1430 Connection - shootings of federally protected birdsOn this week's 1430 Connection, the focus is on a rash of shootings of federally protected birds. WNAV’s Donna Cole interviews Nancy McDonald, a volunteer bird rescuer, and Lauren Moses, public information officer for the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP). Are there more shootings of federally protected birds during the pandemic or is it that more people are reporting these incidents? What can you do to help? Who should you call for birds in distress? We’ll also hear about some of the cases that both Nancy and NRP officers have responded to.
WNAV’s Donna Cole wrote an article about these cases which can be seen here - https://www.annapoliscreative.com/hawks-eagles-heron-owl-cormorant-vulture-all-victims-of-illegal-shootings-during-pandemic/
1430 Connection - Louisville Naval MuseumOn this week's 1430 Connection, WNAV’s Donna Cole interviews Ted Yadlowsky, a Maryland-based advisor to the Louisville Naval Museum, and Lewis Palmer, president of the Louisville Naval Museum. The story begins on New Year’s Day with an oil leak from a WWII-era Army Air Force crash boat at City Dock. Then came the revelation that the Louisville Naval Museum wants to open in Annapolis – with a submarine too.
For more information on the Louisville Naval Museum, visit https://louisvillenavalmuseuminc.org/.
1430 Connection Toys for Tots Major Pete SmithOn this week's 1430 Connection, WNAV’s Donna Cole interviews U.S. Marine Corps (Reserves) Maj. Pete Smith about Toys for Tots. Yes, there’s still a need for donations and drivers. To find out more, visit https://fortmeade-md.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.aspx?nPageID=100&nPreviewInd=200&nRedirectInd=3
Also discussed is Pete’s position as the Arundel County Military and Veterans Liaison and Manager of the new, Anne Arundel County Veterans Service Coordination Center.
1430 Connection / Joe Addivinola - Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighters, Local 1563On this week's 1430 Connection, WNAV’s Donna Cole interviews Joe Addivinola, president of the Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighters. They discuss how the pandemic has been for our local firefighters, other safety concerns (including firefighter-related cancer, staffing and gear), how firefighters continue to help in their communities and outside of their jobs, fundraising events that haven’t been able to happen because of the pandemic and finally, which firehouse has the best cooking.
To donate to the Fire Fighters’ Charitable Foundation, visit https://www.annearundelfire.org/community-involvement
For more information on the Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighters, Local 1563, visit http://www.iafflocal1563.org/
1430 Connection / Annapolis Mayor Gavin BuckleyOn this week's 1430 Connection, WNAV’s Donna Cole interviews Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley. They discuss the pandemic, Annapolis City Dock revitalization, Hillman garage, crime and punishment, holiday shopping, waterfront access (for all) and parks, including the problem with the only skate park in Annapolis.
1430 Connection / Maryland Bird Conservation Partnership (Chris Eberly)On this week's 1430 Connection, the focus is on birds. WNAV’s Donna Cole interviews Chris Eberly, executive director of the Maryland Bird Conservation Partnership. They discuss bad behavior by humans with the first documented snowy owl of the season in Maryland, the shooting of a bald eagle in Queen Anne’s County, the death of a bald eagle on the side of a highway in Baltimore County, the growing number of birders, the farmland raptors program and volunteer opportunities at the Maryland Bird Conservation Partnership. WNAV is a media partner of the Maryland Bird Conservation Partnership – we often share information about the conservation of birds in the state.
For more information about the Maryland Bird Conservation Partnership, visit www.marylandbirds.org
1430 Connection - the Craziness Happening on Maryland RoadsWhat is happening on Maryland roads? Have you noticed people speeding more than ever, tailgating at high rates of speed, waving in and out of lanes? And this isn't just cars, but big trucks too.
On this week's 1430 Connection, the focus is on the craziness happening on Maryland roads. WNAV’s Donna Cole interviews Greg Shipley, spokesperson for the Maryland State Police about what MSP is seeing, what data is telling them and how that data relates to enforcement efforts. Also, a brief discussion about MSP’s H2Oi enforcement efforts in Ocean City.
For more information on the Maryland State Police, visit https://mdsp.maryland.gov/Pages/default.aspx
1430 Connection / Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim ServicesOn this week's 1430 Connection, WNAV’s Donna Cole has a conversation with Glenn Fueston, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services. They discuss Governor Hogan’s recent announcement of a $3.4 million grant for local projects that support efforts to reduce crime in Maryland, where those funds will go and what programs will be offered. Also, how data helped to identify how to use that funding. Also, how the pandemic has impacted crime and how this office has continued to provide its services.
For more information on the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim..., visit http://goccp.maryland.gov/
1430 Connection / Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution CenterOn the most recent 1430 Connection, the focus is on the Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center. WNAV’s Donna Cole has a conversation with Leah Berry, the manager of the Prisoner Re-Entry Program for the Annapolis based non-profit, which offers a variety of services including conflict resolution, mediation, facilitation and community conferencing.
For more information on the Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center, visit https://www.aacrc.info/
1430 Connection - Annapolis Fire DepartmentOn the most recent 1430 Connection, the focus is on the Annapolis Fire Department (AFD) and its new public information officer. WNAV’s Donna Cole has a conversation with Capt. Bud Zapata about his new role in the department, AFD’s social media, his experience with coronavirus, holiday safety tips and Text 911.
For more information on the Annapolis Fire Department, visit https://www.annapolis.gov/190/Fire
1430 Connection Rachael Pacella and Luis Rosa on ArtA note from WNAV’s Donna Cole about this week’s 1430 Connection – “with the radio show I host, I'll often get an idea well before, like months or years before, I do the show. This is one example and I cannot thank my guests enough for their input because I know this might've been hard. This is about art, about people, about tragedy and about finding something that helps us heal. Art is most definitely a friend. It’s provides routine, an escape, a place that takes us away and yet doesn’t always. It can speak what we can’t. This show is about exactly that.”
On this week's 1430 Connection, the focus is on art and the power of it. WNAV’s Donna Cole interviews Rachael Pacella, a reporter who survived the mass shooting at The Capital Gazette, and Sgt. Luis Rosa-Valentin an Army veteran, who survived an IED explosion in Iraq (he lost both legs, an arm, some vision and his hearing). Both Rachael and Luis explain how art became part of their lives, what it does for them, what type of art they like best and for Luis, how it figured into where he’s currently studying.
Throughout this interview, you’ll see photos of their art – ceramics by Rachael and drawings/paintings by Luis. One of these paintings by Luis came with some further explanation – it’s the one that shows him and another soldier and he explained, “this was my only commission and I did it for the medic that saved me. It's charcoal and acrylic paint.”
1430 Connection / Anne Arundel County Firefighter Paramedic Brian HoltslanderOn this week's 1430 Connection, the focus is on an Anne Arundel County firefighter who is recovering from COVID-19 and how he gives back to the community through books. WNAV’s Donna Cole talks with Firefighter Paramedic Brian Holtslander on his experience with coronavirus, what he learned from it and what others might be able to and how some of this has changed from early on to today. While Holtslander indicated he can’t be sure where he contracted the virus, there was an outbreak at a facility he works part-time as a nurse – that facility is not in Maryland. They also talk about the Little Libraries program.
WNAV reached out Capt. Russ Davies, spokesperson for the Anne Arundel County Fire Department on the COVID-19-related precautions the department takes to safeguard its personnel. Davies emailed, “We have a robust contact patient tracing system in place through the fire department Risk Management Division and our Infection Control Officer. To this point, we don't believe we have had any patient to provider transmissions. We have had 26 people test positive since the beginning of the pandemic. The N95 mask and gowns were part of our regular available personal protective equipment (PPE) prior to the pandemic. We instituted its use by providers on Patients Under Investigation (PUI) patients early on. Potential PUI patients were identified by our 911 call takers very early on, starting when PUI patients were identified by international travel, and then the questions have been adapted as the CDC guidelines dictate.”
In the interest in transparency, this interview was recorded on Monday, prior to President Trump's diagnosis. The 1430 Connection airs every Friday at 2 on WNAV.