Jared Littmann – Minimum Wage, Maximum Pain? (E-130)

The cost of living in Maryland is staggering. But, when you live in a state that has the country’s best flag, what would you expect? So how do you level the playing field? Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour might be a good start, right? Welp, it’s a little more complicated than that when you’re a small-business owner.

Jared Littmann, owner of K&B True Value and former alderman of Ward 5 in Annapolis, could be described as a Progressive Democrat. But he’s not a fan of HB 166, which would raise the minimum wage by almost 50%. He must have a pretty good reason for this, right? He does. Jared breaks down what this legislation would mean from the perspective of someone who owns a family-run business.

Thank you to Roxana and Raul Rodriguez for hosting us at Caliente Grill on Forest Drive in Annapolis!

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The SOUPer Bowl (E-128)

Fast forward 13 years. Much has changed for the Light House Homeless Prevention Support Center, but the tradition continues as the mission of the Light House expands to help rebuild lives by providing shelter and services to prevent homelessness and empower people as they transition toward employment, housing and self-sufficiency.

Sunday, February 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Heritage Baptist (1740 Forest Drive, Annapolis) will host the 13th Annual SOUPer Bowl Lunch for the Light House Shelter.

Tim sits down with Chef Zachary Pope, the kitchen maestro who makes the event happen, and Kait Dawson, Volunteer Manager for the Lighthouse Shelter to talk about the SOUPer Bowl and how the Lighthouse Shelter is making a difference in people’s lives.

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The Maryland Crabs Podcast is usually recorded at The Commons overlooking beautiful West Street in Annapolis. The Commons is the City’s first co-working space and it is an incredibly cool one…purely because we are there! Not really, but do check it out!

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CRABCAKE: Comedy Legend, Tom Papa (January 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….or longer in Tim blathers on and the guest is too polite to hang up. In any event, enjoy your Maryland Crabcake!

Today Tim talks with Tom Papa, the legendary comic who will be appearing at the Rams Head on Stage for two shows on January 26. Besides being one of the biggest names in stand-up, Tom hosts his own podcast, “Come to Papa”, is head writer for “From Live To Here” (formerly “The Prairie Home Companion”), a screenwriter, actor, and author. He does not sleep.

Given the time to talk to one of his comedy idols, Tim squanders the opportunity in order to talk about the agony of raising a teenage girl and the joys of making sourdough bread. Tom was a good sport.

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CRABCAKE: Soren Baker..Author of “The History of Gangster Rap” (December 2018)

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….or however long Tim wants to avoid his family.

The History of Gangster Rap is a deep dive by Gambrills native and Hip-Hop journalist, Soren Baker, into one of the most fascinating subgenres of any music category to date. Sixteen detailed chapters, organized chronologically, examine the evolution of gangster rap, its main players, and the culture that created this revolutionary music. From still-swirling conspiracy theories about the murders of Biggie and Tupac to the release of the 2015 film Straight Outta Compton, the era of gangster rap is one that fascinates music junkies and remains at the forefront of pop culture. Filled with interviews with key players such as Snoop Dogg, Ice-T, and dozens more, as well as sidebars, breakout bios of notorious characters, lists, charts, and more, The History of Gangster Rap is the be-all-end-all book that contextualizes the importance of gangster rap as a cultural phenomenon.

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CRABCAKE: Paula Poundstone…Legendary Comedian and Crazy Cat Lady (December 2018)

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….or however long Tim wants to avoid his family.

Paula Poundstone is one of our country’s preeminent comedians, known for her smart, observational humor and spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend. Paula’s guest appearances include The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Star Talk with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Late Night with Carson Daly, Nerdist with Chris Hardwick, and she was a clue in a New York Times crossword puzzle. She’s filed commentaries for CBS Sunday Morning, and Morning Edition and All Things Considered for NPR.

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