EPISODE 186: Smith says journalism and tough questions for leaders are more important than ever

    With so many local businesses shuttered due to the COVID-19 crisis in America, we have been focusing on the arts and entertainment institutions in the Baltimore area and how they are being impacted by all aspects of the corona virus. But we are still mixing in some relevant chats about the pandemic and what it means for our lives and the upcoming elections.

    C. Fraser Smith is no stranger to our audience after so many years as a reporter at The Baltimore Sun and WYPR, so we thought it would be a great time to discuss the role of reporters and what is happening every night in front of the White House with media, democracy, transparency and power. His latest book, “The Daily Miracle: A Memoir of Newspapering” is available everywhere you get your books.

    We love smart people at Baltimore Positive!

    Clearly, a lot has changed and it’s happening very quickly – and crisis management has become the key role for all us during the pandemic.

    We are all in this together and this is a time to educate, unite and keep each other safe. But we also have some extra time to read and learn and educate ourselves in many ways.

    We will continue to produce high-quality, intelligent conversations with thought leaders throughout this pandemic at Baltimore Positive. And we expect to do it at a rapid pace so stick with us and subscribe!

    Like all others, we have halted a “live schedule” and will continue to launch our chats as we have them during this crisis. Expect more than less.

    Because of the election moving to June 2nd, we will be having more of the mayoral candidates back to Baltimore Positive to discuss all of the current issues and the additional five weeks of virtual campaigning for the hopefuls.

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