The featured guest on the County’s next “Montgomery Mosaic” radio show on WOL-Radio 1450 AM is Montgomery County Police Assistant Chief Darryl McSwain. The show will air on Wednesday, April 16, from 10:30 – 11 a.m. McSwain will talk about crime prevention, the Police Department’s Citizens Academy and Explorers Program, as well recruitment efforts in the department.
So far this year, the January show featured County Council President Craig Rice, African American Health Initiative Program Manager Heather Ross appeared on the February 19 show and County Executive Ike Leggett was the guest on the March 19 show.
The half-hour monthly radio show was launched on October 16, 2013 to extend the reach of the County’s cable show, “Mosaic: An African-American Perspective” to a broader audience. The series airs live on the third Wednesday of each month, providing interviews with local elected officials and community leaders about topics of interest to the African American community. Upcoming discussions will cover topics such as joint concerns with neighboring jurisdictions; the achievement gap in schools; local educational programs and seminars; careers in law and medicine; and creating jobs and supporting business. The show is co-hosted by Deborah Milo, host of the County’s “Mosaic” cable television show, and WOL-Radio’s Ron Thompson.
Although the cable and radio shows include different guests and topics, they are aligned to provide better communications with the County’s African American community. The cable show can be found on the Montgomery County government access channel, County Cable Montgomery (Channel 30 on the Verizon cable system, and Channel 6 on RCN and Comcast). Cable show episodes are available for viewing on demand at http://montgomerycountymd.gov/CCM/mosaic.html.
The radio show is broadcast from the Radio One studios at 8515 Georgia Avenue in downtown Silver Spring. The show is also streamed live on http://WOLDCnews.com, and archived shows can be found on http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/exec/media/Mosaic.html.
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