En Sintonía con el Concejo

10 Episodes

By: Marcela Rodriguez

En Sintonía TV es la versión televisada del programa En Sintonía con el Concejo, producido por el Concejo del Condado de Montgomery en Radio América 1540 AM. Este programa cubre los aspectos más destacados de la programación radial con llamadas telefónicas, que se centra en temas importantes ante el Concejo. En Sintonía TV is the televised version of the program En Sintonía con el Concejo, produced by the Montgomery County Council on Radio America 1540 AM. This TV program covers the highlights of the call-in radio show, which focuses on important issues before the Counc

En Sintonia 327 - Michelle Ramirez
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Interview with Michelle Ramirez, Public Outreach Specialist at Montgomery Parks.

Montgomery Parks has organized various enjoyable activities for families to participate in during this spring season. Michelle Ramírez will provide information on different youth programs and activities, as well as special events like the popular Spy Eyes Trains in Wheaton and Bethesda, Sunday Serenades at Cabin John Regional Park, Acoustics and Ales and Tails, and more.

En Sintonia 326 - Ruthann Eiser

This week we feature Ruthann Eiser, communications specialist for the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT).

In this interview we discuss details about the adult bike classes available this spring to Montgomery County residents. MCDOT, in collaboration with the Washington Area Bicycle Association (WABA), will offer adult bike classes in April, May and June. The classes include a learn to ride and a basic skills class. MCDOT also will offer four free scooter classes this spring. Participants in the bicycle classes will learn how to start and stop, balance, glide, pedal and steer a bike. The classes...

En Sintonia 325 - Kate Stewart

In this interview we will discuss her top legislative priorities for 2024, which include addressing important issues such as housing, changing the zoning laws, tenant safety and notification, and public safety primarily in the downtown area of Silver Spring. She will also talk about the proposed projects in the Recommended Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Capital Budget and the FY25-30 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) for District 4.

En Sintonia 324 - Natali Fani-González

Interview with Councilmember Fani-González The radio program will start with a special guest, Councilmember Fani-González.

In honor of Women's History Month, she will share her experience representing District 6. As a public official in her second year on the Council, one of her legislative priorities is public safety. In the interview, Fani-González will share details about the measures that are being implemented in the Wheaton and Glenmont communities to strengthen public safety. This week, Fani-González also led a delegation to the Maryland General Assembly alongside Hispanic mothers who have been victims of the opioid epid...

En Sintonia 323 - Edith Lozada

Interview with Edith Lozada, Spanish communications specialist and Spanish language public information officer at Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS).

The interview will highlight the efforts of MCPS to get students, staff, parents and caregivers to participate in a survey aimed at improving teaching and making the schools and district a welcoming place for everyone. The survey focuses on students' perspectives on school culture, engagement and well-being, and aims to help develop opportunities for improvement in teaching and learning practices. The feedback received from the survey will help administrators, staff and district leaders enhance student motivation, participation and...

En Sintonia 322 - Mariela Leon

In this interview Mariela Leon, Hispanic community liaison with the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) will discuss the upcoming 2024 Community Resource Fair and Forum hosted by MCPD.

The event will take place on March 1 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Long Branch Community Center and will feature Community Opioid Prevention Education Trailer tours, Narcan training, immigration resources, MCPD recruitment, youth entertainment, and so much more.

En Sintonia 321 - Marilyn Balcombe

This interview features special guest, Councilmember Balcombe, who represents the north-western portion of the County in District 2.
Councilmember Balcombe will discuss her top legislative priorities for 2024, along with the proposed projects in the Recommended Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Capital Budget and the FY25-30 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) for District 2. Some of her top priorities include the Clarksburg Library, the Poolesville Recreation Center and a Student Center for Montgomery College Germantown Campus.

En Sintonia 320 - Natali Fani-González

Interview with Montgomery County Councilmember Natali Fani-González, who serves as the chair of the Council's Economic Development (ECON) Committee.

This interview features important information about the Recommended Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Capital Budget and the FY25-30 Capital Improvements Program (CIP). Councilmember Fani-González will share her vision behind the proposed projects in the CIP for the Council district she represents (District 6), which includes portions of Aspen Hill, Forest Glen, Glenmont, Kensington, Rockville and Wheaton. This includes the construction of a Bus Rapid Transit line on Veirs Mill Road, an Arts and Entertainment Center in Wheaton, acquiring pr...

En Sintonia 319 - Gustavo Minaya

Interview with Gustavo Minaya, financial aid outreach counselor at Montgomery College.

The radio program will focus on financial assistance for students who wish to pursue higher education in Maryland. The application period for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has already begun. Applicants need to be aware of the changes for this year. The FAFSA form 2024-25 broadens the eligibility criteria for receiving federal student aid, including federal Pell grants, and offers an improved user experience. The updates to the student aid calculations mean that 610,000 new low-income students will qualify for Pell grants. Mr. Minaya will discuss the changes...

En Sintonia 317 - Eduardo Mendes

Interview with Eduardo Mendes, program specialist for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

This interview features important information about Montgomery County's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Beginning on Jan. 22, residents with a household income of $64,000 or less are eligible for free tax appointments through the VITA program. As we approach the 2024 tax season, eligible residents should call 240-777-1123 to schedule an appointment.