COVID-19…Voices from the Community

We are in uncharted waters, folks. Between cable news and social media, there is an avalanche of information, innuendo, and speculation coming in. It’s exhausting and scary. So John and Tim decided to practice some social distancing and call a bunch of people to talk about what’s going on over Facebook Live. It was a busy one. Go to All Annapolis on Facebook to watch Saturday’s broadcast.

We started with Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot to see what the state has been doing up to this point and what is planned next. Steuart Pittman, Anne Arundel County Executive, was up next to talk about business assistance as well as public safety, followed by Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley who let us know what this this means to our tourism-based business community.

Katie Redmiles of Maryland Hall for the Performing Arts introduced “Pay It Forward to the Arts” to help both businesses affected, as well as our arts community. Monica Alvarado, owner of Bread and Butter Kitchen in Eastport, talked about what they are doing to help the community and their employees during this business shutdown. Heritage Baptist Church, on Forest Drive, has always been front and center when it comes to meeting the needs of the community, and this time is no exception. Pastor Scott Shelton talks about their food pantry and the best way people can contribute.

What does this mean for businesses? Jared Littman, owner of K&B True Value and former Ward 5 Alderman, talks about what they are doing to serve the community as an essential business and what he is doing to protect employees. Small business owners are being hit particularly hard. Denise Pearson, owner and proprietor of Paradise Float Spa in Eastport, has shut down completely until this crisis ends. What does this mean to people in her shoes? Jeff Jacobs, owner of the iconic family business, Carrol’s Creek, has also shut down restaurant for the duration. Some of his employees have been with him for decades, and wait until what you hear what is doing for them! And finally, we end on a positive note when we chat with Kimario Ballyntine, a server at 49 West, located in Inner West Street. Yes, he’s out of work amidst a global pandemic, but he is incredibly upbeat and positive, and his attitude is infectious! In a good way.

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Snowy winter ahead? DMV Weather has some insight! (E-151)

So, are we in for a cold and snowy winter?  The Annapolis area is hard to forecast. Thankfully, we have George Young from DMV Weather to set us straight!  He has been forecasting for the Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief for more than two years and only had one real miss–not a bad record at all!

So, today, we sit down with him to find out what all is involved in making a long range forecast for Annapolis and Anne Arundel County…and most importantly–his thoughts about what is in store for us over the next 12 to 16 weeks!

Have a listen!

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Paula Poundstone…a comic legend returns (November 2019)

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….we don’t have any kind of plan. In any event, enjoy your Maryland Crabcake!

Paula Poundstone is back for her annual December visit to Rams Head on Stage on December 6 for two shows. Tim and Paula chat about climate change, Facebook fights, the tense political climate, feisty daughters, passive-aggressive Thanksgiving attacks, and, of course, cats. Paula also cranks out a hilarious weekly podcast, No One Listens to Paula Poundstone and is a frequent panel guest on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!

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Thank you to Ann Alsina, principal at Covington-Alsina in Annapolis, for allowing Tim to take over your conference room for a couple of hours. And we apologize in advance, because he plans on making a habit out of it.

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And hey, check out the Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief!  Ten minutes every day at noon (soon to be 7am) will bring you up to speed on all the LOCAL issues, sports, weather, events and opinions in Annapolis and  Anne Arundel County.  Here’s your link… http://bit.ly/EOA-DNB

WHERE TO FIND US

You can find us on pretty much any podcatcher or place where you listen to your podcasts. But here are the biggies:

And while there, please take a moment to give us a 5-Star Rating and some constructive criticism. It really helps getting the word out about the podcast!

Wanna touch base? Got a suggestion? Criticism? Want to be a guest? Have an idea for a guest? Be a co-host? …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.

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Security Expert Todd Rosenthal (E-150)

Do we live in dangerous times or are we just being scared by a constant stream of stories and images by a ubiquitous mass media, bent on ratings? Either way, you don’t want to take any chances. You need to be aware of your surroundings at all times and be ready to defend yourself.

John and Tim sit down with Todd Rosenthal, a security expert currently working as security director for a multinational government contractor, who has been trained in all aspects of personal security. We talk about what you can do to keep you and your family safe at home, at work, and while out and about. Do you think you know what to do in a crisis? You’d better.

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NOTE: We are now on Spotify!  Check it out!

And hey, check out the Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief!  Ten minutes every day at noon (soon to be 7am) will bring you up to speed on all the LOCAL issues, sports, weather, events and opinions in Annapolis and  Anne Arundel County.  Here’s your link… http://bit.ly/EOA-DNB

WHERE TO FIND US

You can find us on pretty much any podcatcher or place where you listen to your podcasts. But here are the biggies:

And while there, please take a moment to give us a 5-Star Rating and some constructive criticism. It really helps getting the word out about the podcast!

Wanna touch base? Got a suggestion? Criticism? Want to be a guest? Have an idea for a guest? Be a co-host? …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.

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100 Thing to Do in Annapolis and the Eastern Shore Before You Die (E-148)


We all have bucket lists. Tim wants to find proper New York pizza in Maryland. John would love to find a podcasting partner who isn’t allergic to work. We can all dream. But “100 Things to Do in Annapolis and the Eastern Shore Before You Die” by Susan Moynihan is the ultimate Maryland bucket list!

Susan moved to Annapolis when she was 13, and her best coming-of-age memories are here. She moved to NYC after college, but Annapolis was always home, albeit for shorter bits of time: Christmas break, two weeks in summer, spring or fall weekends as work and life allowed.

In 2018 she moved back to Annapolis, and found her hometown familiar, but different. She wanted to get to know it on a deeper level, so she went to her go-to: writing. She spent six months researching this book, driving all over Annapolis and the Eastern Shore, talking to old friends and making new ones, revisiting longtime favorites and searching out surprises.

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And hey, check out the Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief!  Ten minutes every day at noon (soon to be 7am) will bring you up to speed on all the LOCAL issues, sports, weather, events and opinions in Annapolis and  Anne Arundel County.  Here’s your link… http://bit.ly/EOA-DNB

WHERE TO FIND US

You can find us on pretty much any podcatcher or place where you listen to your podcasts. But here are the biggies:

And while there, please take a moment to give us a 5-Star Rating and some constructive criticism. It really helps getting the word out about the podcast!

Wanna touch base? Got a suggestion? Criticism? Want to be a guest? Have an idea for a guest? Be a co-host? …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.

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