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

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

    Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s fall from power

    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.   

    • 41 min
    Making difficult projects happen in Baltimore

    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.

    • 28 min
    Mindgrub CEO Todd Marks discusses multifamily technology

    Mindgrub CEO Todd Marks discusses multifamily technology

    Mindgrub CEO Todd Marks talks about how his firm helps multifamily developers deliver enhanced amenities, where that industry sector is headed and embracing smart city technology to close the digital divide.

    • 44 min
    Abell Foundation digs into metro government mergers

    Abell Foundation digs into metro government mergers

    The Abell Foundation's report on the mergers of city and county governments in Nashville, Louisville, and Indianapolis. We talk with the report's author Jeff Wachter about where these mergers succeed, fall short and why some local leaders are intrigued about the potential of a similar arrangement in the Baltimore region. We also dig into regional commercial real estate news including Rent Cafe finding sharp growth of well-heeled renters in Charm City

    • 37 min
    Talking ‘bipartisan bro show,’ $15 minimum wage and tax cuts in Annapolis

    Talking ‘bipartisan bro show,’ $15 minimum wage and tax cuts in Annapolis

    Bryan P. Sears, The Daily Record's government reporter, updates us on the Maryland General Assembly's 2019 session. We talk about Comptroller Peter Franchot fighting with Democratic lawmakers in Annapolis, the cost of school funding, tax cuts and a lot more. Sen. Bill Ferguson also talks about his bill to improve transparency in Opportunity Zone investments.

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

    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.

    • 45 min

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I’m a fan of NPR Type reporting and Adams interviews have that feel. Thoughtful, interesting and revealing beyond the obvious. I look forward to every one he publishes.

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Adam Bednar

Adam Bednar is a great reporter and asks great questions. Great podcast. Great content.