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April 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

Day in the Life of Montgomery County 2017 Live Blog (VIDEO)

You can see all the #DITL photos, here. This is your source for the latest information about the 5th annual, “Day in the Life of Montgomery County,” an event which takes place for 24 hours on April 20th. Please like our @DITLMoCo Facebook and @DITL Instagram pages to view photos. Share your #ditl photos on […]

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April 5, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

MCM Executive Director Testifies as Budget Hearings Continue

Budget testimony before the Montgomery County Council continued Wednesday, with a number of organizations making their case for funding in the fiscal 2018 spending plan. Among the people testifying was Merlyn Reineke, executive director of Montgomery Community Media. Here’s what he said:

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December 6, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery Community Media Awarded $25,000 to Assist Youth

Recognized for their effort and commitment to providing bold ideas to move their community forward, Montgomery Community Media was awarded $25,000 for pitching a program that will assist youth in the County. “The NBC Universal Innovation Grant is something given out to nonprofits in the Washington D.C. area. Only three each year receive it and […]

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August 25, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week Wins Hometown Media Award (VIDEO)

County Report This Week is the winner of an Alliance for Community Media award for best magazine show. “The staff at County Report This Week work tirelessly, year-round, to bring our residents and businesses all the news from around the County ensuring everyone stays involved via the PEG channels and the Internet,” said Montgomery County […]

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July 11, 2016 | Phil Fabrizio

Bethesda’s Big Train Hosts MCM (PHOTOS)

Sunday night was non-profit night at Shirley Povich Field in Bethesda, home to the the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League’s  Bethesda Big Train.  I was there to see and record the ceremonial first pitch by MCM’s Executive Director Merlyn Reineke – he did not disappoint.  In pre-game warm ups and discussion with Reineke he was […]

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July 9, 2016 | Merlyn Reineke

MCM Editorial: The Fault is Not in Our Police But in Ourselves

On the evening of November 3, 2014, officers from the Montgomery County Park Police pulled over a large SUV near the Good Hope Recreation Center in Silver Spring. The driver of the vehicle was a 70-year-old African-American man, and as he stepped out of his SUV, he was confronted by one of the Park Police. […]

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March 3, 2016 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Week In Review featured on Montgomery Community Media

Watch Montgomery Week in Review (VIDEO)

Don Mooers hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. His guests include David Rodich, Jane de Winter, Stuart Rosenthal and Merlyn Reineke. Topics discussed this week, include the issues important to Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 500 members, protections against child abuse in place at our public schools, a preview of two […]

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December 23, 2015 | Merlyn Reineke

George Lucas and the Leadership Lessons of STAR WARS

The extraordinary vision of STAR WARS was from the mind of its creator, George Lucas. Lucas personally directed the first film in 1977, handed over the reins in the next two films, then reentered the director’s chair for the next three movies in the series. Although those last films were huge commercial successes, they were […]

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November 13, 2015 | Merlyn Reineke

Mindset is More Important than Money (PHOTOS)

“Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand.” That line, written 2500 years ago by Confucius, is one of my favorite quotes… and was my opening slide during the third and final day of Thailand’s first public conference on Community Media. While Confucius didn’t know […]

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November 11, 2015 | Merlyn Reineke

Community Media in Thailand (PHOTOS)

In a country that’s suffered through 19 coups d’état, the latest one just last year, you may expect the future leaders of Thailand’s community media movement to be nervous about including politicians in their television programs. And that’s exactly where they focused their questioning of me during day one of Thailand’s first three-day public conference […]

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