Roughly Speaking podcast: What to expect from the inaugural Light City Baltimore festival (episode 65)

In this podcast:

  • 3:05: Light City Baltimore: In just over two weeks, something potentially amazing will be happening at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. It involves light shows, art and music, but Light City Baltimore is also meant to showcase Baltimore’s development as a hub for technological innovation and entrepreneurship with a social conscience. Today, we meet the couple who conceived of the idea -- Brooke Hall and Justin Allen, founders of the Baltimore-based creative agency What Works Studio and the online magazine, What Weekly.

  • 18:35: The Baltimore mayor’s race is a dead heat: Last week, we had interviews with state Sen. Catherine Pugh and former Baltimore mayor Sheila Dixon, and it turns out those two candidates are in a virtual tie in the Democratic primary, which occurs in less than two months. That’s according to a Baltimore Sun poll published on Thursday. A talk about that with political analysts Richard Cross and Mileah Kromer.

  • 34:40: Messaging and the campaign for mayor: Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik takes a look at how conventional TV advertising and social media have figured in the robust campaign for mayor.

  • 51:30: The presidential election and your money: Ken Solow, a longtime wealth manager and chairman of the investment committee at Pinnacle Advisory in Columbia, talks about how the markets are reacting to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, and what the rough-and-tumble presidential primary campaign means for portfolios. Ken Solow is the author of “Buy and Hold Is Dead (Again): The Case for Active Portfolio Management in Dangerous Markets,” now in its second edition.

  • 1:14:55: The Vegetarian: We round out Roughly Speaking weekend with a book recommendation from critic Paula Gallagher, who suggests a novel by a young author from South Korea, Han Kang.





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