What's Happening MoCo?

What's Happening MoCo?

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.

Episodes

December 14, 2022 43 min

Current and potential future owners of electric vehicles generally have many questions as the mobile technology evolves. In the latest episode of the What’s Happening MoCo podcast, host Derrick Kenny learns about electric cars, benefits to owners and an incentive program that will involve Montgomery County to make electric vehicle ownership easier.

The episode’s guests include Brian Booher, senior planning specialist—zero emissions ...

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In this episode, we talk about the safety of infants and answer a resident's question about housing. These babies under one-year-old count on their parents to know how to care for their safety.  We talk to Whitney Dula, lactation consultant with the County's Baby Healthy Program about the top five ways to keep infants safe.

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In this episode, we share the onsite, live interviews recorded with the people, businesses, and royalty at the 2022 Montgomery County Agricultural Fair.

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Much goes into a year’s worth of planning to create the annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, which this year will be held Aug. 12-20 at the fairgrounds in Gaithersburg. A lot will become evident when the fair springs to life with rides, attractions, animal displays and the best of garden products and homemade goods. However, what goes on to pull it all together is interesting on its own—and that will be the focus as Marty Sv...

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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 career...

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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 ...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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 gene...

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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...

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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://montgomeryco...

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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 ...

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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, distil...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 ove...

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