CRABCAKE: Annapolis Film Festival, SuperGirl (March 2017)

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ANNAPOLIS FILM FESTIVAL | SUPERGIRL

SHOWINGS:

  • Asbury United Methodist Church, Friday, March 31, 5:30pm
  • Francis Scott Key Auditorium, Sunday, April 2, 2:45pm
  • Tickets and Passes: CLICK HERE

SUPERGIRL follows 11-year-old powerlifter Naomi Kutin’s unique coming-of-age story as she fights to hold on to her title while navigating the perils of adolescence — from strict religious obligations to cyber-bullying. With a passionate family supporting her each step of the way, Naomi must learn to accept herself and discover she is as strong inside as she is outside.

In this Crabcake, we hopped on the phone with Jessie Auritt who wrote, directed and produced the film. Jessie tells us about how she decided on creating this story along with how she embedded herself in the lives of the Kutins in New Jersey. She followed Naomi for several years and sheds some insight on what the teen is up to today and what the future holds!

SuperGirl (Facebook)

SuperGirl (Website)

@SuperGirlDoc (Twitter)

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CRABCAKE: Annapolis Film Festival 2017, Before The West Coast (March 2017)

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ANNAPOLIS FILM FESTIVAL | BEFORE THE WEST COAST

SHOWINGS:

  • Maryland Hall, Friday, March 31, 2:30pm
  • United Asbury Methodist Church, Saturday, April 1, 3:00pm
  • Tickets and Passes: CLICK HERE

A federal court ruling in 1967 brought all-black St. Augustine High School into Louisiana’s all-white Catholic high school sports association. Newly appointed Head Football Coach Otis Washington would face relentless adversity in the years that followed — a playoff berth lost on a coin toss, discriminatory officiating, unfavorable rulings from the school board, and a championship game defeat — while cultivating an innovative offensive style of play still used today.

In this Crabcake, we hopped on the phone with Oyd Craddock who wrote, directed and produced the film. Oyd also played on that magical team that won the championship in 1975.  We talk about the film and what made him decide to tell this story. We discuss the racial biases and attacks endured..and the determination shown by a coach and a team.

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CRABCAKE: Annapolis Film Festival, The Night Watchmen (March 2017)

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WARNING: Around 8:00, Zu Coffee makes some kind of really loud drink and the levels go crazy. It is only for about :30. #Sorry

ANNAPOLIS FILM FESTIVAL | THE NIGHT WATCHMEN

SHOWINGS:

  • Annapolis Elementary, Friday, March 31, 9:30pm
  • Tickets and Passes: CLICK HERE

Three inept night watchmen, aided by a young rookie and a fearless tabloid journalist, fight an epic battle for their lives against a horde of hungry vampires.

In this Crabcake, we met with Ken Arnold at Zu Coffee in Annapolis. He is a local man who wrote and produced the film. We discussed the film itself, what the future holds for him, and what it was like to film most of it right here in Annapolis in the old Capital newspaper building.

The Night Watchmen (website)

@TNWMovie (twitter)

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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!

Oh hell…just go back and listen to the ones you haven’t heard!  And PLEASE be sure to tell your friends about us!

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HELPFUL LINKS

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

PLEASE Click to rate us and leave a comment on Google Play or iTunes! That would go a long way to getting our podcast out there! While you are there—why not subscribe and have it delivered right to your device?

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Personally, on Twitter, find Tim at @timhamilton47 and John at @eyeonannapolis

An Insider’s Conversation with The Capital’s Chase Cook (E-27)

This week on The Maryland Crabs we sit down with Chase Cook, the Annapolis reporter for The Capital.  Chase has his finger on the pulse of Annapolis government and he peels back the layers for us this week.

We talk about the recent firing of Police Chief Michael Pristoop (Mayor Pantelides spoke with us about that too) and crime in general. We jumped into the mess that is the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis (HACA). And finally we dug into the recently passed ordinance from Alderman Jared Littmann seeking additional protections to local immigrants. Does this make Annapolis a “sanctuary city?” We talk about it!

To dig even deeper, you can check out some of Chase’s recent work for The Capital on these topics:

Finally, if you want to follow him on Twitter–and you should….  @ChaseACook

Thanks this week to: Chesapeake Bay Trust, Homestead Gardens, 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 — another conversation with Gavin Buckley and his vision for Annapolis now that his campaign for Mayor is active, CANDIDATE Mike Pantelides, Travis Pastrana, Kevin Plank, PG County Executive Rushern Baker and….

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….

  • 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!
  • The Annapolis Film Festival was our guest last week. Give it a listen and see how this huge event morphed from an idea into a multi-day event drawing thousands to our little sleepy town by the Bay.

Oh hell…just go back and listen to the ones you haven’t heard!  And PLEASE be sure to tell your friends about us!

Better yet, go to iTunes or Google Play or iHeartRADIO and subscribe to our podcast and have them automatically delivered to your phone every time there is a new episode.

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HELPFUL LINKS

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

PLEASE Click to rate us and leave a comment on Google Play or iTunes! That would go a long way to getting our podcast out there! While you are there—why not subscribe and have it delivered right to your device?

If you want to find us, click on the links below:

Personally, on Twitter, find Tim at @timhamilton47 and John at @eyeonannapolis