Articles by Douglas Tallman

December 14, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Bethesda Church Providing Sanctuary for El Salvador Mother

Rosa Gutierrez Lopez remains at the Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethesda, finding sanctuary from federal agents who want to deport her to her native El Salvador. “We are approaching it both as an act of faith and as an act of faithful resistance,” said the Rev. Abhi Janamanchi, senior minister at the church. […]

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December 14, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Home Security Cameras Capture Burglars in the Act

Montgomery County police Thursday released a video of a man taking a package from the front door of a Germantown home. The video came from a home security system. The culprit is the latest in a string of burglars who have been caught on camera. Here’s the story. Here’s the story. Here’s the story. Police […]

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December 14, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Bob Levey on the Dangers of Journalism

Former Washington Post columnist Bob Levey came to the Montgomery Community Media studios to talk politics, among other things. One of the topics he touched upon was the dangers reporters face covering the news today. Have a listen:

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December 13, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talk Podcast #2: Bob Levey

In this edition of Montgomery Talk, former Washington Post columnist Bob Levey talks about local journalism, his time at the Washington Post, politics and his new book. Senior News Editor Doug Tallman hosts.

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December 12, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Stanley Cup’s Tour of D.C. Area Makes Stop at Gaithersburg High

The Stanley Cup made a stop at Gaithersburg High School on Wednesday where members of the BROTHERS program got to pose with the trophy.

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December 11, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

County Starting ‘Savings Plan’ in January to Cover Shortfall

Montgomery County will start a savings plan in January of about 1.5 percent to balance its books, county officials said Tuesday. In closing out fiscal 2018, which ended June 30, the county’s projections on expenditures and revenues were off by about $40 million. Although small in comparison to the county’s overall $5.4 billion spending plan. […]

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December 10, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Dec. 10 in Montgomery County

It’s Monday, Dec. 10. Hanukkah ends tonight, and there are 15 days till Christmas. 1. Gaithersburg Meets: The Gaithersburg Mayor and Council meet at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. The city will get annual reports from the Multicultural Affairs, Cultural Arts, Economic and Business Development and the Olde Towne Advisory committees. You can find the agenda […]

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December 6, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talk Podcast #1: Nancy Navarro

For the first official edition of Montgomery Talk, Doug Tallman talks with Council President Nancy Navarro. We talk about women in elective office, universal pre-K, how her life in Venezuela is reflected in her public service, and other topics.

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December 6, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Council President Nancy Navarro Reflects on President Bush’s Legacy

Wednesday, Doug Tallman interviews County Council President Nancy Navarro on his podcast, Montgomery Talk. Tallman is Montgomery Community Media’s senior news editor. Tallman asks Navarro about her thoughts on the late President George HW Bush. Navarro expresses gratitude for President Bush’s contribution to the country.   Listen to the entire podcast, here.

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December 6, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Riemer New Chairman of County Council’s Planning Committee

With the new Montgomery County Council come new committee assignments. One of the most important committees on the County Council is the Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee. PHED, as it is called, will be chaired by Councilmember Hans Riemer, joined by incoming council members, Will Jawando and Andrew Friedson. PHED handles land use and […]

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