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Real Talk Tho 3: The Power of the Mayor

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In our third newsroom in the community series, we’ll tackle the city’s all powerful mayor system.


- Sheila Dixon, Former Mayor of Baltimore City
- Bill Henry, Baltimore City Council, District 4
- Lawrence Brown, Associate Professor, School of Community Health & Policy, Morgan State University
- Hosted by Eddie Conway, Executive Producer, The Real News Network

We’ll discuss how it gives the city’s top official complete control of Baltimore, and why it may be the root cause of the recent Healthy Holly scandal.

To do so we will take an in-depth look at the history and the laws that make the mayor so powerful. But we will also seek solutions on how those same laws can be changed and what a better system of governance looks like. And if people should take action and push for a charter amendment to reduce the power of the mayor.

Real Talk Tho is an opportunity for people to discuss and debate real solutions to our city's intractable problems. What would effective policy look like and how do we get it implemented?

Join us in the search for solutions, develop the editorial work of The Real News and eat some great modern soul food.

Real Talk Tho takes place every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at Ida B's Table.

The Doors Open at 6:00PM
The Program Starts at 7:00PM
Real Talk Tho is made possible in part through the support of the Bertha Foundation