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."

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