Episode 1: "What is Chesapeake Connect?"
Episode 1 features John A. Olszewski, Jr., Baltimore County Executive, and Scot Spencer, Associate Director of Local Policy, Annie E. Casey Foundation. Our guests reflect on their experience with the program and how the trip brings together regional leaders to take an unvarnished look at a peer region.
Episode 2: "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. In this episode, 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.
Episode 3: "Answering the Call: Modernizing Policing After the Death of George Floyd"
The third installment of The Chesapeake Connect Podcast features Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski, Jr. and Police Chief Melissa Hyatt. Join us as our guests discuss police reform in Baltimore County and efforts to improve community-based public safety.
Episode 4: "Reimagining the Suburbs"
The fourth episode of The Chesapeake Connect Podcast features Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman and Greg Fitchitt, President for Columbia at the Howard Hughes Corporation. Join us as our guests discuss how land use priorities and real estate development are reshaping suburban communities across our region.
Episode 5: "Making Regionalism Work"
The fifth episode of The Chesapeake Connect Podcast features Carroll County Commissioner Stephen Wantz and Don Fry, President & CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee. Join our guests for a discussion of how public and private sector leaders are working together to promote a safe, connected and competitive region.
Episode 6: "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.
Episode 7: "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.
Episode 8: "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.
Episode 9: "The Vaccine Hunt and Our Regional Economy"
The ninth episode of The Chesapeake Connect Podcast features Tom Sadowski, Vice Chancellor for Economic Development at the University of Maryland and Bruce Jarrell, President at the University of Maryland Baltimore. Join our guests for a discussion on our region's role in the COVID-19 vaccine development and the projected economic impact.
Episode 10: Exploring the City Beyond the Inner Harbor
The tenth episode of The Chesapeake Connect Podcast features Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott and Al Hutchinson, President and CEO of Visit Baltimore. Join our guests for a discussion on how the city and the broader region are working to encourage tourism and how the tourism industry responded to the blows dealt to it by COVID-19.