An informal conversation about the issues, politics, and personalities of Montgomery County, Maryland, hosted by MCM senior reporter Doug Tallman, who has covered the State and the County for more than 30 years.
MCPD’s head of vice, Det. Sgt. David Papalia, talks about why Montgomery County is a prime location for prostitution and human trafficking – and what you can do to help on this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman.
Where do UpCounty residents go to get their potholes fixed? Germantown Pulse editor and journalist Kevin O'Rourke talks about the challenges of covering his unincorporated community, and how he tries to give its residents a voice.
The alleged sexual assault at Damascus High School shook parents, teachers, administrators and students themselves. We asked Jennifer Alvaro to join us in the Montgomery Community Media podcast booth to talk about the issues surrounding the incident.
We believed some of the things Alvaro said deserved a response from Montgomery County Public Schools to respond. In an abundance of fairness, we asked for a response from MCPS.
This is what we received:
“We thank the State’s Attorney Office, the Montgomery County Police Department, Child Welfare Services, Ms. Alvaro, and the thousands the community members who have helped us develop and implement one of the most robust, if not the most robust, child protection policy, protocol and procedures in a public school district. We continue to enhance and expand our work to ensure all students are safe and can learn and thrive in our schools.
“With regards to the Damascus High School incident, we can’t provide any additional comment beyond what has been shared already as there is an ongoing law enforcement investigation. However, we encourage community members to avoid speculating on what they believe happened and allow for law enforcement to complete their investigation.”
The response was delivered by Gboyinde Onijala, an MCPS spokeswoman.
She also suggested people watch the discussion at a committee meeting on the child abuse policy. You can see it here: http://mcpsmd.swagit.com/play/10232018-1221/#9
MCPS also has a Child Abuse and Neglect webpage where they can learn more about our efforts. The page is at https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/childabuseandneglect/
The most recent summary can be found at: https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/uploadedFiles/childabuseandneglect/180829%20Update%20Implement%20Pol%20JHC%20FY2018.pdf
In this edition of Montgomery Talk, Delegate Marc Korman talks about the upcoming General Assembly, including the state budget, education funding and transportation topics. Korman is the chairman of the Montgomery County House Delegation. Senior News Editor Doug Tallman hosts.
In this edition of Montgomery Talk, former Washington Post columnist Bob Levey talks about local journalism, his time at the Washington Post, politics and his new book. Senior News Editor Doug Tallman hosts.
For the first official edition of Montgomery Talk, Doug Tallman talks with Council President Nancy Navarro. They talk about women in elective office, universal pre-K, how her life in Venezuela is reflected in her public service, and other topics.