With more than 800,000 residents, 175 miles of shoreline, one of the 25 largest school districts in the nation, diverse and growing industry sectors, and a wealth of beautiful open spaces, Baltimore County is an exciting place to live, work and play. Join us as we explore issues important to the county, introduce you to our vibrant communities, and highlight some of the best the county has to offer.
Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski sat down with Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Darryl Williams, Teachers Association of Baltimore County President Cindy Sexton and student member of the Baltimore County Board of Education, Omer Rashid, to discuss education in Baltimore County, the challenges facing our schools and our future in education.
Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski recently finished his first year in office - a year that included record school funding, groundbreaking ethics and accountability reform, and innovations across county government. After a successful first year, this episode of the podcast looks ahead to what's in store for 2020.
Baltimore County has a legal and moral obligation to expand access to affordable housing. This episode of The County takes a look at Baltimore County's challenges with affordable housing, its legal agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and County Executive Johnny Olszewski's legislation to ban housing discrimination by source of income.
The ease with which people can get around has a major impact on quality of life. The county is now home to more than 830,000 residents, and as the county has grown, so too has traffic around the region. This episode of The County examines transportation challenges in Baltimore County, and looks at what the county is doing to address them.
The steel industry in Sparrows Point not only created jobs, but also a way of life that built stable communities. Listen to host Dori Henry and County Executive Johnny Olszewski as they meet with local, award-winning photojournalist J. M. Giordano about his new exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, Shuttered: Images from the Fall of Bethlehem Steel, where he captured steel workers' reactions to the mill’s decline for over 15 years.