The Chesapeake Connect Podcast Conversations with our region's leaders about the issues that shape our lives today and in the future. Chesapeake Connect is a program of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, the council of local governments serving central Maryland.
The Chesapeake Connect Podcast

The Chesapeake Connect Podcast

From WYPR - 88.1 FM Baltimore

Conversations with our region's leaders about the issues that shape our lives today and in the future. Chesapeake Connect is a program of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, the council of local governments serving central Maryland.

Most Recent Episodes

Exploring The City Beyond The Inner Harbor

On the latest episode of The Chesapeake Connect Podcast we're talking about tourism in Baltimore. How is the city and the broader region working to encourage tourism, and especially to expand Baltimore tourism beyond the traditional center of it downtown and at the Inner Harbor? And how has the tourism industry responded to the blows dealt to it by COVID-19? We're joined by Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott and Al Hutchinson, President and CEO of Visit Baltimore. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Vaccine Hunt And Our Regional Economy

We're talking about Baltimore's role in the race to develop and distribute the COVID-19 vaccine, with Tom Sadowski, Vice Chancellor for Economic Development for the University System of Maryland, and Dr. Bruce Jarrell, President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Coalition That Kept The Preakness In Baltimore

Delegate Tony Bridges, who represents Baltimore City in Maryland's General Assembly, and Harford County Executive Barry Glassman talk about the future of the Preakness, the decision to keep it at Pimlico Race Course, and what that means for both Baltimore City and Harford County. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Supporting Communities In Need

Queen Anne's County Commissioner Jim Moran and Franklyn Baker, President and CEO of the United Way of Central Maryland, talk about how government and nonprofit partners are working to support communities in need throughout the region. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Keeping Pace In An Evolving Economy

Howard County Executive Dr. Calvin Ball and Aaron Tomarchio, Senior Vice-President of Corporate Affairs at Tradepoint Atlantic, talk about how the Baltimore region is building a 21st century economy through the marriage of new technologies with blue collar history. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Making Regionalism Work

Carroll County Commissioner Stephen Wantz and Don Fry, President & CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, discuss how public and private sector leaders are working together to promote a safe, connected, and competitive region. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Reimagining The Suburbs

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman and Greg Fitchitt, President for Columbia at the Howard Hughes Corporation, discuss how land use priorities and real estate development are reshaping suburban communities across the region. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Answering The Call: Modernizing Policing After The Death Of George Floyd

Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski, Jr. and Police Chief Melissa Hyatt join The Chesapeake Connect Podcast to discuss police reform in Baltimore County and efforts to improve community-based public safety. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Answering The Call: Modernizing Policing After The Death Of George Floyd

Leading In A Pandemic

The second episode of The Chesapeake Connect Podcast features Maryland Senate President Bill Ferguson and Dr. Shanaysha Sauls, President and CEO of the Baltimore Community Foundation. Our guests explore the specific challenges of leading through a pandemic as well as the short- and long-term issues they're working to address on behalf of the Baltimore region. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

What Is Chesapeake Connect?

The first episode of The Chesapeake Connect Podcast features Mike Kelly, Executive Director of Baltimore Metropolitan Council, John A. Olszewski, Jr., Baltimore County Executive, and Scot Spencer, Associate Director of Local Policy for Annie E. Casey Foundation. Our guests reflect on their experiences as participants on the Chesapeake Connect program, an annual learning trip that brings together regional leaders to take an unvarnished look at a peer region. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.