CRABCAKE: Nick’s Story; From Homeless and Addicted to a Bright Future in Annapolis (May 2017)


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NICK MORRISON

Nick had the “cool mom” who let him drink beers with her. And then it was smoking a joint…popping some pills. Eventually Nick turned to heroin. Nick lived on the streets of Annapolis, sleeping in the Market House rest room if he was lucky enough to beat the last homeless man into the bathroom. With heroin, Nick says that 1 is too many and 1000 is not enough.

This is Nick’s story.

We spoke with Nick at a fundraiser for Samaritan House this morning at Chevys Fresh Mex in Annapolis, Maryland. Samaritan House provides beds and treatment for men in recovery. Nick is a success story for this 40+ year old organization that is seeing unprecedented strains as the nation tries to cope with an opioid epidemic!

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Samaritan House Annapolis

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Chevys Fresh Mex for hosting the fundraiser

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CRABCAKE: John Tesh, television personality, radio host, and musician (April 2017)

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JOHN TESH

Today, we are joined by John Tesh who will be performing at the Rams Head On Stage on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.  In addition to a sneak peek into the show, we talk about how music (rather than television) influenced him from a very young age, his struggles with cancer, and his great podcast that he produces with his wife, Connie Sellecca, and his son Gib Gerard.–Intelligence For Your Life. Go on and subscribe, you’ll like it! We talk about passion and failures and you will never guess who John Tesh would love to perform with….

Check it out and go see him on Wednesday at Rams Head On Stage!

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CRABCAKE: Annapolis Film Festival, Review, Interview–Before the West Coast (March 2017)

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ANNAPOLIS FILM FESTIVAL

We headed to Maryland Hall to see Before the West Coast this afternoon and a single word—WOW!

I am not too much younger than the Writer/Producer Oyd Craddock (I ran into him in the hallway prior) but the level of racism in the early 70s in New Orleans blew my mind.

You can read the synopsis in your AFF Program, but if you have 66 minutes, please check this out. I am not sure why it is not included with the African American Experience Showcase, because it should be.

The next screening with a Q&A with Oyd Craddock is at 3:00pm tomorrow (Saturday, April 1, 2017) at the Asbury United Methodist Church on West Street!

Find out more at Before the West Coast

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CRABCAKE: Annapolis Film Festival, Opening Night (March 2017)

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ANNAPOLIS FILM FESTIVAL

This Crabcake is all about opening night. Th newest effort by Rob Reiner, LBJ was screened at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis Maryland and Reiner was in attendance along with Jeffrey Donovan who played JFK.

We hear the post screening with the film’s creators moderated by WOR Film Critic Joe Neumaier. Included in the panel were Reiner along with producers Trevor and Tim White and Matthew George; and writer Joey Hartstone. Of course, Reiner has some comments on the current situation in Washington DC.

After the screening, things heated up at the Boys & Girls Club of Annapolis which is the old Wiley Bates High School. During segregation, Annapolis had a white high school (Maryland Hall) and a black one (Boys & Girls Club) and the the locations were selected as a nod to LBJ and the passage of the Civil Rights Act which was a milestone of his administration.

LBJ stars Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeffrey Donovan, and Richard Jenkins.

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CRABCAKE: Annapolis Film Festival, Blood Stripe (March 2017)

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ANNAPOLIS FILM FESTIVAL | BLOOD STRIPE

SHOWINGS:

  • Asbury United Methodist, Saturday, April 1, 9:00pm
  • Maryland Hall, Sunday, April 2, 12:30pm
  • Tickets and Passes: CLICK HERE

A Marine sergeant returns home after completing her third tour in Afghanistan. Unable to sleep, wracked by paranoia and anxiety, she carries unseen wounds. It is only a matter of time before she can no longer bottle up her trauma, and a boisterous welcome home party provokes her into an explosive outburst. Her husband is at a loss, and the VA seems to be an impossible option. When she has nowhere to turn, she runs deep into the woods.

In this Crabcake, we spoke with producer/director writer Remy Auberjonois and producer/writer/actor Kate Nowlin. We talk about why this story is different than all the others (spoiler because it is the first time involving women returning from combat), why the lead character is only referred to as “Our Sergeant,” and what it took to bring it to life along with how they both hope it resonates with the audiences!

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