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.
State Sen. Will Smith on the Upcoming General Assembly
State Sen. Will Smith talks about changes in the state Senate's crime committee as he takes over leadership of the panel. He also talks about his military service in light of current events in Iraq and Iran.
Craig Rice on Apple, Kirwan
Councilmember Craig Rice talks about a new effort to help students learn to code. It's getting support from Apple. And we grill him on the Kirwan Commission, which is proposing $3 billion in expanded education spending.
Some Good News on Cancer
We talk with Dr. Travis Gayles, Montgomery County health officer, about declining cancer rates. And even if the rates are falling, what does that mean if you or a loved one receive a cancer diagnosis.
Andrea Chamblee, Wife of Slain Capital Gazette Sportswriter
John McNamara was one of five victims gunned down and killed on June 28, 2018, at the Annapolis Capital Gazette offices.
At the time of his death, McNamara, a veteran sportswriter, was chronicling the D.C. region’s many contributions to the game of basketball for a book he was writing. He started working on “The Capital of Basketball” around 2007. A few months after the shooting, McNamara's wife, Andrea Chamblee, took on the task of completing her husband's book which was recently released.
Chamblee spoke with Montgomery Talks about the challenges of finishing the book, coping with tragedy, and the effort to change Maryland’s gun laws to prevent future shooting rampages.
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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.
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.