May 1, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for May 1 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, May 1. It’s the Jewish holiday Yom Ha’Shoah, which translates in English to Holocaust Remembrance Day. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Takoma Park City Council Meeting: Takoma Park’s City Council meets tonight from &:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Takoma Park Community Center. For more information, check out […]

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February 16, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Employees Celebrate Black History Month, Honor Parker Hamilton (VIDEO)

Montgomery County employees celebrated Black History Month with a special program at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Rockville today. The 2017 program entitled, “An African American Musical Journey,” highlighted several genres of music. “We started with the beat over in Africa,” said Debra Jones, chair of the Black History Program Committee. “We are showing […]

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December 19, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery College Concert Features Music from India, Latin America and Africa (VIDEOS)

The Montgomery College World Ensemble brought the sounds of the world to one place with its fall concert. MCTV has the story. Visit our PEG partner MCTV10 (Montgomery College Television program schedule) to see more Montgomery College Television. Watch the concert below:

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December 16, 2015 | Willie James Inman

Kids Learn to Speak and Sing in Swahili (PHOTOS)

Once a month, the African Women Council (AWC) hosts AWC Story Time at the Marilyn J. Praisner Library in Burtonsville to teach local children about the many languages and cultures of Africa. The Dec. 16th lesson focused on learning Swahili through singing and repetition and lessons in counting from zero to ten in Ahmaric, Zulu […]

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December 12, 2015 | Staff Writer

Finding Homeless Veterans Homes in MoCo (VIDEO)

Ending homelessness in Montgomery County is a top priority of the County Council. The county is currently participating in Zero: 2016 campaign to end veteran homelessness. CCM’s Susan Kenedy has the story of one veteran who now has a home. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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March 25, 2015 | Aline Barros

Indian Classical Musician to Perform in Gaithersburg

Montgomery County resident Alif Laila is scheduled to perform in Gaithersburg at the Arts Barn on April 4. Laila, a native of Bangladesh, plays India Classical music- a genre she began studying at a young age under the teachings of the master of the Senia Maihar Gharana style. She has performed in concerts internationally and throughout […]

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February 27, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Zalgen Labs Co-Founder Plans Return Work Trip to Africa (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Dr. Luis Branco said he plans to return to Eastern Sierra Leone sometime this year to continue work on the recently approved rapid diagnostic test for the Ebola virus. Despite progress, he said there are always more questions to answer. Related:

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February 27, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Dr. Luis Branco: “I Was Exposed to a Lot of Ebola in the Lab” (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Zalgen Labs’ co-founder Dr. Luis Branco talks about his work on the rapid diagnostic test for Ebola late last year in Africa and what happened when he returned to the United States. The World Health Organization approved a rapid diagnostic test for Ebola last week. Related:

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August 1, 2014 | Sonya Burke

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Fighting the Ebola Outbreak from MoCo (VIDEO)

It’s the worse Ebola outbreak ever. In this MyMCMedia extra, Dr. Robert Garry of Tulane University tells MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke earlier this summer about a Montgomery County based company that is helping fight the Ebola outbreak and Lassa hemorrhagic fever (LHF). You can find out more about Zalgen labs here. Related:

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June 19, 2014 | Sonya Burke

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The Other Dangers of an Ebola Outbreak (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia extra, Dr. Robert Garry of Tulane University tells us about the other dangers of an Ebola outbreak: Garry was in our area on June 19 meeting with Health and Human Services and the State Department. He will be at NIH on June 20. The virologist just returned from Sierra Leone and says […]

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