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The Peter Principles (Ch. 4) – The Dumb Dumb error begins in Baltimore

The Ballad of Davey Johnson begins in Baltimore in 1996. All he ever did was win baseball games. He and Peter Angelos never agreed on much. And then he was gone. Here's the whole story through the eyes of the journalists who covered it.

The Peter Principles (Ch. 3): Giving Peter The Ball, Scabs and The Angelos NFL Franchise in Baltimore

Peter Angelos did everything in his power to give Baltimore the NFL ball in 1994. Here's the whole story...and the 2131 Cal Ripken night when Orioles fans booed him off the dais and he was never to be seen in front of Baltimore fans ever again.

The Peter Principles (Ch. 2): The error of tyranny at Camden Yards

This is Chapter 2 of The Peter Principles, a book chronicling the Baltimore Orioles ownership tenure of Peter G. Angelos. In the early days, getting rid of DeWitt and Lucchino was easy but winning proved to be much more difficult for King Peter.

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Luke Jones and Nestor discuss Orioles roster and who is where on Opening Day in Baltimore
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Dennis Koulatsos and Nestor discuss Ravens offseason decisions and NFL Draft hopes
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Our Chief Digital Officer Mike Rosenfeld & Nestor go backstage at CFG Bank Arena for more than show
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Luke Jones and Nestor discuss NFL Indy combine and Ravens needs and free agency goals
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Leonard Raskin and Nestor discuss value and expectations from local sports and money invested
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Luke Jones and Nestor recap a shaky start to Orioles spring training and huge hopes for Opening Day
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Femi Ayandabejo joins Nestor at Faidley's to discuss yoga, Ravens football, Baltimore & giving back
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Our marketing pal Steve Taormino donates cans and talks Vehicles For Changes and local branding
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Marcella Knight shows her neighbors at Maggie's Farm the local Lauraville love on Crab Cake Row
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Crab Cake Row: Femi Ayanbadejo tells Nestor why TurnAround earned his support for survivors of abuse
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John Martin joins Nestor to discuss huge jackpots, the Ravens big contest winner and new scratchoffs
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Rik Emmett of Triumph discusses memoir "Lay It On The Line" music life with Nestor from Toronto
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Luke Jones and Nestor discuss injury to Kyle Bradish and Orioles pitching concerns in Sarasota
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Luke Jones and Nestor discuss Lefty Driesell, Terps mojo, Ravens departures and potential of Orioles
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Wendy Bronfein discusses the Oh! after Valentine's Day at Curio Wellness and Far & Dotter
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Leonard Raskin and Nestor discuss power of Baltimore to grow and thrive with Orioles new ownership
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Sports editor Chris Korman of The Baltimore Banner joins Nestor on Crab Cake Row for real debate
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Luke and Nestor discuss Orioles best path forward with new ownership at Koco's on Crab Cake Row
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Luke and Nestor discuss all changes in Ravens front office and coping with the big loss for Lamar
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Luke Jones & Ricig discuss Orioles & Ravens fervor while Nestor eats soup at Koco's on Crab Cake Row
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Luke and Ricig join Nestor to discuss the passion of Baltimore sports and heartbeat of our community
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Ron Cassie of Baltimore Magazine returns with Ricig to discuss incredible state of Baltimore sports
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Crab Cake Row: Shogun MMA founder John Rallo talks Show Your Soft Side and long history with Nestor
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Leonard Raskin and Nestor discuss Hawaii, football and the allure of new ownership for Orioles
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Crab Cake Row: The new Love American Style with Wendy Bronfein of Curio Wellness for Valentine's Day
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Crab Cake Row: Our pal Robbie Davis Jr. from Robbie's First Base talks memorabilia & charity events
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Crab Cake Row: Cathy Thompson discusses food insecurity in Hamilton and UMCS Food Pantry
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Crab Cake Row: Shari Bailey tells emotional tale of Leila's Gift & pouring love into a special child
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Crab Cake Row: Andrew's Laughing Gas turns farts into laughs and hope for survival for kids
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Crab Cake Row: Janice Wilson of The Red Devils and Mike Rosenfeld discuss breast cancer battles
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Crab Cake Row: A special relationship with Special Olympics and Super Plunge of our pal Danny Grau
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Crab Cake Row: Veronica Land Davis of HopeWell Cancer Support discusses hope and support for victims
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Crab Cake Row: HOFFA Foundation offering healing opportunity free from addiction in Carroll County
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Crab Cake Row: Helping veterans heal and saving lives with Catch A Lift and Jess Drew
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Crab Cake Row: Mark The Blade Brodinsky brings the You Matter love movement to A Cup Of Soup Or Bowl
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Crab Cake Row: Destiny-Simone Ramjohn tells Nestor all that CareFirst does to promote wellness
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Crab Cake Row: The Tyanna Foundation and saving the Ta Ta's and keeping motor boating alive
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Crab Cake Row: Caitlyn Kirby talks food insecurity and the Catonsville Emergency Assistance pantry
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Crab Cake Row: The masterplan of The Maryland Zoo with Kirby Fowler, Shannon Brown and Bill Cole
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Crab Cake Row: Kira & Amy Babst tell Mom and daughter story for LLS Student Visionary of The Year
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Crab Cake Row: Vaunita Goodman talks transplant, new life & the value of National Kidney Foundation
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Crab Cake Row: Serving adults with autism via local Itineris with P.J. Shafer and Donald Kropfelder
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Crab Cake Row: Thomas York tells us about marathon" MS Run The US" race across our country
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Crab Cake Row: Christy Page gives history of The Children's Home Catonsville & kids finding homes
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Crab Cake Row: The ladies of Sisters Academy of Baltimore in Lansdowne give history of their school
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Crab Cake Row: Doug Shea discusses how Sharp Dressed Man puts men in position to get a job & succeed
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Crab Cake Row: Allyson Yospe & Kim Schmulowitz educate on modern Susan G. Komen Foundation progress
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Crab Cake Row: Adam Rosenberg and Center For Hope helping women & children heal from trauma & abuse
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Crab Cake Row: Carmen Del Guercio of The Maryland Food Bank educates Nestor about food insecurity
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Roz Lane of Maryland Lottery joins Nestor on Crab Cake Row at Koco's to talk winners and kitties
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Maryland Crab Cake Tour

Learning how to fly fish in Fells Point with legendary Tochterman family

With so many amazing waterways in Maryland, there is no shortage on some "reel" good fishing! Nestor and legendary Tony Tochterman tackle the Maryland fish tales of Lefty Kreh and Bill Burton.

The outer layer in the plans for the new Inner Harbor

Local developer Jeff Ratnow attempts to educate Bill Cole and Nestor about plans for the new Harborplace space and the financial realities of the Inner Harbor and downtown to be an economic generator for the entire city and community.

Remembering legendary Dundalk English professor and gentleman Allen Stockett

The Maryland Crab Cake Tour was already placed at Drug City in Dundalk before we lost beloved English professor Allen Stockett. Nestor gathered a few different folks from his space, CCBC professor Jay Trucker and lifer Dundalk '85 pal Stan Jablonski to honor the late, great Shakespeare meets Bogart, non-digital old-school man of words who taught us a lot about life in those S.A.T. prep classes.

Telling the story of local college basketball for Cal Sr. Foundation

The 10th Annual Men's College Basketball Tip-off returns to downtown Baltimore on October 3rd. Local business leaders Terry "Tark" Aronson and Frank Culotta discuss the history of the event and how Gary Williams, Jay Wright, Jay Bilas and Scott Van Pelt have helped lift the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and children in tough circumstances through sports.

All hail four decades of brilliant local journalism from Jayne Miller

Legendary WBAL journalist Jayne Miller discusses the importance of local news and tough questions as the Maryland Crab Cake Tour gets back on the road at El Guapo in Catonsville.
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The Peter Principles (Ch. 4) – The Dumb Dumb error begins in Baltimore

The Ballad of Davey Johnson begins in Baltimore in 1996. All he ever did was win baseball games. He and Peter Angelos never agreed on much. And then he was gone. Here's the whole story through the eyes of the journalists who covered it.

Crab Cake Row: All that CareFirst does to promote wellness and insure care when you need it

Destiny-Simone Ramjohn tells Nestor all that CareFirst does to promote wellness for everyone it serves on "A Cup Of Soup Or Bowl Week" at Pappas in Cockeysville for the Maryland Food Bank.

After the “Oh!” there’s the CBD benefits of pain relief

Wendy Bronfein of Curio Wellness discusses the after "Oh!" and answers Nestor's curiosity about CBD products and ways to soothe aching muscles.

Crab Cake Row: Our marketing pal Steve Taormino donates cans and talks Vehicles For Change and brands

We began the second day of our "A Cup Of Soup Or Bowl Week" from Costas Inn with a large donation from our CC&A pal Steve Taormino, who partners with Vehicles For Change, a local organization with national ties that helps folks with transportation and transforms lives.

Crab Cake Row: When you know you’re making a difference with the “You Matter” love movement

Our pal and longtime WJZ television producer Mark "The Blade" Brodinsky tells Nestor the "why" behind his "You Matter" message and movement at Pappas in Cockeysville on "A Cup Of Soup Or Bowl Week" at Baltimore Positive.

How will Orioles replace Kyle Bradish?

With the first news out of spring training in Sarasota a very bad report on the ace of last season Kyle Bradish, Luke Jones joins Nestor to discuss the UCL injury and the never-ending pitching concerns for Orioles general manager Mike Elias and where the team will turn before Opening Day.

The Peter Principles (Ch. 3): Giving Peter The Ball, Scabs and The Angelos NFL Franchise in Baltimore

Peter Angelos did everything in his power to give Baltimore the NFL ball in 1994. Here's the whole story...and the 2131 Cal Ripken night when Orioles fans booed him off the dais and he was never to be seen in front of Baltimore fans ever again.

Hot yoga, great football and giving back and living in Baltimore as a Ravens alum

Our resident Super Bowl XXXV champion and hot yoga devotee Femi Ayandabejo joins Nestor for a spirited debate about mental fitness, personal strength and Ravens football and the importance of giving back on Crab Cake Row: A Cup Of Soup Or Bowl from Faidley's for the Maryland Food Bank.

Crab Cake Row: TurnAround providing support for victims of worst crimes against women and children

Former Ravens Super Bowl XXXV champion running back Femi Ayanbadejo tells Nestor why TurnAround earned his support for survivors of abuse from Faidley's on "A Cup Of Soup Or Bowl Week" for the Maryland Food Bank.

Crab Cake Row: The reality of food insecurity in Hamilton and UMCS Food Pantry

Cathy Thompson discusses food insecurity in Hamilton and the folks she and the UMCS Food Pantry on Harford Road serve every day in our city from Pappas in Cockeysville on "A Cup Of Soup Or Bowl Weekend" for the Maryland Food Bank.

DeCosta says Ravens “probably will” tag Madubuike without long-term deal

Baltimore has until next Tuesday to use the franchise tag on Pro Bowl defensive tackle Justin Madubuike.

Ravens make four new hires to coaching staff official ahead of scouting combine

Head coach John Harbaugh lost several notable assistants following the 2023 season.

With Madubuike decision looming for Ravens, salary cap set at $255.4 million for 2024 season

Placing the franchise tag on Pro Bowl defensive tackle Justin Madubuike would cost just over $22 million.

Trickle-down impact of Bradish injury on Orioles pitching tough to overlook

On Thursday, manager Brandon Hyde said “everything’s going well” with Kyle Bradish’s throwing progression. 

Remembering Lefty

Luke Jones and Nestor discuss Lefty Driesell, Terps mojo, Ravens departures and potential of Orioles to rule local sports scene

How will Orioles replace Kyle Bradish?

With the first news out of spring training in Sarasota a very bad report on the ace of last season Kyle Bradish, Luke Jones joins Nestor to discuss the UCL injury and the never-ending pitching concerns for Orioles general manager Mike Elias and where the team will turn before Opening Day.

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The WNST Sports Report

DeCosta says Ravens “probably will” tag Madubuike without long-term deal

Baltimore has until next Tuesday to use the franchise tag on Pro Bowl defensive tackle Justin Madubuike.

Ravens make four new hires to coaching staff official ahead of scouting combine

Head coach John Harbaugh lost several notable assistants following the 2023 season.

Hot yoga, great football and giving back and living in Baltimore as a Ravens alum

Our resident Super Bowl XXXV champion and hot yoga devotee Femi Ayandabejo joins Nestor for a spirited debate about mental fitness, personal strength and Ravens football and the importance of giving back on Crab Cake Row: A Cup Of Soup Or Bowl from Faidley's for the Maryland Food Bank.

Crab Cake Row: TurnAround providing support for victims of worst crimes against women and children

Former Ravens Super Bowl XXXV champion running back Femi Ayanbadejo tells Nestor why TurnAround earned his support for survivors of abuse from Faidley's on "A Cup Of Soup Or Bowl Week" for the Maryland Food Bank.

With Madubuike decision looming for Ravens, salary cap set at $255.4 million for 2024 season

Placing the franchise tag on Pro Bowl defensive tackle Justin Madubuike would cost just over $22 million.

Twelve Ravens Thoughts in midst of offseason planning

How the offensive line takes shape figures to be one of the more interesting stories of the offseason.

Void deadline passes without extensions for Zeitler, three other Ravens

The voids don't rule out returns, but they leave a total of $8.3 million in dead money on the 2024 salary cap.

Ravens agree to one-year extension with veteran receiver Nelson Agholor

The 30-year-old made 35 catches for 381 yards and four touchdowns in 17 games last season.

Crab Cake Row: Our pal Robbie Davis Jr. from Robbie’s First Base talks memorabilia & charity events

There is no way we were broadcasting from Pappas in Cockeysville without inviting our Timonium pals from Robbie's First Base by for a sports chat. Our pal Robbie Davis Jr. joins our CTO Mike Rosenfeld to discuss the fervor for Baltimore sports and memorabilia and ways your charity could benefit from a partnership for auctions.

Sports: The passion of Baltimore and heartbeat of our community

Our "Crab Cake Row: A Cup Of Soup Or Bowl Week" brought together two legends who have barely met. Our Luke Jones and the greatest sports cartoonist ever Mike Ricigliano join forces to discuss the ties that bind us together as Baltimoreans and sports fans at Koco's Pub for The Maryland Food Bank.

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Good Sports

Hot yoga, great football and giving back and living in Baltimore as a Ravens alum

Our resident Super Bowl XXXV champion and hot yoga devotee Femi Ayandabejo joins Nestor for a spirited debate about mental fitness, personal strength and Ravens football and the importance of giving back on Crab Cake Row: A Cup Of Soup Or Bowl from Faidley's for the Maryland Food Bank.

Crab Cake Row: TurnAround providing support for victims of worst crimes against women and children

Former Ravens Super Bowl XXXV champion running back Femi Ayanbadejo tells Nestor why TurnAround earned his support for survivors of abuse from Faidley's on "A Cup Of Soup Or Bowl Week" for the Maryland Food Bank.

The Peter Principles (Ch. 3): Giving Peter The Ball, Scabs and The Angelos NFL Franchise in Baltimore

Peter Angelos did everything in his power to give Baltimore the NFL ball in 1994. Here's the whole story...and the 2131 Cal Ripken night when Orioles fans booed him off the dais and he was never to be seen in front of Baltimore fans ever again.

Laying it on the line with the great Rik Emmett of Triumph

With a newly released memoir about his life in music and times in the Canadian band Triumph in the 1980s, guitarist Rik Emmett discusses " "Lay It On The Line" and the stories behind a lifetime in music with Nestor from Toronto. Oh, there's also a surprising amount of baseball chatter with this big MLB fan and historian, too!

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The emptiness of the end of another season without a Super Bowl parade

The end came abruptly and unexpectedly. It was a great regular season for 2023 Baltimore Ravens but as Dennis Koulatsos and Nestor confess, the end wasn't as beautiful as the rest of it. Lots of changes ahead in Owings Mills as the franchise and the fan base regroups from the promise and tremendous disappointment.
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Crab Cake Row: Adam Rosenberg and Center For Hope helping women and children heal from trauma and abuse

Bill Cole and Nestor ask hard questions about a sensitive topic at State Fare in Catonsville on "A Cup Of Soup Or Bowl Week" for the Maryland Food Bank. Adam Rosenberg and the Center For Hope helping women and children heal from trauma and abuse tackles an issue we don't talk enough about in public.
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The incredible opportunity ahead for downtown Baltimore to grow and thrive with Orioles new ownership

Leonard Raskin and Nestor discuss power of downtown Baltimore to grow and thrive with Orioles new ownership

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Getting back to College Park to get more coats from closets and onto backs for winter

Former Terps linebacker Shawne Merriman comes home to College to collect coats for 21st year before Penn State game on Saturday

Reading The Book On It

The Peter Principles (Ch. 4) – The Dumb Dumb error begins in Baltimore

The Ballad of Davey Johnson begins in Baltimore in 1996. All he ever did was win baseball games. He and Peter Angelos never agreed on much. And then he was gone. Here's the whole story through the eyes of the journalists who covered it.

The Peter Principles (Ch. 3): Giving Peter The Ball, Scabs and The Angelos NFL Franchise in Baltimore

Peter Angelos did everything in his power to give Baltimore the NFL ball in 1994. Here's the whole story...and the 2131 Cal Ripken night when Orioles fans booed him off the dais and he was never to be seen in front of Baltimore fans ever again.

Laying it on the line with the great Rik Emmett of Triumph

With a newly released memoir about his life in music and times in the Canadian band Triumph in the 1980s, guitarist Rik Emmett discusses " "Lay It On The Line" and the stories behind a lifetime in music with Nestor from Toronto. Oh, there's also a surprising amount of baseball chatter with this big MLB fan and historian, too!

Crab Cake Row: Reading the book on the history and modern realities of Enoch Pratt Free Library

Reading the book on the history and modern realities of Enoch Pratt Free Library with Meghan McCorkell. More than just a visit from Jada and Will, let the longtime journalist tell Nestor the facts about ways Baltimore is getting educated via its oldest institution of community and learning.

Orioles fans are flocking and gathering for ownership change

We did lots of charity and community chats on "Crab Cake Row: A Cup Of Soup Or Bowl Week" but we also stuck to sports when it was appropriate. Ron Cassie of Baltimore Magazine returns with Ricig and Nestor to discuss incredible state of local sports passion and future from Koco's Pub in Lauraville.
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Baltimore News

Remembering Lefty

Luke Jones and Nestor discuss Lefty Driesell, Terps mojo, Ravens departures and potential of Orioles to rule local sports scene

Crab Cake Row: Our marketing pal Steve Taormino donates cans and talks Vehicles For Change and brands

We began the second day of our "A Cup Of Soup Or Bowl Week" from Costas Inn with a large donation from our CC&A pal Steve Taormino, who partners with Vehicles For Change, a local organization with national ties that helps folks with transportation and transforms lives.

Crab Cake Row: TurnAround providing support for victims of worst crimes against women and children

Former Ravens Super Bowl XXXV champion running back Femi Ayanbadejo tells Nestor why TurnAround earned his support for survivors of abuse from Faidley's on "A Cup Of Soup Or Bowl Week" for the Maryland Food Bank.

Crab Cake Row: The reality of food insecurity in Hamilton and UMCS Food Pantry

Cathy Thompson discusses food insecurity in Hamilton and the folks she and the UMCS Food Pantry on Harford Road serve every day in our city from Pappas in Cockeysville on "A Cup Of Soup Or Bowl Weekend" for the Maryland Food Bank.

Crab Cake Row: All that CareFirst does to promote wellness and insure care when you need it

Destiny-Simone Ramjohn tells Nestor all that CareFirst does to promote wellness for everyone it serves on "A Cup Of Soup Or Bowl Week" at Pappas in Cockeysville for the Maryland Food Bank.
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Politics

Crab Cake Row: Adam Rosenberg and Center For Hope helping women and children heal from trauma and abuse

Bill Cole and Nestor ask hard questions about a sensitive topic at State Fare in Catonsville on "A Cup Of Soup Or Bowl Week" for the Maryland Food Bank. Adam Rosenberg and the Center For Hope helping women and children heal from trauma and abuse tackles an issue we don't talk enough about in public.

Crab Cake Row: Police on the street and Preparing Youth For Tomorrow through trust and understanding

Crab Cake Row: Two young Baltimore police officers educate us on Preparing Youth For Tomorrow work. Founder Kevin Moody and Derrick Johnson Jr. give Nestor the realities of life on the streets for cops who are trying to make a difference with kids.

Tackling the opioid crisis with leadership

If you or anyone in your world has fallen victim to opioid addiction, you'll have even more appreciation for the work ahead for the new Madame Secretary Emily Keller, who we met as the Mayor of Hagerstown. Learn about the journey of the newly appointed Special Secretary of Opioid Response and her ride to the Volvo plant with President Joe Biden.

Transporting change to Maryland from Washington

Our Senator Chris Van Hollen joins us at MACO in Ocean City for a wide-ranging conversation about life in Washington and the potential and promise of The Red Line, Penn Station and the FBI headquarters coming to Maryland.

Sprinting to the finish line in Washington

First elected to the House of Delegates in 1966, the local statesman Ben Cardin will complete his public service to our citizenry 16 years after heading to D.C. as a Maryland Senator. Joining Nestor at MACO in Ocean City, the Baltimore champion says he's got plenty left to do before he departs The Capitol in January 2025.
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Business

Getting the business and history of football right

Former NFL general manager Mike Lombardi tells us about his football journey and provides an NFL history lesson in his new book, "Football Done Right," which presents his calls on the greatest players and coaches the sport has ever seen.

Ripken brings us an iron streak of mental toughness during the crisis

The Ripken Foundation is partnering with Feeding America to Strike Out Hunger during the pandemic

Showcasing availability and services during pandemic at Enoch Pratt Free Library

We all have more time to read and learn during this crisis! Let Heidi Daniel tell you what a great library system means to a community...

Feeling lucky in Perryville

The Maryland Crab Cake Tour made a fun and informative stop at the new sportsbook at Hollywood Casino in Perryville. Vice President and General Manager Amy Brennan tells Nestor why she came back to Perryville after being a part of the original 2010 opening team to make it even better for local players to feel comfortable and play their favorite casino games in a friendly environment in Cecil County right next to the new Great Wolf Lodge.

Lierman discusses COVID and housing rent crisis in Baltimore

Brooke Lierman has represented the 46th District in Annapolis as a member of the House of Delegates since 2014. She is also in Nestor's district! This chat discusses the many issues surrounding the pandemic and how it's affecting all aspects of life here in Baltimore and for the political process as well in Maryland.
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#AlmostFamousNes (Music Classic)

Telling the story of Hammerjacks from the street

Legendary local rock promoter Bud Becker joins Nestor to tell old rock and roll tales of a little bar in South Baltimore that shook the music world. And other Almost Famous tales about a 17-year old kid backstage learning about the world with a notebook...

Recalling the night I sang three Police songs with Andy Summers in Havana

It's the greatest cocktail party story that Nestor Aparicio has in a lifetime journey that has exceeded all expectations. Back in March 1999 while in Havana, Cuba covering the Orioles historic baseball visit and Fidel Castro, he ran into Woody Harrelson and Andy Summers in La Bodeguita del Medio and convinced the legendary Hall of Fame guitarist from The Police to join a local band. Summers insisted that Nestor play the role of Sting in the band. Let the trio who were there tell you about it...

What to leave in? What to leave out?

It seems like yesterday. But it was long ago…

Baltimore’s adopted music professor Thomas Dolby tells his Live Aid tales with David Bowie at Wembley

If you love music, Live Aid, Todd Rundgren or the children of Baltimore, you'll love this chat with Thomas Dolby. Always poetry in motion. And he's a part of two big nights at Rams Head On Stage Annapolis doing the music of the Thin White Duke. Baltimore's adopted professor joins Nestor to discuss the music, fashion and passion of David Bowie.

James Young discusses the legacy of Styx music and life without Dennis DeYoung in Summer 2003

Styx was on the road with Journey and REO Speedwagon when JY checked in with his biggest sports radio fan in Baltimore.
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Technology

The deviled egg is in the details and the future of downtown Baltimore

Some folks only attend the Maryland Crab Cake Tour when deviled eggs are involved. Our pal Bill Cole returns to join Mac Campbell of the Baltimore Convention Center in a wide-ranging discussion on the progress of downtown Baltimore and how to get the community to buy into the positive changes and leadership.

Holding Towson together during the COVID storm

Nancy Hafford of Towson Chamber of Commerce joins Nestor on the Maryland Crab Cake Tour at Nacho's Mama's to discuss how every restaurant in her business district managed to survive the last 18 months of pandemic mayhem.

A Personal Invitation from Nestor to join us for “Crab Cake Row: A Cup Of Soup Or Bowl Week” to benefit Maryland Food Bank...

In celebrating our 25th Anniversary at Baltimore Positive and WNST-AM 1570, we are planning our inaugural “Crab Cake Row: A Cup of Soup Or Bowl Week” next week from February 5th through 9th in conjunction with five fantastic local, family restaurants and we’d love for you to come by, participate and be a part of it as we raise awareness for 100 different charities, community groups and raise food and donations for the Maryland Food Bank and local pantries. Live radio and fun from 9a-5p all next week!

Dogs days of summer and learning new computer skills

Our tech and digital insider Mike Rosenfeld of Web Connection joins us to discuss growing technology and learning some new tools this summer for post-pandemic mobile and desktop life.
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Health

Helping refugees every day in downtown Baltimore

If you don't know the story of Krish Vignarajah, you should. Let her tell you how her family fleeing a civil war in Sri Lanka and her roots in Woodlawn and her run at the State House led her to the Inner Harbor as head of Lutheran Immigration Refugee Services.

Finding a fully stocked supermarket aisle is no accident

Dennis Curtin of Weis Markets educates Nestor about supply chains and pricing in supermarket world

Exploring the next level at Planet Fitness this fall

Justin Drummond of Planet Fitness invites Nestor to the newest upgraded location in Reisterstown gym to enjoy spa and Black Card privileges as the kids go back to school. Start a new routine of good health today!

Jaws gives quarterbacks some advice on what not to do on Super Bowl Sunday

Ron Jaworski joins Nestor to discuss Super Bowl LVI and future of Lamar Jackson from Radio Row
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Education

Privacy, security and modern society

What is private and what even matters any more? Talking privacy, guns and America with the MICA Philosophy professor Dr. Firmin DeBrabender.

Schatzel says flexibility is key to keeping students learning while away from Towson campus

Assessing the impact of COVID on college campuses throughout our region

The free press and the importance of facts and honest discourse

Baltimore Sun editorial writer Peter Jensen discusses importance and future of journalism with Nestor

Ross shares the magic of theatre with Nestor and Don from Baltimore Center Stage

The lullabye of Broadway goes dark all over the world and we mourn the loss of the magic of live theatre
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Leadership

Crab Cake Row: When you know you’re making a difference with the “You Matter” love movement

Our pal and longtime WJZ television producer Mark "The Blade" Brodinsky tells Nestor the "why" behind his "You Matter" message and movement at Pappas in Cockeysville on "A Cup Of Soup Or Bowl Week" at Baltimore Positive.

The Peter Principles (Ch. 3): Giving Peter The Ball, Scabs and The Angelos NFL Franchise in Baltimore

Peter Angelos did everything in his power to give Baltimore the NFL ball in 1994. Here's the whole story...and the 2131 Cal Ripken night when Orioles fans booed him off the dais and he was never to be seen in front of Baltimore fans ever again.

Crab Cake Row: The reality of food insecurity in Hamilton and UMCS Food Pantry

Cathy Thompson discusses food insecurity in Hamilton and the folks she and the UMCS Food Pantry on Harford Road serve every day in our city from Pappas in Cockeysville on "A Cup Of Soup Or Bowl Weekend" for the Maryland Food Bank.

Laying it on the line with the great Rik Emmett of Triumph

With a newly released memoir about his life in music and times in the Canadian band Triumph in the 1980s, guitarist Rik Emmett discusses " "Lay It On The Line" and the stories behind a lifetime in music with Nestor from Toronto. Oh, there's also a surprising amount of baseball chatter with this big MLB fan and historian, too!

Learning where sports wagering tax dollars go

It was revenue source that the state of Maryland never had before the legalization of sports wagering. Maryland Lottery and Gaming Executive Director John Martin reports the largest month ever for the state for sports wagering and helps Nestor recap Crab Cake Row and hitting the big one as the jackpots soar.

Hot yoga, great football and giving back and living in Baltimore as a Ravens alum

Our resident Super Bowl XXXV champion and hot yoga devotee Femi Ayandabejo joins Nestor for a spirited debate about mental fitness, personal strength and Ravens football and the importance of giving back on Crab Cake Row: A Cup Of Soup Or Bowl from Faidley's for the Maryland Food Bank.

Finding the future of Anne Arundel County

Anne Arundel County Executive Stueart Pittman extends his Maryland Crab Cake Tour stop chat with Nestor on transportation, getting across the Chesapeake Bay and his love of horses at Pappas Restaurant in Glen Burnie.

Giving away free kindness in Salisbury, Maryland

When the Secretary of Kindness of an Eastern Shore town reaches out to you on a Maryland Crab Cake Tour, you open the seat and share a conversation and some carefully considered condiments on your crustacean. Meet Grace Foxwell Murdock and her mission of the heart.

Sam Kouvaris: Lamar is a problem rest of the NFL can’t solve

Longtime Jacksonville TV voice and Pro Football Hall of Fame voter Sam Kouvaris comes home to Baltimore – he's a Woodlawn native and Terps grad who went south four decades ago – to talk about the demise of the Jaguars, the Canton resume he'll present for Fred Taylor and the Ravens' path to a third Super Bowl title while his adopted town still awaits its first.

Cornbread and crab cakes with Delegate Anderton in Ocean City

Our returning Republican champion from the Eastern Shore, Delegate Carl Anderton welcomes Nestor back to Ocean City at MACO with a chat about the value of the Ravens and Orioles to folks all over Maryland. And some local perspective on bridges, broadband, education and growth on the lower peninsula.
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Femi Ayandabejo joins Nestor at Faidley's to discuss yoga, Ravens football, Baltimore & giving back
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Our marketing pal Steve Taormino donates cans and talks Vehicles For Changes and local branding
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Marcella Knight shows her neighbors at Maggie's Farm the local Lauraville love on Crab Cake Row
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Crab Cake Row: Femi Ayanbadejo tells Nestor why TurnAround earned his support for survivors of abuse
20:27
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Sports editor Chris Korman of The Baltimore Banner joins Nestor on Crab Cake Row for real debate
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Luke and Nestor discuss Orioles best path forward with new ownership at Koco's on Crab Cake Row
32:34
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Luke and Nestor discuss all changes in Ravens front office and coping with the big loss for Lamar
31:21
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Luke Jones & Ricig discuss Orioles & Ravens fervor while Nestor eats soup at Koco's on Crab Cake Row
30:34
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Luke and Ricig join Nestor to discuss the passion of Baltimore sports and heartbeat of our community
22:56
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Ron Cassie of Baltimore Magazine returns with Ricig to discuss incredible state of Baltimore sports
41:43
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Crab Cake Row: Shogun MMA founder John Rallo talks Show Your Soft Side and long history with Nestor
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Crab Cake Row: Our pal Robbie Davis Jr. from Robbie's First Base talks memorabilia & charity events
21:48
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Crab Cake Row: Cathy Thompson discusses food insecurity in Hamilton and UMCS Food Pantry
12:33
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Crab Cake Row: Shari Bailey tells emotional tale of Leila's Gift & pouring love into a special child
25:36
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Crab Cake Row: Andrew's Laughing Gas turns farts into laughs and hope for survival for kids
11:48
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Crab Cake Row: Janice Wilson of The Red Devils and Mike Rosenfeld discuss breast cancer battles
24:37
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Crab Cake Row: A special relationship with Special Olympics and Super Plunge of our pal Danny Grau
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Crab Cake Row: Veronica Land Davis of HopeWell Cancer Support discusses hope and support for victims
18:42
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Crab Cake Row: HOFFA Foundation offering healing opportunity free from addiction in Carroll County
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Crab Cake Row: Helping veterans heal and saving lives with Catch A Lift and Jess Drew
14:48
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Crab Cake Row: Mark The Blade Brodinsky brings the You Matter love movement to A Cup Of Soup Or Bowl
40:01
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Crab Cake Row: Destiny-Simone Ramjohn tells Nestor all that CareFirst does to promote wellness
25:43
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Crab Cake Row: The Tyanna Foundation and saving the Ta Ta's and keeping motor boating alive
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Crab Cake Row: Caitlyn Kirby talks food insecurity and the Catonsville Emergency Assistance pantry
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Crab Cake Row: The masterplan of The Maryland Zoo with Kirby Fowler, Shannon Brown and Bill Cole
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Crab Cake Row: Kira & Amy Babst tell Mom and daughter story for LLS Student Visionary of The Year
20:55
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Crab Cake Row: Vaunita Goodman talks transplant, new life & the value of National Kidney Foundation
20:24
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Crab Cake Row: Serving adults with autism via local Itineris with P.J. Shafer and Donald Kropfelder
28:17
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Crab Cake Row: Thomas York tells us about marathon" MS Run The US" race across our country
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Crab Cake Row: Christy Page gives history of The Children's Home Catonsville & kids finding homes
14:45
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Crab Cake Row: The ladies of Sisters Academy of Baltimore in Lansdowne give history of their school
30:47
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Crab Cake Row: Doug Shea discusses how Sharp Dressed Man puts men in position to get a job & succeed
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Crab Cake Row: Allyson Yospe & Kim Schmulowitz educate on modern Susan G. Komen Foundation progress
31:22
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Crab Cake Row: Adam Rosenberg and Center For Hope helping women & children heal from trauma & abuse
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Crab Cake Row: Carmen Del Guercio of The Maryland Food Bank educates Nestor about food insecurity
57:08
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Roz Lane of Maryland Lottery joins Nestor on Crab Cake Row at Koco's to talk winners and kitties
25:00
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Crab Cake Row: John Hoey of The Y joins Nestor with 33rd Street lore and Baltimore community growth
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Bryan Pugh of Brain Injury Association of MD joins Nestor on Crab Cake Row to discuss concussions
25:59
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Crab Cake Row: Mandy Snyder gives Nestor latest updates on Baltimore Homecoming community progress
24:49
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Crab Cake Row: Marcella Knight and Nestor share stories of Emerald Tavern NFL games and Harvey Myers
24:58
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Crab Cake Row: Brian Marchetti & Wendy Leonard bring Santa to life for kids & Believable Foundation
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Crab Cake Row: Tanya Keitz tells Nestor about Show Your Soft Side and Pawject Runway on April 4th
17:46
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Crab Cake Row: For love of Dundalk, David Nagel tells Nestor about Soup For The Soul in St. Helena
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Crab Cake Row: Trish Woodward tells us about Camp Opportunity for kids who need a summer to remember
25:48
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Crab Cake Row: How MCVET serves veterans in need with Misty Bruce and Dr. Kevin Green at Costas Inn
21:53
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Crab Cake Row: St John's Pantry in Essex welcomes you to Friends For Supper to feed the community
18:45
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Crab Cake Row: Christi Green tells what Maryland Coalition of Families is and does for local folks
31:00
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Crab Cake Row: Zaching Against Cancer updates from Julia Lederer and Felicia Fleming
23:01
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Crab Cake Row: Streets of Hope in Essex finding men a new home and better life
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Crab Cake Row: A five decades long Aparicio Family love affair with Dundalk community and Costas Inn
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The Book Of Life

Going full dissident on baseball and the world of sports

Author and essayist Howard Bryant provides some backdrop as a former sports writer watching politics and a plague make its way onto the field amidst racial strife in America. Even for those who want to "stick to sports"...

#ColumnNes The real Super Bowl is at 3 p.m. on Sunday in Baltimore, believe that!

This Baltimore Ravens team appears to be on schedule for a third Purple Reign. And Lamar is ready to write that script. Believe that.

Guns and Baltimore: How do they get from there to here?

Local author and journalist Ron Cassie discusses exactly how out-of-state guns get onto the streets of our city and his lengthy investigative piece in Baltimore Magazine. Eye-opening work on the "Iron Pipeline" here...

When James Patterson and Mike Lupica write compelling whodunit football fiction

Esteemed author James Patterson and longtime New York sports columnist Mike Lupica give Nestor a lesson in writing for the people and discuss their new novel, "The House of Wolves." It seems that truth makes great fiction in the NFL.

Bellying up to the bar at the Hotel Trump with the servants who made it all happen in Washington

Author and New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich joins Nestor once again to discuss his latest political work, "Thank You For Your Servitude." Of course, discussing the greatest book ever written on the NFL came up as well as the word "corrupt" on more than one occasion.

WNST Classic

Amy Trask opines on legacy of Al Davis and Raiders big bet on Las Vegas

Once dubbed The Princess of Darkness as C.E.O. of the Oakland Raiders, the always affable Amy Trask joins Nestor to talk Raiders history and the NFL going "all in" on Las Vegas.

Castro, Cuba and Havana nights of fiction – and nonfiction

Author Tim Wendel shares real and imagined tales of baseball, Cuba and Fidel Castro in his second novel and catching up with Billy Bryan.

The night that Deion Sanders went PrimeTime from Parkville

He arrived with Kordell Stewart, refused to sign autographs and had an awesome mink coat. But as you will hear, Prime sat center stage and answered every question from every Ravens fan when he was no longer in the "prime" of his legendary career.

The time I interviewed Cal Ripken over Siberia on the way to China

Yep. You read it right! In October 2007, Nestor Aparicio flew to Beijing to capture The Iron Man spreading baseball goodwill prior to the 2008 Olympic Games.

Earl Weaver discusses free agency in baseball during his final chat

Nestor was fortunate enough to conduct the final public interview with legendary Orioles manager Earl Weaver.

Stokley recalls winning big pot from teammates after breaking 2000 Ravens’ touchdown drought

Brandon Stokley talks 2000 Ravens and Super Bowl XXXV memories ahead of Super Bowl 50l in San Francisco.

Remember that time...