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November 2, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Council, County Executive Clash on Metro Development; Election Predictions

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: County Council overrides County Executive veto on a bill to provide tax incentives for future metro development. Positive COVID-19 cases increase in Montgomery County for the ninth straight day. Panel predictions about the presidential election. This […]

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October 26, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: County Covid Relief Spending, 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: The County Executive and Council are at odds over Covid relief spending. Special guest Councilmember Andrew Friedson explains the implications of the ballot questions A and B. With the increase in Covid cases cause a second […]

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September 28, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Passing, Upcoming School Board Races

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: The County recently allowed larger religious gatherings. Was this a reaction to political pressure? The school district is projecting a $155 million dollar shortfall. Will this impact the upcoming school board election? Is it time to […]

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September 14, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Who Decides When Montgomery County Reopens?

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Who decides when the county will move to phase three COVID-19 recovery?  County Executive Elrich or Public Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles? By law, the Presidential Election must be decided no later than December 14.  Can […]

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July 27, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Schools Reopening, Hogan Presidential Bid

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: With hospitalizations declining in Montgomery County, why are the schools not reopening? Is Governor Larry Hogan destined for a presidential run? Should the federal government be involved in Portand’s protests? This week’s panel of political observers […]

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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 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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March 2, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Coronavirus Rattles the Nation

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Coronavirus rattles the nation. How prepared are we in Maryland? Maryland General Assembly struggles to pay for the Kirwan Commission recommendations. Montgomery County considers creating nine separate Council districts. Will the presidential primary race for the […]

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February 3, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Drastic Increase in Gang Killings in Montgomery County

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Gang killings increased 600 percent last year in Montgomery County. Major issues before the Maryland General Assembly. What to expect at President Trump’s State of the Union address. This week’s panel of political observers features Elbridge […]

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November 25, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: County Council Passes Racial Equity Legislation

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss the passage of the County’s Racial Equity bill, County Executive Elrich’s push to legalize the sale of marijuana to fund education, the process to replace Elijah Cummings, and whether the impeachment inquiry is winning over undecided […]

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