The Truth In This Art: Baltimore, Arts & Culture

The Truth In This Art is Rob Lee's series of candid, intellectually curious conversations with artists, creatives and entrepreneurs — about their process, ideas that go into their work, and everything in between. Listen to the complete archives of 400-plus interviews with guests from Baltimore & beyond including photographer Devin Allen, filmmaker (Afro-Punk) & graphic novelist James Spooner, comedian Roxxy Haze, NPR's LaFontaine Oliver and many more.

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episode 96: Q&A with Councilman for Ryan Dorsey, Baltimore's 3rd District


Brief summary of episode:

Ryan Dorsey is the City Councilman for Baltimore's 3rd District. He works to strengthen communities, make neighborhoods more accessible and safe, increase government accountability and transparency, and ensure that Baltimore is affordable, attractive and inclusive for all who choose to live here.

Elected in 2016, Councilman Dorsey passed a landmark Complete Streets ordinance which codifies strong equity provisions, banned source of income discrimination in Baltimore City housing, and put a question on the ballot in 2018 to create an independent Office of the Inspector for Baltimore City, which passed with more than 80% of the vote.

When approaching policy and legislation, Councilman Dorsey seeks solutions that create lasting change by addressing systemic causes. His approach is informed by his view that Baltimore’s challenges require policy that actively dismantles structural racism and inequality, while embracing Baltimore’s competitive advantage as an urban place designed for density and transit access.

 Councilman Dorsey is a lifelong resident of Baltimore’s 3rd District. Raised in the Belair-Edison and Mayfield neighborhoods, he attended and graduated from St. Francis of Assisi, the Baltimore School for the Arts, and the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Before running for office, Councilman Dorsey worked as a project manager in a small business that was founded in Baltimore in 1930 and has been in his family for three generations. He is an Appalachian Trail thru-hiker.

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 2022-07-29  48m