susan heltemes

June 1, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Pandemic Restrictions, Maryland’s June 2 Primary Election

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: The majority of Marylanders feel Governor Hogan’s COVID-19 restrictions have been just about right. Montgomery County is the last jurisdiction in Maryland with a plan to reopen. Maryland primary election is scheduled for Tuesday, June 2. […]

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March 16, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Maryland’s Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: The Nation and Maryland’s respond to the coronavirus pandemic by closing schools, cancelling sporting events, and businesses turn to telework. Will the Maryland General Assembly adjourns early or stay in session? This week’s panel of political […]

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March 9, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Are We Prepared for Coronavirus?

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Gov. Hogan declares state of emergency in Maryland after three cases of coronavirus are confirmed in Montgomery County. Where will the Maryland General Assembly find enough money for Kirwan educational funding? With Joe Biden leading in […]

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February 3, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Drastic Increase in Gang Killings in Montgomery County

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Gang killings increased 600 percent last year in Montgomery County. Major issues before the Maryland General Assembly. What to expect at President Trump’s State of the Union address. This week’s panel of political observers features Elbridge […]

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January 27, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Rating Elrich’s First Year as County Executive

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: County Executive Marc Elrich’s first year in office. Prince Georges County tops Montgomery County in job creation. Predicting the top priorities of the Maryland General Assembly in 2020. This week’s panel of political observers features Sam […]

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January 8, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Baltimore Murder Rate Climbs, MCPS Achievement Gap

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Standardized test results for MCPS students continue to decline. The murder rate in Baltimore City climbs to the deadliest since 1993. Governor Hogan promises that Maryland will continue accepting refugees. A look forward to the top […]

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December 15, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Surveillance Cameras; Budget Shortfall

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: County Council proposal to install surveillance cameras throughout the County. Tensions rise at a public hearing on the school boundary issue. Do school board members deserve a raise? Why does the County face a budget shortfall […]

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November 25, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: County Council Passes Racial Equity Legislation

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss the passage of the County’s Racial Equity bill, County Executive Elrich’s push to legalize the sale of marijuana to fund education, the process to replace Elijah Cummings, and whether the impeachment inquiry is winning over undecided […]

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November 18, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Plan to Improve American Legion Bridge

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss Governors Hogan and Northam’s plan to improve the American Legion Bridge, school boundary analysis public hearings scheduled,  County Executive Elrich remarks on legalizing the sale of marijuana, and the impeachment hearings. This week’s panel of political […]

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November 12, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Thin Blue Line Flag Controversy

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss the benefits of Rockville’s vote by mail election, the Thin Blue Line Flag controversy, the County Council passing legislation mandating work hours for janitors, and Michael Bloomberg’s potential presidential bid. This week’s panel of political observers […]

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