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July 3, 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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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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June 20, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Explore the County’s Great Outdoors

Ten percent of Montgomery County’s real estate is made up of parks. Melissa Chotiner joins Montgomery Talks to share some of the events and activities that will be happening in public parks this summer – on this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman. Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify […]

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June 5, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Helping Women Emerge in Maryland Politics

More women are winning elections, thanks to the experts at Emerge Maryland, a group that recruits, trains and provides a network for Democrats who want to run. The trainers are campaign consultants, advisors and staff from all over the country. Find out from executive director Diane Fink how Emerge is shattering the glass ceiling in […]

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May 29, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Dr Anthony Fauci, NIH NIAID Director

Montgomery Talks: Fighting the World’s Diseases

Thirty-some years ago, Dr. Anthony Fauci marshaled scientists on a little-understood disease called AIDS. Now he warns about measles, an illness thought to be eradicated at the turn of the century – on this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman. Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, TuneIn, […]

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May 22, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Safe Haven for County Abuse Victims

Domestic abuse survivor Cheryl Kravitz teamed up with Thomas Manion from the Family Justice Center to paint a vivid picture of how one woman and her children escaped from a dangerous situation, and where others can go for help – on this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman. Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, […]

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May 14, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: The MCPS Student Voice

As the 41st Student Member of the Board, Ananya Tadikonda, steps down from her MCPS position, she discusses some issues the new student board member will face and how she hopes student activism will move lawmakers in the future – on this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman. Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple […]

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May 2, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Montgomery in Black and White

MoCo native Dan Reed talks about growing up black in Montgomery County, where he attended a MCPS magnet school with affluent white kids. That was 20 years ago. Now, the writer of the popular blog, Just Up the Pike, he describes the childhood experiences that still affect him today.   Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, […]

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