Cynthia Rubenstein

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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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 1, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Pandemic Restrictions, Maryland’s June 2 Primary Election

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: The majority of Marylanders feel Governor Hogan’s COVID-19 restrictions have been just about right. Montgomery County is the last jurisdiction in Maryland with a plan to reopen. Maryland primary election is scheduled for Tuesday, June 2. […]

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May 7, 2020 | Staff Writer

Studio 501c3: Passion For Learning

Kim Jones and Matt Freeman are the co-hosts for 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 Cynthia Rubenstein, executive director of Passion for Learning (P4L). Since 2004 Silver Spring-based P4L has helped students in low-income communities develop […]

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