State Sen. Will Smith talks about changes in the state Senate's crime committee as he takes over leadership of the panel. He also talks about his military service in light of current events in Iraq and Iran.
Councilmember Craig Rice talks about a new effort to help students learn to code. It's getting support from Apple. And we grill him on the Kirwan Commission, which is proposing $3 billion in expanded education spending.
We talk with Dr. Travis Gayles, Montgomery County health officer, about declining cancer rates. And even if the rates are falling, what does that mean if you or a loved one receive a cancer diagnosis.
John McNamara was one of five victims gunned down and killed on June 28, 2018, at the Annapolis Capital Gazette offices.
At the time of his death, McNamara, a veteran sportswriter, was chronicling the D.C. region’s many contributions to the gam
Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney says he's going to stay in the 2020 races. He also discussed his issues with Medicare for All and the Green New Deal. And would he run for governor? Find out in this edition of Montgomery Talks.
Seventeen years ago, a man and a teenager terrorized the region with a series of sniper killings. David Reichenbaugh was a Maryland State Police lieutenant who was in command of the arrest of John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo.
Bishop Leila Ortiz, who leads the Metro DC Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, doesn't shy away from saying it's unusual for a Latina to be lead 35,000 Lutherans in about 80 churches in the DC region. "The Holy Spirit is up to
Councilmember Andrew Friedson, serving his first term on the County Council, has made a name for himself in trying to make government run more efficiently. He’s also been an advocate for pedestrian safety. In this episode of Montgomery Talks wi
Everyone talks about the weather—and the past few months have given us plenty to talk about. Dr. Philip Arkin with the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center at the University of Maryland helps us make a little sense about all this rain.
Montgomery College cybersecurity expert Joseph Roundy talks with Doug Tallman about how to protect your data in the wake of data breaches at Capital One and other institutions. On this episode of Montgomery Talks, Roundy also gives his take on
Will the Democrats move forward with impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump? Rep. Jamie Raskin says Congress has 10 investigations under way looking into the Trump administration policies, and any one could lead to impeachment c
He doesn’t fritter when he’s on Twitter.
Chief spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Pete Piringer — Tweety Petey as he is called by some — tells MCM how social media has changed how he informs the public when first respond
Capt. Sonia Pruitt, the first African-American woman to reach that rank, has the job of overseeing the force’s interactions with the community. She says she’s up to the job even though people of color have expressed their distrust of the county
Fire Chief Scott Goldstein talks about the Mother's Day outage that silenced emergency communications for 14 hours and what the county is going to do about it. Hear his comments on the latest Montgomery Talks.
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Councilmember Sidney Katz talks about the process to appoint a new chief of police. Plus, he practically grew up in a local department store, so he’s been tasked with helping County Executive Marc Elrich to improve the county’s climate for smal
Ten percent of Montgomery County’s real estate is made up of parks. Melissa Chotiner joins Montgomery Talks to share some of the events and activities that will be happening in public parks this summer.
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More women are winning elections, thanks to the experts at Emerge Maryland, a group that recruits, trains and provides a network for Democrats who want to run. The trainers are campaign consultants, advisors and staff from all over the coun
Thirty-some years ago, Dr. Anthony Fauci marshaled scientists on a little-understood disease called AIDS. Now he warns about measles, an illness thought to be eradicated at the turn of the century – on this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug
Domestic abuse survivor Cheryl Kravitz teamed up with Thomas Manion from the Family Justice Center to paint a vivid picture of how one woman and her children escaped from a dangerous situation, and where others can go for help – on this episode
As the 41st Student Member of the Board, Ananya Tadikonda, steps down from her MCPS position, she discusses some issues the new student board member will face and how she hopes student activism will move lawmakers in the future – on this epis
MoCo native Dan Reed talks about growing up black in Montgomery County, where he attended a public school magnet school with affluent white kids. That was 20 years ago. Now, the writer of the popular blog, Just Up the Pike, describes the chil
Montgomery County recycles a lot of its trash, but it’s going to have to recycle a lot more if it wants to close its pollution-belching incinerator in Dickerson — it won’t be easy being green Montgomery, or so says the county’s environmental pr
County Executive Marc Elrich discusses the schools, budget and transportation in the County – on this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman.
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Dr. Mark Liberto soothes nervous pets with country music at his Lake Forest Animal Clinic in Gaithersburg. Get more tips on keeping your cat or dog healthy and calm – on this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman.
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This edition of Montgomery Talks Education with Doug Tallman is one of a three part series called MCPS 2020.
As the county budget debate roars on, Superintendent Jack Smith, Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations' Laura Stewar
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