This week's guest is Dave Gendell. Dave is a lifelong Annapolis sailor and U.S. Coast Guard-licensed captain, who co-founded Spinsheet, a Chesapeake Bay Sailing Magazine and publishing company.
Dave is a local maritime historian who has extensively researched and written about the Annapolis waterfront scene during World War II. We talk about this era's fascinating history as well as the more recent Annapolis "Wednesday Night Races" scene.
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Today's guest is Jonathan Stone. John is a longtime Annapolis busker and award-winning bossanova guitarist, who regularly plays at 49 West Coffeehouse on the weekends. John was recently featured in the late Rob Hiassen's book "Float Plan." We talk about the liveaboard controversy in Annapolis waters. We also talk about Martin O'Malley's abilities as a busker.
With the vacancy in Ward 6, a special election has been called. Dajuan Gay is the first announced candidate interviewed. The other candidates are Democrat Yiannes Kacoyianni and Republican George Gallagher. Each candidate will be asked the same questions. Please listen, share and subscribe to the podcast.
Today's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is historian Bill Cooke. Bill tells us the story of Truxton Beale, who is the person that Truxton Park is named after.
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Today's guest is attorney Joe Donahue. Joe is a longtime Annapolitan who went to the Naval Academy then became an attorney who recently filed a detailed federal lawsuit claiming racial discrimination and substandard living conditions against the City of Annapolis. We discuss the basics of the lawsuit, the history of African Americans in Annapolis leading up to this lawsuit and African American businesses in Annapolis then and now. For more background on this lawsuit, the complaint can be found here.
Today's guest is Delegate Shaneka Henson. Get to know our new Delegate Henson and take a listen, share and subscribe to the podcast!
Today's guest is Sarah Sample. Sarah was a star soccer player at St. Mary's who went on to play and coach professionally. Her girls soccer camp runs from August 5-9 at Indian Creek School. Here is a link for more information on how to register: http://www.selecaofutebol.com/
We also talk about sustainable seasonal eating in Annapolis. We focus on the Anne Arundel County Farmer's market.
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Today's guest is Andrea Chamblee, the wife of John McNamara. John, along with Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiassen, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters, were shot and killed on June 28, 2018 in the newsroom of The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland.
Today on the podcast we are joined by Adetola Ajayi, who is the African American Community Services Specialist for the City of Annapolis. Adetola discusses the Public Health Awareness Initiative called The Naptown Anti-Dope Movemeant. This initiative was designed in direct response to the alarming Fatal Overdose Rate of African Americans in The City of Annapolis. Take The #OpioidFreeAnnapolis Pledge https://www.change.org/p/mayor-s-office-take-the-city-of-annapolis-opioid-free-pledge
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Sarah Cahalan owns 49 West Coffeehouse and Wine Bar with her husband. In this week's episode she gives her perspective on her coffeehouse. We talk about how 49 West has deeply influenced Annapolis. Please listen, share and subscribe!
Scott MacMullan reads and comments on The Annapolis Capital Newspaper.
Natalie Franke is this week's guest. Natalie is the co-founder of the Rising Tide Society, an organization empowering creatives that has its genesis and roots in Annapolis. Natalie is also the Head of Community for Honeybook. We talk about her beginnings as a photographer struggling to grow her business and how she built the Rising Tide Society, which was acquired by Honeybook a few years. When that happened she become Head of Community for Honeybook and moved to San Francisco. Now she is back home in Annapolis continuing her position with Honeybook. She explains how she runs a meeting, among other interesting and useful information for creatives. Natalie is an incredible inspiration and we are blessed to have her back in town!
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This is an excerpt from the forthcoming Natalie Franke podcast interview. Natalie is a community builder, entrepreneur and a co-founder of the Rising Tide Society.
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Eric Elston is a native Annapolitan who taught at Annapolis High Schol for 17 years mentoring many students. Recently, him and a former student of his produced an animated music video for Jay-Z.
Renowned Annapolitan Artist and Community Leader Tony Spender talks Freetown Founding, Fire Department Civil Rights Fight, Leslie Stanton, Carl Snowden, School Board Experiences, Annapolis Restaurants (Old and New)
Current Annapolis Ward 7 Alderman, family man, past whistle blower, former city employee, current county employee and lifelong activist, Rob Savidge joins us this week.
Capital Gazette Newspaper Staff Writer Chase Cook talks about his life before, during and after the tragic newsroom shootings on June 28, 2018.
Chase Cook's Twitter Account: @chaseacook
Host Scott MacMullan's firm's website: www.macmullanlaw.com
This week's guest is Erik Michelsen. Erik is the Anne Arundel County Administrator of the Watershed Protection and Restoration Program (WPRP).
We are accepting sponsors for this podcast now. We will read off your sponorship ad at the beginning of the podcast. $50 bucks per ad. We regularly get thousands of downloads per episode from active, loyal listeners. Email host Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. Gratzie.
This week's guest is Jessie Dunleavy. Jessie's son was kicked out of treatment, couldn't find treatment and resorted to street drugs all within a few days. This is Jessie's story and fight to find substance users adequate access to treatment.
This week's guest is Jack Turner. Jack is an environmental advocate and renowned wildlife photographer. Through September of 2018 you can find his work at 49 West Coffeehouse.
This week's guest is Vince Leggett, the founder of the Blacks of the Chesapeake Foundation. Vince is a history book of knowledge on the Bay. We discuss Tubman, Douglas, Black Annapolitan Watermen, Admirals of the Chesapeake, WaterWOMEN and pirates. Please listen, share and subscribe!
This is a quick clip of Vince Leggett discussing watermen being on the opposite sides of the track at home but together on the water. Full interview with Vince Leggett, founder of Blacks of the Chesapeake Foundation, coming soon.
Here is a quick teaser clip on Vince Leggett's upcoming interview on Blacks of the Chesapeake.
This week's guest is Carroll Hynson, Jr. (previous guest so listen to his first episode here Business Legend Carroll Hynson, Jr.)
Carroll talks about his time working for WANN and for Hoppy Adams at Carr's Beach. He talks about the white cluster of people who attended Carr's Beach. Notably, State Senate President Miller was a part of that crowd. We discuss the parades in Annapolis, the old Maryland Inn jazz scene, gospel music and DJing. Aliens, "scandalous" songs are also discussed. This is a fascinating historic episode about Annapolis, about Annapolis music and about the culture of Annapolis music through the years.
Here is a quick clip on the upcoming interview with Carroll Hynson, Jr. who worked for WANN during the Carr's Beach music boom in Annapolis. Times have changed.
Host Scott MacMullan talks about the future of The Annapolis Podcast and the exciting new partnership for the podcast! We also discuss the Bates Legacy Center and summer league basketball.
This week Ray Hoffmann sits down and interviews Scott MacMullan on his County Council run.
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This week host Scott MacMullan talks to Mary Ostrowski. Mary is an educator for more than 15 years, working as an elementary and high school teacher, an administrator, and most recently as the Head of School for a private school serving grades PK3 - 12 in the Republic of Panama. She recently acquired Weems Creek Nursery School in Annapolis (the founding family had a 46-year run!). Her niche lately has been guiding children and their parents and teachers in nurturing the "soft" skills of learning -- that is, life skills such as organization and time-management, conflict-resolution, analyzing right vs wrong, questioning why, and problem-solving to name a few. Based on her experience teaching, she feels it's these types of skills that are the foundation upon which all academic learning builds. The stronger children are in these life skills, the more organized, confident and resilient they are to manage the ups and downs that come with academic learning. With that passion leading the way, she added a coaching certification to her educational background, and founded Healthy Equation -- a coaching practice supporting the healthy development of children's behavioral and organizational skills through a focus on strategies specific to boys versus girls as based on research of gender learning differences.
Mary gave us some invaluable insight in this episode. Please listen, share and subscribe!
This week host Scott MacMullan interviews V.P. "Mick" Loggins. V.P. is a retired Naval Academy professor and poetry author. He most recently penned the award-winning "The Green Cup." You can order a copy here.
He has written poems about Annapolis, such as "On Cathedral Street" and "On Spa Creek." V.P. is on the City of Annapolis' search committee for a poet laureate. Please listen as V.P. recites a couple of beautiful poems for us!
This week host Scott MacMullan talks to Gwen Manseau. Gwen is the Great Grandaughter of Capt. Philip Van Horn Weems, who is the "Weems" of Weems & Plath, a fine navigational instrument company located in Annapolis. Gwen talks about her family history as it applies to Annapolis. Capt. Philip Van Horn Weems was renowned for his navigational prowess and he rubbed shoulders with Charles Lindbergh.
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Host Scott MacMullan interviews South Riverkeeper Jesse Iliff regarding the recent proposed stadiums in Crownsville. According to Jesse, he is watching this project like a "Bayhawk".
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Host Scott MacMullan interviews Doug Potash, the founder and leader of Equality Anne Arundel County. He talks about the origins of EQUAAC and what it is like to be a gay man in Annapolis. He also tells us how he started the largest Rolling Stones message board in the world. Get ready to rock with "StonesDoug" in this fun episode. Doug's day job is wealth management.
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Host Scott MacMullan is running for County Council in the Annapolis area in 2018. Please vote for Scott and follow him at www.electscottmac.com
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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
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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
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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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This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Jay Fleming. Jay has spent the past three years actively documenting all aspects of the fascinating and rapidly changing way of life of those who make their living from the resources of the Chesapeake Bay. He has travelled thousands of miles around the Bay's watershed, photographed hundreds of individuals, and dozens of fisheries: with the goal of documenting all aspects of the industry. From underwater shots of watermen diving for oysters, to crabs shedding their shells, to incredibly poignant portraits of workers in packing houses, Jay will illustrate the full spectrum of the industry in his first book, Working the Water. Fleming hopes that his documentation will accurately depict the different businesses that depend on the water as well as portray the cultures on and around the water.
Please listen, share and subscribe to the podcast. Next week's guest is former Mayor Cohen. He answers the question what he would have done differently in his last mayoral election.
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 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.
This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Cara McKendrick. Cara is also called "Annapolis Fork" because she is a food blogger. Cara talks to host Scott MacMullan about her passion knowledge of the Annapolis food scene. She talks about trying safron for the first time to her love for one particular bologna sandwich in Annapolis. She describes artichokes, picks her favorite crabcake sandwich, talks "Cheffy Community Colloborations" between restaurants and discusses the evolution of Annapolis food and where she would like the city's food direction to go. Cara describes her dream Annapolis restaurant and tells us where her go-to breakfast, coffee, lunch, happy hour, dinner and late night spots are in Annapolis. WARNING: Some of Cara's food descriptions are not suitable for children. DOUBLE WARNING: Host Scott MacMullan makes two incredibly cheesy/bad jokes in this interview.
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This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Elvia Thompson. Elvia is the Co-Founder of Annapolis Green. Elvia talks to host Scott MacMullan about the beginnings of Annapolis Green and where it is now going. Annapolis Green works together with the local business community to facilitate networking and to protect our local environment.
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 Carl Snowden. Mr. Snowden and I discuss his growing up in Annapolis in the 60's; his journey to becoming an Alderman for the city of Annapolis; his court case against the FBI in which Alan Legum represented him on, his thoughts on #oneannapolis organizer Da'juan Gay; his thoughts on current police and community relations in the city and his ideas for the future of Annapolis.
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Many thanks to The Annapolis Podcast's sponsor, Scarborough Capital Management. They can be found at www.scmadvice.com A managing partner of Scarborough, Greg Ostrowski, helped organized the West Annapolis Music and Food Festival. Greg is also a St. Mary's High School graduate.
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 Judicial Candidate Claudia Barber. I asked her these questions, which were the same questions I asked the sitting judges. (I will always give equal time, when practical, to any candidates running for office.) Here are the questions I asked: What first brought you to the Annapolis area? Why did you initially want to become a judge? How would you represent the judiciary in the community? Why should people care who their judges are? If you were Mayor for a day in Annapolis and could wave your magic wand and get something done, what would you get done? What is your favorite restaurant in Annapolis? Who else would be a good guest to have on the podcast?
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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!
Treat yourself to this Annapolis treasure here: Memoirs of a Main Street Boy: Growing up in America's Ancient City
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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 Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides. We talk about how he is a 3rd generation Annapolitan and his family history in the city. We talk about current issues, such as Crystal Springs, the Market House and crime in Annapolis. Finally, we talk about his thoughts on the future of Annapolis. Please listen, share this podcast episode on social media and subscribe to the podcast on Itunes. Finally, please leave us a review on Itunes.
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This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Maestro Conductor Jose-Luis Novo of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. From his beginnings in music, to his fascinating description on how an orchestra is like a basketball team, Jose-Luis is one maestro of a guest. Please tune-in and listen to this satisfying podcast with Jose-Luis! (The common-guy host of this podcast really enjoyed his stories and his personality in this treasure-of-an episode.
Next week: Jeff Huntington, "The Annapolis Muralist" is on the podcast. We discuss how his athletic upbringing helps him with his current art medium: murals. I ask him how drugs facilitate art (and if they do at all.) And, of course, we talk about his controversial mural above the Tsunami restaurant.
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.
The podcast was featured in the Sunday Annapolis Capital Newspaper:
This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Da'Juan Gay. Da'Juan recently organized a peaceful march through Annapolis in response to the nationwide attention to some horrific police shootings. We discuss how he was a two-time class president for Annapolis High School and his current political aspirations. We also talk about what's next for the #oneannapolis movement that he has started. Please get the word out and listen, share and subscribe.
**Look for The Annapolis Podcast being discussed in a feature article with pictures in The Capital Newspaper this week.**
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 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 on The Annapolis Podcast is Brooks Schandelmeier. Brooks is the current Vice-President of the Annapolis District 30 Democratic Club, board member of the Anne Arundel Democratic Club and proud member of the Annapolis-based improv comedy group called, "Free Range Improv". We discuss Annapolis politics, State politics and the future of the Democratic party in Annapolis. He talks about how his improvisational skills correlate to politics. Please 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 guest on The Annapolis Podcast is the Anne Arundel Public Defender Bill Davis. Bill, and his office, represent indigent Anne Arundel County people who have been accused of a crime. We talk about the differences between the State's Attorney and the Public Defender, the Anne Arundel County criminal justice system and a recent proposed judiciary rule change that could significantly curtail Anne Arundel County people's Constitutional right to counsel. Please listen, share and subscribe!
This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Greg Ostrowski. Greg is the Managing Partner at Annapolis' premier money management firm Scarborough Capital Management and is also a proud West Annapolitan. Over a few glasses of wine, he and others came up with the idea to put together The West Annapolis Gathering and Music Festival, which will be on May 14, 2016 and is planned to be a yearly event in May. Ticket sales benefit the Anne Arundel Medical Center. Greg also discusses growing up in Annapolis, his interactions with former Mayor Al Hopkins and how his firm is helping Annapolitans manage their money. Greg is a proud dad of three, husband and Villanova University alum. (Go 'Cats! Says the host of this podcast.)
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This week on The Annapolis Podcast: One more round with Liz Murphy, aka "Naptown Pint". From the best bartenders in Annapolis, to best food/beer pairings, to what the Naptown Pint's Chick & Ruth's Sandwich would be, we drink up all she has to offer. Liz discusses her favorite nonbeer alcohol too. We touch on restaurants galore in this episode. This is a must listen for any Annapolitan who enjoys good food, folks and fun.
This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is the illusturious Joe Barsin. Joe and his wife Eva are the graphic designers behind myriad iconic Maryland images, such as the Chesapeake Bay Plate, The Eastport Yacht Clubt Lights Parade branding and The Annapolis Film Festival branding. His wildly popular line of Maryland themed crab flags and mats can be found and seen all over Annapolis. We talk about the Annapolis arts scene and being an entrepreneur in Annapolis. Please share, subscribe and, of course listen to the 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 Patti White. Patti is the Co-Founder and Festival Director of The Annapolis Film Festival. Patti previously produced for the CBS program 60 Minutes and she is currently a principal for her production company called Filmsters LLC. We talk about how the film festival started (in the backroom of the 49 West Coffeehouse), what to expect from this year's film festival (March 29 - April 3, 2016) and the future of the festival. We delve into the unique challenges of starting a film festival in Annapolis and how the Annapolis Film Festival is "Filmmaker Friendly" and "Audience Friendly". We talk about how the experience and escapism of going to the movies will never go away and how the whole experience of going to the movies is becoming more digital.
In this short episode, I talk about a new restaurant in Annapolis, the Anne Arundel County library, the weather, tourists and the obstacle course that is the construction downtown right now.
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.
Easily one of my favorite interviews.
Thanks for your patience. I have had the flu for the past two weeks.
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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NEXT WEEK: The South River Riverkeeper, Jesse Iliff
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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This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Ryan Sears. Ryan is the founder of Survey Snap, Annapolis based software company that serves a national audience. He is also the co-founder of LAUNCH Annapolis, a thriving community of Annapolitan entrepreneurs ("founders, investors and innovative thinkers"). We talk how one would go about starting a business in Annapolis, "From Idea to Revenue." We also talk about the major "players" in the Annapolis entreprenurial scene. Please listen, share and subscribe to the podcast!
This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Glenn Campbell. Glen is a Senior Historian with Historic Annapolis and was a part of the Freedom Bound Exhibit team for Historic Annapolis. We delve into the fascinating stories of these "Runaways of the Chesapeake". Please forward this email to any friends of yours to share the podcast.
This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Liam O'Meara. Liam is the head of Environmental Quality Resources, LLC, a watershed restoration company and is a member of the Baldwin family which runs the Reliable Contracting Company. We talk watershed restoration, developing Annapolis and how free parking spots still cost us. Listen, subscribe and share!
This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Reginald Broddie. Reginald is the Founder and CEO of The Annapolis Trust, which serves low-income, first generation-to-college students in Anne Arundel County. He is also the former long-time executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Annapolis. Reginald talks about the "Reggie Broddie School of Success" and how education is made for everyone. We discuss everything from affirmative action, to Annapolis gangs, to community policing, to bodycams in Annapolis, to the Market House, in this fascinating episode. Listen, share and subscribe!
Reginald Broddie's Website: The Annapolis Trust
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This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Jimi Davies, aka Jimi HaHa, aka Jimi from Jimmie's Chicken Shack, a once local band that hit it big on a national level, aka the publisher of the new Annapolis arts/creative magazine, Upstart Magazine, aka a great dad to his daughter. Listen, subscribe and share. Cheers, Scott
This episode I talk about the 8 Annapolis themes that have emerged from interviewing The Annapolis Podcast guests for the last 7 months. I discuss the themes and I discuss which guests talk about them. My apologies to Josh Davidsburg, John Frenaye of Eye on Annapolis, Midatlantic Aerial and Ian Pfieffer for not mentioning you. You are not forgotten.
1. Preservation vs. Innovation
2. A love for arts in Annapolis
3. Loving the water
4. Generating National scene players
5. Entrepreneurial Spirit
7. Bedroom Community
8. Circles: Church, State and Social
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Bill Cooke. Bill is currently an excellent Public Defender at the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court. In that capacity, he sees how drugs detrimentally influence people's behavior. We discuss the Dred Scott decision and the Roger Taney Statue in Annapolis. We further discuss local politics. Bill has an unique perspective being a former Baltimore State's Attorney and current public defender who identifies with the Republican party. Please listen, share, enjoy and subscribe!
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."
Please listen, subscribe and share this important episode of The Annapolis Podcast.
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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This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Mr. Annapolis John Frenaye. John started Eye On Annapolis (eyeonannapolis.net), which has close to 200,000 website views a month, after someone told him that he couldn't do it himself. He not only started the blog, he started a community media-source and a full-time business. He goes into the beginnings of Eye On Annapolis and gives his opinion on some local happenings, politics and insight from his unique perspective of the Annapolis area. This is part 1 of a 2 part interview. Listen and please share it with your friends. Thank you for enjoying The Annapolis Podcast!
Image of John Frenaye by Heather Crowder Photography
This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Gavin Buckley. (Photo Credit to Joe Heimbach of No Filter Photography (NoFilter Photography.net) Originally hailing from South Africa and Australia, Gavin literally sailed into City Dock in the 90's and hasn't looked back since. He is the owner of Tsunami, Lemongrass and Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge, all on West Street. He hints on a couple new restaurants to come on West Street in Annapolis. When Gavin opened up Tsunami in the year 2000, West Street wasn't the safest of areas, now it has become a more vibrant arts district. In this episode, Gavin hints at throwing his hat into the ring for Annapolis politics. He talks about the arts scene in Annapolis back in the day, which included Jimi Hendrix, among others. And, of course, he talks about the controversial mural that is above his flagship restaurant Tsunami. Press play, enjoy, stay "in-the-know" and share this episode.
This week's guest on the Annapolis Podcast is Greg Lilly. Greg is the founder and chairman of The Fish for a Cure Foundation, which holds an annual fishing competition in Annapolis. Greg talks about growing up fishing in Annapolis. We go into the informal beginnings of Fish for a Cure, which quickly became formal when his wife was found to have cancer. The Fish for a Cure Foundation has raised a "whopper" of an amount of $900,000 for the Anne Arundel Medical Center since 2010. Greg hopes that Fish For A Cure can help spread AAMC's successful "Nurse Navigator" program to hospitals around the country. Sit back, grab a beer and enjoy this genuine Annapolis Fish Story.
This week's guest on the Annapolis Podcast is therapist Laura Reagan. Laura talks soul-sucking Annapolis commutes, recent sexual assaults in Annapolis, "Keeping up with the Kardashians" in Annapolis and disportionately high amount of murder-suicides in Maryland. Tune in my Annapolitan friends!
Guest: Laura Reagan LCSW-C
This week's guest on the Annapolis Podcast is longtime Annapolitan sailor Tucker Thompson. Tucker is a former America's Cup sailor and is the current host of the upcoming 35th America's Cup that is set to be held in Bermuda in 2017. From his Annapolis Yacht Club Junior Sailing program days, to his contributions to local favorite Spinsheet Magazine with his famous "Tucker's Tips" column, to hosting and covering sailing TV coverage in Annapolis for 15 years, to presently showing off the Auld Mug, the America's Cup trophy and giving presentations to yacht clubs across the nation, Tucker oozes "Annapolis sailing." Tune in and listen to this legendary sailor.
Guest: Follow Tucker and The America's Cup here.
Host: Scott MacMullan
This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Evan Koslow. Evan, a practitioner who is rated as a "Super Lawyer", is a family Law practitioner and mediator here in Annapolis. Evan gives us a primer on the who, what, when and where of family law here in Anne Arundel County. This is a good place to start if you, or a loved one, is contemplating a divorce in Anne Arundel County.
Guest: Evan Koslow: http://www.koslowlawfirm.com/
Host: Scott MacMullan www.macmullanlaw.com
On this week's episode of the Annapolis Podcast, Steve Lash of the Daily Record is the guest. He reports on Maryland's top courts and is an "encyclopedia" of local case knowledge. We dive deep into current Annapolis Court of Appeals cases for the 2015-2016 term. We look at the Serial case and I ask Steve whether he thinks Syed is going to get out of jail anytime soon. From gay marriage and Kim Davis to a recent Anne Arundel County case regarding DNA, we review an array of appellate level cases that concern citizens. We also speculate on who is going to jump onto the Court of Appeals next? Who is going to replace Judge Battaglia? Will it be Maryland State Bar Association President and the Honorable Pamila Brown of Howard County? Tune in to find out.
Follow Steve Lash on Twitter here.
Host: Scott MacMullan Law
This week's guest on the Annapolis Podcast is Sean O'Neill, the President of the Annapolis Business Association. He is also the Vice-President of RBC Wealth Management Group and is a financial advisor there. He gives us insight on the association's recent merging with Main Street Annapolis to become the Annapolis Partnership. Sean gives us insight on how the ABA can help Annapolis businesses. He also tells us whether or not he is going to run for Mayor of Annapolis.
This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Bryan Sears. Bryan is an award-winning investigative reporter for the Maryland Daily Record. He covers Annapolis politics and government affairs. We talk about the interaction between Annapolis politicians and the press over the years. Bryan and I go into current politics in Annapolis. This "social media master" talks about his social media following and how more politicians than ever are on social media.
This week's guest on the Annapolis Podcast is Richard Reutter. Richard is the Vice-President of Caroline's Cakes founded in Annapolis, Maryland. Caroline's world famous 7-Layer Caramel Cake has been listed as one of Oprah Winfrey's favorite things. The cake has also been featured in the Hollywood movie, "The Help". Richard takes us from the beginnings of the company's history to present times. He talks about how hustle, hardwork and love has catapulted this Annapolis company to great heights. You will surely not want to miss this scrumptious episode.
They are always hiring at their Route 50 Annapolis location. Check out their product and opportunities here: http://www.carolinescakesannapolis.com/
Richard also has his own separate novelty card business called "Two Words Period." Find more information on it here: http://twowordsperiod.com/
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On this week's episode of The Annapolis Podcast, award-winning journalist, Annapolitan and Professor of Journalism at the Phillip Merrill College of Journalism, Josh Davidsburg is the guest. Josh talks about Annapolis journalism in the past, in the present and in the future. Specifically, we talk about the first journalist's in Annapolis, the present outlets of journalism for consumption in Annapolis and what the future holds for journalism with social media and livestreaming video. Josh's knowledge and passion on news stories in Annapolis is unmatched. This episode is surely one to listen too!
Matt Evans is the premier construction and real estate lawyer in Annapolis. He also comes from a long line of Annapolitans. We talk about how Annapolis has grown over the years and current politics of Annapolis (City Dock, Royal Farms, Chipotle and the Historic Commission).
Notably, we discuss the Annapolis Snake House case, which has received national news recognition. (Matt is the lead Plaintiffs' lawyer representing the family that moved into the snake-infested house.)
Gary Jobson is one of the most decorated sailboat racers to have ever lived. He is also an Annapolitan businessman, America's Cup TV commentator, devoted public servant, cancer survivor and father of three. Gary gives us a candid look on his thoughts on some present day happenings in Annapolis, including the City Dock plan, and we also dive into his thoughts on the America's Cup.
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Jeff Holland is the current west river and rhode riverkeeper. He is the former executive director of the Annapolis Maritime Museum and he drafted the Declaration of Maritime Republic of Eastport. Things that we discussed, included:
Annapolis maritime history (he was the long time Annapolis Maritime Museum Executive Director),
Oysters and Chesapeake Bay water quality monitoring;
Captain John Smith;
The struggling Chesapeake Watermen;
Why is Annapolis called the Sailing Capital of America? (The answer might surprise you.);
As a famous chesapeake poet, Jeff recites the poem:
"Muskrat Green: The Greatest Oyster Eater The World Has Ever Seen!"
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Frederick Taylor - aka Squire Frederick - is the officil Town Crier for Annapolis.
Mayor Ellen Moyer announced Squire Frederick's initial appointment as the Annapolis Town Crier by letter on May 24, 2006. She wrote: "As crier, you will especially be called on over the next three years to announce to one and all the ensuing celebration of Annapolis Charter 300, commemorating our City's rich history in the struggles for liberty and civil rights for all citizens." After the end of his initial two-year appointment as the Annapolis Town Crier, Squie Frederick was gien an indefinite appointment as the Annapolis Town Crier.
These are some of the things we discussed in this week's episode:
Who is Fred Taylor?
A double Government retiree with a family who loves him dearly.
Who is Squire Frederick?
Born in 1740 of mild means.
He also plays Francis Scott Key
He is a tour guide for Watermark Tours. He describes where he takes Maryland Elementary school kids on a tour.
His tours go all over historic Annapolis and stop at the great houses.
His favorite places to talk about in Annapolis. The old senate chamber where the treaty of Paris was signed.
He loves talking about the Chase Loyd House.
He describes his colonial attire.
Squire Frederick was not without a lady on his arm.
Tells the kids not to take a bath because they will get a disease!
Speaks the news of the 18th Century in the 21st century he gives proclamations for special events.
Technology is Witchcraft!
He’s gotten the chance to high-five a billionaire!
How much has Annapolis changed over the years?
A fun and informative interview with Naptown Pint (Liz Murphy) who drinks for and writes for the Capital Newspaper. She blogs under the pseudonym of Naptown Pint. She talks about what exactly is beer. She knows her stuff when it comes to the ins-and-outs of beer. We talk about the history of Annapolis beer . Finally, we talk about modern Annapolis beer. Liz gives us an in depth analysis of local taverns and she even describes her dream Annapolis bar crawl.
Here is the breakdown of what we talk about on this Annapolis Podcast episode in chronological order:
What is beer exactly?
What is the difference between a lager and an ale?
How long do those old beers in your fridge stay fresh and good to drink?
What are some of the health benefits of beer?
Women were the original brewers. Samantha Adams instead of Sam Adams?
Beer foam and head retention is discussed.
The reason why Liz started Naptown Pint.
We go into Annapolis Beer History. What were Native Americans drinking after a lacrosse game back in the 16th and 17th centuries?
What was the first Maryland brewery? (Hint: It was in Annapolis.)
What would George Washington have drank back in the day?
Which beer would George Washington like today?
Are there currently any Anne Arundel breweries?
The Annapolis Homebrew Club. What it is and how you can get involved.
What are Liz’s favorite and least favorite local beers?
Liz’s dream Annapolis bar crawl.
Liz’s favorite Annapolis bar.
Liz’s favorite local dive bar.
Naptown Pint Blog: www.naptownpint.com
Scott MacMullan Law, LLC www.macmullanlaw.com
A fascinating conversation with Robert Clarke and Donna Ware of Historic Annapolis, a nonprofit charged with preserving Annapolis. We look at what this nonprofit does, and, through this, we get into talking about the legendary Paca House, owned by William Paca, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. We also touch on midshipmen dating in Annapolis through the years and "The History of Annapolis in 99 Objects," an exhibit that Historic Annapolis has coming soon. (Roger Staubach gear is included as an object.)
Historic Annapolis Website: www.annapolis.org
Scott MacMullan Law, LLC www.macmullanlaw.com
Scenic #drone Aerial Video/Photos of Maryland, the Mid-Atlantic region and more!
David Butts and Larry Rogers are the owners and founders of Midatlantic Aerial.
They use Drones or UAVs to take pictures from Annapolis.
They have a substantial local presence on Facebook and Twitter
They have taken pictures of the Maryland State House (over 180 Ft High).
Somebody tried to fly a drone/model aircraft outside of the White House.
Their drones they use are the Phantom 2 and Phantom 3 models.
What’s the difference between a drone and a model airplane?
How much do these drones cost?
Other uses of these drones other than for pictures.
We talk about how slow the Federal Aviation Administration is with enforcing laws.
How drones are used in Anne Arundel County.
Opportunities to shoot with their drones in other a
More video of Downtown Annapolis is coming.
Photos and Videos contributed by Larry Rogers will be labeled as LCR. Photos and Videos from David Butts will be labeled as DMB. Photos and videos from others will be labled accordingly.
Dan Alagna and Amy Chase of Free Range Improv discussed how they have been making Annapolis laugh for about three years now. Their comedy improvisational troupe is cut from the same cloth as "Whose Line Is It Anyway." We talk about how improv is just what the doctor ordered for Annapolitans, their businesses, their nonprofits and for our troops. We talk about the history of improv from Chicago's Second City to present times. Finally, we discuss how improvisational skills can help out local businesses. Free Range Improv is a local group helping other local groups. This episode will put a smile on your face!