It's easy to talk about what's wrong in Baltimore. The challenge is to talk about what's next. In each episode, Wes looks at innovative ideas that are working in other cities, places like Cincinnati, St Louis, and Detroit. And he asks the question: Can those ideas work for Baltimore? This program is made possible by Genine and Josh Fidler, and supported by the Baltimore Community Foundation, created by and for the people of Greater Baltimore, where many donors join together to make the region they love a better place, today and for future generations.
Unearthed Roots: Delving Into Your Ancestral History
Unlock the secrets of your family's past in this month's episode of "Future City" on 88.1 WYPR. Join us as we embark on a captivating journey through the annals of time, exploring genealogy and the intricate tapestry of our ancestors' lives.
Our distinguished guests for this episode include Ari Wilkins, a renowned genealogist and lecturer, who shares invaluable insights into the fascinating world of tracing your family tree. Discover the tools, techniques, and resources that can help you uncover hidden stories and connections from generations past.
We're also joined by Tom McCarriar, a prominent figure from the Maryland Genealogical Society, who sheds light on the local resources available for those eager to delve into their Maryland roots. Learn how to navigate historical archives and repositories, making the quest for your ancestry an enriching experience.
To add a literary flair to the conversation, we have Rodney Brooks, a veteran journalist, writer, and
04/12/2023 • 45 minutes 10 seconds
Untold Baltimore: Unearthing the City's Secrets on Future City
Prepare to be captivated as Future City 88.1 WYPR embarks on a journey to reveal Baltimore's hidden narratives. In this extraordinary episode, our distinguished guests, including the insightful Kate Drabinski from Baltimore Heritage, the thought-provoking author and Maryland Institute of Art professor Mikita Brottman, and the acclaimed sports journalist and author William Rhoden, come together to shine a spotlight on the untold stories that have shaped Baltimore's unique identity. Explore the city's rich history, culture, and untapped treasures in this compelling radio show/podcast.
Links to visit:
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11/11/2023 • 49 minutes 7 seconds
Racing Towards Greatness: Inside the Maryland Cycling Classic
Discover the thrilling world of professional cycling on the latest episode of 'Future City' on 88.1 WYPR. Join us as we delve into the captivating journey of the Maryland Cycling Classic in Baltimore, MD, the sole pro cycling event in the US.
In this engaging episode, we have exclusive insights from pro riders Scott McGill and Sean Flournoy, who unveil the challenges and triumphs of their cycling careers, sharing training methods, nutrition strategies, and personal experiences as elite cyclists. Tune in to hear Terry Hasseltine, President of the Sport & Entertainment Corporation of Maryland, unravel the meticulous planning that goes into creating this exceptional event. Steve Brunner, Founder & President of Kom Sports, a key sponsor of the event, offers a behind-the-scenes look into the event's sponsorship landscape.
Join us as we pedal through the dynamic world of pro cycling, exploring the Maryland Cycling Classic from various angles, only on 'Future City'.
30/08/2023 • 47 minutes 19 seconds
A Shot in the Dark: Examining Gun Laws & Public Opinion
Join us on this month's episode of Future City on 88.1 WYPR as we engage in a thought-provoking conversation about gun control, aiming to build a safer and more secure Baltimore. Our esteemed guests include Darnyle Wharton, co-organizer of the Baltimore Peace Movement, who brings insights into community-driven initiatives; Antonio Johnson, a licensed firearms instructor and founder of D.R.A.W Defense, offering valuable perspectives on gun safety and responsible ownership in Maryland; and Firmin Debrabander, an acclaimed professor and author of "Do Guns Make Us Free?", who explores the intersections of politics and the Second Amendment.
In this enlightening episode, we delve deep into the multifaceted aspects of gun control, discussing pragmatic solutions to end gun violence and fostering a culture of safety. Together, we seek to understand the impact of guns on our communities and explore potential pathways to a more harmonious future. Tune in to Future City, your podcast de
26/07/2023 • 1 hour 3 minutes 42 seconds
Unleashing the Potential: Exploring AI with Industry Experts and Journalists
Join us on this exciting episode of Future City on 88.1 WYPR as we delve into the captivating world of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Our host, Charles Robinson, leads an insightful conversation with two esteemed guests: Dr. Richard Forno, Assistant Director of UMBC Center for Cybersecurity and Director of the Cybersecurity Graduate Program, and Dr. Tyrone Taborne, CEO of Career Communications Group. Together, they provide unique perspectives and expertise on the implications, challenges, and opportunities that AI brings to our society.
In addition, we feature a thought-provoking segment from the Council on Foreign Relations, where renowned journalists share their opinions and insights on the evolving landscape of AI. Discover the diverse perspectives and gain a deeper understanding of how AI is shaping our world.
Throughout the episode, we explore the latest advancements in AI technology, its impact on various industries, and the ethical considerations that come wi
29/06/2023 • 55 minutes 39 seconds
Unveiling Baltimore's Green Oasis: Future City Explores Gardening and Farming
Welcome to a captivating episode of Future City, where we embark on a journey through Baltimore's lush green oasis and uncover the transformative power of gardening and farming. Join our esteemed guests, Denzel Mitchell from the Farm Alliance of Baltimore, Julia Craddock from the Rawlings Conservatory, Willie Flowers and Jonathan McKinney from Freetown Farm in Columbia, MD, and WYPR member AnnMarie Champ, as they share their profound insights into the world of urban agriculture.
Discover the hidden gems of Baltimore's gardening and farming scene as we explore community gardens, sustainable practices, and the boundless creativity that propels this movement forward. Learn from Denzel Mitchell, a visionary leader at the Farm Alliance of Baltimore, about their mission to cultivate thriving urban farms, foster food justice, and empower local farmers. Gain valuable knowledge from Julia Craddock, an expert from the Rawlings Conservatory, as she unravels the beauty and intricacies o
02/06/2023 • 46 minutes 44 seconds
Join us on this episode of Future City as we explore the world of green energy in Maryland. Our expert guests include the Director for the Maryland Energy Administration Paul Pinsky, who will share insights on the state's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote clean energy solutions. We'll also have Bay Journal Reporter Tim Wheeler, who will discuss his in-depth reporting on the impact of carbon footprints and electric vehicles making a change for cleaner energy. Finally, we'll hear from the Director for the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute, Dr. Eric Wachsman who will share their vision for advancing energy research and technology in the state. Tune in to learn about the latest innovations and policies driving Maryland's clean energy future.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/03/2023 • 47 minutes 9 seconds
What is art?
On this special episode of Future City, for black history month, black art is explored. We ask guests what does art mean to them, we also ask about their styles of art, and their inspirations for starting their careers in art.
To view more of Mr. Bryants work, please visit the link below
Jenenne Whitfield - Director of The American Visionary Art Museum
Larry Poncho Brown
To view more of Mr. Poncho's work, please visit the links below:
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01/02/2023 • 50 minutes 6 seconds
The Return of Governor Elect Wes Moore
Maryland’s next Governor and Future City's original host, Wes Moore is this month's guest on Future City. He shares his vision for the region, and for perspectives on his opportunity for service from a range of Maryland political leaders.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/12/2022 • 49 minutes 10 seconds
Druid Hill Park & The Maryland Zoo
On this month's episode of Future City, Druid Hill Park & The Maryland Zoo are discussed
Guests for this month's episode include:
Larissa Torres, PLA, ASLA - Landscape Architect - Design Planner II
David Bramble - Co-founder of MCB Real Estate
Kirby Fowler - President & CEO of The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Links for The Maryland Zoo:
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28/10/2022 • 47 minutes 43 seconds
On this month's episode of Future City, the mental health crisis is discussed.
Richard Rowe - Mental Health expert & advocate
Morgan Reid - Health & Wellness Coach, yoga instructor
Her Instagram accounts:
Jacqueline Ellis, B.S.,M.Ed.,CCHW - Program Manager, Here2Help Hotline
www.healthcareaccessmaryland.orgSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/10/2022 • 49 minutes 39 seconds
James Webb Space Telescope
On this month's episode of Future City, The James Webb Space Telescope is discussed,
Terri Randall - Producer of PBS NOVA documentary "ULTIMATE SPACE TELESCOPE"
NOVA on YouTube
Dr. Marshall Shepard - Professor University of Georgia
Dr. Nancy Levenson - Interim Director, Space Telescope Science Institute
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08/09/2022 • 47 minutes 47 seconds
The Robert's Supreme Court
On this month's episode of Future City, The Robert's Supreme Court is discussed along with the contraversial cases regarding SCOTUS.
Jesse Holland - Author/professor George Washington University
Mark Graber - Law professor UMB
Robyn Scates - Professor UMD/Morgan State UniversitySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/07/2022 • 1 hour 12 minutes 43 seconds
On this episode of Future City, we discuss great reads for the summer! Future City welcomed several guests this month to discuss their favorite reads.
Samantha Zline, Branch Manager, Severna Park Library
- Anne Arundel County Public Library website - https://www.aacpl.net/
- Book Recommendations Page (includes staff picks and our monthly newsletters) https://www.aacpl.net/books-more/book-recommendations
-The American Library Association Banned and Challenged Books: https://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks
Heidi Daniel, President & CEO of Enoch Pratt Free
02/07/2022 • 1 hour 6 minutes 38 seconds
From West Baltimore to UMB CURE scholars
On this episode of Future City, the UMB CURE program is discussed.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/05/2022 • 50 minutes 28 seconds
The future of Mondawmin mall
On this month's episode of Future City, the future of Mondawmin mall is discussed.
Rev. Franklin Lance
https://www.parksandpeople.org/Greater Mondawmin Coordinating Council
https://www.greatermondawmin.org/Principal, Zulema Sockwell-Moore The William S. Baer School
https://www.thebaerschool.org/school/Sen. Antonio Hayes(D) Baltimore City 40th District<a href="https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Members/Details/hayes02" data-auth="NotApplicable" dat
04/05/2022 • 48 minutes 30 seconds
Re-drawing Maryland's maps
On this episode, the re-drawing of voting maps is discussed. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/04/2022 • 49 minutes 57 seconds
So you think you're funny?
On this month's episode of Future City, we dive in to the state of comedy. We ask the experts what is funny? How does your comedy work? How do you deal with hecklers?
Interviews include guests such as:
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24/02/2022 • 1 hour 14 minutes 45 seconds
The LGBTQ Community
This month on Future City, we take the opportunity to become more familiar with the LGBTQ community, its culture and its history.On this month's episode we will discuss the LGBTQ community with
- Heather Mizeur - Candidate for Congress in Maryland & former MD State legislator.
-Kevin Brown - Director of station north arts district
-Rahne Alexander - Multimedia artist, producer, musician and performer. rahne.com
IG/TW: @rahnealexander FB:rahne.alexander.artist
Great orgs you can donate to, to support the transgender community in & around Baltimore
Trans Maryland: transmaryland.org
Baltimore Safe Haven: <a hre
26/01/2022 • 54 minutes 17 seconds
You’ve heard the saying…”there’s an app for that.” We look at tech you may want, are trying to get, and when you can expect it. Can our thirst for the newest and latest gadget be quenched?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.