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Local Color
Wednesdays, twice a month

Local Color is a podcast dedicated to telling the stories of Black artists, business owners, and community leaders in Baltimore City and in the DMV. If you're looking for insightful interviews, heartfelt stories, and sometimes a good laugh, Local Color has you covered.

Local Color is hosted and produced by Jason V and is distributed by Your Public Studios.
For episodes prior to #100, click here.

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Latest Episodes
  • Host Jason V. sits down with guests Nic Koski of Common Ground Coffee Shop and Will Swanson of MOM's grocery store to talk labor and unions.
  • Baltimore City Councilman Eric Costello of the 11th District talks serving Baltimore.
  • Born and raised in West Baltimore just steps away from Penn-North, State Senator Antonio Hayes was a civil servant before he began serving the state of Maryland in earnest.
  • In Part 2 of his interview, Kirk discusses his return to Baltimore, advice for artists looking to “please” others, recent projects and exciting new projects on the horizon.
  • Host Jason V. sits down with Kirk Shannon-Butts, Curation and Public Art Manager of the Baltimore Office of Promotion and Arts. To many in Baltimore, he’s the mentor that pushes them to be their best selves, keep honing their craft and tell their story with authenticity.
  • Baltimore City Councilwoman Odette T. Ramos of the “Fabulous 14th” District talks about her path to City Council, the highs and lows of civil service and how residents can and should work with the Baltimore City Council to realize goals for their community.
  • Behind the success of artist Brian Bailey is the relatable story of setbacks, doubts and soul searching, all in the pursuit of artistic expression.
  • Jason V. hosts a panel discussion with Dr. Johnny Graham of Howard University and Vic Carter of WJZ at the Juneteenth Luncheon at The Center Club Baltimore.
  • Victoria Buggs is an award winning nurse, entrepreneur and two time combat veteran. She discusses continuing to dedicate herself to public service.
  • Jason V. talks with entrepreneur Tony Jia about his path to building businesses.