Susan Heltemes

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 9, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Elrich Recommends Rolling Back Restrictions, Maryland Election Results

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: County Executive Elrich recommends rolling back capacity restrictions at churches, restaurants, and fitness centers Election results from Maryland Trying to make sense of the Presidential Election This week’s panel of political observers features Mark Uncapher, Cynthia […]

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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 6, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Ballot Questions C and D Seek to Change Council Makeup

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Opponents line up against the nine council districts ballot question Two major state ballot initiatives The nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court Who came out on top in the first Presidential debate held […]

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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 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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September 8, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Voter Fraud in Upcoming Presidential Election

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: A new report reveals that less than half of MCPS third-graders can read at grade level. Why is Montgomery County not following Gov. Hogan’s plan to reopen businesses? Is voter fraud more likely for the upcoming […]

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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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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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