Baltimore writer D. Watkins delves into his new memoir We Speak for Ourselves: A Word from Forgotten Black America. Watkins talks about his life, the struggles Baltimore faces, and what each of us can do to help the city. Check out We Speak for Ourselves at the Pratt Library today.
The Master Plan
Social entrepreneur Chris Wilson bravely shares his inspirational life story. Serving life in prison at age 17, he developed a Master Plan that led him to a life of purpose. Check out his book The Master Plan at the Pratt Library now.
Women in Leadership
Pratt CEO Heidi Daniel joins the podcast to talk about the importance of mentorship and learning from different leadership systems. Instagrammer Alysha January (@discovercharmcity) talks about how she founded GalPal events to bring Baltimore women together.
Named one of Time Magazine's Most Influential People in the World, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski has been a historymaker since the age of 12, when he marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the Children's Crusade. In this episode, the President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County talks about his memories of the past, the opportunities of the present, and his hopes for the future.
New Year’s Resolutions
The New Year is coming and we’re helping you reach success with some of the top goals of 2019. Nutritionist Anna Bakhshi has small steps to take to improve your diet, Letta Grant from the Baltimore City Health Department gives some tips to quit smoking, and Founder and COO of Cash Campaign of Maryland Sara Johnson helps us start saving more money in 2019. Check out free Pratt Fitness Programs, Stop Smoking Workshops, and Budgeting Workshops.
Social Worker in the Library
Pratt Social Worker Laurel Smith-Raut and University of Maryland Social Worker Kimberly Street discuss the Social Worker in the Library Program, a revolutionary collaboration with the University of Maryland School of Social Work connecting local Baltimoreans to resources that could transform their lives.