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County Council Vice President George Leventhal Discusses Available Health Care Programs on ‘Tuned In’ Council Radio Show Key Segments of Radio America Show of July 25 Now Available in Video Format on Demand
 
  • Release ID: 14-228
  • Release Date: 7/30/2014
  • Contact: Neil Greenberger 240-777-7939 or Delphine Harriston240-777-7931
  • From: Council Office
The availability of health programs—especially mental health programs—was among the topics of discussion on July 25 when Montgomery County Council Vice President George Leventhal was the featured guest on Sintonía con el Concejo del Condado de Montgomery (Tuned In with the Montgomery County Council), a weekly show on Radio America (WACA 1540 AM). Key video segments of the broadcast are now available “on demand.”

Elyssa Diamond and Edith Salazar, representing the National Alliance of Mental Illness, also were guests on the show.

Council Vice President Leventhal talked about families with members who have mental health illnesses and programs that could offer assistance. He also discussed where residents could find information, support and various kinds of services.

The increasing use of ecigarettes also was a topic of discussion. The electronic cigarettes and their possible dangers were the focus of a recent worksession of the County Council’s Health and Human Services Committee, which is chaired by Councilmember Leventhal.

The Montgomery County Council and Radio America have entered into a community partnership that provides the Latino community with key information on issues and programs and provides 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.

The show is hosted by Julie Ríos Little. Each week, the show features guests talking about important issues before the Council and also provides information about programs offered by the County to help residents and businesses. A regular focus of the show is on small business owners telling their stories of success.

Key portions of the show can be viewed in three video replays at:

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqZfvhiHFOE&index=31&list=PLvk-7RcdeRpS2sAMCbiJiaIwyEL-K8c_5

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y590j7HyFAs

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9WI0n-fmUA


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