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
We would like to thank our sponsor Scarborough Capital Management. Scarborough Capital is a true partner to Annapolis. They are financial advisors that can help you and your company get the most out of your 401K.
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.
The Annapolis Podcast would like to thank our show sponsor Scarborough Capital Management. Please check out and like their Facebook page. Scarborough Capital has recently sponsored the West Annapolis Music and Arts Festival. The firm is truly a partner to our great city! Greg Ostrowski is the firm's managing partner and he and his colleagues can help you out with financial advice. Please support our sponsor by visiting their website at www.scmadvice.com
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.