Dan Rodricks

Roughly Speaking: Mayoral candidate David Warnock promises 10,000 jobs (episode 54)

In this podcast:

  • 2:35: Warnock promises 10,000 jobs, rowhouses with sideyards, cops on foot, ‘ghost employees’ exorcised: Another in a series of conversations with candidates for mayor of Baltimore. Today, businessman David Warnock talks about his plan to create thousands of jobs as the city moves forward with money from the Hogan administration in Annapolis to demolish vacant rowhouses.

  • 20:08: Asserting black power and dignity: Culture commentator Sheri Parks connects the efforts to block President Obama’s replacement for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia with the Oscars boycott and Beyonce’s provocative performance during the Super Bowl half-time show.

  • 35:47: A book for Wes Anderson fans: Baltimore County librarian Paula Gallagher recommends "The Portable Veblen." 

  • 39:14: Vice gets a cable channel, The New Yorker goes video: Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik tells us about two new ventures into the world of digital news and entertainment — the New Yorker magazine’s brand-new video programming on Amazon Prime and the establishment of Viceland, a cable channel for Vice Media.

It takes 125 people to tear down 200 houses. We've got 16,000 vacant houses. So solve for x and x equals 10,000.

—  David Warnock, mayoral candidate

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