Sam Statland

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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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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May 11, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: County May Receive 3,000 Unaccompanied Minors

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Montgomery County may receive up to 3,000 unaccompanied minors from the latest border surge ( 1:18 ) Recently released emails from Dr. Travis Gayles cause a controversy ( 9:11  ) Adam Pagnucco, former County Council Chief […]

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March 16, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: State Police Reform Bills, COVID-19 Restrictions

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Police reform bills passed the Maryland Senate. ( 1:22 ) Governor Hogan lifted many of the COVID-19 restrictions on indoor and outdoor dining, retail business, religious facilities, casinos, fitness centers, hair salons and other indoor recreational […]

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January 19, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Vaccines, Schools, and Impeachment

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. In this week’s episode, Aiken and the panel discuss: The County’s rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. MCPS decides to keep schools closed until March 15. Reasons to impeach the outgoing president. This week’s panel of political observers features Sam Statland, Mark Uncapher, Laurie Halverson, and Susan […]

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December 22, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Negative COVID Consequences for Young Adults

Casey Aiken and his panel of political observers discuss the negative effects of social distancing on young adults in this segment of the latest episode of 21 This Week. Aiken is joined by Sam Statland, Mark Uncapher, Nicolee Ambrose and Mike Knapp. You can watch their discussion on the negative impacts of COVID-19 on youth […]

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December 21, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Year End Predictions for the New Year

Casey Aiken and his panel of political observers take a look back at the year and make predictions for 2021 in this segment of the latest episode of 21 This Week. Aiken is joined by Sam Statland, Mark Uncapher, Nicolee Ambrose, and Mike Knapp. You can watch their discussion below: “21 This Week” airs on […]

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December 21, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Impact of Dining Restrictions on COVID Spread?

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Impact of closing indoor dining in restaurants on the spread of COVID-19 in the county. The panel makes their year-end predictions for 2021. The panel and Aiken take their parting shots. This week’s panel of political […]

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