John Astle: Pilot and Senator! And Maybe Annapolis’ Next Mayor? (E-22)

Maryland State Senator John Astle has been serving in the State legislature for 35 years. This year may be his last as he has decided to run for Mayor of Annapolis. Does he have what it takes?

Senator Astle sits down with the Crabs and talks about the Red Coach Inn where he met his wife, his time in Viet Nam, the untimely death of his son, his time flying President Nixon, his proudest legislation, and of course the upcoming Mayoral election.

Hear the Senator call out the current Mayor, Mike Pantelides, for never speaking to the council. Listen as he tells us who will NOT get his Senate seat if he wins the election; and who to watch in the future.

And here’s a spoiler–he sees nothing on the horizon to stop Governor Hogan from a second term!

Thanks this week to: Homestead Gardens, Union Jacks, and Anne Arundel Medical Center!

Thank you to everyone who wrote with suggestions for upcoming episodes. We are on it.  Next week, we sit down with the founders of The Annapolis Film Festival. Beyond that, we talk to both Mayor and Candidate Pantelides, and, Dr. Jana Davis from the Chesapeake Bay Trust and a few more surprises. You will want to stay tuned every Thursday around noon!
We are now on iHeartRADIO!  So if you listen to iHeartRADIO, you can listen, rate, share, subscribe, favorite right there.  Here’s the direct link!

But 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!  Most recently….

Oh hell…just go back and listen to the ones you haven’t heard!  And PLEASE be sure to tell your friends about us!

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Wanna touch base? Got a suggestion? Criticism? Want to be a guest? Have an idea for a guest? …send us an email at info@themarylandcrabs.com

You can also hit us up on Twitter at @MDCrabsPodcast. We have no lives, so hearing from listeners really makes our day.

PLEASE Click to rate us and leave a comment on Google Play or iTunes! That would go a long way to getting our podcast out there! While you are there—why not subscribe and have it delivered right to your device?

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Personally, on Twitter, find Tim at @timhamilton47 and John at @eyeonannapolis

What Makes Madonna Girl Dale Tick; A Look Inside One of Brooklyn Park’s Most Famous Residents (E-21)

WARNING: Some Explicit Content & Language
Dale Crites is someone you may not know. Or maybe you just don’t recognize the name.  Dale, a gay male, is also known as (at various times) Madonna Girl Dale, Brittney Girl Dale, or Ke$ha Girl Dale and she can typically be found along Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn Park and Glen Burnie, Maryland.

Where did she come from? What makes her tick? She stops dancing long enough to sit down with the Maryland Crabs to open up during a surprisingly poignant discussion. From sexual abuse as a child, to the death of a close friend, to her relationship with the police, and why performing in the streets of Anne Arundel County is what she does.

This frank, unvarnished and (at times) decidedly R-Rated conversation will open your eyes to someone who is struggling with some deep seated issues and just trying to get along in life.

You can read more about Madonna Girl Dale in a photo essay done by The Baltimore Sun in 2013.

To keep up with Madonna Girl Dale, follow her on Twitter at @MDNAPaula4Ever or on Facebook at Madonna Girl Dale!

The Crabs don’t judge. We hope you don’t either. Just take a listen.

And….a HUGE thank you to Nicole and the gang at Chesapeake Arts Center in Brooklyn Park for allowing us to use a spare room.  If you have not been to CAC...you definitely should!

Thank you to everyone who wrote with suggestions for upcoming episodes. We are on it.  Coming up next week will be a conversation with the latest candidate to throw their hat into the ring for Annapolis Mayor– State Senator John Astle. And down the line, the founders of The Annapolis Film Festival, Mayor Pantelides, Dr. Jana Davis from the Chesapeake Bay Trust and a few more surprises. You will want to stay tuned every Thursday.
Big geeky news…. we are now on iHeartRADIO!  So if you listen to iHeartRADIO, you can listen, rate, share, subscribe, favorite right there.  Here’s the direct link!

But 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!  Most recently….

  • Last week we crabbed with Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams and had a great conversation about crime in Anne Arundel County, the heroin epidemic, the success of his Drug Court, and the case that made him most proud.  We may have touched on that old Winnebago he used for the campaign too!
  • Marc Rodriguez. You may not know who he is right now, but you will. A sharp guy who has been working with Alderman Littmann and is poised to make a run for office in the upcoming Annapolis elections.
  • Governor Larry Hogan invited us into his private office for Jaegerbombs and wings while we watched the Ravens.  OK, so maybe it was more of a conversation with the State Police watching over us making sure we did not swipe the guitar off his office wall…but we did have a great conversation.

Oh hell…just go back and listen to the ones you have not heard!  And PLEASE be sure to tell your friends about us!

Better yet, go to iTunes or Google Play or iHeartRADIO and subscribe to our podcast and have them automatically delivered to your phone every time there is a new episode.

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HELPFUL LINKS

Wanna touch base? Got a suggestion? Criticism? Want to be a guest? Have an idea for a guest? …send us an email at info@themarylandcrabs.com

You can also hit us up on Twitter at @MDCrabsPodcast. We have no lives, so hearing from listeners really makes our day.

PLEASE Click to rate us and leave a comment on Google Play or iTunes! That would go a long way to getting our podcast out there! While you are there—why not subscribe and have it delivered right to your device?

If you want to find us, click on the links below:

Personally, on Twitter, find Tim at @timhamilton47 and John at @eyeonannapolis

Crime, Heroin, and Justice in Maryland? State’s Attorney Wes Adams Weighs In (E-20)

This week, The Maryland Crabs visit the courthouse to speak with State’s Attorney (for Anne Arundel County), Wes Adams. We remain un-indicted.

In this episode, we delve into the heroin problem that is impacting the state and what is being done to combat it. We talk a bit about the judicial system and how Anne Arundel is getting tougher on crime. Find out about Adams’ personal “YESS!” moment and the one that got away.

For a fantastic insight into crime, heroin, and justice in Maryland, this is a not-to-miss episode of The Maryland Crabs.

Thank you to everyone who wrote with suggestions for upcoming episodes. We are on it.  Coming up in the next few weeks will be the founders of The Annapolis Film Festival, Mayor Pantelides–both the candidate and the Mayor, Brooklyn Park’s very own Britney Girl Dale, and a surprise candidate for Mayor of Annapolis that will shake the race to its core. You will hear it here first!

Big geeky news…. we are now on iHeartRADIO!  So if you listen to iHeartRADIO, you can listen, rate, share, subscribe, favorite right there.  Their app and website search is a bit wonky at the moment but they promised us they’d fix it soon.  But here’s the direct link!

But 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!  Most recently….

  • Last week, we spoke with Marc Rodriguez. You may not know who he is right now, but you will. A sharp guy who has been working with Alderman Littmann and is poised to make a run for office in the upcoming Annapolis elections.
  • We recap 2016. Our last episode of 2016 was a lot of fun and lacking any direction whatsoever. We talked about how we decided to do The Maryland Crabs, where we want to go in 2017 and beyond, some of our past guests, and how good the lunch really was at Sammy’s Italian Pizza Kitchen in Eastport!
  • Governor Larry Hogan invited us into his private office for Jaegerbombs and wings while we watched the Ravens.  OK, so maybe it was more of a conversation with the State Police watching over us making sure we did not swipe the guitar off his office wall…but we did have a great conversation.

Oh hell…just go back and listen to the ones you have not heard!  And PLEASE be sure to tell your friends about us!

Better yet, go to iTunes or Google Play or iHeartRADIO and subscribe to our podcast and have them automatically delivered to your phone every time there is a new episode.

Tim restrained himself this week—nothing was stolen from the Courthouse! However, he did pick up a few drinking tips for must-visit pubs the next time he is in Ireland! Who knew the Courthouse was such a wealth of information!

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HELPFUL LINKS

Wanna touch base? Got a suggestion? Criticism? Want to be a guest? Have an idea for a guest? …send us an email at info@themarylandcrabs.com

You can also hit us up on Twitter at @MDCrabsPodcast. We have no lives, so hearing from listeners really makes our day.

PLEASE Click to rate us and leave a comment on Google Play or iTunes! That would go a long way to getting our podcast out there! While you are there—why not subscribe and have it delivered right to your device?

If you want to find us, click on the links below:

Personally, on Twitter, find Tim at @timhamilton47 and John at @eyeonannapolis

Will Annapolis Finally Have an Hispanic Voice? Marc Rodriguez Thinks So! (E-19)

The City of Annapolis has an election coming up.  Yes, it is an “off” year election cycle and there are changes afoot. This week, Tim and John sit down with Marc Rodriguez and talk about his yet-to-be-officially-announced candidacy for Alderman for Ward 5 in the City. Rodriguez discusses his roots in Mexico City and Hillsmere (yes you read that right), what he has been doing for Alderman Littmann who will not be seeking another term, and what he brings to the Council chamber for the Latino community and the larger Annapolis community.

Thank you to everyone who wrote with suggestions for upcoming episodes. We are on it. Coming up in the next few weeks will be Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams and a candidate for Mayor of Annapolis that will shake that race to its core. You will hear it here first!

Big geeky news…. we are now on iHeartRADIO!  So if you listen to iHeartRADIO, you can listen, rate, share, subscribe, favorite right there.  Their app and website search is a bit wonky at the moment but they promised us they’d fix it soon.  But here’s the direct link!

But 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!  Most recently….

  • We recap 2016. Our last episode of 2016 was a lot of fun and lacking any direction whatsoever. We talked about how we decided to do The Maryland Crabs, where we want to go in 2017 and beyond, some of our past guests, and how good the lunch really was at Sammy’s Italian Pizza Kitchen in Eastport!
  • Governor Larry Hogan invited us into his private office for Jaegerbombs and wings while we watched the Ravens.  OK, so maybe it was more of a conversation with the State Police watching over us making sure we did not swipe the guitar off his office wall…but we did have a great conversation.
  • Speaker of the House of Delegates, Michael E. Busch sat down and discussed the upcoming session, legislating in a Trump presidency and what it means for Maryland,  and his recent criticism of Delegate Herb McMillan.

Oh hell…just go back and listen to the ones you have not heard!  And PLEASE be sure to tell your friends about us!

Better yet, go to iTunes or Google Play and subscribe to our podcast and have them automatically delivered to your phone every time there is a new episode.

A peek into next week….Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams….after that whole Hogan thing, he only agreed to speak with us if we agreed to be searched on the way out of the Courthouse….apparently the Governor wants the stapler back that Tim took.

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HELPFUL LINKS

Wanna touch base? Got a suggestion? Criticism? Want to be a guest? Have an idea for a guest? …send us an email at info@themarylandcrabs.com

You can also hit us up on Twitter at @MDCrabsPodcast. We have no lives, so hearing from listeners really makes our day.

PLEASE Click to rate us and leave a comment on Google Play or iTunes! That would go a long way to getting our podcast out there! While you are there—why not subscribe and have it delivered right to your device?

If you want to find us, click on the links below:

Personally, on Twitter, find Tim at @timhamilton47 and John at @eyeonannapolis

The Maryland Crabs 2016 Recap; and a Peek Into 2017 (E-18)

It’s been an exciting 18 weeks for The Maryland Crabs. In September we launched after years of hemming and hawing. And in that time, we opined, formed our conspiracy theories, chatted with police chiefs, legislators, and even the Governor.

We solved nothing. But hopefully, it made you think!

Next year, there is a LOT more on tap as we continue to grow and expand across Maryland. In the next few weeks, we will be speaking with Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams about our heroin epidemic and more. And, we have some surprise guests in store along with a significant expansion later in the year!

In this episode, we discuss and rehash all that. Where we succeeded, where we failed; and why John blew off the first live podcast at the Ebb Tide.

But we need your help!  Please let us know what is important to you.  Give us an email with your thoughts…tweet at us…Facebook us….if you see us driving on the road, swerve into us and we can talk while the police shut down the road.

And most importantly, THANK YOU!  We have seen our listener base grow incredibly over these few short weeks and now are reaching over 1000 people per episode the three weeks following release. We appreciate it and certainly encourage you to share the podcast with your friends and to subscribe on iTunes or Google Play and give us a rating!

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Make SURE you go to iTunes or Google Play to subscribe to The Maryland Crabs Podcast to have content automatically delivered to your phone or device. That way you won’t miss a single episode!

Have you listened to 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!  Most recently….

  • Governor Larry Hogan invited us into his private office for Jaegerbombs and wings while we watched the Ravens.  OK, so maybe it was more of a conversation with the State Police watching over us making sure we did not swipe the guitar off his office wall…but we did have a great conversation.
  • Speaker of the House of Delegates, Michael E. Busch sat down and discussed the upcoming session, legislating in a Trump presidency and what it means for Maryland,  and his recent criticism of Delegate Herb McMillan.
  • Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop lets us know what he is doing to combat the apparent crime wave in Annapolis. No one is more upset than he is!

Oh hell…just go back and listen to the ones you have not heard!  And PLEASE be sure to tell your friends about us!

Better yet, go to iTunes or Google Play and subscribe to our podcast and have them automatically delivered to your phone every time there is a new episode.

And coming up next week….we will figure it out between now and then so stay tuned and have a Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!

HELPFUL LINKS

Here are links to some of the stuff we discussed. Got more…send us an email at info@themarylandcrabs.com

Is there another topic or question you want us to tackle? Maybe you want to yell at us? Or just say hello? Shoot us an email at info@themarylandcrabs.com or hit us up on Twitter at @MDCrabsPodcast. We have no lives, so hearing from listeners really makes our day.

PLEASE Click to rate us and leave a comment on Google Play or  iTunes! That would go a long way to getting our podcast out there! While you are there—why not subscribe?

And—BREAKING NEWS— we were informed we were approved and available on I HEART RADIO!  But we have not been able to find it :(. But we do have a help ticket submitted. Maybe you will have better luck!

If you want to find us, click on the links below:

Personally, on Twitter, find Tim at @timhamilton47 and John at @eyeonannapolis