Sunday, June 13, 2021

INTELLIGENT CONVERSATION

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Does your desk do what my desk does?

After months of backaches and strains from sitting too long and staring at his computer building Baltimore Positive, Nestor called David Noel at MOI and moved into the 21st century post-pandemic life of working in comfort from home.

PODCAST AUDIO VAULT

LOCAL DISCUSSION

Does your desk do what my desk does?

After months of backaches and strains from sitting too long and staring at his computer building Baltimore Positive, Nestor called David Noel at MOI and moved into the 21st century post-pandemic life of working in comfort from home.

Getting back to those glorious nights of beer and music on the lawn at Merriweather

Jean Parker, the venerable GM of Columbia's music gem on the hill, joins Nestor to discuss 35 years of friendship, music, memories – and, yes – cicadas in the Symphony Woods of Howard County.

Q: When is an AK-15 like a Swiss Army knife? A: Never

Don and Nestor do The Recon on guns, Swiss Army knives and the trade value of Cedric Mullins

Hooking a bass with a cicada (but only for a limited time)

Dennis Koulatsos and Nestor go fishing for more summer adventures with cicadas and catching fish this month.

Did the Ravens have any desire for Julio Jones at that price?

Luke Jones and Nestor lament all of the wide receivers that never were for the Ravens in the offseason. And who Lamar Jackson is actually throwing the ball to this week in Owings Mills.

Remembering our friend Jim Fassel

On a March Madness night in 2005, former New York Giants head coach Jim Fassel joined us at Putty Hill Station to discuss his career and ambitions as the new offensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens. Our conversation about his life and football coaching tells his story. We will miss him...

A rare weekend of successful Orioles baseball and reasons to go to Bowie

Luke Jones and Nestor recap a weekend of clubbing and heat as Orioles beat up on the Cleveland Indians at Oriole Park but lose John Means along the way

Seasonal summer ice cream and defining the flavor of teaberry

In his quest to learn about every flavor of ice cream ever made, Nestor is introduced to a Central Pennsylvania classic pink minty concoction: teaberry. Ever had a scoop from Weis?

The best of Maryland is the best of America

Baltimore Magazine writer Ron Cassie tells and shows us why Maryland is America in miniature

Van Hollen explains the power and poison of the American filibuster in Congress

After an insurrection in the halls of Congress, the people whose lives were threatened are now playing games with accountability and justice being served in Washington

The unmasking of the new post-COVID world

Don Mohler and Nestor discuss the various comfort levels and new social rules about masking and unmasking as we navigate a summer unlike any other in America.

The nuance and realities of Lamar Jackson and Ravens money

Luke Jones and Nestor take a deep dive on why Lamar Jackson and Ravens are getting questions about a contact that both sides need to navigate deftly in the coming months as the clock ticks on his rookie deal.

Graduation, backyard proms and Weis BBQ summer mojo

Rob Santoni joins Nestor for a Weis conversation about local graduation parties, backyards and pools and BBQ summer mojo and where to find it.

Crab Cake Tour Stop 3: Experiencing the simplicity of State Fare family recipe

The finale of our first "live" Crab Cake Tour was all about the cake with Evan Brown in Catonsville.

Foodies and eating and the best “Bookie” salad in the city

Even though our Maryland Crab Cake Tour is focused on the local crustacean and delicacy, our Catonsville stop meandered into a debate about salads and pizza and chicken and waffles and margaritas.

Unmasking the politics and Crab Cake Tour in Catonsville

Our third Weis conversation from Crab Cake Tour Stop 3 dives into local politics and the future of rethinking suburbs like Catonsville with Eric Ebersole and Pat Young.

Padding up for OTAs and how to foster a championship roster

Luke Jones and Nestor take off the pads before Ravens OTAs on agents and the NFLPA and what's good for a young player in the roster evaluation machine.

Hearing the sounds of the great Catonsville local experiment

Our Crab Cake Tour stop in the 21228 isn't complete without Kirby Spencer telling the story of how bricks and mortar and people and food and shopping and music can still power a local community.
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Josh Kurtz of Maryland Matters turns his attention to enviornment and science and change
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Don and Nestor do The Recon on guns, Swiss Army knives and the trade value of Cedric Mullins
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Ron Cassie of Baltimore Magazine tells and shows us why Maryland is America in miniature
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Senator Chris Van Hollen discusses January 6th and filibuster that sits between an investigation
31:13
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Don Mohler and Nestor do The Recon on the unmasking of post pandemic friends and strangers
33:04
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Crab Cake Tour Stop 3: Experiencing simplicity of State Fare Crab Cake and Catonsville family recipe
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Crab Cake Tour Stop 3: Laying down law on The Bookie salad in Catonsville Lou Weinkam & Evan Brown
16:50
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Crab Cake Tour Stop 3: Politics and the future of Catonsville with Eric Ebersole and Pat Young
33:14
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Crab Cake Tour Stop 3: Kirby Spencer talks Catonsville growth and development and building community
26:56
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Crab Cake Tour Stop 3: Catonsville and telling the State Fare story
48:07
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Karson Kamenetz talks local politics and growth on 3rd Anniversary of his father's tragic death
30:46
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John Hoey tells us why we should care about the Y here in Baltimore and beyond
54:29
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Don and Nestor do The Recon on who sent thousands of violent citizens to Capitol on January 6th
34:12
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Don and Nestor do The Recon on mothers, mudders and moving
43:46
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Crab Cake Tour Stop 1: Faidley's Lexington Market in downtown Baltimore
30:43
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Congressman John Sarbanes kicks off our Crab Cake Tour at Faidley's in Lexington Market
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Former DNC chair Tom Perez says purple state status of Maryland is inarguable on gubernatorial trail
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An education on education and how to run for Governor of Maryland with former Obama head John King
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Don Mohler and Nestor stop The Recon for a no hitter and John Means celebration of Orioles history
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Taking the pulse and poll of Maryland political scene as election candidates emerge and align
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SPORTS

Remembering our friend Jim Fassel

On a March Madness night in 2005, former New York Giants head coach Jim Fassel joined us at Putty Hill Station to discuss his career and ambitions as the new offensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens. Our conversation about his life and football coaching tells his story. We will miss him...

Running back Edwards, Ravens agree to two-year extension

The deal is worth $10 million and will keep the former rookie free agent under contract through 2023.

Orioles ace Means goes to IL with shoulder strain, but MRI reveals “no structural changes”

Exactly one month after John Means tossed Baltimore's first individual no-hitter in 52 years, the lefty ace exited Saturday's start with shoulder discomfort.

A rare weekend of successful Orioles baseball and reasons to go to Bowie

Luke Jones and Nestor recap a weekend of clubbing and heat as Orioles beat up on the Cleveland Indians at Oriole Park but lose John Means along the way

Ravens rest two prominent receivers, add more veteran depth to offensive line mix

Baltimore added veteran guard Michael Schofield to the mix prior to Tuesday's open OTA workout.

Queen embracing normal spring to become more consistent for Ravens

"I’m learning it. I really can’t wait for the season to start, so everybody can see how much work I’ve put in to be better."

Hooking a bass with a cicada (but only for a limited time)

Dennis Koulatsos and Nestor go fishing for more summer adventures with cicadas and catching fish this month.

Towson football announces kickoff times for 2021 season

The Tigers open their home schedule against seven-time FCS champion North Dakota State on Sept. 18.

Twelve Ravens thoughts following final open OTA workout

J.K. Dobbins starred as a receiver out of the backfield during Tuesday's voluntary workout.

Ravens sign first-round pick Oweh, announce personnel department promotions

Third-round selections Ben Cleveland and Brandon Stephens are the only unsigned members of Baltimore's 2021 draft class.

Did the Ravens have any desire for Julio Jones at that price?

Luke Jones and Nestor lament all of the wide receivers that never were for the Ravens in the offseason. And who Lamar Jackson is actually throwing the ball to this week in Owings Mills.

Ravens to sign injured offensive tackle Ja’Wuan James with eyes toward 2022

The former first-round pick tore his Achilles tendon earlier this spring and isn't expected to play in 2021.

DENNIS KOULATSOS

BILL COLE

LEONARD RASKIN

TODD SCHULER

BALTIMORE NEWS

Getting back to those glorious nights of beer and music on the lawn at Merriweather

Jean Parker, the venerable GM of Columbia's music gem on the hill, joins Nestor to discuss 35 years of friendship, music, memories – and, yes – cicadas in the Symphony Woods of Howard County.

Hooking a bass with a cicada (but only for a limited time)

Dennis Koulatsos and Nestor go fishing for more summer adventures with cicadas and catching fish this month.

The best of Maryland is the best of America

Baltimore Magazine writer Ron Cassie tells and shows us why Maryland is America in miniature

Seasonal summer ice cream and defining the flavor of teaberry

In his quest to learn about every flavor of ice cream ever made, Nestor is introduced to a Central Pennsylvania classic pink minty concoction: teaberry. Ever had a scoop from Weis?

Does your desk do what my desk does?

After months of backaches and strains from sitting too long and staring at his computer building Baltimore Positive, Nestor called David Noel at MOI and moved into the 21st century post-pandemic life of working in comfort from home.

POLITICS

BALTIMORE POSITIVE TV

MUSIC CLASSIC

BUSINESS

Where will local government invest after the pandemic?

It's no secret every municipality across the country will have budget shortfalls amidst the madness of COVID. Baltimore County Councilman Tom Quirk from District 1 talks money and budgets and managing through this national crisis.

New Senate President Ferguson tells his journey from teaching to government

You heard the big news about Bill Ferguson becoming new Senate President in Annapolis. Now, hear his story of public service and his "why"...

Dreaming the purple dream of a free agent wide receiver

Brian Lease and Nestor talk Ravens offseason plans as free agency approaches on March 17. Is a wide receiver the answer to all that ails the offense?

The Preakness that snuck in and out of Baltimore

Todd Schuler and Nestor wonder who knows that Preakness even ran on Saturday?

EDUCATION

What’s so great about The Constitution of the United States?

It was written back in 1789 so none of us were there but with many interpretations and "Originalists" now entering the discussion during the rushed Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, we thought a civics course with our scholar Todd Schuler was in order.

Mikulski says Baltimore’s many assets must be emphasized for improvement

Our final segment with Highlandtown's greatest export leads us to the future of Baltimore and how Mikulski sees the assets of our city and region

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.

HEALTH

Wen believes we should depoliticize women’s healtchcare in America

What is the future of health care in America? We asked Dr. Leana Wen what she's learned in her incredible journey from Shanghai to Baltimore...

Ransom says MedChi docs are on frontlines battling and need community COVID support

An appreciation and some insights from the doctors who are waging a battle against the corona virus

What are the realities of police reform in Annapolis for citizens in Baltimore?

Senator Charles Sydnor joins Nestor and Don to discuss the finer points of legislation that caused division with Governor Larry Hogan this week at the state capital.

ARTS

We could all use a few days in New Orleans right now

Mardi Gras during pandemic came and went but at least the cuisine of the Cajun soul was fed. Todd Schuler spent some formative years on the Bayou but can't get Nestor enthused about that nasty King Cake...

Professor Thomas Dolby brings music class to order at Johns Hopkins

Ever since he came to Baltimore to teach music, Nestor has been asking Dolby what he does with the young people. As sweet as any harmony, he learned a lot...

Shouting out the chocolate stout as Black is Beautiful

Chris Barry of Taharka Brothers introduces the Black is Beautiful chocolate stout ice cream flavor in conjunction with local brewer Monument City Brewing in Highlandtown.

LEADERSHIP

WNST CLASSIC

Fixing everything that is wrong with baseball

Baseball author, historian, SABR leader and West Coast League commish Rob Neyer welcomes another season of baseball with cautionary tales for MLB commissioner Rob Manfred and the owners' and players' always simmering labor war.

Ripken reflects on incredible career as he marches to Cooperstown

When Cal Ripken was headed to the Hall of Fame, he sat down with Nestor to chat about life and reflect in 2007.

When Vince Bagli told old boxing stories with Clem Florio

At the First Annual Nasty Nice Guy Awards in 1997 in Glen Burnie, two legends talked boxing, horse racing and kindness. The late great Clem Florio and Vince Bagli educate Nestor on Baltimore sports history. And Earnest Byner joins them.

Nils Lofgren talks all things E Street on Radio Row in Phoenix

Nestor Aparicio gets the honor of spending time with pal Nils Lofgren of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band at the 2008 Super Bowl in Phoenix.

The “great” Nils Lofgren talks about being an E Streeter

WNST.net owner Nestor Aparicio chats about all things E Street with the "great" Nils Lofgren who plays guitar in Bruce Springsteen's legendary Hall of Fame band.

Legendary Cleveland sportswriter Terry Pluto remembers his Summer of 1979 with The Earl Of Baltimore

Sure, the Browns are coming to play the Ravens in the middle of a pandemic this week – and we covered that – but this chat went back to Nestor's favorite summer with his Pop.

That time I asked Phil Niekro about throwing a knuckleball

Back when Nestor Aparicio was nationally syndicated on Sporting News Radio a the turn of the century, he had a chance to talk pitching and catching with the late Hall of Famer.

Bret Michaels talks Poison, Steelers and something to believe in with Nestor in 2003

They crossed paths at the Seagull Inn and Hammerjacks over the years, but Nestor finally got to discuss a football feud from Baltimore to...

WORLD DEBUT: The lost Super Bowl Parade video – the whole purple Festivus route to City Hall

Center Mike Flynn invited Nestor onto the Humvee to record this incredible "home movie" for a one-hour ride down Pratt Street onto the dais with the Lombardi Trophy to City Hall back on January 30, 2001. If you're a Baltimore Ravens fans, go find yourself in this beautiful mess...

The EST of WWE gets serious on women in the squared circle and helping Special Olympics

She is the toast of the WWE after winning the Royal Rumble and with her sights set on Wrestlemania 37, Biana Belair joins us to talk about the rigors of the ring and the benefits of helping others.

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