Speaking about the long road to Madam Speaker with Delegate Jones


With the 2020 General Assembly around the corner and the new year about to begin, we can’t think of a better conversation than speaking about all Maryland issues with the new Speaker of the House of Delegates, Adrienne Jones, who joined us at State Fare in December before the holiday.

Over the past two decades, Madam Speaker Jones has been very influential and has served on many joint committees en route to this esteemed position of leadership that came as a surprise to her last spring.

This is the first of two long chats about her long road from Cowdensville and Arbutus and Lansdowne High School in Baltimore County to Annapolis. In our second half, we’ll discuss the many upcoming General Assembly topics including Kirwan, education and transportation with Delegate Jones.

We have taken some time this month to add some “holiday bonus” editions of Baltimore Positive that will be coming your way into December with Marty Schwartz, Debbie Phelps and Isaac Hametz and  in addition to our long-form chats with Baltimore City police commissioner Michael Harrison and the incomparable Wes Moore to start 2020 with bonus positivity.

Nestor and Don are also just released a 100th episode retrospective on Baltimore Positive.

We’d be “thankful” this holiday season if you subscribe to Baltimore Positive and make it a part of your weekly routine!


(Yes…you are invited to join us!)

Friday, January 3 – Mayoral candidate T. J. Smith at Faidley’s 10 a.m.

Thursday, January 16 – Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh at State Fare in Catonsville 10 a.m.

Friday, January 17 – Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley at Faidley’s inside World Famous Lexington Market 10 a.m.

Thursday, January 23 – Retiring Maryland State Senator Bobby Zirkin at Jennings Cafe in Catonsville noon

Thursday, February 6 – Candidate for Comptroller of Maryland Bill Henry at Jennings Cafe in Catonsville 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, February 13 – President of Downtown Partnership of Baltimore Kirby Fowler at Faidley’s Lexington Market 11 a.m.

Thursday, February 20 – Baltimore County School Superintendent Darryl Williams at State Fare in Catonsville 11 a.m.

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!