Cynthia Rubenstein

July 13, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Highway Expansion Dysfunction, Increase in Opioid Deaths

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: The Washington Post opinion piece on July 6 describes “Maryland’s dysfunction over highway expansion” ( 0:57 ) Opioid deaths are up 33% in Montgomery County this year.  ( 6:30 ) Virginia’s Loudoun County grappling with the […]

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June 14, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: School’s Social and Cultural Polices

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Recent school board meetings where staff and parents challenge social and cultural policies of the school system. ( 0:59 ) Gov. Hogan’s decision to cut federal unemployment benefits. ( 9:02 ) How should Senator Majority Leader […]

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May 24, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: MCPS Boundary Analysis Report is In

Mark Uncapher is the guest host for the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Uncapher and the panel discuss: Should Maryland provide a tax break for those vaccinated for COVID? ( 0:58 ) The school boundary analysis report is complete for Montgomery County schools. (7:22) Should a Maglev train be built […]

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March 22, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: COVID Pandemic End in Sight?

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Progress in battling the Covid pandemic. Is the end in sight? ( 0:55  ) Montgomery County is reopening businesses by increasing capacity in phases. ( 6:55 ) Public Schools open with limited classroom teaching. ( 11:22  […]

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March 1, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Vaccine Sign-Up Frustrations, Grocery Sales of Beer and Wine

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Maryland’s COVID vaccine sign-up system leaves many frustrated ( 1:00 ) Maryland legislature considers expanding mail-in voting and drop-off boxes ( 6:17 ) County Council passes zoning amendment authorizing solar farms in the Agricultural Reserve ( […]

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February 8, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Vaccination Challenges, Indoor Dining

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Challenges with the COVID-19 vaccination process in the county and state. ( 1:09 ) Montgomery County plans to lift the restriction on indoor dining in restaurants. ( 7:09 ) County public schools plan to open school buildings […]

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December 7, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Will Montgomery Increase Coronavirus Restrictions?

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: With a vaccine on the horizon, state and county officials seek to control spread of coronavirus Remote learning has had its share of problems. When will MCPS open our schools? What does racial equity and social […]

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November 9, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Elrich Recommends Rolling Back Restrictions, Maryland Election Results

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: County Executive Elrich recommends rolling back capacity restrictions at churches, restaurants, and fitness centers Election results from Maryland Trying to make sense of the Presidential Election This week’s panel of political observers features Mark Uncapher, Cynthia […]

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October 19, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: COVID-19 Resurgence, Ballot Questions A and B

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: What are the implications of ballot questions A and B? Impact of possible COVID-19 resurgence on local businesses. A look at the races with less than three weeks to election day. This week’s panel of political […]

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September 8, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Voter Fraud in Upcoming Presidential Election

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: A new report reveals that less than half of MCPS third-graders can read at grade level. Why is Montgomery County not following Gov. Hogan’s plan to reopen businesses? Is voter fraud more likely for the upcoming […]

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