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Join co-hosts Lee Mooney and Steve Zinner in conversations with some of the most colorful people and organizations with a connection to Harford County, Maryland … and beyond. Inspired by the spirit of "Main Street" and believing that everyone has a tale worth telling, we share stories from old-timers, newcomers, or even those who have moved on as they relate how living in or near Harford County has shaped their lives and identities.

Join co-hosts Lee Mooney and Steve Zinner in conversations with some of the most colorful people and organizations with a connection to Harford County, Maryland … and beyond. Inspired by the spirit of "Main Street" and believing that everyone has a tale worth telling, we share stories from old-timers, newcomers, or even those who have moved on as they relate how living in or near Harford County has shaped their lives and identities.

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Join co-hosts Lee Mooney and Steve Zinner in conversations with some of the most colorful people and organizations with a connection to Harford County, Maryland … and beyond. Inspired by the spirit of "Main Street" and believing that everyone has a tale worth telling, we share stories from old-timers, newcomers, or even those who have moved on as they relate how living in or near Harford County has shaped their lives and identities.

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English


Episodes

Raised on the Radio: A Conversation with local music legend Rob Fahey

5/16/2022
Before there was the 2x Super Bowl Champion, Ravens, there was another Rayvns, led by Rob Fahey. Listen how Rob writes music, how he's spent his whole life doing what he loves, and how his big song, "Raised on the Radio," was put into the iconic 80's movie, Fast Times At Ridgemont High. This is Rob Fahey's story and we're excited to share it on Mainstreet. The Mainstreet Podcast is sponsored by Your Pet AuPair! For the second year in a row, Harford County Living's Choice Award Winner for...

Duration:00:57:05

Call her Dr. Shannon : A Conversation with Dr. Shannon Skevakis, owner of Eternal Pawprints Veterinary Hospice

5/9/2022
Born in land-locked Arizona, Dr. Shannon dreamed of becoming a marine mammal veterinarian. In pursuit of that dream, she accepted an internship as an undergrad to become a Disney cast member as part of Epcot Center's marine mammal team. Among her more glamorous duties in this capacity was cleaning manatee tanks. She's come a long way and since January of 2020 has lived with her family in Bel Air and provided hospice care for pets as owner of Eternal Paw Prints. Dr. Shannon reminds pet lovers...

Duration:00:47:10

The Farmer's Coach: A Conversation with The Mill's Ben Hushon

5/2/2022
Imagine a world without electricty, computers, and cars. In such a world, one group of people would emerge as indipsensible -- farmers. Even with all those things, farmers are still indispensible. We just don't pay attention. On episode #65, Ben Hushon, agronomist for The Mill of Black Horse, stops by Mainstreet to remind us of how vital farming is to our daily lives, how technology is making farming more efficient and environmentally safe, and the threat inflation poses to this critical...

Duration:00:47:59

Boom or Bust? Part two of our conversation with Harford County entrepreneur George Mullin

4/25/2022
Are we entering another housing and property boom, or are we headed for another crash? On episode #64 we welcome back George Mullin to help us answer this question and many more. Have you ever thought about buying property at auction? George has many times and on this episode he shares valuable lessons he's learned along the way and rookie mistakes to avoid. George also reminisces about his dance moves and fashion choices during his nightclubbing days in the 1970s and 1980s. Finally, we...

Duration:00:41:32

The Art of Taking Risks: A Conversation with George Mullin, owner of Vintage Cafe in Havre de Grace

4/18/2022
Harford County entrepreneur George Mullin, a visionary risk-taker, lives by the motto that you can't steal second with your foot on first. Experience has also taught him that success takes a lot of good small decisions but failure takes only one or two big bad ones. In this first part of a two-part episode, George talks about moving to Harford County as a child from North Miami Beach, nightclubbing during the 1970s and 1980s, and the valuble business lessons from his life in the food service...

Duration:00:45:02

Never Underestimate the Power of Anger: A Conversation with Paralympic Gold Medalist Jessica Long

4/11/2022
Jessica Long is an elite athlete with a jaw-dropping string of accomplishments and awards. The path to that lofty status, however, has not been without frustration. Along with her 29 Paralympic medals, Jessica has had to endure 25 surguries as a result of fibular hememila, a cogenital limb deficiency that led to the amputation of both legs below the knee. Born to teenage parents in Russia, Jessica also had to learn to forgive her birth mother for giving her up for adoption. Instead of...

Duration:00:44:54

Brooks Robinson Knows My Name! A Conversation with WMAR's Jamie Costello

3/28/2022
Listen to the story of local newscaster Jamie Costello, and hear about his life growing up in Rosedale, his path to WMAR, and his love of his family, sports, and Maryland. The Mainstreet Podcast is sponsored by Your Pet AuPair! For the second year in a row, Harford County Living's Choice Award Winner for Best Pet Services Company. Visit belairaupair.com and and use promo code "Mainstreet" on the Get A Quote form to receive $10 off your first invoice of over $100. Please subscribe to, like,...

Duration:00:51:32

The Time is Right: A Conversation with Maryland State Police Helicopter Pilot Todd Hyson

3/21/2022
The Mainstreet Podcast is sponsored by Your Pet AuPair! For the second year in a row, Harford County Living's Choice Award Winner for Best Pet Services Company. Visit belairaupair.com and and use promo code "Mainstreet" on the Get A Quote form to receive $10 off your first invoice of over $100. Marine, helicopter pilot, and thespian, Todd Hyson has experienced life in ways that most of us only witness via news reports. On episode #60 of Mainstreet, Todd shares stories from his time on duty,...

Duration:00:49:27

Assisted Living Locators: A Conversation with Ryan Majchrzak

3/14/2022
Sponsored by Your Pet AuPair! For the second year in a row, Harford County Living's Choice Award Winner for Best Pet Services Company. Visit belairaupair.com and and use promo code "Mainstreet" on the Get A Quote form to receive $10 off your first invoice of over $100. Facing the uncertainty of how to care for aging loved ones is something we all have to face. Some families plan ahead, while others are caught by surprise. Either way, the situation can be overwhelming. Fortunately, on this...

Duration:00:46:17

The Tail Wagging Episode: A Conversation with Nicole Wilson, owner of Your Pet AuPair

3/7/2022
Mainstreet is pleased to welcome Nicole Wilson, owner of Your Pet AuPair and winner of last year's Harford County Living's Community Choice Award for Pet Services. We had a lot of fun chatting with Nicole on this episode and are confident our listeners will also be charmed by this Harford County native, Bel Air resident, and lifelong animal lover. We've been blessed with great guests on this podcast, but for the first time in Mainstreet history, our guest charmed us to the point of of making...

Duration:00:43:10

Our Favorite Small Town Movies: A Mini episode

2/28/2022
For this episode, Steve and I salute the unique qualities associated with small town living. We chose our favorite movies with a small-town theme. We ask our listeners to share their own choices in the comments section. In doing so, consider not only movies that take place in a small town but ones that you can imagine taking place in one of the small towns of Harford County. Please subscribe to, like, and follow the Mainstreet Podcast Facebook: @USAmainstreet Website:...

Duration:00:24:35

Stories from Behind the Camera: A Conversation with Retired WBAL Photojournalist Bob Moore

2/21/2022
Emmy winning photojournalist Bob Moore has quite the story of how he got his start at WBAL-TV and eventually wound up capturing the images of newsmakers in Baltimore for 38 years, all the while enjoying his love of baseball, and parlaying it into JSB, his post TV business. Please subscribe to, like, and follow the Mainstreet Podcast Facebook: @USAmainstreet Website: https://themainstreetpodcast.com/ Email: info@themainstreetpodcast.com Please consider supporting...

Duration:00:59:22

A Gator for Life: A Conversation with Bruce Seward

2/14/2022
Kingsville resident Bruce Seward stops by Mainstreet to talk about his distinguished career in Baltimore County education, including 35 years at Perry Hall High School, home of the Gators. Starting as an English teacher, Bruce later became a counselor before ultimately serving as Director of Guidance, a position he held until his "first retirement." With a house soon full of grandkids, however, Bruce decided to ditch diaper duty, come out of retirement, and mentor students and staff at...

Duration:00:51:47

Hello Gorgeous! A Conversation with Terry McGill, owner of Jordan Thomas Salon and Spa

2/7/2022
Though she grew up in Parkville, Terry McGill, owner and president of Jordan Thomas Salon and Spa, has lived and worked for nearly 28 years in Bel Air. On episode #54 of Mainstreet, Terry talks about her early experiences in the beauty industry and how these experiences ultimately led to her decision to open her salon at two locations in Bel Air. Nationally, Jordan Thomas has been named one of the Top 200 Salons in America. Locally, Harford's Best and Baltimore Magazine has bestowed similar...

Duration:00:39:32

A Brief Look Back at Episodes 26-50

1/31/2022
We'd like to thank all the guests who have appeared on our podcast. This week, we briefly look back on what we recall about episodes 26-50. Thanks for listening! Please subscribe to, like, and follow the Mainstreet Podcast Facebook: @USAmainstreet Website: https://themainstreetpodcast.com/ Email: info@themainstreetpodcast.com Please consider supporting us https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19619915&fan_landing=true https://www.buymeacoffee.com/williammooN And please consider giving us a...

Duration:00:17:54

The Early Days of Local TV: A Conversation with Carol Dankmeyer

1/24/2022
We are honored to have as our guest on this episode Carol Dankmeyer. If you are at all interested in the early days of television in Baltimore, this is the episode for you. After a year in radio, at WCBM, Carol worked two stints at WMAR-TV, first from 1950-1954 and again from 1964-1968. She shares with us many stories about the local and national celebrities she met during that time, including Bailey Goss, Gary Moore, Milton Berle, Sammy Davis Jr., Jim Nabors, Mickey Rooney, and Dorothy...

Duration:00:50:59

Ho, Ho, Ha, Ha, Hee, Hee: A Conversation about Laughter Yoga (and many other things) with Jeannine Luby

1/17/2022
What is Laughter Yoga? Your humble Mainstreet hosts had no idea. Now we do. We also know more about people who embody the gig economy. Jeannine Luby is one of those people. Besides leading workshops in Laughter Yoga, Jeannine does stand-up comedy, primarily at wineries for female audiences. She hosts a podcast, "Uncorked with Funny Wine Girl." She loves France and wine almost as much as she loves her hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania. Fans of "The Office" will recall that Scranton is the...

Duration:00:57:21

Harford County's Tea Room: A Conversation with Janet Myers and Erin Bradley from Tea by Two

1/10/2022
We began 2022 talking about coffee and we continue the new year with a conversation about tea with Janet Myers and Erin Bradley from Tea by Two, since 2001 Harford County's favorite tea room. Follow Tea by Two on the web: https://teabytwo.com/about-us/ Follow Tea by Two on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSVGrcjh3xUk3KzIOeGllNA Please like and follow the Mainstreet Podcast Facebook: @USAmainstreet Website: https://themainstreetpodcast.com/ Email:...

Duration:00:43:19

Passion and Caffeine: A Conversation with Captain Coffee

1/3/2022
Mark Bradley, aka "Captain Coffee," wants you not only to drink his coffee but to experience it. He and his wife Kayla typify today's gig economy with their online coffee shop and travel business. With two kids, there is no down time in Mark's life, but when he's out in the world instead of online, you can find him at the Arena Club as a personal trainer, or surmounting obstacles doing Parkour. As you'll discover, Mark pursues his family life, business, and pleasures with passion. Where does...

Duration:00:51:24

Mainstreet Rewind: A Conversation with Jim Miller, Aberdeen's own "Paul McCartney."

12/27/2021
We end 2021 as we began -- with an encore presentation of of our first episode, an interview with Jim Miller. When we spoke to Jim back in early 2021 he was eager to return to performing in Beatles tribute bands as "Paul McCartney." In the past few months, he's done just that. In fact, you have a chance to see him live on January 1st at the Hollywood Casino in Perryville with "Bealtemania Returns!" Happy New Year and we'll be back with a new episode on January 3, 2022. For more information...

Duration:00:53:24