This week host Scott MacMullan talks to Mike Lofton, the Anne Arundel County Water Access Committee Chair. Mike is a longtime Annapolis who grew up fishing and enjoying the Chesapeake Bay. Mike and Scott discuss how the Bay has changed over the years. Anne Arundel County has 533 miles of waterfront but negligible public water access on most of its rivers. Mike talks about the current water access points in Annapolis; environment justice and access for people of limited means; and water quality issues. Mike focuses on letting the public know about the County's current water access sites and advocating for more access points so that we all can enjoy the Bay. Please take a listen, share and subscribe to the podcast!
This week host Scott MacMullan interviews Kate Fritz. Kate is the Executive Director of the South River Federation. She talks about the South River's recent "Report Card." She also talks about her organization's signature event: South River on the Half Shell Live and Silent Auction fundraiser.
Join them on April 29th from 6pm -10 pm (and annually around the same time every year) for a fun-filled night of fabulous food, drinks, oysters, live music and great friends at the Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Greek Orthodox Church on Riva Road in Annapolis. Help them raise money to keep protecting, preserving and restoring the South River!
Host Scott MacMullan interviews Sarah Knebel this week. Sarah is the outreach coordinator for the Scenic Rivers Land Trust, an organization that uses conservation easements to preserve land from being developed. She talks about how land and the Chesapeake Bay are uniquely intertwined. Sarah talks about how climate change influences are ecosystem. Scott and Sarah discuss Scenic Rivers Land Trust's signature event, "Walk for the Woods," which is happening Saturday, April 22nd at the Bacon Ridge Natural Area. The walk is a rare chance to hike and explore the scenic Bacon Ridge area near the old Crownsville Hospital. Scott and Sarah discuss the history of the area as well. Please listen, share and subscribe to the podcast!
Host Scott MacMullan interviews Ray Hoffmann of Ray Hoffmann Photography this week. Ray talks about being a local radio DJ in 80's and 90's in Annapolis. Ray talks about what Annapolis was like back then in the heyday of radio. The Ballet Theatre of Maryland is discussed since Ray is an active member of that organization's board. He also talks about his popular Chesapeake Bay Photography. Finally, he tells the founding story of this very podcast. Please listen, share and subscribe!
This week host Scott MacMullan interviews Liz Murphy, aka "Naptown Pint." She is fired up over the recent beer bill that passed on State Circle. We talk about the politics of the 3 recent beer bills. She answers the question of whether Maryland is truly open for business for craft breweries. And, finally, she lets Scott know whether the price of beer in Maryland is headed for an increase. Please listen, share and subscribe!
For details into the recent craft brewery legislation, check out Liz's blog here: http://naptownpint.com/
This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Jason Liggett. Jason is the co-founder of the Iconaclash Cinema Review, a local, inclusive film festival that is scheduled to be held biannually. He was born in Annapolis and spent his childhood here before moving to California. Jason, after a successful corporate career, decided to make his living through creative pursuits. One of his recent projects is creating the Iconaclash Cinema Review with recent guest on the podcast, Christian Smooth. Jason is a fascinating character and at times during this podcast, Scott and him get "deep". Please listen, share and subscribe!
This week host Scott MacMullan interviews Lisa Ryan. Lisa is a Certified Nutrition Health Coach and CEO of Whole Health Designs, a clean eating lifestyle company. Lisa is also the award winning author of the best selling cookbook, Go Clean, Sexy You. Scott and Lisa talk about the health scene in Annapolis and yes, Scott goes clean for a special "before and after" 2 part interview. Please take a listen, share and subscribe to the podcast!
This week host Scott MacMullan interviews Sandy Smolnicky. Sandy is a substance abuse prevention specialist at the Anne Arundel County Department of Health (her views are her own and separate from Anne Arundel County), President of Dockside Solutions and is a current applicant for The Anne Arundel County School Board. Scott first met Sandy when he was chairing an event for the Annapolis Human Relations Commission regarding opioid and heroin abuse. Sandy was a part of the "Not My Child" panel at this event held at the Pip Moyer Recreation Center. "Not My Child" is an awareness initiative about the dangers of heroin and opioid abuse in our communities. Specifically in this episode, Sandy talks about the Opioid epidemic as it applies to Annapolis and to Annapolis schools. Please take a listen to this important episode and tell a friend about. The next "Not My Child" event is at the Edgewater Community Library on March 21, 2017: Event Information Link
This week Scott MacMullan interviews Annapolis native Christian Smooth. Christian is a true product of Annapolis. He went to Tyler Heights Elementary School, Annapolis Middle School and, finally graduated from Annapolis High School. While at Annapolis, he was a two-time Anne Arundel County cross country champion. He went on to graduate from Morgan State University, where he began making films. Christian recently directed the film "Ration Day" which will be shown March 11th, 2017, with many other films, at the Iconaclash Cinema Review. For more information, check out the Iconaclash website here. The back story is Christian aspired to have his film in the Annapolis Film Festival and it was rejected. Instead of feeling sorry for himself, he went out and organized a new festival. You gotta respect that.
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Host Scott MacMullan interviews Vince Leggett this week on the podcast. Vince is the founder of the Blacks of the Chesapeake Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving black maritime history and environmental advocacy. Vince's childhood was a unique mix of being "straight-out-of-east baltimore" to enjoying hunting trips to the eastern shore of Maryland with his father and brothers on weekends. These weekend trips to the Eastern Shore piqued his passion for the Chesapeake Bay. Over a 20 year period, Vince has collected a warehouse full of history on black watermen. He talks about the "contested space" that is the Chesapeake Bay. In 2003, Vince was bestowed the honor of "The Admiral of the Chesapeake" by the Governor of Maryland. This is the highest honor a Governor of Maryland can bestow on a private citizen in the environmental field. This year Captain Eldridge Meredith, a 92 year old black watermen on the Eastern Shore, has been named "The Admiral of the Chesapeake." Vince goes into the characters he has met through out his investigations and research into black watermen. He talks about his book, "The Chesapeake Bay Through Ebony Eyes." We talk about the differences and similarities between black watermen and white watermen. Vince is a brilliant man, diligent researcher and true asset to the Annapolis community.
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Host Scott MacMullan interviews Brian Cahalan, who owns 49 West Coffeehouse and Winebar with his wife. He talks about how their stubbornness and tenacity have kept the doors open at 49 West. We talk about how West Street went from prostitution to prosperity, and 49 West's continued struggle. Brian mentions all the famous celebs that have drank coffee in his hallowed coffeehouse. He wants to continue to make West Street more inclusive, instead of exclusive. He talks about the old Washington Hotel and how Annapolis used to be "the Harlem of the Mid-Atlantic." Finally, he tells Scott what is his favorite thing to tell/show his friends back in Iowa about Annapolis. Please tell a friend about the Annapolis Podcast!
Host Scott MacMullan talks with Chez Amis owner and operator, Elly Tierney. Elly is also the Ward One Annapolis President. Elly tells about where she recommends her guests to go see, do and eat in Annapolis. She talks about how she got interested in representing Ward One. Specifically, she got interested during the Fawcett's redevelopment plan a few years ago. Elly used to be a construction manager so this potential development piqued her interest. She talks about what she thinks should happen with the old Fawcetts building at City Dock. She discusses in detail her thoughts on the Tsunami mural. She talks about how the residents lost downtown when they lost Stevens Hardware Store. Specifically, we talk about how allowing more restaurants to be open until 2 am fueled the opening of more restaurants downtown and, subsequently, higher rents that led to the squeezing out of the "mom and pop" shops. Elly goes into depth on the one thing she would do if she was Mayor for a day in Annapolis and could get something done in the city.
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This week's guest is Former Mayor Ellen Moyer. This is Ellen's second time on the podcast and we go deeper into her role as Chair of the City's Arts in Public Places Commission. We discuss the ever-controversial Tsunami mural. We specifically touch on art in the Eastport area. Ellen answers the question, "What kind of art do we actually have in Annapolis?" We discuss the correlation between art and the local economy. We also discuss funding for the Arts in Public Places program. Finally, I ask her what would be a good question to ask her offspring in an upcoming interview. Please share this on Facebook, Twitter over email. Also, take a moment and subscribe to The Annapolis Podcast and leave us a review.
Coming up on The Annapolis Podcast:
Ward One President, Elly Tierney
(Finalizing a few other good guests. Stay Tuned.)
This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Janice Hayes-Williams. Janice is a local historian who focuses on African American History. We talk about desegregation in Annapolis as it applied to the schools. She talks about how she wanted to know more about the community that she grew up in and that led to her researching her history. We talk about how where you cohabitate is where you copulate and how this influenced Annapolis history. Janice talks about how there has been consistent representation of African American's on Annapolis City Council since the 1800s. We discuss the reason why Annapolis has never really had strong upheaval. We talk about the nicknames of people in Annapolis. The Annapolis Janice sees today isn't the same that she grew up in. Janice talks about why there is a lack of diversity downtown and why this is so because of history. And, of course, Janice tells what she would do if she was Mayor of Annapolis. Finally, she also talks about where a teenager in the 70s went in Annapolis to get some grub. Janice is a beautiful woman, both inside and out and it was a pleasure interviewing her. Hope you enjoy it!
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This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Chris Jimenez. Chris is the operations manager for the Annapolis SPCA. Chris talks to host Scott MacMullan about how he defines "a true animal lover." The beginnings of the Annapolis SPCA in the 1920s is discussed. Chris talks about how he could care less about the breed of an animal; the focus should be on the temperament of the animal. Chris and host Scott MacMullan talk about the potential law changes that could help the Annapolis SPCA. Dog fighting and the Michael Vick case are discussed, and the interesting positive spin on Vick's national case regarding dog fighting. Dog fighting and it's correlation with drugs in our city is examined. Chris discusses how the foreclosure crisis and Annapolis housing directly impacts our pet population. Service dogs, and their unique role in our city, are talked about. Finally, Chris talks about what he would do if he was Mayor of Annapolis and could help out our pet population. Please tune in, share and subscribe to the podcast. Chris is a true class act, gentleman and gentle giant, who should be continuously recognized for what he is doing at the Annapolis SPCA.
This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Former Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen. Josh talks about growing up in Annapolis. We candidly talks about his academic struggles at St. John's College. Crystal Springs, traffic congestion and crime are all discussed. Notably, Josh candidly talks about what he would have done differently in the Mayoral race against now Mayor Mike Pantelides. Josh answers the question of whether he is going to run for Mayor or not. He also hints at another contender in the Mayor's race.
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This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Jay Fleming. Jay has spent the past three years actively documenting all aspects of the fascinating and rapidly changing way of life of those who make their living from the resources of the Chesapeake Bay. He has travelled thousands of miles around the Bay's watershed, photographed hundreds of individuals, and dozens of fisheries: with the goal of documenting all aspects of the industry. From underwater shots of watermen diving for oysters, to crabs shedding their shells, to incredibly poignant portraits of workers in packing houses, Jay will illustrate the full spectrum of the industry in his first book, Working the Water. Fleming hopes that his documentation will accurately depict the different businesses that depend on the water as well as portray the cultures on and around the water.
Please listen, share and subscribe to the podcast. Next week's guest is former Mayor Cohen. He answers the question what he would have done differently in his last mayoral election.
This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Carroll Hynson, Jr. Carroll is the owner of Carroll Hynson & Son, the longest running African American business in Annapolis. He talks about growing up as an African American in Annapolis. Carroll tells stories of how one of his early jobs was drag racing for money. He talks about doing puppet shows at the old Annapolis "White" Library. How his father rose as a prominent businessman and developer in Annapolis is discussed. Mr. Carroll Hynson, Jr is a true inspiration.
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This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Phil Davis. Phil covers all things political and business related for The Annapolis Capital Newspaper. To say the least, he was busy this past week covering the election. From the presidential election to the local judges race, we talk about his coverage of the campaigns. We also talk about his coverage of business in Annapolis.
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Next week on The Annapolis Podcast: Carroll Hynson, Jr. owner of the longest running African American business in Annapolis and all around interesting man joins host Scott MacMullan. Carroll might be pushing 80 but don't let that fool you: he has a lot of energy and charisma that I think everyone will enjoy.
This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Cara McKendrick. Cara is also called "Annapolis Fork" because she is a food blogger. Cara talks to host Scott MacMullan about her passion knowledge of the Annapolis food scene. She talks about trying safron for the first time to her love for one particular bologna sandwich in Annapolis. She describes artichokes, picks her favorite crabcake sandwich, talks "Cheffy Community Colloborations" between restaurants and discusses the evolution of Annapolis food and where she would like the city's food direction to go. Cara describes her dream Annapolis restaurant and tells us where her go-to breakfast, coffee, lunch, happy hour, dinner and late night spots are in Annapolis. WARNING: Some of Cara's food descriptions are not suitable for children. DOUBLE WARNING: Host Scott MacMullan makes two incredibly cheesy/bad jokes in this interview.
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This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Elvia Thompson. Elvia is the Co-Founder of Annapolis Green. Elvia talks to host Scott MacMullan about the beginnings of Annapolis Green and where it is now going. Annapolis Green works together with the local business community to facilitate networking and to protect our local environment.
Please enjoy a short Annapolis ghost story based in the 1700s. This is the first in a series of "stories" that myself and guests will be telling on the podcast. Please let me know if you have any interesting, creative, compelling, fun stories to tell.
This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Carl Snowden. Mr. Snowden and I discuss his growing up in Annapolis in the 60's; his journey to becoming an Alderman for the city of Annapolis; his court case against the FBI in which Alan Legum represented him on, his thoughts on #oneannapolis organizer Da'juan Gay; his thoughts on current police and community relations in the city and his ideas for the future of Annapolis.
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This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Councilman Chris Trumbauer. He talks to Host Scott MacMullan about meeting his wife for the first time when he was volunteering and how he is an interesting study in careers. (He worked for Department of Natural Resources for awhile, then worked as the West & Rhode Riverkeeper for 5 years. He currently works for the Hatcher Group, a communications and public affairs firm located on West Street.) He talks about how he got into politics and how he is inclusive in his leadership. The Councilman talks about one of his present resolutions that weighs in on the Federal government to detain undocumented immigrants in a local jail. (Scheduled to be voted on at the October 17th, 2016 County Council meeting.) Finally, Chris discusses what he would like to do if he was County Executive for a day (He's not running for County Executive.)
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This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Judicial Candidate Claudia Barber. I asked her these questions, which were the same questions I asked the sitting judges. (I will always give equal time, when practical, to any candidates running for office.) Here are the questions I asked: What first brought you to the Annapolis area? Why did you initially want to become a judge? How would you represent the judiciary in the community? Why should people care who their judges are? If you were Mayor for a day in Annapolis and could wave your magic wand and get something done, what would you get done? What is your favorite restaurant in Annapolis? Who else would be a good guest to have on the podcast?
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