This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Mike Goldfaden. Mike is the Executive Director of The Samaritan House, a nonprofit "halfway house" that helps people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol in Anne Arundel County. We talk about how Mike himself was a client and is now helping others with their sobriety.
I told Mike the story of how a friend of mine in Anne Arundel County became addicted to heroin and took his own life. Mike explained that this is all too common and that heroin and addiction doesn't discriminate, and it effects people from various socio-economic and demographic backgrounds.
This year Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Scuh declared a public health emergency related to heroin abuse and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan called it a statewide crisis, creating the Heroin and Opioid Emerengency Task Force. Mike and I talk about this omnipresent issue with The Samaritan House's slogan in mind: "We can do together. What we cannot do alone."
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Next week public defender Bill Cooke discusses how Anne Arundel County should focus more on treatment of heroin as opposed to spending our resources on enforcement.
This week's The Annapolis Podcast guest is Ian Pfeiffer. This is part 2 of a 2 part series with Ian. He answers the question about whether Crystal Springs project is going to be a dispositive issue for the Mayor in his reelection race. (A note on Mayor Pantelides. I have reached out to try to get him on the show and was told I was going to get an email to schedule his appearance but haven't received that email yet. I truly hope to have him on to talk about his family's history in Annapolis.) Ian and I discuss his favorite restaurant in Annapolis and who he would like to have on The Annapolis Podcast. Please share, listen and subscribe!
This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Ian Pfeiffer. Ian is the Alderman for Ward 7 and is a goverment relations professional in DC. He talks about how a bad car accident led him (kind of) straight to Annapolis and a good life. We also go into his thoughts on Crystal Springs. Please listen, share and subscribe! This is part 1 of a special 2 part series.
This week's guest is again John Frenaye of Eye on Annapolis. This is part 2 of my conversation with John Frenaye, the publisher of Eye on Annapolis and a recent edition to the WRNR morning show. We left off with the cliffhanger question "Who is the most important voting block for the mayor's race?" We answer it. Please continue to share the Annapolis Podcast. We have many great guests lined up for your listening pleasure.
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