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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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."
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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.