Sam Statland

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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December 16, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Housing and Racial Equity in Montgomery County

Casey Aiken and his panel of political observers discuss County Council bills introduced that address racial equity and social justice in housing in this segment of the latest episode of 21 This Week. Aiken is joined by Sam Statland, Mark Uncapher, Laurie Halverson, and Susan Heltemes. You can watch their discussion on housing and racial […]

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December 16, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Reopening Montgomery County Schools

Casey Aiken and his panel of political observers discuss reopening county schools in this segment of the latest episode of 21 This Week. Aiken is joined by Sam Statland, Mark Uncapher, Laurie Halverson, and Susan Heltemes. You can watch their discussion on reopening county schools below: “21 This Week” airs on Channel 21 on Sundays […]

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December 15, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: More COVID Closures?

Casey Aiken and his panel of political observers discuss indoor dining coronavirus restrictions in this segment of the latest episode of 21 This Week. Aiken is joined by Sam Statland, Mark Uncapher, Laurie Halverson, and Susan Heltemes. You can watch their discussion on coronavirus restrictions below: “21 This Week” airs on Channel 21 on Sundays […]

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December 14, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Montgomery County Set to Close Indoor Dining

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: County Executive Elrich orders new restrictions on restaurants, stores and religious services. Maryland Superintendent of Schools believes schools may reopen safely. Is the County Council too progressive for Montgomery County? This week’s panel of political observers […]

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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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