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'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!
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 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.
Please, if you haven't already done so, leave the show a 5 star rating on Itunes and tell a friend about the podcast. It's early in November and we have already eclipsed the 2500 download mark for this month. We will be adding a video component to this podcast coming in December. The guest and host Scott MacMullan will be on camera in a studio, so you can not only listen to the podcast, you can watch it as well.
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.
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 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 Kate Fritz. Kate is the South River Federation's Executive Director. The South River Federation has had a big impact on water quality restoration. Kate is a big reason why. Her charismatic leadership has led to cleaner waters for us and she tells us why and how we can further help. Please listen, share and subscribe.
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This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Annapolis Police Detective Taylor Pyles. Detective Pyles is the founder of the Blue Ribbon Project, a nonprofit organization that focuses on helping foster children when they suddenly have to be uprooted from where they are living and have to move. The organization provides backpacks to these kids to help them basic essentials such as toothpaste and clothing. We also talk about the Annapolis Police Department and Detective Pyles' upbringing in foster care in Anne Arundel County. Please listen, share and subscribe!
This week's guest is the phenomenally talented, Annapolis-inspired graphic designer Joe Barsin. Joe has previously been on the podcast to discuss his many Annapolis-inspired graphic designs, his services and his products. This week Joe delves into how we brainstormed, and he created, the brand-spanking-new logo for The Annapolis Podcast. We also talk about his thoughts on Olympic logos and the First Sunday Arts Festival (which he did another stunning logo for.) Somehow Joe did the impossible and summarized the idea and the spirit of this podcast into one simple image. Hope you enjoy the new logo. Thanks, Joe Barsin! You and your wife have been great for Annapolis!
Joe's logo/graphic design work is showcased at www.jebdesign.com
Joe Barsin's gift and products company, Citizen Pride, can be found here: www.citizenpride.com
This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Stephanie Smith. Stephanie had heard that a fellow photographer chose not to photograph a child with down syndrome. Stephanie has responded by donating her photographic talents to families with children with special needs. Local and national news outlets have picked up her story and this heart-warming story has gone viral on Facebook to a tune of over 40 million views. Here is the viral story.
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This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is JASON CHERRY. Jason has accomplished more than many adults 3 times his 19 years of age. He is a successful professional auto racer who has multiple sponsors. He is the owner of the new West Street entertainment business called "Mission Escape Room". An escape room is where a group of people have to escape from by solving various clues. It is great for a night out and, as Jason says, it pairs well with dinner downtown. Finally, Jason talks about the recent autism nonprofit that he started after the difficulties of growing up with an autistic older brother.
I especially think its neat that Jason has hung out at Travis Pastrana's house (Travis Pastrana is one of the most successful motorcross athletes ever.) with the fellow Annapolis area "motorhead. We talk about that and more on this week's podcast. Listen, share and subscribe!
This week's guest is Alderman Ian Pfieffer. We cover all the latest, hot city political topics and more in this episode. This is a "must-listen" for any Annapolitan. Please listen, share and subscribe.
This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Moses Cohen. In Biblical scripture Moses is the most important prophet of Judaism. In modern Annapolis times, Moses Cohen is a true Annapolis Prophet. Moses is the President-Elect of the Annapolis Rotaract Club, a charitable non-profit composed of under 30 year olds. He discusses what Rotary is about, networking and giving back in Annapolis and Annapolis nightlife. Listen, share and subscribe to this special "Young Annapolis" edition of The Annapolis Podcast.
This week's guests are the Anne Arundel Circuit Court judges who are up for election after being appointed by a governor. These current judges are Klavans, McCormack, Schaeffer and Vitale. (They are the "Final Four" on the ballot when you vote.) They all gave great insight on why we should care who are judges are. We talked about their connections to the community. These serious judges have a fun, down-to-earth side that I think you will enjoy listening to.
In the beginning of the podcast, I explain the rigorous and thorough vetting process each of them undertook to become appointed judges. These judges had to apply and interview with various specialty bars representing various ethnic, racial and gender groups, legislators and community organizations before they were able to meet with the nominating commission. The 13 member Nominating Commission was made up of Republican, Democrat and Independents, lawyers and non-lawyers who then aske questions of the candidates before the commission then determined if they were qualified to be placed on a list that was forwarded to the Governor.
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This week I put together a sound compilation on the recent Annapolis Film Festival. I interview Dominque Purdy, the writer and star of "Driving While Black" and ask him on his thoughts on Annapolis. Then we hear from the stars of "Becoming Bulletproof,' where a group of actors with and without disabilities gather in Los Angelos to film BULLETPROOF, a comedy Western complete with saloon brawls and scheming villains. The lead actor has Williams Syndrome and hails from Maryland. Next we hear from the director's of the film festival's films, including the Director of Blair Witch Project and a female director's perspective. Finally, we hear from Rob Reiner, famed director of Princess Bride on the American Premier of "Being Charlie," a film loosely base on him and his son, Nick Reiner's coping with addiction. The Annapolis Film Festival has quickly become acclaimed and well known through Hollywood circles. This year's "Best of Fest" films were exceptional and unforgettable. Enjoy these sounds and check out the festival next year. Please share this with any of your film buff friends via social media.
In today's episode, I say farewell, talk about some prestigous past guests this past year and I talk about Snapchat in Annapolis. Follow me @smacmullan.
This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Mike Keller. Mike is a longtime member and current Chair of The Annapolis Human Relations Commission. The Commission accepts and reviews complaints on discrimination, makes recommendations regarding legislation and does community outreach. As always, we discuss the past, present and future of this commission, which was created in the early '60s. Mike has had a unique perspective of working closely with at least 6 Annapolis Mayors through the years, and we discuss their styles and effectiveness. We also talk about the commissions recent Report and Recommendations submitte to City Council on the "Relations Between Annapolis Police and the Community." Hint: Annapolis is no Ferguson, Missouri or even Baltimore for that matter. Please listen, subscribe and share this important interview with interested Annapolitans.
This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is the infamous Comedian/Marketer Tim Hamilton. Being the first guest to come on to the podcast twice, Tim doesn't disappoint. After two weeks of the flu, I decided to change this podcast up a bit and go "Barbara Walters" on Tim and walk and talk to him around Annapolis. We bump into the Maryland Senate President, among other local sights and luminaries on our walk of Downtown Annapolis. What happens when we see the Senate President is just something you can't make up.
Caution. Tim has a potty mouth so this one might not be appropriate for everyone.
This week's guest is the incomparable Liz Murphy, aka "Naptown Pint." This is a replay episode due to me contracting the Ebola virus last week and fighting to get over it completely this week. If you aren't into beer science and history, fast-forward to Liz's "dream Annapolis bar crawl."
This week's guest is the South Riverkeeper, Jesse Iliff. Jesse talks about water quality, chicken poop, Chesapeake Bay history, what exactly a Riverkeeper is, how climate change is affecting Annapolis and what we can do to mitigate. If you share this episode on social media, I will thank you at the beginning of next week's episode.
Next week on T.A.P.---> Cara McKendrick, "The Annapolis Fork" food blogger dishes on Annapolis grub.
This week's guest is The Anne Arundel County State's Attorney, Wes Adams. As always, we discuss the past, present and future of the guest's position. Wes Adams tells us about what the State's Attorney does exactly. We talk about his transition into office, what his office is presently doing (including his 3 part approach to combat heroin use) to make Anne Arundel County safer and his future plans for the office. As a father, husband and coach to many county children, his goal is to reduce crime in the county through efficient and effective prosecution.
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This week Josh Davidsburg (check out episode 9) guest hosts and interviews Scott MacMullan. Josh asks why Scott started the podcast, what Scott thinks of the Annapolis criminal justice system, why Scott loves Annapolis and, as a criminal defense attorney, what Scott thinks of the smash hit Netflix documentary, "Making a Murderer."
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