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Ground Up

The Daily Record's Maryland commercial real estate podcast, produced by Adam Bednar. 311291

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Cole Roofing CEO talks 100 years in business, green roofs and second chances

Cole Roofing CEO Bill Cole talks with the Ground Up Podcast about running a century old family business, how the industry has changed, potential for solar power in the industry, and how his company provides second chances with jobs.Baltimore's Acting Police Commissioner Michael Harrison pledges to work with business leaders to fight crime. Howard County Executive Calvin Ball provides updates on efforts to protect Ellicott City from flooding.


12 Feb 2019

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“Town of the Big House,” and the strange tale of Kahan Dhillon

We revisit the strange tale of Kahan S. Dhillon Jr. and The Baltimore Renaissance. Filmmaker and podcast producer Richard Yeagley discusses his podcast  "Town of the Big House," which examines Dhillon's efforts to promote The Baltimore Renaissance, a $10 billion proposal to redevelop 70 city-owned sites, the rumors surrounding Dhillon, and what the saga tells us about Baltimore.


28 Jan 2019

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Brothers Music, Nouveau Home and Interior Design talk Baltimore retail

Steve Appel, of Nouveau Home and Interior Design, Ian and Brian Goldstein, of Brothers Music, discuss how they keep their doors open in the ever challenging retail sector. State Sen. Bill Ferguson makes asks business leaders to invest in Baltimore.


4 Feb 2019

Rank #3

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Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s fall from power

The rise and ignominious fall of former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Elizabeth Pugh.Her humiliation has unfolded in what feels like slow motion over the past year, and Thursday, Feb. 13, delivered what looks to be the penultimate chapter in this saga.  Federal prosecutors, in a sentencing memorandum, requested U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentence Pugh to 57-months in prison. Pugh’s defense attorney has asked the judge to sentence the 69-year-old West Baltimore resident to a year in jail. Pugh pleaded guilty in November to four of the 11 charges she faced in federal court involving conspiracy and tax evasion stemming from her scheme to finance her political campaigns with sales of her self-published “Healthy Holly” children's books. Pugh is slated to be sentenced on Feb. 27.


17 Feb 2020

Rank #4

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Making difficult projects happen in Baltimore

Dana Jonson, the Reinvestment Fund’s managing director for Maryland and Washington, spoke with The Daily Record for the Ground Up Podcast in late August at the fund’s offices. She discussed a variety of topics, including the challenges facing projects she invests in and how a potential recession could impact the fund.


23 Sep 2019

Rank #5