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!
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 Ralph Crosby. Mr. Crosby is the author of Memoirs of a Main Street Boy: Growing up in America's Ancient City The "Ancient City" he is talking about is, of course, Annapolis.
We talk about his book which tells the tale of growing up at a tempestuous time in U.S. History in Annapolis. Mr. Crosby grew up right on Main Street Annapolis. His dad worked for many years as a steel worker at the Naval Academy. He snuck into pool halls, usually worked at one of the many grocery stores in Annapolis and read books at the library that was at Reynolds Tavern. He talks about going to Annapolis High during the nuclear age, lifting weights at the Market House and "the other side" of Annapolis, which the Hell Point area. We go into race relations in Annapolis during his day. Present day discussion on the preservation of Annapolis and the "restauranting" of Annapolis is had. Finally, we talk about his vision for the future of Annapolis, as well as his mega-successful marketing firm, which is based out of Annapolis and DC. Ralph Crosby is a true Annapolis success story. Please listen, share and subscribe to this fascinating storyteller tell his Annapolis story!
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Coming soon on the Podcast: County Councilman Chris Trumbauer, Civil Rights Leader Carl Snowden and Judicial Candidate Claudia Barber.
This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Eddie Lamb. Eddie is a longtime McGarvey's Saloon bartender and lifelong Annapolitan. We talk about the history of McGarvey's, the recent potential sale of McGarvey's, famous celeb visits (NORM!), and his thoughts on the future of Annapolis.
This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is none other than Former Annapolis Mayor Ellen Moyer (2001-2009). We go all the way back to the 1700's and go into Annapolis history. We talk about her personal Annapolis history, her relationship with Mayor Pip Moyer (she was previously married to him), how Annapolis has changed over the years and race relations in Annapolis in the 60's. We talk about how Annapolis is really an art gallery without walls and how Annapolis was called "the Athens of America." She also tells us about her recent Alaska road trip. She answers the question about how she thinks the current Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides is doing in office. We talk about the roadbloacks for development in Annapolis and what she would like to be known for as a former Mayor of Annapolis. At 79 will she ever slow down?! Please listen, share and subscribe to this fascinating episode!
(There has been chatter about setting up an Annapolitan networking series where some past guests would do a Q and A with the audience. This would be limited to subscribers to the podcast and guests of the podcast at first. Email me at email@example.com if you have any thoughts or suggestions on this. Thanks.)
This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is John "Bumper" Moyer. Bumper is the son of Annapolis Mayors Pip Moyer and Ellen Moyer. He talks about Pip and Ellen's tumultuous relationship, growing up in Eastport, his father having to get a shotgun to protect his family from violent threats, and his mom being the first and only female mayor of Annapolis. We talk about how the culture of Annapolis has changed through the years. Please listen, share and subscribe!