Congressman Anthony Brown: ACA, the EPA and The Bay, Military Spending, and Martin O’Malley (E-35)

A few weeks ago, Congressman Anthony Brown’s (D- 4th District, MD) office contacted us about having the Congressman on the podcast. Sure thing!  We sat down with Rep. Anthony Brown in his Largo office to discuss a whole bunch of things that were on the freshman Congressman’s mind.

We talked about the Affordable Care Act and what the future looks like under President Trump. We talked about the proposed funding cut to the EPA and in particular the Chesapeake Bay. We talked military spending and how it should not be at the expense of domestic spending. We talked about Martin O’Malley, whom the Congressman said was “the best environmental Governor in the history of Maryland” and the chances for an O’Malley presidential run in 2020. Finally, we let Rep. Brown get a word in edgewise and talk about his focus during his term in office–workforce creation.

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A special thanks to our sponsors this week including…Homestead Gardens  AAMC, and Zachary’s Jewelers

Thanks to Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker for the intro

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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 VERY frank discussion on opioid addiction and the crisis Maryland is facing, an incredible 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 

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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….

  • 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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Rushern Baker III; He Inherited a Mess and Dug Prince George’s County Out (E-29)

Rushern Baker III inherited a mess when he became Prince George’s County Executive in 2010. Today, the County is quite different!

The County Executive sat down with The Crabs to talk about it.  We hear about his roots in Valdosta to when he first discovered that Accokeek was really in Prince George’s County.

He tells the story about getting a phone call from his mother, “Oh my God, I heard you got arrested!” and managing a snowstorm from a Waffle House somewhere in North Carolina. And of course the aftermath from his predecessor, Jack Johnson, left as he was indicted and sent to prison.

Finally, we hear about how he plans to handle the Westphalia project that could be a major choking point in the I-95 corridor near MGM’s National Harbor and Andrews Air Force Base.

All in all, we learn what it takes to take a Phoenix named Prince George’s County from the ashes–figuratively and literally!

Give County Executive Baker a follow on Twitter–he’s really active there… @CountyExecBaker.… or Facebook….or shoot him an email at CExecutive@co.pg.md.us, or just go old school to the website!

And a special thanks to our sponsors this week including… Chesapeake Bay Trust, Zachary’s Jewelers, and Anne Arundel Medical Center!

Thank you to everyone who wrote with suggestions for upcoming episodes. We are on it.
Coming up — Travis Pastrana will be here, we will be bringing Harriet Tubman to you, an in-depth about parking and biking in Maryland, Mayor Michael Pantelides will lay out his vision for the next four years if he wins, Comptroller Peter Franchot, the developer behind one of the most controversial projects in Annapolis, and…. well that woudl spoil it…just subscribe and be surprised!
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….

  • Gavin Buckley comes back to the Crabs now that his campaign is in full swing and lays out his vision for Annapolis as he looks to unseat the incumbent Mayor, Mike Pantelides in this year’s election! Can an Aussie handle an American colonial town? Put a shrimp on the barbie, grab some vegamite and have a listen!
  • Chase Cook. He’s the eyes and ears of The Capital for the City of Annapolis and he sat down and talked about the firing of the Annapolis Police Chief, the issue with public housing, undocumented residents, and the Mayor’s chance to win re-election!
  • Working the Chesapeake Bay. We sat with Mary Ewenson who is the publisher of Prop Talk and Spin Sheet and sits on the Board of the Eastport Yacht Club Foundation to talk about working on the Bay. What jobs are there now and in the future. Also the Marine and Maritime Trades Career Fair that is happening on February 25th.
  • Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides talks about firing long-time chief of police Mike Pristoop, some of his accomplishments in his first three years and what he might hope to accomplish in a second terms if the voters will have him again!
  • Chesapeake Bay Trust. We crabbed with the Trust to see what they are up to and to talk about how you can help them without even realizing you are helping them!

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