Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman

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An episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman

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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.
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Staying in the Race
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.
29:45
October 9, 2019
Looking Back on the Snipers
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. 
50:13
September 30, 2019
Bishop Ortiz: No Matter the Story, God Happens
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 something," she says. Available now on MyMcMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. #MontgomeryTalks Help us grow. Share this podcast with your friends.
28:44
September 9, 2019
Making Government More Efficient
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 with Doug Tallman, Friedson shares his thoughts on the latest developments in Tonya Chapman’s decision to remove her name from consideration to become the county’s next police chief. Available now on MyMcMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. #MontgomeryTalks Help us grow. Share this podcast with your friends.
43:12
August 29, 2019
Montgomery Talks About the Weather
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.  #MontgomeryTalks Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, TuneIn, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Please help us grow. Subscribe and share with your friends.
22:38
August 14, 2019
What's in Your Wallet? A Look at Cybersecurity.
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 election security.   #MontgomeryTalks Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, TuneIn, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Please help us grow. Subscribe and share with your friends.
25:08
August 5, 2019
Jamie Raskin on Impeachment of Donald Trump
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 charges. Listen to the latest edition of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman. #MontgomeryTalks Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, TuneIn, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Please help us grow. Subscribe and share with your friends.
26:44
July 30, 2019
Fire and Rescue's Social Media Maven Pete Piringer
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 responders are on the scene of a fire or accident. He’s a trusted source for reporters as well as commuters who want to know if their drives to and from work will face any slowdowns. Piringer is the featured guest on the latest edition of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman. #MontgomeryTalks Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, TuneIn, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Please help us grow. Subscribe and share with your friends.
28:54
July 3, 2019
A New Captain on the Beat
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 police. Pruitt talks about that and more on Montgomery Talks.   #MontgomeryTalks Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, TuneIn, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Please help us grow. Subscribe and share with your friends.
27:11
June 27, 2019
Goldstein on How County Will Improve Emergency Communications
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.  #MontgomeryTalks Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, TuneIn, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Please help us grow. Subscribe and share with your friends.
33:26
June 24, 2019
Montgomery County Councilmember Katz on Police Chief, Business Climate
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 small businesses.   Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, TuneIn, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Please help us grow. Subscribe and share with your friends.
28:22
June 21, 2019
Explore Montgomery County's Great Outdoors
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.   Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, TuneIn, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Please help us grow. Subscribe and share with your friends.
23:29
June 20, 2019
Helping Women Emerge in Maryland Politics
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 country. Find out from executive director Diane  Fink how Emerge is shattering the glass ceiling in local politics – on  Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman.  Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, TuneIn, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Please help us grow. Subscribe and share with your friends.
28:14
June 5, 2019
Dr. Anthony Fauci: 411 on the Current Measles Outbreak
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 Tallman.  Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, TuneIn, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Please help us grow. Subscribe and share with your friends.
25:51
May 29, 2019
Safe Haven for MoCo Abuse Victims
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 of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman.  Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, TuneIn, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Please help us grow. Subscribe and share with your friends. #MontgomeryTalks
31:52
May 22, 2019
The MCPS Student Voice
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 episode of  Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman.  Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts,  RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter.   Please help us grow. Subscribe and share with your friends. 
24:03
May 14, 2019
Montgomery in Black and White
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 childhood  experiences that still affect him today.  Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts,  RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter.   Please help us grow. Subscribe and share with your friends. 
32:45
May 2, 2019
Greening Up Montgomery County
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 protection chief, Adam Ortiz. Listen to his chat with Doug Tallman on this latest edition of Montgomery Talks. Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Please help us grow. Subscribe and share with your friends.
31:19
April 22, 2019
Marc Elrich on Schools, Budget and Transportation
County Executive Marc Elrich discusses the schools, budget and  transportation in the County – on this episode of Montgomery Talks with  Doug Tallman.  Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts,  RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter.   Please help us grow. Subscribe and share with your friends. 
37:46
April 17, 2019
Keep Your Pet Country Music Calm
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. Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Please help us grow. Subscribe and share with your friends.
28:29
April 11, 2019
MCPS 2020: MCCPTA's Laura Stewart
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 Stewart, and Montgomery County Education Association’s Jennifer Martin air their concerns – on Montgomery Talks MCPS 2020, with Doug Tallman.  Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Please help us grow. Subscribe and share with your friends.
30:19
April 8, 2019
MCPS 2020: Superintendent Jack Smith
 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 Stewart, and Montgomery County Education Association’s Jennifer Martin air their concerns – on Montgomery Talks MCPS 2020, with Doug Tallman.  Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Please help us grow. Subscribe and share with your friends.
36:22
April 8, 2019
MCPS 2020: MCEA's Jennifer Martin
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 Association’s Laura Stewart, and Montgomery County Education Association’s Jennifer Martin air their concerns – on Montgomery Talks MCPS 2020, with Doug Tallman.    Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Please help us grow. Subscribe and share with your friends.
31:46
April 8, 2019
Teen Suicide in Montgomery County
Suicide Prevention experts from EveryMind and umttr join forces to discuss the rise in teen suicides and what you can do to help – on this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman.  Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Please help us grow. Subscribe and share with your friends.
37:16
April 4, 2019
Feeding Our Community
 Fewer county residents are going without food, yet Jackie DeCarlo, CEO of Manna Food Center, explains why the fight against hunger must continue – on this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman.    Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Please help us grow. Subscribe and share with your friends.
31:57
March 22, 2019
Eating Local in MoCo
 It’s easier than you think! Chef/Instructor Susan Callahan fills us in  on the surprising places to find locally produced and sustainable  edibles – on this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman.   Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Please help us grow. Subscribe and share with your friends.
24:15
March 19, 2019
Opioid Crisis in our County
Dr. Raymond Crowel with the Health Department shares how opioid addiction reaches every part of Montgomery County –  even our schools – on this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman.
20:23
March 13, 2019
Closing the Gender Pay Gap
Councilmember Evan Glass talks about his new proposal to help make gender pay equity a reality in our county on this Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman. 
29:30
March 6, 2019
Is MoCo Ready for Amazon This Time?
 David Petr, CEO of the Montgomery County  Economic Development Corporation, talks about the county’s readiness for  another try at capturing Amazon’s second headquarters— on this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman. 
25:02
March 1, 2019
An Oasis of Freed Slaves
Historian Natalie Williams says the Sandy Spring Slave Museum is a place where people can touch history. It was created in what was an “oasis”  of slaves freed by Quakers – on this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug  Tallman. 
26:34
February 26, 2019
Echoes of Racism
Former Gubernatorial Candidate Valerie Ervin reflects on how racism from her parents' generation affects her today on Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman.
36:23
February 21, 2019
How the Federal Shutdown Hurts Our County
Councilmember Gabe Albornoz talks about who is hurt most by federal  shutdowns and why on this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug  Tallman. 
32:23
February 14, 2019
Human Trafficking in Our County
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.
22:23
February 13, 2019
Will Maryland Cap Prescription Drug Costs?
Health care advocate Vincent DeMarco talks to Doug Tallman about new efforts to introduce a bill in Maryland's General Assembly capping the cost of certain medications in the State.
10:50
February 7, 2019
An UpCounty Voice
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.
22:33
January 31, 2019
A New Way to Investigate Officer-Involved Deaths
Councilmember Will Jawando speaks to Senior Reporter Doug Tallman about new legislation calling for independent investigations into officer-involved deaths.
25:08
January 28, 2019
Sexual Assault in Our Schools
  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
26:40
January 16, 2019
Montgomery Talk Podcast #3: Mark Korman
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. 
36:20
January 2, 2019
Montgomery Talk Podcast #2: Bob Levey
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.
29:03
December 14, 2018
Montgomery Talk Podcast #1: Nancy Navarro
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.
33:27
December 14, 2018
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