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March 1, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Vaccine Sign-Up Frustrations, Grocery Sales of Beer and Wine

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Maryland’s COVID vaccine sign-up system leaves many frustrated ( 1:00 ) Maryland legislature considers expanding mail-in voting and drop-off boxes ( 6:17 ) County Council passes zoning amendment authorizing solar farms in the Agricultural Reserve ( […]

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March 1, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Vaccine Production Ramping Up; More Doses Expected Soon

According to health officials, Pfizer and Moderna are ramping up their COVID-19 vaccine production to combat the nationwide shortage. Meanwhile, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine  has been authorized by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for emergency use. Montgomery County leaders say if they get more doses to meet the high demand, it will increase […]

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February 26, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Bethesda Start-Up, an Uber for Kids, Wants to Drive Your Child

As Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) begins to reopen its school buildings while still adhering to social distancing guidelines, some families may not be able to put their children on school buses, or may even be anxious to do so. RubiRides Founder Noreen Butler knows what it is like to have a busy schedule and […]

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February 26, 2021 | Staff Writer

Studio 501c3: NAMI Montgomery County

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Montgomery County is a nonprofit that provides peer-led support, education and advocacy for people affected by mental illness. Studio 501c3 Host Kim Jones speaks with NAMI Executive Director Stephanie Rosen. Studio 501c3 focuses on the nonprofit organizations in Montgomery County working to build supportive communities every day. Watch previous […]

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February 26, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Hola Montgomery El Podcast – Blanca Kling: ‘Amor Sin Condición’

La inmigrante boliviana Blanca Kling, quien por más de cuatro décadas sirvió a la comunidad del condado de Montgomery y fue el enlace hispano y portavoz de la Policía del Condado, falleció el 27 de enero tras batallar contra el Covid-19. La comunidad hispana del área de Washington, amigos y familiares expresaron su intenso dolor […]

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February 26, 2021 | Staff Writer

Studio 501c3: Charity Connect Works to Increase Volunteerism

Charity Connect is dedicated to increasing volunteerism, by working with people to incorporate community service into their lives. Studio 501c3 Host Kim Jones speaks with Charity Connect Founder and CEO Cristin Caine about the nonprofit she founded to help individuals find the right volunteer opportunity. Studio 501c3 focuses on the nonprofit organizations in Montgomery County […]

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February 26, 2021 | Staff Writer

Studio 501c3: Sunflower Bakery’s Pastry Arts Employment Training Program

Sunflower Bakery is dedicated to providing skilled jobs training and employment for adults with learning differences. The Pastry Arts Employment Training Program provides on-the-job training in Sunflower’s state-of-the-art training and production kitchens under the direction of professional pastry chefs and trainers. Host Kim Jones speaks with Sunflower Bakery’s co-founder and executive director Laurie Wexler in […]

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February 26, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Elrich Details Vaccine Appointments, Case Rates

Executive Marc Elrich explained that Montgomery County receives about 15,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccination weekly while about 300,000 county residents currently are eligible for the shot. That, and the lack of a mass vaccination site in the county, are the main reasons why it is so difficult to get an appointment and become vaccinated, he […]

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February 26, 2021 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate String of Burglaries in Briggs Chaney Area; Surveillance Video Released

Montgomery County Police continue to investigate the Nov. 3, 2020 burglaries of six businesses in the Briggs Chaney area. Detectives say five of those businesses are located in the Briggs Chaney Marketplace on Outlet Drive. Authorities believe the same suspect committed the string of crimes. An investigation by detectives determined that on Nov. 3, between […]

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February 26, 2021 | Staff Writer

Black Artists in Montgomery County: Jonathan Jaeger

Jonathan Jaeger began painting full time five years ago after a career as a social worker. One day he realized he wanted more and needed to pursue his passion for painting. He describes his painting style as outside the norm. Jaeger grew up in a diverse adoptive family and he sees this influence in his […]

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