Montgomery Talks

September 9, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Bishop Leila Ortiz

Bishop Leila Ortiz, who leads the Metro DC Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, doesn’t shy away from saying it’s unusual for a Latina to lead 35,000 Lutherans in about 80 churches in the DC region. “The Holy Spirit is up to something,” she says. Ortiz is the first Latina bishop in the […]

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August 29, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Andrew Friedson

Councilmember Andrew Friedson, serving his first term on the County Council, has made a name for himself in trying to make government run more efficiently. He’s also been an advocate for pedestrian safety. In this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman, Friedson also shares his thoughts on the latest developments in Tonya Chapman’s decision […]

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August 23, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Fire and Rescue’s Social Media Maven Pete Piringer

He doesn’t fritter when he’s on Twitter. Chief spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Pete Piringer — Tweety Petey as he is called by some — tells MCM how social media has changed how he informs the public when first responders are on the scene of a fire or accident. He’s a trusted […]

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August 14, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks About the Weather

Everyone talks about the weather—and the past few months have given us plenty to talk about. Dr. Philip Arkin with the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center at the University of Maryland helps us make a little sense about all this rain. Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, TuneIn, […]

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August 5, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: What’s in Your Wallet?

Montgomery College cybersecurity expert Joseph Roundy talks with Doug Tallman about how to protect your data in the wake of data breaches at Capital One and other institutions. On this episode of Montgomery Talks, Roundy also gives his take on election security. Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, […]

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July 30, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Jamie Raskin on Impeachment

Will the Democrats move forward with impeachment proceedings against President Trump? Rep. Jamie Raskin says Congress has 10 investigations under way looking into the Trump administration policies, and any one could lead to impeachment charges. Listen to the latest edition of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman. Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, […]

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July 26, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Human Trafficking in Our County

The Jeffrey Epstein case is moving forward in New York, with lurid details that the wealthy financier paid young girls for massages before molesting them. What may surprise some, Montgomery County is a prime location for prostitution and sex trafficking because it is the crossroads of major interstates. Montgomery Talks asked Det. Sgt. David Papalia, […]

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June 27, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: A New Captain on the Beat

Capt. Sonia Pruitt, the first African-American woman to reach that rank, has the job of overseeing the force’s interactions with the community. She says she’s up to the job even though people of color have expressed their distrust of the county police. Pruitt talks about that and more on Montgomery Talks. Available now on MyMCMedia, […]

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June 24, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Goldstein on How County Will Improve Emergency Communications

Fire Chief Scott Goldstein talks about the Mother’s Day outage that silenced emergency communications for 14 hours and what the county is going to do about it. Hear his comments on the latest Montgomery Talks.   Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, TuneIn, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Please […]

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June 21, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Katz on Police Chief, Business Climate

Councilmember Sidney Katz talks about the process to appoint a new chief of police. Plus, he practically grew up in a local department store, so he’s been tasked with helping County Executive Marc Elrich to improve the county’s climate for small businesses. Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, […]

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