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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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October 28, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: MCPS School Boundary Study May Address Community Segregation

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss desegregating the county schools, Maryland Senate President Mike Miller steps down, and what may be next for Governor Larry Hogan. This week’s panel of political observers features Elbridge James, Mark Uncapher, Laurie Halverson, and Susan Hoffmann. […]

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October 22, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: MCPS Lowers Substitute Teacher Requirements, Underage Vaping

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss underage use of vaping products, standards for substitute teachers lowered by MCPS, and the sudden death of Congressman Elijah Cummings. This week’s panel of political observers features John Hurson, Nicolee Ambrose, Laurie Halverson, and Cynthia Rubenstein. […]

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September 22, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Vape Store Restrictions, Racial Equity and Social Justice Act

Susan Heltemes hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Heltemes and the panel discuss proposed County legislation regarding vape stores, the two rallies held in Rockville on September 24, and proposed racial equity and social justice legislation. This week’s panel of political observers features Jill Ortman-Fouse, Laurie Halverson, Elbridge James, […]

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July 15, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Maryland Ranks Low Nationally for Business

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss a recent study that ranked Virginia number one for business and Maryland number 31, charges filed against a Montgomery County police officer for use of excessive force during an arrest, what caused the negative reactions at […]

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