Susan Heltemes

August 3, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Why Aren’t Montgomery County Schools Reopening?

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Why aren’t the county public schools reopening? The County Council blasts Chief Administrative Officer Andrew Kleine for ethics violations. Joe Biden’s choice for his vice-presidential running mate in the upcoming election. This week’s panel of political […]

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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 22, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Systemic Racism, Montgomery County COVID Reopening Efforts

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Has George Floyd’s name become a metaphor for the country’s systemic racism? Why does Montgomery County trail the rest of the state in COVID reopenings? This week’s panel of political observers features Evan Young, Ron Little, […]

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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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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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