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.
Consumer Protection Warns Residents to Beware of Certain Scams - ‘What’s Happening MoCo’ #37
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 newest episode can be viewed via the What’s Happening MoCo Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WhatsHappeningMoCoPodcast. The podcast also can be heard via several popular podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts at https://bit.ly/whats-happening-moco, Spotify, Amazon Music (ask Alexa to play the What’s Happening MoCo podcast), iHeartRadio, Google Podcasts and others.
Maryland State Senator Cheryl Kagan - What's Happening MoCo #36
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 by the commission. In addition to outlining her work as it relates to 911 service modernization, Senator Kagan shared her journey in Maryland politics and how COVID-19 has affected her role and her constituents.
The interview was recorded live during the recent Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. For more information about Cheryl Kagan visit http://www.mdsenate.com/senator-cheryl-kagan/ or https://www.youtube.com/c/SenCherylKagan/.
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Alex Tsironis & The MoCoShow - What's Happening MoCo #35
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 students to a valued source of information for residents.
For more information about the MoCoShow visit https://www.mocoshow.com
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The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair - What's Happening MoCo #34
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 include options for free entertainment and an abundance of tasty traditional, ethnic and unique fair foods. Among the highlighted attractions will be a pirate-themed show, an illusionist, and a host of Agricultural education activities, such as the Mooternity Ward, livestock pavilions, and the Ol’ Timers area. In respect to COVID-19, the fairgrounds will host a free vaccination area in partnership with the Montgomery County government.
For more information about this year’s Fair, visit https://mcagfair.com.
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Top Attractions in Montgomery County, MD - What's Happening MoCo #33
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 also will want to hear more about National Capital Area Trolley Museum in Silver Spring and the newly opened Josiah Henson Museum in Bethesda.
Ms. Groff also talks about her role leading the efforts of Visit Montgomery, the destination marketing organization for Montgomery County and the three new initiatives that Visit Montgomery recently launched. More information about Visit Montgomery is available at its website at https://visitmontgomery.com.
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What's Happening MoCo #32 - Sandy Smith & Make a Difference
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.
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