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June 30, 2020 | Staff Writer

Dawes Doing Flips Over Gymnastics Academy Opening

24 summers ago, Dominique Dawes was a teenager and a world-class gymnast helping the U.S.team win a gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Now aged 43, Dawes is realizing a different dream, one that means even more to her. On Wednesday, she is opening the aptly named Dominique Dawes Gymnastics Academy in Clarksburg. It […]

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June 29, 2020 | Staff Writer

Studio 501c3: Montgomery Community Media Providing Hyper-Local News

Kim Jones hosts this episode of Studio 501c3, a show that focuses on the nonprofit organizations in Montgomery County working to build supportive communities every day. This episode features Nannette Hobson, CEO of Montgomery Community Media. Jones and Hobson discuss the importance of covering hyper-local news. The goal of the organization is to be a media […]

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June 29, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Teacher’s Contract with MCPS Set to Expire, County Reopens Cautiously

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Montgomery County’s reopening lags behind Virginia. The public schools’ contract with teachers expires next week. Would changing the County Council districts encourage diversity? This week’s panel of political observers features John Hurson, Mark Uncapher, Mike Knapp, […]

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June 29, 2020 | Staff Writer

Hola Montgomery Facebook Group Tops 1,000 Member Milestone

Montgomery Community Media (MCM) launched “Hola Montgomery” last year to better serve and to start a dialogue with Montgomery County’s Spanish-speaking community. Recently, the Facebook group that bears the same name hit the 1,000 member milestone. Introduced in May 2019 by MCM, a non-profit organization, Hola Montgomery content can be found on all of MCM’s platforms: […]

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June 23, 2020 | Staff Writer

Studio 501c3: Madison House Serving Adults with Autism

Kim Jones hosts Studio 501c3, a show that focuses on the nonprofit organizations in Montgomery County working to build supportive communities every day. This episode features JaLynn Prince, the founder, president and chairman of Madison House Autism Foundation. Jones and Prince discuss the work Madison House does to ensure adults with autism find inclusive and diverse […]

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June 22, 2020 | Staff Writer

MCPS Updates Maryland’s Recovery Plan for Education

The Maryland State Department of Education just released an updated version of Maryland’s Recovery Plan for Education. State officials say this will serve as a roadmap in developing recovery plans for school systems. The guide includes what school districts must have in place before reopening schools. Specific strategies and considerations for school systems during this process […]

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June 22, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Systemic Racism, Montgomery County COVID Reopening Efforts

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Has George Floyd’s name become a metaphor for the country’s systemic racism? Why does Montgomery County trail the rest of the state in COVID reopenings? This week’s panel of political observers features Evan Young, Ron Little, […]

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June 19, 2020 | Staff Writer

Commemoration of Juneteenth Takes on Added Significance in 2020

Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the day that slavery officially ended. It is the oldest, nationally celebrated remembrance of the ending of slavery in the United States. The day celebrates emancipation and empowerment and emphasizes education and achievement. This year, because of recent killings of African Americans by active and retired police officers and the resulting protests across […]

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June 15, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Reopening, Election Results and Is Racism a Public Health Emergency?

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Will declaring racism a public health emergency put an end to discrimination? The Montgomery County Board of Education primary election results. Montgomery County trails the rest of the state in reopening. This week’s panel of political […]

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June 13, 2020 | Staff Writer

Racist Graffiti at Whitman High Being Investigated

Racist graffiti was found Saturday morning on the grounds of Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda. According to school principal Robert Dodd, the n-word and a drawing of a noose were found spray painted on the campus. Police are investigating. This is not the first occurrence of racist graffiti at the Bethesda school. A similar occurrence […]

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