Posted on March 26, 2017
The Fracking Ban movement in Western Maryland has been gaining momentum over the course of several years, and has culminated in legislation to Ban Fracking in the state of Maryland. This grassroots effort faced a lot of challenges but was able to overcome them with hard and educating the public at large of the negative effects fracking would have on our area. It is never to late to get involved and this proves that the power really lies with the people. I am hoping that this episode inspires you to get involved in issues that are important to you to effect positive and long lasting change.
To support Bill 1325 without amendments, call the President of the MD Senate 888-997-5380.
Links to more information about Fracking:
Josh Horevay joins us for our 100th episode. He is cooking Appalachian fare for Clatter Coffee Shop located on Broadway in Frostburg Maryland. Josh is using his creative flare to introduce local seasonal foods into a coffee shop food setting. Do not miss his twist on a traditional bagel and the much anticipated PBJ &C. Clatter keeping all the food priced reasonably so you can ideally eat there daily. Clatter is planning to open in the middle of March so be sure to stop in fuel up and say hello to Josh.
This episode will inspire you to purchase your tickets to experience the beauty that is live music.
We kick off this episode with a concert with Tim O’Brien coming to the Palace Theatre in Frostburg Maryland on March 25, 2017. This intimate setting is ideal for seeing this talented musician and wet your appetite for seeing more live music this spring and summer.
Jason Brady finishes off the this music centric episode by discussing the best in local Festivals that you can not afford to miss! If you have ever wanted to spend your weekends camping, listening to fantastic music, and meeting new people this is the way to do it! All of the festivals mentioned have something to offer for families and several music genres. The best way to attend is to lend a hand and volunteer, be sure to check out all of the opportunities at each of the festivals websites.
Delfest May 25-28th
Grey Fox- July 14-16th
Floyd Fest- July 26th-30th
Peach Fest– August 13-16th
Watermelon Park September 21-24
Festy Early October
Ogre, to know him is to love him and if you don’t, get ready to fall hard. Ogre is a staple in Frostburg MD and hosts several annual events. The Brother’s of the Brush mustache and beard competition which is held each fall, is a lot of fun so start growing your whiskers to participate and The Chili Cook-Off in January, it is cold and the football season is over so make a pot; there are several categories so there is something for everyone. The most impressive feat the Ogre has accomplished is growing some of the worlds hottest pepper varieties. His hobby has grown and his dream of starting a hot pepper business might just take off with Kick a Pooch Farm.
Get in contact with him here: Kickapoochfarms@aol.com
Mike Thompson is back to discuss the 2017 National Photography competition. The Allegany Arts Council is putting out the call for entries and the deadline is Feb. 27, 2017 so be sure to enter to win over $5,000 in cash prizes. The Juror of this prestigious competition is Shannon Thomas Perich, she is the curator of historic photography at the Smithsonian.
There are several events scheduled celebrating photography month. The ever popular kids photo boot camp is happening April 1, 2017 space is limited so call the Arts Council to grab your spot. The Allegany Museum is hosting a “history in your attic” a photo retrospective for the entire month, featuring old photography of our region. The month would not be complete without a Robert Hine Gallery talk which will take place later in the month. For more information visit the Allegany Arts Council’s Website
SUMBIT your work, good luck and hope to see your work in the show!
Dr. Johnny O is back with his first episode of his political series for RTL. In this episode we are learning all about executive orders, memorandum, and proclamations. We are using current events to help the public at large learn and be able to relate to the topics being discussed in this series. Dr. Johnny O is wanting to convey facts and knowledge about how our government works and how you can fully participate in the democratic process. If you want to participate with a topic suggestions, please send us an email at email@example.com.
Jess is back to discuss all of the exciting events that have happened since we last chatted. Frostburg Maryland was selected as one of the top eight small towns to compete for $500,000.00 to help the small business community. The small business revolution stopped by Frostburg on January 9, 2017 and had a chance to meet business owners and the people who make up this great town. On February 9, 2017 they will make an announcement of the top cities and open it up for a worldwide vote that will conclude on February 16, 2017. So how can you help??? VOTE VOTE VOTE!
More information on how you can help visit their website and use the #myfrostburg on your social media posts!
Updated on January 14, 2017
I had the privilege to speak with Betsey about the upcoming Women’s March on Washington. Betsey knowing how important this event will be; spearheaded an effort to coordinate a bus for people wishing to travel to Washington DC for the March. Betsey had such a response that there is a current waiting list for the bus, we do discuss other options for travel and how you can find a bus from your area to the march. This episode is full of information and we discuss important work that will happen after the March is over. Click on the links below for more information and how you can volunteer in your area.