Because we haven’t been able to sit down and eat a proper crab cake at Faidley’s at Lexington Market or have some chicken and waffles at State Fare in Catonsville with our guests, we have been doing one longish episode rather than our customary three shorter blocks of conversation.

Given the current state of America in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and protests on our streets and throughout the world, we will be focusing on race and the future of  moving forward in many of our upcoming June episodes.

These days Barry Williams might be more famous as the brother of Maryland Speaker of the House Adrienne Jones, but longtime education folks and student in Baltimore County know him best as the Director of Baltimore County Recreation and Parks or maybe even back as the principal at Randallstown High School. A longtime friend of Don, we connected with Williams earlier this month to discuss a wide range of issues of race, education, schools, policing in America and how people of color are being heard at the polls and in the streets of our country.

Nestor also had some interesting observations in this one about his childhood life in Dundalk and Mohler’s guidance counselor work in the 1980s on Delvale Avenue.

Clearly, we voted this month. And we hope you voted, too!

We will have a lot of reaction to the elections in the coming days and weeks.

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 as our citizens try to readjust to this pandemic during the summer at Baltimore Positive.

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We’ll try to keep you cool.

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