EPISODE 143: Fowler tells how revived urban markets play key role in future of Charm City

After 16 years of serving the Downtown Partnership, Kirby Fowler will be leaving his job as the President there to take over as the new President and C.E.O. of the Maryland Zoo in the spring. We thought it was an ideal time to chat with a civic leader about two very important organizations for our city and hear from another truly downtown voice about the future of our area and its challenges.

In this middle segment of a three-part chat, we’ll cover McKeldin Square and Harborplace, the markets of Baltimore and how to get families back to places like the Inner Harbor and the Maryland Zoo so our region’s attractions can remain vibrant.

We have one more chat with Fowler about his future at the Maryland Zoo. And Nestor put a plug in for his favorite African penguins: Hope and Grace.

This will be a big week ahead for Baltimore Positive and Baltimore County School Superintendent Darryl Williams joined us for a wonderful chat about education and Kirwan and our children at State Fare.

No one is covering Baltimore mayoral race better than we are and we appreciate all of our friends sharing our work this week! (It does not go unnoticed!)

AND A HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT IS COMING LATE THIS WEEK:

HOLD THE AFTERNOON OF TUESDAY, APRIL 14TH FROM 11am-1pm to JOIN US FOR SOMETHING REALLY SPECIAL!!!!!

AND COME SEE OUR SHOW LIVE IN 2020:

(Yes…you are invited to join us!)

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

Thursday, March 5 – (DOUBLEHEADER) TBA at 11 a.m. and Frank Kelly III will be our guest for crab cakes and conversation at 1 p.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.

Thursday, April 16 – Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh will join us at 10 a.m. at State Fare in Catonsville.

Thursday, April 23 – Scott Shellenberger will be our guest at State Fare in Catonsville at 11 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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