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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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!

Episode References:

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

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!

For more information or to donate:

Samaritan House Annapolis

Thank you to:

Chevys Fresh Mex for hosting the fundraiser

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Heroin in Maryland: It IS an Epidemic, Angel Traynor is on the Front Line and Speaks From Experience (E-36)

Hello America, we have a heroin and opioid problem. That should be news to no-one. But do you really know how bad it is? Or how bad it can get? This week we talk with Angel Traynor who is a recovering addict who hit her rock bottom several years ago after losing her home, business, family, and friends. After she spent time in and out of prison. But now, her story, combined with her actions is truly making a difference in the lives of those affected by heroin and opioid addiction.

We talk about her experience, her new passion in Serenity Sistas, the programs in place to help those in need and the ever-growing statistics that are plaguing Maryland!

How You Can Help:

Resources:

  1. Serenity Sistas
  2. Prevent Substance Abuse
  3. Samaritan House
  4. Recovery Anne Arundel
  5. The Not My Child Resource Kit

We referenced a previous episode with Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams a few times in this podcast. Here is a direct link to his episode!

Also, this video, produced by Anne Arundel County is a must-see.  Not My Child

Thank you to everyone who wrote with suggestions for upcoming episodes. We are on it.

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Looking ahead–Travis Pastrana, Congressman John Sarbanes, St. John’s College President Chris Nelson, the new developers of Crystal Spring …now known as Providence Point, a chat with the sponsor of the USS Sioux City–one of the Navy’s newest battleships and much more!

BIG NEWS: We are on Stitcher Radio now too.  See you can’t turn around without finding a place to catch The Maryland Crabs 

OLD NEWS:  We are now on the app tunein.  So if you use tunein…well… tune in. As an added bonus, if you have an Amazon Echo—you can say “Alexa, play The Maryland Crabs Podcast” and she will fetch the latest episode from tunein. How cool is that?
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!

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….

  • Congressman Anthony Brown sat down with the Crabs last week and talked about the Affordable Care Act under President Trump, the proposed slashing of funding to the Chesapeake Bay, military spending, and a little bit about his time with former Maryland Governor O’Malley and if he is ready to challenge President Trump in 2020.
  • Eastport Landing. The NIMBYS are alive and well and have proclaimed there shall be no development in Eastport. Well, that may not be possible, responsible, or even legal…so rather than ranting and raving, why not listen to the guy who is proposing to renovate and bring something new to an aging strip shopping center in Eastport.
  • Marijuana! We spoke with Caroline Phillips who is a marijuana advocate and the founder of the National Cannabis Festival happening on 4/22. We talk about what is on the horizon for Maryland as we move into uncharted territory.We talk about the ridiculous (and comical) laws in DC surrounding marijuana, and a whole lot more! If you are curious about the changes–this is a must-listen episode!
  • Maryland’s Comptroller, Peter Franchot was with us last week and pulled no punches. He explained what the hell it is he does besides collect the taxes and issue the refunds. He gave us some insight to how he is handling the increased fraud cases and explained how irritated he is with the legislature that will not allow him to do more! We also talked about his efforts to get AC in the Baltimore schools and making schools start after Labor Day statewide!
  • Alex Pline. OK, so you may not know the name unless you are an avid biker; but he is an Annapolitan that sits on the City’s Transportation Board and sheds some insight into what many perceive as madness with the City’s new parking contractor–SP+. We also talk about biking in Maryland and where it needs to go!
  • Mayoral Candidate Mike Pantelides talks about his upcoming re-election campaign. He takes off his Mayor’s hat, loosens his tie and talks about why and how he will win another 4 years in November of 2017.

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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!

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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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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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