EPISODE 128: O’Malley and the power of measurement for improvement

There is no substitute for experience.

Martin O’Malley brings as much wisdom in managing local government as any guest we could hope for on Baltimore Positive and we went well into overtime in three magnificent segments with the former Governor of Maryland and Mayor of Baltimore at Faidley’s Seafood at Lexington Market.

This was a no-holds-barred chat with a legendary local leader.

And it wasn’t intentionally our longest chat through nearly 130 episodes. We simply just couldn’t stop asking questions and eliciting answers.

(For the record: Nestor called his wife after this chat on the way home from Faidley’s and told her it was one of the best chats he’s ever had on the radio in more than 35,000 hours of local conversations on AM 1570!)

First up was O’Malley’s march to finish his book on “Smarter Government” and how he hopes it’s a textbook on the do’s and don’ts of governing in the modern era.

This second segment is about his unwavering commitment to measuring and improving every facet of local government.

We’ll get to fixing Baltimore and improving Maryland and politics and Trump and Hogan later in this one. And in our third segment, we’ll hear a chunky back and forth about the death penalty and his chance chat with Ken Cuccinelli in Washington, D.C. and his name in the news in recent months.

His most important words continue to be about the future of the Chesapeake Bay and his primer on making our local environment better. And as always with O’Malley – measuring it!

NEXT WEEK: Retiring Maryland State Senator Bobby Zirkin joined us at Jennings Cafe in Catonsville for a wide-ranging conversation about sports, state government and the future of Baltimore.

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

COME SEE OUR SHOW LIVE IN 2020:

(Yes…you are invited to join us!)

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.

AND MANY MORE TO COME…

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…

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