If Not Me, Then Who? Travis Manion, the FDNY, and the Run to Honor His Legacy (E-49)

This week we speak with Natanya Levioff who is the local Race Director for the 911 Heroes Run on September 17th at the Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. She is also a long-time volunteer with the Travis Manion Foundation.

Natanya gives us the history of Travis Manion, his friend Brendan Looney and how they came to be buried side by side in Arlington. We talk about the growth of the foundation and all that it does for our veterans and active duty service members. And we even discuss fire departments. From Travis’ visit to Rescue 1 of the FDNY and our own Annapolis Volunteer Fire Department and their memorial garden.  If not me…then who?

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Coming up….a talk with the organizers behind the Travis Manion Foundation 911 Heroes Run, former County Executive John R. Leopold, the Chairman of the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, County Executive Steve Schuh, a discussion on the latest market House debacle, and crabcakes with the Aldermanic candidates for the City of Annapolis.

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A New Sheriff in Town. A Conversation With New Annapolis Police Chief Scott Baker (E-48)

Newly minted Annapolis Police Chief Scott Baker sat down with us to talk about the future direction of the department. After a nationwide search, the Mayor decided the best choice was a cop right in the department (he was the #2 under former Chief Pristoop) and one that had the respect of the rank and file officers.

We discussed his vision and the differences between him and the older regime, the 30 plus outreach programs the Annapolis Police Department currently has, the relationship between the department and the council/mayor and the major issues facing him as Chief–opioids, gangs, and establishing a trust with the citizens of Annapolis.

What we did NOT talk about (because this news broke the day after we recorded) was the recent allegations surrounding a lawsuit that is to be filed alleging that an officer (who has since resigned) stole $1500 from a citizen during an incident. Nor did we discuss the latest incident involving “inappropriate contact” between an officer and a citizen involved in an incident.

Coming up….a talk with the organizers behind the Travis Manion Foundation 911 Heroes Run, former County Executive John R. Leopold, the Chairman of the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, and crabcakes with the Aldermanic candidates for the City of Annapolis.

 

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Looking ahead–A series of Crabcakes with the candidates for Alderperson for the City of Annapolis, a conversation with the Travis Manion Foundation, Congressman John Sarbanes, an exclusive talk with Annapolis’ new police chief–Chief Scott Baker! And more!

If you are just joining us…. make sure you check out some (or all) of our previous episodes? You really should. They could change your life. Granted, your life would have to be pretty bad. But still, we have some gems you will want to check out!

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CRABCAKE: Peter Rivera, lead singer of Rare Earth, bringing the Motown funk and more to Maryland (July 2017)

This is a Crabcake from The Maryland Crabs!  What is a Crabcake? Well, it’s a very short snippet of something you need to know. It might be 5 minutes long..or it might be 20.  In any event, enjoy your Maryland Crabcake!

Peter Rivera. The name may may not come to you, but the voice will. Peter was the soulful singer of Rare Earth who were topping the charts for Motown Records in the 70s. On July 23rd, he brings the funk, rock, and soul to Rams Head On Stage.

We spoke with Peter and learned a bit about the past as well as his current tour. We learned how when Sly and the Family Stone presents an opportunity–you take it. And how Bob Seeger used to come check out their shows in the clubs of Detroit!

You can learn more about Peter..and check out his new CD, get his book, etc. on his website – Peter Rivera.

Tickets are still available for Peter’s 7:30pm show on July 23, 2017 at Rams Head On Stage.

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Jenn’s Story: Addicted at 13, In Recovery at 20 (E-47)

At 13, Jenn was living in an very upscale Annapolis neighborhood. After Middle School, she joined the IB Program at Annapolis High. She won beauty pageants. Held a job, and became an addict.

Jenn is the girl next door who ended up on the wrong road–an easy thing to do. Jenn was lucky. Some tough love from her parents, a random conversation with her boss at work, and she got off that road and onto one called recovery.

Today, in recovery for 3 years, this is Jenn’s story!

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Looking ahead–A series of Crabcakes with the candidates for Alderperson for the City of Annapolis, a conversation with the Travis Manion Foundation, Congressman John Sarbanes, an exclusive talk with Annapolis’ new police chief–Chief Scott Baker! And more!

If you are just joining us…. make sure you check out some (or all) of our previous episodes? You really should. They could change your life. Granted, your life would have to be pretty bad. But still, we have some gems you will want to check out!

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Annapolis Finances 101: A Conversation with Alderman Jared Littmann (E-46)

Alderman Jared Littmann from Ward 5 in Annapolis pulls no punches as he discusses City finances and why he feels that the City has been very irresponsible in their budgeting.

Littmann is not running for re-election and we discuss why he decided not to run, a little bit about how he came to being an Alderman from owning K&B True Value, Annapolis’ only hardware store, to what may lie on the future.

Hey, before you zone out—do us a favor. Head over to Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes), Google Play or wherever you listen to us and leave us a rating and if you have time a comment. Not only does it elevate (or shatter) our egos, it really helps with getting the word out about this podcast. Thanks!

Looking ahead–A series of Crabcakes with the candidates for Alderperson for the City of Annapolis, Travis Pastrana, Congressman John Sarbanes,  an exclusive talk with Annapolis’ new police chief–Chief Scott Baker! And more!

If you are just joining us…. make sure you check out some (or all) of our previous episodes? You really should. They could change your life. Granted, your life would have to be pretty bad. But still, we have some gems you will want to check out!

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