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Domestic violence in Montgomery County's Latino community to be featured topic at 2:30 p.m. TODAY, Friday, March 17, on County Council's Radio America show

For Immediate Release: Friday, March 17, 2017

Domestic violence and

its impact on the Latino community

to be featured topic

on ‘Tuned In’ Radio America show

At 2:30 p.m. TODAY, Friday, March 17, on

WACA 1540 AM, focus will be on effect

it has on families and how Montgomery County

offers assistance to help victims


ROCKVILLE, Md., March 17, 2017—Domestic violence, its impact on Latino families and the assistance programs Montgomery County offers for victims will be the featured topic at 2:30 p.m. today on En Sintonía con el Concejo del Condado de Montgomery (Tuned In with the Montgomery County Council) on Radio America (WACA 1540 AM). The County Council has strongly supported programs that help families that have been torn apart by domestic issues.

Guests on today’s show will include Cristina Astrada, a County family therapist. Also on the show will be Lidia Perez, a victim advocate for the County’s Department of Health and Human Services, and Dagoberto Rodriguez, a criminal and immigration attorney.

The Montgomery County Council and Radio America have entered into a partnership that provides the Latino community with key information on issues and programs. The partnership also provides a forum for residents to express views and ask questions. The partnership includes the weekly one- hour show each Friday on the Washington metropolitan area’s most popular Spanish language station. Lilian Mass is the show’s host.


Each week, the show features guests talking about important issues before the Council and provides information about programs offered by the County to help residents.


In addition to the radio broadcast, the show can be heard via the Internet at: .


Video links with a summary of the show are available each week at the County Council's newly-redesigned, mobile friendly web site at: .


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Release ID: 17-087
Media Contact: Neil Greenberger 240-777-7939