5 Minutes…20 Slides… Do You Have What It Takes For Ignite Annapolis 4? (E-122)

Ignite Annapolis is here. Well, not quite yet, but it is coming up on Thursday, March 14th. Go mark your calendars now!

Ignite is a community building program that puts 16 people on the hot spot for 5 minutes. They develop a topic for which they have some passion–from silly to mundane to highly technical to comedic to … well you get the picture. Virtually anything. They develop 20 slides to illustrate their topic. And then Ignite gives them 5 minutes to explain it all and the slides are pre timed. The event will leave you scratching your head. Crying. Laughing. Thinking. But most importantly, it will leave you talking. Talking with your neighbors and some of the 600 people that shared the experience.

This week, we sat down with Liz Thibodeau and Kathleen Booth who are two of the organizers for Ignite 4. We talk about the concept, its growth, the way it builds community and how to become involved as an attendee, speaker, or sponsor!

If you need a break (and don’t we all), this is a perfect way to press a reset button on the winter-doldrums.  Have a listen!


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The Maryland Crabs: Incompetence, Annoyance, and Overreach (E-6)

mdcrabs_250x250In this episode , John and Tim crab about Annapolis bureaucracy and power plays.

It looks like HACA has mismanaged a huge sum of money. Again. Is it incompetence or malfeasance? Is someone going to actually call them out on it?

No one likes paying for parking, which is why Tim moves his car five times a day. How is SP+ doing as the new kid on the (parking-restricted) block?

Downtown Annapolis is beautiful, to be sure. But are the folks who are in charge of keeping it that way overstepping their authority? The Historic Preservation Commission goes head-to-head with downtown restauranteur and mayoral candidate, Gavin Buckley.


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

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