Former Baltimore mayor Kurt Schmoke joins T. J. Smith for a frank conversation on the most impactful issues facing Baltimore. From public schools to public safety, the war on drugs to gun violence and poverty, Schmoke shares his views on why many of the issues he faced as mayor remain to this day.
T.J. Smith is a retired police commander, former chief spokesman for the Baltimore Police Department, former press secretary for the Baltimore County Executive, and a former Baltimore City mayoral candidate. More recently, Smith partnered with Jimmy’s Famous Fund where he assisted in raising more than $600,000 over the past year that was donated to small restaurants in Baltimore, children for a holiday experience, and the families of a police officer and firefighters killed in the line of duty. In addition to hosting the 2Bmore Podcast, Smith consults on government, leadership, and law enforcement issues. He is also a frequent guest on a national news outlet and TV One network programming.
Mr. Kurt Schmoke was Baltimore’s 46th mayor who was elected to three terms. Before that, he served as Baltimore’s State’s Attorney. Mr. Schmoke is a Yale graduate, an Oxford Rhodes Scholar, and a Harvard Law School graduate. And moreover, he is a product of Baltimore City Public Schools. After elected office, Mr. Schmoke went on to serve as dean of Howard University School of Law before becoming the president of the University of Baltimore where he continues in that role today.