EPISODE 80: New Senate President Ferguson tells his journey from teaching to government

Yet another educator turned civic activist turned politician who wants to make a difference joined us for a lengthy discussion about many Baltimore Positive issues and local concerns. New Maryland Senate President¬† Bill Ferguson joined us before his new appointment in late October to replace Thomas V. Mike Miller in Annapolis so our conversation doesn’t reflect his new appointment but certainly speaks volumes as to his appeal from his fellow Democrats throughout the state.

Our conversation covered a lot of ground but our first part allows Ferguson to tell his “why” of involvement in local government after beginning his career as a Baltimore City school teacher.

We’ll get to Kirwan and other significant education issues in the next two parts but we enjoyed hearing Ferguson tell his story.

OUR UPCOMING TAPING SCHEDULE:

(Yes…you are invited to join us!)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1: Former Baltimore health commissioner Leana Wen joins us for a serious talk about medicine at Jennings Cafe in Catonsville at noon.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7: Chair of the Appropriation Committee of the Maryland House of Delgates Maggie McIntosh will join us at State Fare in Catonsville at 9 a.m.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8: Author and CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation Wes Moore joins us for a special Happy Hour show at 4:30 p.m. at State Fare in Catonsville.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14: Mayor candidate Thiru Vignarajah joins us for an hour on the future of Baltimore at Faidley’s Seafood in Lexington Market.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21: We are back at State Fare in Catonsville for an powerful doubleheader with Maryland Speaker of The House Adrienne Jones at 10 a.m. and Baltimore City Schools C.E.O. Sonya Santelise at 11:30 a.m.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12: New Baltimore police commissioner Michael Harrison joins us at Faidley’s Seafood in Lexington Market at noon.

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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