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A biweekly podcast with Maryland focus and Howard County roots, exploring the policies, people, and stories that affect the state of Maryland. Each episode we’ll talk to newsmakers and everyday people in order to elevate the conversation and find out what matters most.
 
John Anderson, Roger Hanna, and Tre Fountain are three friends who like to complain about everything. On the Needlessly Argumentative podcast you can listen to these guys tell you why your favorite things suck using flimsy arguments and opinion based facts. Why listen? Because through every lump of shit covered coal comes specks of golden diamonds.
 
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Edgar Villanueva is a globally-recognized activist and author of the award-winning book Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance. In this interview, Edgar discusses the troubled foundations of philanthropy from how these funds are derived to the discriminatory manner grants are awarded. He also challenges the hiera…
 
[WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT] ACV continues to add more flight destinations, a new name for an iconic state park, magic mushrooms are decriminalized in Arcata, the cost of living in paradise, protesters bully essential workers, home invasion robbers earn long sentences, a disgraced former Sheriff’s Officer is a bar shooting suspect, suspicious deaths …
 
Takirra Winfield Dixon - Founder, Unapologetic Communications Gabrielle Wyatt - Founder, The Highland Project Erica Green - Reporter, The New York Times Coming off of Erica Green's powerful profile of former Queen Anne's County Superintendent Dr. Andrea Kane, our guests discuss their work, their challenges, and what they want you to know about thei…
 
Richard Rothstein is the author of the New York Times Bestseller The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. In this interview, Mr. Rothstein describes how our communities continue to be segregated by law due to laws and policies adopted in the early 20th century. He also recommends action at the local level to r…
 
[WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE] Humboldt County gains a ‘Vegas flight and eyes an airport expansion, a young mom with COVID-19 encourages the vaccine from her hospital bed, upcoming pools and hot tubs in Scotia, grants for struggling cannabis farmers, Eureka export Jake Hanson is a Green Bay Packer, Ferndale export Jacob Cooney is directing Denise Rich…
 
[WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE] The feds say a statewide gang bust has local impacts, an Arcata company earns a big military contract, Humboldt County says ‘no’ to the failed recall at a higher rate than the state, GQ explores local hippie utopias, a former HSU student is convicted of rapes, the locally shot drama “A Spark In Nothing” is streaming on A…
 
[WARNING: GRAPHIC AUDIO] Bodycam footage is released after a man’s wife claimed racism during an officer-involved killing, High Times examines our dire cannabis market, a locally rescued dog is starring alongside Tom Hanks in “Finch,” Grammy-winner Lorde shot a Vogue cover locally, a Discovery+ series gets locally crafty, local export and Paralympi…
 
In this show, Candace and Tom interview retiring Howard Community College President Dr. Kate Hetherington. She discussed how following a set procedure and path set HCC up to be one of the few community colleges recognized with the distinguished Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. Dr. Hetherington also describes how the school charted a path t…
 
[Explicit content] Wife claims racism in an officer-involved shooting, family says vaccinated COVID-19 death victim lived at 30-percent lung capacity, shocking allegations regarding a Eureka church, a recall reminder, a nonexistent antifa bus, a big win at the horse races, unsolved homicides, more Flavortown favors, a closer look at the COVID-19 va…
 
[Explicit content] A sanitation worker saves lives, an alleged child-molesting restaurateur, casino winnings allegedly spawn a horrific gun discharge, Guy Fieri’s return to Ferndale is canceled as the ‘Fair rages on, a nailed-up squirrel at an illegal cannabis grow evokes anger, a Sheriff’s Officer resigns in embarrassment, a big change on the Arca…
 
Vaccinated county supervisor Rex Bohn makes a bold statement while imploring COVID safety measures, a dog is caught on video sprinting after a vehicle that abandoned him, COVID vaccine mandates for certain employees, a SoHum family shares their experience getting COVID, a closer look at a police officer misconduct bill, Division 1 football returns,…
 
This week the crew discusses horror, terrible robot movies, and beautiful ugly people with friend of the podcast and super roommate Tom "Uncle Tom" Giaquinto. Tre forgets who Jordan Peele is, Roger causes a time loop and restarts the podcast, John sends everyone down a wormhole of deep cut movies, and Uncle Tom says the best joke that has ever been…
 
Home Grown seeks to prevent young-adult homelessness, a grueling national Race Across America triumph for Eureka cyclist Michael David-Hughes, multiple Humboldt County inmate deaths are prevented with an anti-overdose drug, the Yurok Tribe is taking no crap from Purdue Pharma over the opioid epidemic, a suspicious death, a local mom allegedly drank…
 
The ejection of Arcata's former Sidelines bar supports animals, a lawsuit claims Eureka cops went too far during a protest last year, an HSU police officer is under review after pepper-spraying a transient, a tragic plane crash takes multiple lives, local electeds cheer internet changes, Sara Bareilles wants us to read, the ocean bests a Tesla near…
 
A $200,000 payout related to the unsolved killing of HSU student David Josiah Lawson, Chris Brown’s aggressive dog, a monument to a redwoods-loving Nazi supporter is removed, Arcata will consider decriminalizing psychedelic mushrooms, an alleged peacock murder-for-hire, a historic Scotia hotel is back in action, perspective on cannabis water use, a…
 
In this episode, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr., discusses his decision not to run for Governor and instead seek reelection. We also hit on the topics of housing, education, equity, and his prolonged stint as a prominent local DJ! You won't want to miss his unpopular benign opinion, even though it technically has to do with food.…
 
Trees of Mystery was featured in an amusing NPR segment, the controversial end of childbirth at Fortuna’s hospital, a super rare bird, support for the LGBTQ community far outweighs hate, a hit-and-run killer gets a lenient sentence, a funny Guy Fieri fan is coming to town, an upcoming decision regarding a proposed large cannabis grow, a burglar fai…
 
UpSurge was founded to make Baltimore the first "Equitech" city in the world. This effort is premised on the idea that Maryland's tech ecosystem is primed for exponential growth with the incorporation of Baltimore's diverse workforce. In this episode, Jamie describes UpSurge's methodology of bringing people into the tech sector who have been boxed …
 
More parking-lot-to-housing proposals in Eureka, a drive-in movie reminder, an upcoming Crabs baseball documentary, overnights soon at the old Scotia Inn, lots of flight options, a hip-hop show, Eureka export Sara Bareilles gets another comedy season with ‘Girls5eva,’ an Anthrax member gets some localized Mr. Bungle ink, childcare woes, safe swimmi…
 
The Fair Housing Act passed in 1968, which prohibits discrimination in housing based on race, religion, national origin, and, since 1974, sex. Our guest this week believes we need another amendment that will prohibit discrimination in housing based on economic status. Although racism and sexism are seen as overtly bad, Richard Kahlenberg notes that…
 
Local export Kortney Olson appeared to nab a fruity world record, the zoo’s elevated walkway is open, anti-vax protestors cause a ruckus for U.S. Congressman Jared Huffman, officials take aim at illegal fireworks as a likely brutal fire season is upon us, Humboldt State alum Alex Cappa is practicing with Tom Brady again post-injury, marble hunting,…
 
We live in a great time of cynicism and apathy as it relates to politics and political power. In this episode, Candace and Tom interview coauthor Hahrie Han about her new book Prisms of the People: Power and Organizing in Twenty-First-Century America. She describes how people mistake attention for power and how the key to effectuating political cha…
 
Forbes promotes local cannabis tourism, a farm stand owner remains defiant, lots of Hep C, a Blue Lake festival renames itself Wiyot-style, props for a new ocean dive team, a proposed fish farm’s impacts will be examined more closely, no COVID-related hospital visits for the vaccinated, wealthy part-time-local Rob Arkley doesn’t like some proposed …
 
A high school brawl got really ugly, a deserted mill north of Manila is eyeballed as a mega-grow, a possible Victorian-esque treatment for Eureka, an alleged triple-murderer pleads not guilty, good times at the airport, notorious ex Trinidad resident Robert Durst starts his LA murder trial, live comedy, Guy Fieri goes metal, Sara Bareilles earns ac…
 
The 2021 General Assembly Session will be remembered for many things, but top among them is Maryland's historic legislation on police reform. In this episode, Candace and Tom interview the co-chairs of the Maryland House Judiciary Committee, Luke Clippinger and Vanessa Atterbeary. They review the ups and downs of a unique COVID-impacted session and…
 
A big-money proposal for HSU changes, delayed zoo fun, a big meth bust, a military history-maker, the long-awaited new juvie hall, an upcoming outdoor festival in SoHum, Ferndale-export Guy Fieri has some good advice, more big-time TikTok stars, honoring a SoHum legend, that COVID variant, an editorial related to a dog-related workplace eviction, c…
 
Candace returns for this interview with Howard County Library President and CEO Tonya Aikens to discuss the new "Brave Voices Brave Choices" campaign. This new initiative will replace the iconic "Choose Civility" campaign, which has adorned resident bumpers for over a decade. Tonya explains why it was necessary to move past the "Choose Civility" fr…
 
A local TikTok personality is a rising star, more affordable housing in Eureka, mall woes, a bowling alley for sale, a governor-approved extradition, tunnels with likely illicit histories, a harmful COVID variant plus red-tier numbers, a mental health milestone for local kids, more alleged hazing at HSU, frybread, crime updates, and so much more.Hu…
 
(11:45) Disclaimer: This story contains graphic content. Last week we learned alleged hazing led to the suspension of the HSU women’s softball team and an investigation. Hazing often involves humiliation and imposing sometimes dangerous rituals within teams and other groups, especially on college campuses. Expertly discussing the topic is renowned …
 
Vox's Jerusalem Demsas has burst onto the scene as a thought-leader on housing policy across the country. We were fortunate enough to book her for an interview to discuss the disjointed politics of land use policy, the economic impacts of SFD zoning, and how President Biden's new infrastructure plan may change all that.…
 
Accessory Dwelling Units, or "ADUs", are a hot topic in housing policy and provide the opportunity for lower cost housing options in areas with high housing prices. Annapolis Alderman Brooks Schandelmeier has cosponsored legislation with Alderman DaJuan Gay to legalize and regulate ADU's in Maryland's state capitol. Kol Peterson is an ADU expert an…
 
Hollywood flights, Crabs baseball comin’, the Sheriff got a nod from the Governor, drive-in movies, Jimmy Fallon appears in a Sara Bareilles related promo before she records music locally, a seemingly senseless dog killing, grocery bonuses are declined, a cannabis farm proposal is no longer massive, Guy Fieri gets paid, an HSU export got a supersiz…
 
This week, Ainy and Tom interview UMD Entomologist and nationally recognized cicada expert Dr. Mike Raupp. We discuss everything from the precautions you can take to protect new landscaping to the manner cicadas may be prepared (or plucked) for human consumption. This podcast is for all of those who don't know want to make of the forthcoming cicada…
 
*Disclaimer* This episode’s summary of a recent triple-murder will be hard to hear for some... Also, an expert’s take on the difficulty of obtaining a primary doctor in Humboldt County, a class-action investigation of Suddenlink, a new rock album with Eureka ties gets international attention, Sequoia Park upgrades explained, the courthouse in Eurek…
 
This week, Tom and Ainy interview Montgomery County Planning Board Chair Casey Anderson to discuss Thrive Montgomery 2050, urbanism, and affordable housing. This week’s featured business from The 3rd is “Simply Kashonna” founded by Kashonna Holland. “Simply Kashonna is building leaders through both a lifestyle, and corporate brand, focusing on moti…
 
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