Today's Midday Newsmaker is Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, who joins Tom in Studio A to answer his questions, and yours, for the hour.
Yesterday was the first official day of summer. Violence in our city, as in cities around the country, sometimes spikes in the summer months. The Mayor recently announced plans to address that possibility, and she'll discuss the city's continuing violence reduction efforts. Mayor Pugh also talks about the search for a new police commissioner, a new grant program targeted to locally-driven community development efforts, and city immigration policies.
A reminder of some great Baltimore events coming up that Tom mentioned during the show:
On Saturday and Sunday, it's the 38th LatinoFest in Patterson Park, a celebration of Baltimore's Hispanic culture, music and art, produced each year by the non-profit Educational-Based Latino Outreach (EBLO).
And this coming Monday, June 25th, from 6-8pm at the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, you can join Mayor Catherine Pugh for an intimate conversation with Aaron Henkin, the award-winning co-producer of WYPR's Out of the Blocks and director of new local programming at WYPR. It's another in the new series, Conversations with Mayor Catherine Pugh, produced by the Mayor's Office of Special Events.