Mark Uncapher

October 25, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Montgomery Council Set to Vote on Updated Land Use Plan; COVID-19 Vaccine Focus Shifts

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Guests Mike Knapp and Mark Uncapher provide their opinion on Thrive Montgomery. COVID-19 vaccines for Montgomery County Employees and students. The election in Virginia for their next governor is drawing national attention. What does this mean […]

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October 4, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Vaccination Mandates, Renaming White Flint Metro Station

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: The County Council introduced legislation to require COVID-19 vaccinations for all county employees despite opposition from County Executive Elrich and three employee unions. A lawsuit was filed challenging the public schools’ vaccine mandate claiming a religious […]

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September 27, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Montgomery Public School Students Math Scores Decline

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: After more than a year of virtual learning, MCPS students show a decline in math literacy. Lawyers representing the public schools in the 2018 Damascus locker room assault case argue that the incident was not sexual […]

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September 20, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Affordable Housing and Rent Control

Mark Uncapher is the guest host for the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Uncapher and the panel discuss: Redistricting work based on the 2020 census is moving forward in the county to redraw the county council districts. ( 0:57 ) Remembering longtime Board of Education Member Pat O’Neill. ( 7:50) […]

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September 13, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Student Quarantine Challenges, Remembering 9/11

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: County Executive Marc Elrich calls for a vaccine passport program. (1:03) Students are back in school for in-person learning and parents are criticizing the schools’ quarantine requirements. (7:36) Remembering the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the 20th […]

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July 26, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Hogan’s I-270 and I-495 Plan Gets a Boost

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: It appears that Gov. Hogan’s push to expand the Capital Beltway and I-270 is gaining support. ( 0:57 ) Councilmember Will Jawando introduced a bill to extend pandemic limits on rent increases for a year. ( […]

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July 19, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Montgomery County’s Draft Land Use Plan

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Montgomery County is working on a new 50-year plan for land use titled Thrive Montgomery 2050. A coalition of 29 neighborhood associations wrote to the County Council requesting significant changes to the initial draft plan. Special […]

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June 28, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Maryland Gubernatorial Race; States Attorney Race

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Long-serving Montgomery County States Attorney John McCarthy has two challengers in the upcoming primary election ( 18:46 ) With 6,000 county renters seeking rent assistance, what will happen after Aug. 15 when the moratorium on evictions […]

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June 6, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Hogan Vetoes Immigration and Parole Reform Bills

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Maryland Gov. Hogan vetoes immigration and parole reform bills. ( 1:03 ) With many restrictions lifted in the county, how soon will residents give up their masks? (10:17) Councilmember Hans Riemer announces his candidacy for County […]

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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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