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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.

  • 01:00

    Celebrating Financial Literacy Month

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    National Financial Literacy Month is recognized in the United States in April in an effort to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits. 


    Ryan Miner, host of A Miner Detail brought to you by the Change Montgomery County Radio Network, will host a show about financial literacy with Montgomery County financial professionals, including the President of Change Montgomery County, Frank Howard and Joseph W. Jacques, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Financial Planner. 


    Ryan and his guests will discuss:



    How to plan your personal or family budget
    Family consumer science and making smart economic decisions on the daily 
    Planning for retirement 
    Buying a house and paying a monthly mortgage 
    Paying for college 
    How to save and the tools to use
    Financial instruments 
    And much, much more! 


    If you have questions for our financial professionals, please call us between 9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at (646) 716-5971. 


    Join us on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. for a brand new episode of A Miner Detail on the Change Montgomery County Radio Network!

  • 00:31

    Free Range Parenting: Too Hands Off or Just the Right Amount of Independence?

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    Attorney Sarah Avraham and writer Bennet Pomerantz discuss the subjects of the day.
     
    The audience should know that although Ms. Avraham is a licensed attorney, she is not offering legal advice in any capacity, is not establishing an attorney/client relationship with anyone listening to the show, and recommends that any listener of the show consult a local attorney for any legal advice they may require.
     
    This show is about us discussing hot topics and how they relate to the law.
     
    A Montgomery County, Maryland couple were threatened with the loss of their children after they were allowed to walk alone from a park.  A neglect complaint against them has been dropped and their attorney plans a lawsuit against police and county works.  What happened in this case?  Were their actions negligent or were they just raising their kids the way they were?  When can the government step in when it comes to parenting?  Tune in to hear our hosts answer these and other questions on this issue.

  • 01:01

    2015 Maryland General Assembly Legislative wrap up

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    This past Monday marked the end of the 2015 ninety-day Maryland General Assembly legislative session! The session began with the inauguration of a new governor and pledges of sweeping change and bipartisanship. The $40.7 billion budget took up most of the discussion as legislators avoided a last-minute showdown with the governor over $200 million in unallocated funds. 


    Ryan Miner, host of A Miner Detail brought to you by the Change Montgomery County radio network, will unwind the 2015 legislative session on a new episode of A Miner Detail. Change Montgomery County reached out to several Montgomery County legislators to join Ryan on the show and summarize all that occurred during the 2015 legislative session. 


    Join Ryan on Wednesday, April 15  at 9:00 p.m. for an hour-long discussion on what passed and what didn’t during the 2015 legislative session. 

  • 01:00

    Update on Maryland's 6th Congressional District Race

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    Join Ryan Miner, the host of A Miner Detail, live at 9:00 p.m. for an update on the race for Maryland's Sixth Congressional District. 


    Christopher Scott Mason, a former candidate for the Frederick County Council and current Republican candidate for Maryland's Sixth Congressional District, will join Ryan LIVE at 9:05 p.m. to discuss his congressional bid. 


     

  • 01:01

    Unwinding the Charleston shooting: An honest conversation on race in America

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    Charleston, South Carolina experienced an unimaginable tragedy after a racist twenty-one-year-old gunman murdered nine African-American churchgoers during a weekly prayer service at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. 


    The aftermath of the shooting has once again opened the wounds of racism in America and has ignited a national conversation about white supremacy and the Confederate flag. 


    Mark Brown, Pastor Exum and Ryan Miner will unwind these delicate racial issues. Ryan and his guests will work to bring attention to the root of the issues at hand and offer solutions on how we can attempt to move forward and live in a post-racial society. 


    Join Ryan Miner, the host of A Miner Detail, on Wednesday, June 24, at 9:00 p.m. for a new episode of A Miner Detail. 

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