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  • 01:00

    Relay for Life in Montgomery County

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    Relay For Life is an overnight community fundraising event, coordinated by the American Cancer Society. 


    Communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too many. Teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around a track or path at a local high school, park, or fairground. Events are up to 24 hours long, and because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times. Relayers also provide a carnival atmosphere that is fun for whole families, a Survivor's Luncheon, and a closing event of lighted luminaries to honor those affected by the disease. Relay events are fun, informational, and inspiring!


    This week on a new episode of A Miner Detail, host Ryan Miner will interview individuals and team organizers in Montgomery County who will participate in Relay for Life events spread throughout the county. In the second half of the show, Ryan will host individuals on the show from Montgomery County impacted by the Relay for Life events. 


    Join Ryan Miner, host of A Miner Detail, this Wednesday, April 8 at 9:00 p.m. on the Change Montgomery County radio network! 

  • 01:01

    Poverty in Montgomery County

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    In a new episode of A Miner Detail, host Ryan Miner will unwind Montgomery County’s progress in helping its needy residents. Last Tuesday, the Interfaith Works of Rockville held its 18th annual Companies Caring Breakfast in North Bethesda to discuss the state of Montgomery County’s safety net. 


    This week, in the first half of A Miner Detail, host Ryan will interview Interfaith Works of Rockville CEO, Shane Rock, Margo Fonoroff, and Mary Ann Sestili.


    Margo Fonoroff is a former public school teacher and principal. Both Fornoff and her husband have organized the annual Park Potomac Ice Cream Social for Charity, involving hundreds of residents and local businesses within the community, according to a news release. In the past five years, the event has collected thousands of donated new backpacks and school supplies for needy schoolchildren. Mary Ann Sestili received the Legacy of Leadership Award. Sestili has volunteered for the nonprofit’s Friends in Action Program, mentoring needy families. She then served on its board as secretary, chairwoman and now vice chairwoman of its Governance Committee.


    In the latter half of the show, Ryan will interview Diana M. Pearce, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer and Director, Center for Women’s Welfare of University of Washington, School of Social Work about the Self-Sufficiency Standard, and alternative measures of the costs of a basic-needs budget, varied by family type, and place.

  • 01:04

    Montgomery County Teacher of the Year

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    Three Montgomery County Public Schools teachers are in the running for an annual award that honors one of the area’s top educators.


    The finalists for the county’s 2015–2016 Teacher of the Year award can be found leading classrooms in Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg and Damascus.


    Josephine Luster teaches in The Center Program for the Highly Gifted at Chevy Chase Elementary School, Jill Raspen is a sixth-grade English teacher at Ridgeview Middle School in Gaithersburg and Joseph Gannon Jr. teaches social studies at Damascus High School.


    Ryan Miner, host of A Miner Detail of the Change Montgomery County radio network, will interview Ms. Luster, Ms. Raspen and Mr. Gannon about their nominations for Montgomery County Teacher of The Year, and will listen in as they each discuss what drives them as educators and how their students challenge them inside of the classroom. 


    Tune in this Wednesday, March 25 at 9:00 p.m. for a new episode of A Miner Detail! If you miss the live broadcast, be sure to listen in to the podcast on Change Montgomery County's YouTube channel. 

  • 01:00

    Free Range Parenting in Montgomery County

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    Long before the Meitivs of Silver Spring clashed with Montgomery County over their young children’s walk home from a park, parents across the county were at odds with authorities over similar questions: How much supervision do our children need and when are they truly at risk? 


    The free range parenting movement has caused parents across the country to unite in similar fashion and protest what they consider the heavy hand of government creeping itself into how parents choose to responsibly parent their children. How much is too much government interference in parenting? How can authorities work with parents who adopt free range parenting? What conversations about free range parenting need to occur between families and the authorities? 


    On a new episode of A Miner Detail brought to you by the Change Montgomery County radio network, host Ryan Miner will dissect the free range parenting movement and facilitate a discussion about how parents choose to responsibly parent their children. 


    Listen LIVE on Wednesday, April 22 at 9:00 p.m. on BlogTalkRadio.com/AMinerDetail to a new episode of A Miner Detail! 

  • 01:01

    Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Search

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    The Montgomery County Board of Education has begun interviewing candidates to be the next superintendent for Montgomery County Public Schools. The eight-member board chose not to renew Joshua Starr's contact, Montgomery County's recently-departed superintendent who left Montgomery County earlier this year in February. 


    The school system hired the firm Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates to conduct a nationwide search. So far, the search process has been tightly sealed from the public and board members have not spoken about any of the finalists. 


    During this episode, Ryan Miner will cohost A Miner Detail with former Montgomery County Board of Education candidate Laurie Halverson. Laurie and Ryan will detail the superintendent search process and what parents, teachers, and taxpayers should expect from the search committee. 


    Join Ryan and Laurie at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 for a new episode of A Miner Detail! 

  • 01:01

    Homelessness in Montgomery County: How can we help?

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    On any given day, over 800 people in Montgomery County experience homelessness, and out of that number, nearly 200 are children. Every person who experiences homelessness has a unique story.


    At Change Montgomery County, we strive to provide real solutions to end homelessness in the County by increasing awareness, enabling resources, and connecting people.


    Ryan Miner, host of A Miner Detail brought to you by Change Montgomery County, will address how citizens of Montgomery County can help those experiencing homelessness.  Ryan and his guests will discuss the 100,00 homes initiative, the recent point-in-time county, and local resources for safe living conditions. 


    Special guests include: 


    - George Leventhal, Montgomery County Council President 


    - Heather Sheridan, Director of Homeless Services with Maryland's Interagency Council of Homelessness  


    - Marta Bohorquez, a Montgomery County advocate for the homeless


    - Y. Maria Martinez, CEO of Respira Medical 


    Join us this Wednesday, March 18 at 9:00 p.m. on the Change Montgomery County radio network for a new episode of A Miner Detail.

  • 00:29

    Battling addiction in Bergen County

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    Bergen County - like many parts of the country - has been coping with an epidemic of heroin addiction and related problems.


    Join us on Record Talk Radio on Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. when we'll discuss what's being done to address the problem.


    Our guest will be Sue Debiak, coordinator of the Office of Alcohol & Drug Dependency within the County Department of Health Services.


    Debiak recently briefed the Bergen County Freeholders on the work her office is doing to combat addiction throughout the county.


    As a result of that briefing, three freeholders urged County Executive James Tedesco to "begin a dialog" with Bergen Regional Medical Center aimed at expanding the number of beds in the hospital's detox unit.


    Have a question for Debiak? Email your suggestions to me at ensslin@northjersey.com.


     


     

  • VOICE of Yuba County 150822A MSGT Roy Benavidez Medal of Honor

    in Politics Conservative

    Master Sergeant Raul Perez Benavidez was a member of the United States Army Special Forces and retired United States Army master sergeant who received the Medal of Honor for his valorous actions in combat near L?c Ninh, South Vietnam on May 2, 1968

  • VOICE of Yuba County 150822B Buck Weckman marijuana group disrupts local meeting

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    The Gary Simpson Letter, the YCRP Resolution, cost of a Special election,Andy Vasquez election % at the last election, keeping a Positive BOS intact, background material on those supporting the recall and the Initiatives, water and marijuana, and more.

  • 00:41

    CAREER PATHWAYS IN READINESS IN JOHNSON COUNTY,KY SCHOOLS​

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    CAREER PATHWAYS IN READINESS IN JOHNSON COUNTY,KY SCHOOLS?


     


    ?Kentucky is a forerunner in Education...YES THEY ARE...and WIN LEARNING  bring us Noel Crum, CTE and Innovation Coordinator in this rural school district and their innovative approaches to college and career readiness

  • Janice Montgomery Albokai-Strauser The Female Entrepreneur

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    "We Can DO IT"  Positive Connection for Women Leadership Conference Dallas, TX


    The Female Entrepreneur focuses on personal and business development of female entrepreneurs under the umbrella of having fun in business, motivation and building our perseverance.


    With diverse topics ranging from developing business tools to staying focused on your vision, this weekly show is devoted to working through and beyond obstacles and hurdles that women entrepreneurs deal with every day. Whether you are challenged by money, time, fear or lack of support, The Female Entrepreneur is committed to providing  solutions while having fun.


    WOMEN DO BUSINESS DIFFERENTLY THAN MEN: As women, we tend to juggle more than most men in business. Learning to balance our lives, feel fulfilled, make money and keep everything around us working can be quite a challenge.


    Show host and creator, Janice Montgomery Albokai-Strauser, described as a tenacious, passionate, radio show host, professional and entrepreneur has worked with the small business community, since 1993.


    Janice has coached and mentored more than 10,000 small business owners & professionals nationwide.


    Her career in ministry & business is driven with a desire to assist small business owners.