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!
Denim and Diamonds. It is THE party of the year and the largest fundraiser for Anne Arundel Medical Center; and in fact THE largest fundraiser in the County.
Each year, supporters come together for a party with a purpose and this year it is to raise money for more mental health facilities and treatment options in Anne Arundel County.
We spoke with Betty Buck who is the co-chair of the bash to learn about what’s new and exciting and what the real needs are! Your ticket includes a fantastic night of food with 8 food trucks and catering from Ken’s Creative Kitchen, dancing to the music of The Reagan Years, silent and live auctions, and all the beer, wine, and spirits you can responsibly drink! All to benefit out community! Have a listen!
OK, let me be perfectly honest, this is NOT a crabcake, it is a full blown episode and the topic deserves to have several more devoted to the problem. What problem? Mental illness!
Today, we speak with Ray Weaver whose daughter suffers from severe mental illness. How severe? Well, let’s just say that the Anne Arundel County Police were compassionately involved, she has been placed in a hospital and Ray is now she is mired in the legal morass of trying to get his youngest child the help she truly needs.
Ray is dual citizen (as is his daughter Savannah) born and raised in the Dena and now spends time between Denmark and visiting his daughter in the hospital while trying to have her released so she can commence a treatment plan in Denmark.
He is a former radio guy, a former PR hack, a podcaster (listen to A Father’s Heart), one helluva musician (as is Savannah also–please listen to her song at the end of this podcast) that plays in the area frequently.
The incredible folks at the Irish Restaurant Company (Galway Bay, Killarney House, Brian Boru, and Pirate’s Cove) are holding a fundraiser on Saturday, July 28th to help Ray with his expenses. It’s not cheap. It is part of their Christmas in July charity program that helps local people in need. And as Ray has been a stalwart playing in their restaurants–he and Savannah were logical choices.
Please have a listen as Ray tells us what he is going through. And if you can, head to Galesville and Pirate’s Cove on Saturday from 2-6pm. Here’s a link for more info.
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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.
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 Trustand a few more surprises. You will want to stay tuned every Thursday.
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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….
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.
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