EPISODE 117: T.J. Smith wants you to come back to Baltimore


    There is a very important set of elections coming locally in our region and we’ll be talking to as many of the candidates as possible before April 28th.

    Our featured set of chats this week is with Baltimore City mayoral candidate T.J. Smith, whose work as a police spokesperson and former officer had many patrons waving hello during our trio of segments at Faidley’s Seafood in Lexington Market to begin the new year.

    Our conversation covered all of the ground we have covered with other candidates but after hearing Smith’s unique perspective after losing his brother to street violence is heard in the middle episode, we concluded with an extended chat about crime, education and the business future of downtown and the Inner Harbor.

    Hope you our finale with T.J. Smith!

    Next week, we will have a look at the role of hospitals in our region as we spent this week in Annapolis chatting with many local leaders about what they need from Governor Hogan and the legislature during the session.

    We are also spending the weekend putting together chats with the many candidates of the Maryland 7th District race for Congress in the aftermath of the death of Elijah Cummings.

    Plenty of fresh and relevant conversation coming your way in 2020 as we enter our second year of Baltimore Positive this spring.


    (Yes…you are invited to join us!)

    THIS Friday, January 17 – Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley at Faidley’s inside World Famous Lexington Market 10 a.m.

    Thursday, January 23 – Retiring Maryland State Senator Bobby Zirkin at Jennings Cafe in Catonsville noon

    Thursday, February 6 – Candidate for Comptroller of Maryland Bill Henry at Jennings Cafe in Catonsville 10:30 a.m.

    Thursday, February 13 – (DOUBLEHEADER) Mayoral candidate Mary Miller will join us at 9:30 a.m. and and President of Downtown Partnership of Baltimore Kirby Fowler begins at 11 a.m. at Faidley’s Seafood of Lexington Market

    Thursday, February 20 – Baltimore County School Superintendent Darryl Williams at State Fare in Catonsville 11 a.m.

    Thursday, February 27 – Former Baltimore County Executive and local media legend Ted Venetoulis joins us at Jennings Cafe at 11 a.m.

    Thursday, March 5 – President and CEO of University of Maryland Medical System Mohan Suntha will join us at Faidley’s Seafood of Lexington Market at 11 a.m.

    Thursday, March 12 – Harford County Executive Barry Glassman will join us at State Fare in Catonsville at 10 a.m.

    Wednesday, March 25 – Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman will join us at State Fare in Catonsville at 10 a.m.


    We want to thank all of our sponsors, supporters and friends who have allowed this Baltimore Positive platform and movement to become part of your lives and routine. And thank you for sharing our conversations with your community and world!

    Hope to see you around Baltimore soon