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Ground Up Podcast: Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s fall from power

Adam Bednar. (The Daily Record / Jason Whong)

Former Baltimore Catherine Pugh in roughly a year went from Baltimore’s 50th executive to a convicted felon facing 57 months in prison. This episode of the Ground Up Podcast examines the roots of the “Healthy Holly” scandal and what lies ...

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Ground Up Podcast: Making difficult projects happen in Baltimore

Adam Bednar. (The Daily Record / Jason Whong)

Dana Johnson, the Reinvestment Fund’s managing director for Maryland and Washington, spoke with The Daily Record for the Ground Up Podcast. She discussed a variety of topics, including the challenges facing projects she invests in and how a potential recession ...

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Ground Up Podcast: Abell Foundation digs into metro government mergers

Adam Bednar. (The Daily Record / Jason Whong)

The Abell Foundation has published a report on the mergers of city and county governments in Nashville, Louisville, and Indianapolis. We talk with the report’s author, Jeff Wachter, about where these mergers succeed, fall short and why some local leaders are ...

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Ground Up Podcast: Talking ‘bipartisan bro show,’ $15 minimum wage and tax cuts in Annapolis

Adam Bednar. (The Daily Record / Jason Whong)

Bryan P. Sears, The Daily Record’s government reporter, updates us on the Maryland General Assembly’s 2019 session. We talk about Comptroller Peter Franchot fighting with Democratic lawmakers in Annapolis, the cost of school funding, tax cuts and a lot more. ...

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Ground Up Podcast: Cole Roofing CEO talks 100 years in business, green roofs and second chances

Adam Bednar. (The Daily Record / Jason Whong)

Cole Roofing CEO Bill Cole talks with the Ground Up Podcast about running a century-old family business, how the industry has changed, potential for solar power in the industry, and how his company provides second chances with jobs.

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Ground Up Podcast: Brothers Music, Nouveau Home and Interior Design talk Baltimore retail

Adam Bednar. (The Daily Record / Jason Whong)

Steve Appel, of Nouveau Home and Interior Design, Ian and Brian Goldstein, of Brothers Music, discuss how they keep their doors open in the ever challenging retail sector. State Sen. Bill Ferguson makes asks business leaders to invest in Baltimore.

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Ground Up Podcast: ‘Town of the Big House,’ and the strange tale of Kahan Dhillon

Adam Bednar. (The Daily Record / Jason Whong)

We revisit the strange tale of Kahan S. Dhillon Jr. and The Baltimore Renaissance. Filmmaker and podcast producer Richard Yeagley discusses his podcast  “Town of the Big House,” which examines Dhillon’s efforts to promote The Baltimore Renaissance, a $10 billion ...

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MacKenzie’s Terri Harrington talks Baltimore office market

Adam Bednar. (The Daily Record / Jason Whong)

Terri Harrington, senior vice president at MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate, discusses how Baltimore’s office market performed in 2018, and what she expects in 2019. We also dig into a few recent updates on previous episodes on Main Street in Ellicott ...

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Ground Up Podcast: Regional economy navigates federal shutdown, crime and interest rate hikes

Adam Bednar. (The Daily Record / Jason Whong)

Daraius Irani, chief economist for the Regional Economic Studies Institute at Towson University, M&T Bank President August “Augie” Chiasera, and JLL’s Matt Haas discuss the regional economy, potential impact on Maryland from a federal government shutdown, and how Baltimore’s struggle with ...

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