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/