Ep. 031 - Elizabeth Lucas

Elizabeth Lucas, Producing Artistic Director at New Spire Arts', is working to create the cohesive tissue that connects Frederick's art community. Lucas spoke with host Colin McGuire and News-Post features reporter Imade Borha discuss the art organization's progress. Renovation plans are under way for New Spire Arts' two buildings, and there is a full schedule of youth and adult workshops this summer. 

Lucas also discussed her time living in New York, where her filming career began during the tumultuous time of 9/11.

Leaving New York meant a suburban life for Lucas' six-year-old twins, who already display artistic talent. As a mother of young, growing artists, Lucas shared how she hopes New Spire Arts trains the Frederick community in the art of storytelling. 

Ep. 030 - Liz Barrett

Recorded during a Facebook Live discussion, FCPS Board of Education Vice President Liz Barrett joins host Colin McGuire and News-Post education reporter Allen Etzler to talk about the board's recent decision to protect transgender students, as well as FCPS' redistricting ruling which will move more than 1,200 students to account for the opening of Butterfly Ridge Elementary School.

Ep. 029 - Lin Caywood

Pilot Lin Caywood will compete in the Air Race Classic in her Cessna 182 four-seater plane on June 20. The four-day, cross-country women-only competition has been in existence since 1929, when Amelia Earhart placed third. This year the race begins in Frederick, with 100 pilots taking of from Frederick Municipal Airport in 30-second intervals. Caywood joined host Colin McGuire and News-Post reporter Anna Muckerman to talk about the race.

Ep. 028 - Bill Andrews

The case made headlines all over the world — a Frederick woman attacked by a black bear in the woods outside her home.

Dispatcher Bill Andrews, who fielded the initial 911 call, was credited with saving the woman’s life for his quick thinking and calm demeanor during the attack. He even won emergency medical dispatch (EMD) provider of the year from the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems for his service, only the third time a dispatcher from Frederick County has won the award.

Andrews sat down with host Colin McGuire and News-Post health reporter Kate Masters to discuss what goes on behind the scenes at the dispatch center and what went through his mind when he received the call. Kate also quizzed Andrews to see if he could distinguish fake 911 calls from real ones.

Ep. 027 - Tanya Obreiter

Frederick resident Tanya Obreiter, a cell biologist for the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, recently won on Jeopardy. She joins host Colin McGuire and News-Post reporter Kate Masters to talk about her experience on the show.

Ep. 026 - Comptroller Peter Franchot

Comptroller of Maryland Peter Franchot joins host Colin McGuire and News-Post senior reporter Danielle E. Gaines to talk his work with the governor, his opposition to a bill regulating the state’s craft breweries last General Assembly session and his goals for the “Reform on Tap” task force he created, which will meet for the first time this week in an effort to re-examine and rewrite the state’s alcohol laws.

Ep. 025 - Mike Spurrier

Mike Spurrier, executive director of the Frederick Community Action Agency, joins host Colin McGuire and News-Post Reporter Nancy Lavin to talk about his agency as well as the results of the 2017 point-in-time survey, which was conducted in January.

Spurrier also shared a few personal details: his vegetarian diet, what he thinks is the best song ever written and the story behind his ear piercing — trust us, you'll want to hear this. Bonus points if you can keep up with all the acronyms used.

Ep. 024 - Teacher of the Year Karima Sharper

Frederick County Public Schools teacher of the year Karima Sharper, special education teacher at Centerville Elementary School joins host Colin McGuire and News-Post education reporter Allen Etzler to talk about her work in the classroom as well as the Audi Q5 she won along with the award.

Ep. 023 - Cameron Nutting and Geordie Wilson

With Ogden Newspapers officially taking over ownership of The Frederick News-Post on Monday, Cameron Nutting, director of strategic initiatives & operations for Ogden, and Publisher Geordie Wilson join host Colin McGuire and reporter Allen Etzler on this week's episode of Frederick Uncut. 

Nutting and Wilson discuss the transition from one fifth generation newspaper family to another as well as the original offer Nutting's grandfather made for the paper in the early 1960's, said to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

Ep. 022 - Maryland Sen. President Mike Miller

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Mike Miller, who was first elected to the State House in 1970 and has served as the Maryland Senate president since 1986 — counts the Clinton family as friends and is known for a straightforward leadership style that can include some tough talk.

On Uncut, he shared information about his family’s ancestry, Donald Trump’s presidency and his favorite Western Maryland story, which involves cannibalism.

Ep. 020- state's attorney Charlie Smith

As state's attorney, Charlie Smith has been at the helm of drug prosecutions in Frederick County and has seen an increase in opiate cases recently as use of the drugs became more widespread.

In this week's episode, host Colin McGuire and News-Post reporter Kelsi Loos discuss with Smith how prosecutors are responding to the opiate crisis as well as Smith's journey to becoming state's attorney.

Ep. 019- Capt. Lenne Stolberg

As commander of the Frederick County Division of Fire & Rescue Service's Firefighter Academy, Lenne Stolberg is charged with helping prepare firefighters to save lives. This week host Colin McGuire and News-Post reporter Jeremy Arias sit down with Capt. Stolberg to talk about his own start in firefighting, his past as a U.S. Marine and the other experiences that helped shape his approach to teaching the firefighters of tomorrow.

Ep. 017- Junior Robinson

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Host Colin McGuire is joined by News-Post sports reporter Greg Swatek and Mount Saint Mary's University basketball player Junior Robinson, fresh off a trip to the NCAA Tournament, where the Mountaineers led Villanova for much of the first half before ultimately falling.

Ep. 016- Sheriff Chuck Jenkins

With local immigration enforcement continuing to generate controversy, Jenkins sat down with host Colin McGuire, a News-Post columnist, and Kate Masters, the nighttime cops/crime reporter, to discuss his agency's participation in federal customs programs, as well as efforts to create sanctuary cities both locally and around the state. He also chatted about his favorite hobbies, movies and recent introduction to Twitter (follow him @1ChuckJenkins).

Ep. 015- Abdoul Konare

Host Colin McGuire, a News-Post columnist, and Nancy Lavin, the social services and demographics reporter, sat down with immigration attorney Abdoul Konare to talk about his work, his clients and President Donald Trump's new travel ban, as well as efforts to make Frederick a sanctuary city. Konare also revealed his favorite TV shows, potato chip preferences and go-to jams, inspiring a few musical notes from McGuire.

Ep. 014- Jennifer Dougherty

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Host Colin McGuire, a News-Post columnist, and city reporter Mallory Panuska sit down with Jennifer Dougherty to discuss everything from politics and procedure, to online backlash and her signature Irish outfit. Dougherty, who owns Magoo’s Pub & Eatery on West Second Street, was elected mayor in 2001 and served one term.

Ep. 013- Robert Ramsburg

Host Colin McGuire is joined by News-Post reporter Samantha Hogan and Robert Ramsburg, president of the Frederick County Farm Bureau, to talk about how farming in Frederick County has changed, proposed legislation to regulate solar arrays on farmland and how farmers worked together to stop a setback along the Monocacy River.