This week host Scott MacMullan talks with Melissa Huston of Annapolis Tours and Crawls
Melissa tells us some twisted Annapolis history and gives us some insight on your local bar "haunts." Please listen, share and subscribe to the podcast!
This week host Scott MacMullan interviews William Rowel & Adetola Ajayi. As native Annapolitans they discuss the community they grew up in within Annapolis and the traditions and culture of their families. We discuss their fight for equity in Annapolis. Finally, we discuss what they believe the future of Annapolis holds. Please listen, share and subscribe to the podcast.
This week's guests on The Annapolis Podcast are the self-proclaimed "3 Amigos," Dajuan Gay, Bumper Moyer and Nevin Young. All three candidates ran as underdogs and lost their elections. Dajuan Gay was seeking to represent the people of Ward 6 in Annapolis. Bumper Moyer was running to represent Ward 8 in Annapolis. Nevin Young was attempting to become Mayor of Annapolis. We discuss their elections and what they have cooking in the future. Of course, we talk about the unlikely friendship of these three individuals and the City that brought them together. Please tell a friend about our podcast and subscribe to the podcast.
This week host Scott MacMullan talks to Kevin Haigis. Kevin is the Co-owner and Founder of Capital SuP, a stand up paddle boarding rental company and "water gym" with classes in Eastport. Kevin talks about the early success of his 4 year-old company. We talk about what he is doing to conserve Spa creek. He also talks about how he thinks the marina called the South Annapolis Yacht Centre should be redeveloped. In its current state, he explains, there are too many impervious surfaces which allow for stormwater runoff to pollute Spa Creek. Kevin exudes passion for Annapolis in every word in this episode. Please listen, share and subscribe to the podcast!
Host Scott MacMullan interviews Brett Hovington, who co-owns Capital Custom Clothiers with his wife Angie. We talk about how he and his wife got into the tailoring business. How they landed the gig tailoring the #1 NBA Draft Pick's suit and what he thinks about the future of Maryland Ave businesses. Brett wants to strengthen "the Wedding Chain" on Maryland Ave. We talk about how internet retailers, like Amazon, have influenced streets like Maryland Ave. Please listen, share and subscribe to the podcast!
This week host Scott MacMullan interviews L.A. born entrepreneur, restaurateur, brother of Hip-Hop Superstar LL Cool J - Ian Smith. Ian talks about growing up as the son of a "Coaster," a 1950s L.A. based rhythm and blues group and the brother of LL Cool J. He talks about his love for sailing in Annapolis. We discuss his real estate ventures and his restaurant that he is in the process of opening up on Maryland Ave or West Street in Annapolis. We discuss how Annapolis is a West Coast town on the East Coast. We talk about which Annapolis business person has similar hustle to LL Cool J and Def Jam Records. Ian Smith has lived a fascinating life and has a great, unique perspective of Annapolis. Please listen, share and subscribe to the Annapolis Podcast!
Ian's Restaurant Project for Maryland Ave or West Street: Parisi's Delicatessen
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This week host Scott MacMullan interviews sailing legend Gary Jobson. Gary gives his analysis on the recent 2017 America's Cup in which the Kiwis from New Zealand grabbed the Cup or the "Auld Mug" from America and what is potentially in the future for the America's Cup. If you love sailing, this is a must listen to episode. Please share and subscribe to the podcast.
Gary Jobson's website: http://www.jobsonsailing.com/
Host Scott MacMullan's County Council Campaign website: www.electscottmac.com
By Authority: Friends of Scott MacMullan; Treasurer, Joseph Donahue
Host Scott MacMullan interviews Judy Buddensick, the Principal at Frances Marketing Group, LLC. Things we discussed: 1. Her playing host family to many Midshipmen over the years. 2. Her tenure at WRNR radio station. 3. Her new marketing firm, Frances Marketing Group, LLC. Thing we don't discuss: Her many hours of volunteer work for "Midnight Madness" in Annapolis. Judy is an incredibly genuine woman with some great Annapolis tales to tell. Please listen, share and subscribe!
Host Scott MacMullan is running for County Council in Annapolis (Annapolis Neck Penninsula, including the City, Sherwood Forest and Crownsville.)
Check out and get engaged with his campaign here: www.electscottmac.com
By Authority: Friends of Scott MacMullan; Treasurer, Joseph Donahue
Host Scott MacMullan interviews Lisa Hillman this week on the podcast. Lisa was the Chief Development Officer at Anne Arundel Medical Center and is currently a board member to the Samaritan House and Pathways here in Anne Arundel County. She talks about her journey as a parent with a child addicted to opioids. We talk about her new book: "Secret No More: A True Story of Hope for Parents with an Addicted Child." Lisa also discusses what she believes is a path forward for Anne Arundel County in fighting the opioid epidemic. Please listen, share and subscribe to the podcast! (Apologies for the audio quality of the host's microphone during this episode. Luckily, Lisa did most of the talking and I think you will find this interview fascinating.)
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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