EPISODE 251: McCray says new faces and spirit at City Hall should bring encouragement to community

We still greatly miss all of our live visits and long-form chats with our Baltimore Positive guests at State Fare and Faidley’s from earlier in our Season One of intelligent conversations with community leaders but we’re forging ahead with some of the coolest conversations during a hot, pandemic summer here in the Charm City.

As Don Mohler always points out: it’s never a straight line with our guests or platform. Just two curious people seeking deeper knowledge and wisdom from wise people. We’re about to bring forward a wide variety of guests and topics as we navigate all of the aspects of life during a pandemic.

We have been wanting to have Cory McCray on the show but waited until the aftermath of the June 2nd elections to get some local perspective on the new faces and places and responsibilities in Baltimore City as it appears Jack Young will be handing the reigns of City Hall over to Brandon Scott this fall. McCray is no stranger to local government, first serving as a Delegate and now as the State Senator from the 45th District. Our chat with him was wide-ranging with a focus on the pandemic and the services government is trying to provide amidst this crisis.

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 moving forward in many of our upcoming July episodes.

Clearly, we voted last month. And we hope you voted, too, and are ready to vote again in November!

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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