Sam Statland

November 23, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Debating the Effectiveness of Lockdowns

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Politicians flounder in their response to the coronavirus pandemic. New England Journal of Medicine reported lockdowns and quarantines have not stopped the spread of coronavirus. Two County Councilmembers introduce legislation to end the MCPS school resource […]

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November 16, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: County Reduces Bar, Restaurant and Day Care Capacity Limits

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: As COVID-19 cases increase, Gov. Hogan tells Marylanders to wear the damn masks Montgomery County rolls back COVID-19 rules for bars, restaurants and daycare President-elect Biden vows to heal the divided nation Special guest Verelyn Gibbs […]

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November 2, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Council, County Executive Clash on Metro Development; Election Predictions

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: County Council overrides County Executive veto on a bill to provide tax incentives for future metro development. Positive COVID-19 cases increase in Montgomery County for the ninth straight day. Panel predictions about the presidential election. This […]

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October 19, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: COVID-19 Resurgence, Ballot Questions A and B

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: What are the implications of ballot questions A and B? Impact of possible COVID-19 resurgence on local businesses. A look at the races with less than three weeks to election day. This week’s panel of political […]

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September 28, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Passing, Upcoming School Board Races

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: The County recently allowed larger religious gatherings. Was this a reaction to political pressure? The school district is projecting a $155 million dollar shortfall. Will this impact the upcoming school board election? Is it time to […]

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September 22, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Ballot Question B Would Establish Nine Council Districts

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: County leaders oppose the Montgomery County Ballot Question B which would establish nine council districts. The president of the group that brought the ballot question, Kim Persaud, is a guest on this segment. What is happening […]

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September 14, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Who Decides When Montgomery County Reopens?

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Who decides when the county will move to phase three COVID-19 recovery?  County Executive Elrich or Public Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles? By law, the Presidential Election must be decided no later than December 14.  Can […]

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August 31, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Less Than Half MCPS Third Graders Read on Grade Level

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Recap of the Democratic and Republican Conventions. A new report reveals that less than half of MCPS third-graders can read at grade level. Less than 1% of Marylanders have tested positive for coronavirus. Is it time […]

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July 20, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Reopening Public Schools, Council Representation

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Forty-two percent of parents want the public schools to reopen with students returning to the classroom in the fall A referendum on changing the county charter regarding the Montgomery County Council set to be introduced Bombshell […]

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June 8, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Death of George Floyd, Problems with Maryland’s June 2 Primary

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Problems with Maryland’s June 2 primary election. The aftermath of the death of George Floyd. This week’s panel of political observers features Mike Knapp, Nicolee Ambrose, Susan Heltemes, and Sam Statland. You can watch the show […]

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