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An update from County Cable Montgomery highlighting items that help residents of Montgomery County. This program will feature interviews with elected officials, employees, public servants, and residents. This program is produced by the Office of Community Engagement from the Department of Technology Services.

An update from County Cable Montgomery highlighting items that help residents of Montgomery County. This program will feature interviews with elected officials, employees, public servants, and residents. This program is produced by the Office of Community Engagement from the Department of Technology Services.

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United States

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An update from County Cable Montgomery highlighting items that help residents of Montgomery County. This program will feature interviews with elected officials, employees, public servants, and residents. This program is produced by the Office of Community Engagement from the Department of Technology Services.

Language:

English

Contact:

240-777-3717


Episodes

Exploring Juneteenth - Episode #31

6/10/2021
Reynauld Smith, an Olney resident and board member of the Sandy Spring Slave Museum, shares the experiences of his ancestors’ emancipation from slavery on June 19, 1865 on the latest episode of Montgomery County’s “What’s Happening MoCo” podcast. The date is now known nationally as “Juneteenth.” In the podcast, Smith offers a unique view of the 155-year-old holiday. In recognition of Juneteenth and as part of its official reopening, the Sandy Spring Slave Museum will offer free tours on...

Duration:00:47:58

What's Happening MoCo #30 - County Reopening

5/27/2021
As the County warms up to encouraging vaccination numbers and its lowest COVID-19 positivity statistics since the health crisis began, the latest episode of the “What’s Happening MoCo” podcast introduces the redefinition of the “new normal.” Jerome Fletcher, one of the County’s assistant chief administrative officers, will provide details of the updated County restrictions starting Friday, May 28, and the continuation of economic recovery efforts. Throughout the pandemic ACAO Fletcher...

Duration:00:16:56

What's Happening MoCo #29 - Interview with Aseem Nigam

5/6/2021
The devastating impact of the COVID-19 health crisis has placed many residents’ homes in financial jeopardy. However, the Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA) continues to provide guidance and help for homeowners who are facing issues because of COVID-19. On the latest episode of the What’s Happening MoCo podcast, DHCA Director Aseem Nigam discusses renter’s rights, the eviction moratorium and resources available through DHCA’s website. The on-demand video of...

Duration:00:35:16

What's Happening MoCo #28 - Autism Acceptance Month

4/15/2021
In this episode, we talk to Jennene Blakely, inclusion and community outreach specialist for Montgomery Parks, about autism, Autism Acceptance Month and the Shine Brighter Together program. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhatsHappeningMoCoPodcast Subscribe/listen: https://bit.ly/whats-happening-moco Learn more about Shine Brighter Together: https://www.montgomeryparks.org/about/parks/accessibility/inclusive-special-events-and-programs/autism-acceptance/

Duration:00:17:07

What's Happening MoCo #27 - Seniors Quality of Life

3/30/2021
Podcast guests Sydney Palinkas, community outreach and education manager for the ElderSafe Center Program, and Maria Brianconn, president of the Poolesville Senior Center share advice that will empower seniors to overcome the challenges that many face such as elder abuse, financial scams, and isolation. Subscribe to the podcast: https://bit.ly/whats-happening-moco Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhatsHappeningMoCoPodcast

Duration:00:33:30

What's Happening MoCo - MoCoHacks & Change Management

3/18/2021
In this episode, we talk with Elizabeth Qiu, an organizer with MoCo Hacks, a free, 36 hour coding event for Montgomery County Public Schools students, organized by Montgomery County Public School students. Joining Ms. Qiu, are two County Technology professionals, Shayna Taqi, manager of Change Management, and Skyler Grubbs, Change Management specialists. They share advice for information technology professionals.

Duration:00:30:23

What's Happening MoCo #25 - Interview with Dorne Hill, Cynthia Elliott-Amadon

3/6/2021
In this episode, we highlight behavioral health resources within Montgomery County. We talk with Dorne Hill, acting senior administrator for crisis and trauma services with Montgomery County's Department of Health and Human Services and Cynthia Elliott-Amadon, team leader with Common Ground, a peer-to-peer support services center for people facing mental health or substance abuse struggles. Hill's team facilitates live behavioral health live streams every two weeks on Wednesday. Links are...

Duration:00:32:37

Episode #24 - Child Behavioral Health and a County-wide Scavenger Hunt

2/18/2021
In this episode, we talk with Sara Rose, supervisory therapist with Montgomery County's Department of Health and Human Services, about how childrens' behavioral or mental health during COVID-19. We also talk with Larissa Johnson, residential energy program manager for the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. Subscribe: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/whats-happening-moco/id1444934081 Like our Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/WhatsHappeningMoCoPodcast

Duration:00:23:44

Episode #23 - Council President Tom Hucker

2/4/2021
In this episode, we talk to Tom Hucker about vaccinations, using technology during these challenging times, and priorities for the calendar year 2021.

Duration:00:25:04

Episode 22 - Marcus Johnson Shares His DEEPER Model to Achieving Goals

1/20/2021
On the latest episode of What's Happening MoCo, we talk with Marcus Johnson, an internationally renowned, Billboard Top 10, NAACP Image Award-nominated jazz musician, entrepreneur, and creator of Flo Brands, and Jerome Fletcher, County Assistant Chief Administrative Officer. Johnson shares his approach to his D.E.E.P.E.R. approach to achieving success in life and business. Fletcher provides an update on available resources for businesses and community organizations in Montgomery County, MD.

Duration:00:37:06

Doing Business with Montgomery County - Episode 21

12/3/2020
In this episode, we speak with Ash Shetty, Chief Procurement Officer, Montgomery County Maryland about the upcoming procurement fair, new website, and tips for small businesses. Sign up for procurement fair: http://bit.ly/pro-fair-reg To watch this podcast's live recordings click here: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/CCM/whats-happening-moco-podcast.html Like our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/WhatsHappeningMoCoPodcast

Duration:00:19:07

Open Enrollment - Maryland Health Benefits Exchange

11/19/2020
In this episode, we are joined by Michelle Eberle, Executive Director of the Maryland Health Benefits Exchange. We talk about pre-existing conditions, open enrollment, the cost of not having health insurance, and how to enroll via the website, app, and toll-free phone number. To watch this podcast's live recordings click here: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/CCM/whats-happening-moco-podcast.html Like our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/WhatsHappeningMoCoPodcast To learn...

Duration:00:19:07

What's Happening MoCo - Suicide Prevention with Everymind

10/29/2020
In this episode, we talk with Rachel, Director of Crisis Prevention and Intervention Services with Every Mind in Montgomery County Md. We talked about: 1. Indicators that someone may be considering suicide or harming themselves. How to help or find help. 2. Stats for Montgomery County 3. Resources for immediate help including a phone number, text number, and website with a discreet chat function 4. How people can help others through donating or volunteering

Duration:00:12:20

Talking Education and MaskUpMoCo with Councilmember Craig Rice

9/30/2020
In this episode, we talk with Councilmember Craig Rice about being a Councilmember, serving during COVID 19, and the state of education in Montgomery County, MD.

Duration:00:18:27

Active Aging Week GO GROW GET ACTIVE - Episode 17

9/29/2020
In this episode of What's Happening MoCo, we speak with Mary Beth Dugan about Active Aging Week, and Montgomery County's signature Active Aging event -- GO. GROW. GET ACTIVE.

Duration:00:16:00

Episode 16 - Maternal & Infant Health and SIDS Prevention

9/25/2020
In this episode of What's Happening MoCo, we talk with Capt. Laura Murdoch of MoCo Fire and Rescue, and Angeline Bell, RN, with Health and Human Services about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, keeping pregnant women, and infants healthy.

Duration:00:19:40

Episode 15 - Movers, Locksmiths and Towing

9/4/2020
Learn more about the things you need to be concerned about while planning a move, hiring a locksmith or dealing with being towed. We talk to Senior Investigator Doug Numbers.

Duration:00:48:48

What's Happening MoCo - Talking Census 2020 with Aura Harrison

8/20/2020
We find out the answers to your questions regarding the 2020 Census from Census Media Relations professional Aura Harrison. Questions such as "what are they going to do with the data?" "Does my legal status matter?" "Will the information be used against me or my household?" "How does it benefit my family, community, County, State?" "How can I take the Census online?"

Duration:00:19:59

What's Happening MoCo - Healthcare Open Enrollment During COVID-19

8/18/2020
We talk to Michele Eberle, the executive director of the Maryland Health Benefits Exchange, about which residents are eligible for health coverage, how can they get coverage, and where to go for information, and more.

Duration:00:19:08

What's Happening MoCo - Pete Piringer - Before the Storm Hits

8/3/2020
In this episode, we talk to MoCo Fire and Rescue's Chief Spokesperson, Pete Piringer. He shares perspective on the coming tropical storm and how to prepare for possible flooding and loss of power.

Duration:00:08:53