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Just to make this a wee bit more than a one-way exchange, here's a look at what's coming up in future issues of Meanwhile, in Annapolis.
Annapolis Police Chief Ed Jackson describes recent gun violence as the worst it's ever been in Annapolis, part of a national trend. In an exclusive interview, Jackson talked about crime, police reform, how he hurt his shoulder preparing for President Joe Biden's visit to Annapolis next month and the debut Monday night of "We Own This City" on HBO.
The osprey are back, and spring has sprung, if coldly and with a bit bitter wind. But as the climate warms and weather patterns change, is this success story for species rebound at risk? Find out Thursday.
And coming in May...
After a career in the Naval Academy Band, clarinetist Ben Redwine left Annapolis in 2016 for New Orleans. Since then, he's built a career performing around the city and made it through the shutdown of most music clubs during COVID. Now, The Redwine Trio - an act familiar to Annapolis jazz fans - will reunite on May 7 at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, one of the nation's premier music events. Meanwhile, in Annapolis will be there to witness his triumph.