Teresa Wright of Montgomery County Public Schools and Liliana Arango of Montgomery College’s Hispanic Business Institute were the special guests on Friday, April 11, as the Montgomery County Council show on Radio America (WACA 1540 AM) covered a wide range of topics with co-hosts Julie Ríos Little and Alexandra Arata. An audio broadcast of the show can now be heard on demand.
The show is part of a community partnership that will provide the Latino community with key information on issues and programs and will provide a forum for residents to express views and ask questions of Councilmembers. The partnership includes the 30-minute weekly show at 2 p.m. each Friday on the Washington Region’s most popular Spanish language station. [NOTE: The show will not be broadcast on Friday, April 18, as the station is running extended programming that day relating to the holidays.]
On this edition of Sintonía con el Concejo del Condado de Montgomery (Tuned In with the Montgomery County Council), a discussion of how to keep Latino and African American students engaged in high school included perspectives from Ms. Wright. She provided insight on how parents, neighbors and the community can actively help keep Latino students in school and out of trouble.
In another segment, Ms. Arango, director of the Montgomery College Hispanic Business Institute, talked about classes offered at the institute and offered details on an upcoming business conference.
As usual, the show included a review of significant issues currently facing the County Council. Among the issues covered was the recent extended worksession at which representatives of organizations including Montgomery County Public Schools, the Recreation Department, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Police Department looked at strategies to increase at-risk youth attachment to school and community to prevent juvenile crime and detention.
Each week, the show will feature guests talking about important issues before the Council and also will provide information about programs offered by the County to help residents and businesses. A regular focus of the show will be on small business owners telling their stories of success.
An audio broadcast of this week’s show can now be heard on demand at:
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