Connecting Our Community

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This show will have a variety of topics consisting of a combination of Field and Studio productions.

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Connecting Our Community ep. 100 Scottie Rescue

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On this episode of Connecting Our Community, host Karen Allyn speaks with guests from the Mid Atlantic Scottish Terrier Education and Rescue, “MASTER.” This group is located in Olney, Md. right here in Montgomery County. Jeanne Lishia, the President & Rescue Coordinator for the Mid Atlantic Scottish Terrier Education and Rescue and Frank Lishia, a […]

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Connecting Our Community: Autism Awareness

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According to the Autism Society, The prevalence of autism in U.S. children increased by 119.4 percent from 2000 to 2010. According to the CDC 1 in 68 children born in the U.S. have an autism spectrum disorder making Autism the fastest-growing developmental disability. Find out more on this episode of Connecting Our Community. Host Pat Shoemaker discusses […]

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Connecting Our Community: Elder Care in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

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It’s been said that by the year 2030, at least 3.5 million more healthcare professionals will be needed. In Montgomery County, the current need for nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants is acute.  The Family & Nursing Care Foundation said that “this is not an acceptable situation.” On this episode of Connecting Our Community you will find out […]

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Meet Local Children's Authors Karen Leggett Abouraya and Lulu Delacre (VIDEO)

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Our schools reflect our changing demographics but what about our library books? Can our children see themselves represented when they look for a book to read? On this episode of Connecting Our Community host Pat Shoemaker will introduce you to two local award winning children’s authors. Karen Leggett Abouraya is a journalist and the author of Hands […]

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Connecting Our Community: Inclusive Higher Education (VIDEO)

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When we think about young adults with intellectual disabilities, we don’t often associate them with going to college. After tonight’s episode we should all be able to think differently.   On this episode of Connecting Our Community host Pat Shoemaker speaks with Dr. Meg Grigal, the Co-Director of THINK College and Senior Research Fellow with the […]

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The S.P.I.R.I.T Club Focuses on Fitness for All (VIDEO)

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According to a recent study by the CDC, “Obesity rates for children with disabilities are 58% higher than for children without disabilities.” Our two guests have taken action towards a solution. Host Pat Shoemaker speaks with Jared Ciner, the Executive Director and founder of Social Physical Interactive Respectful Inclusive Teamwork Club (S.P.I. R. I. T.), fitness for […]

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Connecting Our Community: Transitioning From School to Work (VIDEO)

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Do you know of someone with special needs that will be transitioning from school into the workforce and independent living? This episode of Connecting Our Community is both inspiring and information packed with guests from different non-profits involved with the Transition Work Group. For half of the show, host Pat Shoemaker speaks with Nicolette Stearns, […]

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Connecting Our Community: The Family Justice Center

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According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. On this episode of Connecting Our Community you will get some great information about the great […]

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Connecting Our Community: Meet Rev. Dr. Raymont Anderson Part II (VIDEO)

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This is part II of the program featuring motivational speaker, performer and sign language professional, the Rev. Dr. Raymont Anderson with host Pat Shoemaker. Dr. Anderson has multiple degrees and has specialized in sign language. Dr. Raymont Anderson and Pat Shoemaker continue their discussion about sign language and the hearing impaired community. On this episode the […]

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Connecting Our Community: Meet Rev. Dr. Raymont Anderson Part I (VIDEO)

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On this episode of Connecting Our Community host Pat Shoemaker discusses sign language and the hearing impaired with the Rev. Dr. Raymont Anderson. Dr. Anderson has multiple degrees and has specialized in sign language. His chorus group, Believe, performs all around the area for both the deaf and hearing communities.   The Center for Living the […]

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Episodes

EpisodeTitle/Description
78

Connecting Our Community-New shelter #78

New Animal Shelter

77

Connecting Our Community-Pets with Disabilities #77

This show will have a variety of topics consisting of a combination of Field and Studio productions

76

Connecting Our Community-Sunflower Bakery #76

Sunflower Bakery

75

Connecting Our Community-Toastmasters #75

This show will have a variety of topics consisting of a combination of Field and Studio productions

74

Connecting Our Community-Domestic Abuse with Katie Gleeson #74

Domestic Abuse with Katie Gleeson

73

Connecting Our Community- Humane society #73

MC Humane Society

72

Connecting Our Community-Interages #72

Interages

71

Connecting Our Community-Manna Food #71

Manna Food

70

Connecting Our Community #70

The Senior Connection

69

Connecting Our Community #69

This show will have a variety of topics consisting of a combination of Field and Studio productions

68

Connecting Our Community #68

Elder Abuse Awareness

67

Connecting Our Community #67

Barbershop Singing is performed by Accapello singers who also are part of the Harmony Express group.

66

Connecting Our Community #66

Olney Farmers Market

65

Connecting Our Community #65

This show will have a variety of topics consisting of a combination of Field and Studio productions

64

Connecting Our Community #64

Artstream

63

Connecting Our Community #63

This show is about the local chapter ofHarmony Express a group of accapello singers.

62

Connecting Our Community #62

Rockville Science Center with Bob Ekman.

61

Connecting Our Community #61

Elder Abuse Awareness part 2. Guests Bonnie Klem, Lt. Bob Carter, and Debbie Feinstein.

60

Connecting Our Community #60

Bob Blancato: National Coordiinator of the Elder Justice Coalition.

59

Connecting Our Community #59

Story Tapestries with Arianna ross

58

Connecting Our Community #58

John Goon talks about seniors game night.

57

Connecting Our Community #57

Host Karen Allyn is joined by Cal Horelick, the President of the Montgomery County Stroke Association. Approximately 80% of all strokes are preventable.

56

Connecting Our Community #56

A message of hope Cancer with Meredith McNerney

55

Connecting Our Community #55 Hospice Caring

Pat Shoemaker talks with Jeannette Mendonca and Toby Rabbin of Hospice Caring, Inc about their organization.

54

Connecting Our Community #54 Emergency Preparedness 101

This episode of Connecting Our Community we will give you a refresher course on Emergency Preparedness 101.

53

Connecting Our Community #53

Host Pat Shoemaker is joined by guests, Gena Mitchell, President of Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County (DSNMC) And Heather Sachs, DSNMC Board Member and Education Committee Chair. Together they dispel some popular myths about Down Syndrome and discuss the work of the DSNMC.

52

Connecting Our Community #52

This show will have a variety of topics consisting of a combination of Field and Studio productions

51

Connecting Our Community #51

How to survive and thrive in the new era of under and unemployed.

50

Connecting Our Community #50

Interview with Blanca Kling, Hispanic Liaison with the Montgomery County Police Department.

49

Connecting Our Community #49

Olney Home for Life..Marlene Zaborsky

48

Connecting Our Community #48

Hero Dogs..Jennifer Lund

47

Connecting Our Community #47

Habitat for Humanity

46

Connecting Our Community #46

Health Disparities, Amalia Rivera- Oven

45

Connecting Our Community #45

10000 Villages

44

Connecting Our Community #44

Growing Soul 2

43

Connecting Our Community #43

Growing Soul 1

42

Connecting Our Community #42

Transformations with Bethany Portner

41

Connecting Our Community #41

Transportation

40

Connecting Our Community #40

Childrens Inn at NIH

39

Connecting Our Community #39

JCA

38

Connecting Our Community #38

Elder Abuse Part 2

37

Connecting Our Community #37

Elder Abuse Part 1

36

Connecting Our Community #36

Advanced Directives

35

Connecting Our Community #35

Weed Warriors

34

Connecting Our Community (Mandi and John E.) #34

MCM with Mandi and John

33

Connecting Our Community #33

GardenClub Gaithersburg Washington Grove

32

Connecting Our Community #32

Sleep Apnea and Dental Health

31

Connecting Our Community #31

Dr. Poon

30

Connecting Our Community #30

Red Cross

29

Connecting Our Community #29

Animal Rescue

28

Connecting Our Community #28

Financial Aid

27

Connecting Our Community #27

This show will have a variety of topics consisting of a combination of Field and Studio productions

26

Connecting Our Community #26

This show will have a variety of topics consisting of a combination of Field and Studio productions

25

Connecting Our Community #25

The Military Outreach of the Mental Health Association

24

Connecting Our Community #24

The Links, Inc Youth International Entrepreneurial Program

23

Connecting Our Community #23

Humane Society with BJ Altschul

22

Connecting Our Community #22

Bev Fleischer...Autism

20

Connecting Our Community #20

The First Tee Golf program

19

Connecting Our Community #19

This show will have a variety of topics consisting of a combination of Field and Studio productions

18

Connecting Our Community #18

This show highlights the Montgomery County Ombudsman program

17

Connecting Our Community #17

The Commission of Veterans Affairs and Commission on people with Disabilities

16

Connecting Our Community #16

Boy Scouts

15

Connecting Our Community #15

Chinese New Year 2011 prep and explanation of events and customs

14

Connecting Our Community #14

Mental Health...Sharon Friedman

13

Connecting Our Community #13

Riji Green with Anna Leung fouinder and president

12

Connecting Our Community #12

Lions Club..Graciela

11

Connecting Our Community #11

Family Justice Center

10

Connecting Our Community #10

This show will have a variety of topics consisting of a combination of Field and Studio productions

9

Connecting Our Community #9

MCVFD- Eric Bernard

8

Connecting Our Community #8

Anthony Cohen the Menare Foundation

7

Connecting Our Community #7

Police Explorers post 1986..Kevin Plato and George Stephens

6

Connecting Our Community #6

St. Anthonys Bridal and Goodwill

5

Connecting Our Community #5

Beekeeping part 2

4

Connecting Our Community #4

Beekeeping part 1

3

Connecting Our Community #3

Civil air Patrol

2

Connecting Our Community #2

Victim abuse

1

Connecting Our Community #1

Human Trafficking