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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 and Enterprise Business 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 and Enterprise Business Services.

Location:

United States

Description:

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 and Enterprise Business Services.

Language:

English

Contact:

240-777-3717


Episodes

FREE Apprenticeship Program for MCPS Seniors - #51

6/2/2022
In this episode recorded live from the Council Office Building in Rockville, MD, we talk to Laura Anaya, program manager for the Tranzed Academy for Working Students, TAWS. She shares information about a program offered to MCPS seniors that have jobs. This special program is meant to provide valuable skills and opportunities through a program using a flexible scheduling approach. Students gain a leg up in jump starting their careers or college preparation. The audio version launches next...

Duration:00:39:21

Projects Needing a Permit and How to Schedule a Free Deck Inspection #50

5/18/2022
Many homeowners are planning home improvement projects this spring and summer, which makes the recognition of May as “Building Safety Month” especially timely. On the latest edition of the “What’s Happening MoCo” podcast, James Sackett, residential inspections manager for the Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services (DPS) will talk about the importance of scheduling a free residential deck maintenance inspection and how to know when a home project needs a permit to proceed. Tune...

Duration:00:27:39

About that Slap - Conflict Resolution with Dr. Raymond Crowel

4/21/2022
Just a few short weeks ago, the world let out a collective gasp as actor Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock during the Academy Awards show in response to Rock’s joke about Smith’s wife, actress Jada Pinkette Smith. On this episode of the What’s Happening MoCo podcast, Montgomery County’s Director of the Department of Health and Human Services, Raymond Crowel, shares his insights regarding the controversial incident and provides tips on conflict resolution & managing stress. Learn more...

Duration:00:35:48

Serie de Educación Electoral - Trabajadores electorales

4/20/2022
En esta actualización rápida, el Dr. Gilberto Zelaya de la Junta Electoral del Condado de Montgomery comparte qué son los trabajadores electorales y cómo los residentes pueden convertirse en uno. As required by law, this voter education series will be shared in English and Spanish.

Duration:00:02:53

Voter Education Series - Poll Workers

4/20/2022
In this quick update, Dr. Gilberto Zelaya from the Montgomery County Board of Elections shares what poll workers are and how residents can become one.

Duration:00:02:02

Improving Outcomes for Moms & Babies - What's Happening MoCo #47

4/7/2022
In recognition of National Public Health Week, the What's Happening MoCo Podcast teamed up with the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services to produce two special podcast episodes. In this episode, we talk to Pat Keating, co-Chair of the Fetal Infant Mortality Review's Community Action Team (FIMR) about how her organization helps improve outcomes for mothers and infants in Montgomery County, MD.

Duration:00:38:12

Fighting Breast & Colorectal Cancer in Montgomery County, MD - #Episode 46

4/7/2022
In recognition of National Public Health Week, the What's Happening MoCo Podcast teamed up with the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services to produce two special podcast episodes. In this episode, we talk to Cristina Ruiz, program manager with Department of Health and Human Services Cancer and Tobacco Prevention Program. Cristina shares information about lifestyle changes that can help reduce cancer risks and resources available to residents including screenings.

Duration:00:43:33

!!IMPORTANT!! Voting Update for Montgomery County Residents - What's Happening MoCo #45

3/31/2022
Dr. Z is back on the podcast with an important update regarding voting in Maryland. Gilberto Zelaya, public information officer for the Montgomery County Board of Election, provides a critical update and valuable information for County voters. Be sure to like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WhatsHappeningMoCoPodcast And subscribe via your favorite podcasting platforms

Duration:00:09:55

Top Things Montgomery County Residents Should Know About Voting #43

2/10/2022
What are the top five things that Montgomery County residents need to know when considering their voting experience this year? Gilberto Zelaya (Dr. Z), the public information officer for the County’s Board of Elections, joins the newest episode of the What’s Happening MoCo podcast to share important information for voters and potential new voters as they begin preparing to participate in this year’s gubernatorial primary and general elections. Visit https://777vote.com for more MoCo voter...

Duration:00:16:19

Montgomery County Commission for Women #42

1/27/2022
The Montgomery County Commission for Women (CFW) is entering its 50th year of helping ensure that women and girls are treated fairly in all aspects of their lives. On the latest episode of the What’s Happening MoCo podcast, CFW Chair Donna Rojas talks about the organization’s accomplishments and its upcoming Women’s Legislative Briefing that will take place virtually on Sunday, Jan. 30. The virtual Women’s Legislative Briefing will be from 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Jan. 30, marking the 42nd...

Duration:00:16:57

Conversation with Councilmember Nancy Navarro - What's Happening MoCo #41

12/16/2021
In a conversation that includes managing adversity while serving as an elected official, on the newest edition of the “What’s Happening MoCo” podcast, Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro describes details of her political journey from her tenure on the Montgomery County Board of Education through her time serving three terms on the County Council. To learn more about Councilmember Navarro please visit: https://montgomerycountymd.gov/Navarro/about.html

Duration:00:45:42

Susan Kenedy 30 Years of Service - What's Happening MoCo #40

11/11/2021
Susan Kenedy, senior communications officer for the Montgomery County Council, reflects on her 30 years of service to the residents of Montgomery County Maryland. Throughout her career, Ms. Kenedy used her unique and compelling style of storytelling to highlight the achievement of County residents, identify resources available from the County government and provide updates about important issues. During the interview, Kenedy talks about her journey as a communications professional and shares...

Duration:00:45:19

Maryland Beer, Wine & Spirit Festival - What's Happening MoCo #39

10/21/2021
Montgomery County-based beverage companies Astro Lab Brewing, Twin Valley Distillers, and the Urban Winery will be featured on the latest episode of the “What’s Happening MoCo,” podcast. Company representatives will discuss how they started, talk about popular products, and relate their experiences managing during the COVID-19 health crisis. The featured businesses on the podcast are among a large group of Maryland breweries, distilleries and wineries attending the upcoming Maryland Beer,...

Duration:00:41:17

Active Aging Week - What's Happening MoCo #38

9/30/2021
Montgomery Parks will host the fourth annual “Go, Grow, Get Active” senior wellness event at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton on Wednesday, Oct. 6. The latest episode of the “What’s Happening MoCo” podcast features MaryBeth Dugan, program access coordinator for Montgomery Parks, who talks about that special day of instructor-led activity geared toward County residents 50-and-older. Joining Ms. Dugan on the podcast are instructors Noelia Serrano Gonzalez, program specialist with Senior Sports...

Duration:00:38:36

Consumer Protection Warns Residents to Beware of Certain Scams - ‘What’s Happening MoCo’ #37

9/16/2021
The latest episode of the “What’s Happening MoCo” podcast provides residents with information to identify and react to scams that are currently circulating. The episode features Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) Administrator Tracy Rezvani, who talks about “parking lot pirates,” unsolicited door knockers and COVID-19 scammers. Ms. Rezvani also discusses the limited protections of popular payment options such as Venmo, Cash App and debit cards. The on-demand video of the...

Duration:00:29:06

Maryland State Senator Cheryl Kagan - What's Happening MoCo #36

9/2/2021
The latest episode of the What’s Happening MoCo podcast features a conversation with Maryland State Senator Cheryl Kagan. During the interview, Senator Kagan shares her passion for 911 service improvement. Senator Kagan has dedicated significant time over the last several years as part of a statewide 911 commission that she created and currently chairs. She noted that technology, funding, staffing, cyber-security/technology and oversight and accountability list among the priorities addressed...

Duration:00:27:22

Alex Tsironis & The MoCoShow - What's Happening MoCo #35

8/18/2021
The Moco Show website earns more than a million page views per month and it has earned more than 48,000 “likes” on Facebook as The Moco Show. Those analytics make it one of the most successful organizations sharing news and information about Montgomery County. In the latest episode of the “What’s Happening MoCo” podcast, Alex Tsironis, founder of the MoCoShow, shares the story of how his media organization grew from bulletin board forecasting weather for Montgomery County Public Schools...

Duration:00:15:24

The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair - What's Happening MoCo #34

7/29/2021
The What’s Happening MoCo podcast visited the Montgomery County Agricultural Fairgrounds for a conversation with Marty Svrcek, executive director of the Montgomery County Agricultural Fairgrounds, about the upcoming County Agricultural Fair that will take place Aug. 13-21 in Gaithersburg. Mr. Svrcek was joined by Sara Olsen, the media specialist for the Fairgrounds. Mr. Svrcek said this year’s “nine best days of summer” will feature more than 40 family-friendly carnival rides. It also will...

Duration:00:26:23

Top Attractions in Montgomery County, MD - What's Happening MoCo #33

7/8/2021
What are the best places to visit in Montgomery County? In the latest episode of the “What’s Happening MoCo” podcast, Kelly Groff, president and CEO of Visit Montgomery, shares a list of some of the County’s most interesting destinations. Some are well-known to people who live in the County—and to visitors who travel a long way to see them. Others are hidden gems. Places discussed in the podcast include local attractions such as Brookside Gardens in Wheaton and Glen Echo Park. Listeners...

Duration:00:21:33

What's Happening MoCo #32 - Sandy Smith & Make a Difference

6/24/2021
Sandy Smith, host of the County Cable Montgomery show “Make a Difference,” will discuss her unique journey to joining the program that highlights volunteer opportunities on the latest episode of the “What’s Happening MoCo” podcast. She also shares her experiences working with the show during the COVID-19 health crisis. Watch the episode on Facebook and Like Us! https://www.facebook.com/WhatsHappeningMoCoPodcast/ Watch Make a Difference: http://bit.ly/makeadiffmoco

Duration:00:25:04