Talk Conversations

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Talk: Sarah Farzayee

In this week’s TALK series, McLean Today sits down with Sarah Farzayee, a member of the McLean Central Playground Team [MCPT]. MCPT is a grass-roots group of local parent volunteers with a common goal of seeing growth in the McLean community. They came together after...

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Talk: Emma Blankenbaker & Savitha Sagar

In this week’s TALK series, McLean Today sits down with Emma Blankenbaker [pictured above front], chair of McLean Matters, and Savitha Sagar, Vice President of Programs at the McLean High School PTSA [Parent Teacher Student Association].  McLean High School has...

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Talk: Gracie de Luca

In this week’s TALK series, McLean Today sits down with Gracie de Luca, the manager at Pure Barre McLean. de Luca, who became manager of the McLean studio, is a also a teacher at Pure Barre McLean. The 50 minute group class workouts focus on low-impact, small...

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Talk: Gholam “Tony” Kowkabi

Talk: Gholam “Tony” Kowkabi

In this week’s TALK series, McLean Today sits down with Gholam “Tony” Kowkabi, owner, Divan restaurant. Divan is the first Persian eatery opened by the restaurateur, a native of Tehran known for D.C. restaurants including Ristorante Piccolo and Catch 15. Q. Tell us a...

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Talk: Steve Mournighan

In this week’s TALK series, McLean Today sits down with Steve Mournighan, the newly elected president of Share of McLean. Share of McLean is a volunteer-led,  non-profit organization that runs a series of programs to meet the emergency needs of McLean’s residents and...

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Talk: Maureen Davis

In this week’s TALK series, McLean Today sits down with Maureen Davis, executive director of Sunrise of McLean Village. Located in the heart of McLean,  the community continues the Sunrise tradition of providing high-quality care and service to seniors and their...

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Talk: Lauren Rothman

In this week’s TALK series, McLean Today sits down with Lauren Rothman, principal and founder of fashion consulting firm Styleauteur. For over 20 years, Rothman has been a brand image strategist, thought leader, and highly sought after expert and speaker on corporate...

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Talk: Debra Brosius

In this week’s TALK series, McLean Today sits down with Debra N. Brosius, a licensed clinical psychologist, and co-owner of Integrated Psychology Associates of McLean. A practicing psychologist for more than 20 years, Dr. Brosius specializes in neuropsychological,...

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Talk: Lara Stuckey

In this week’s TALK series, McLean Today sits down with Lara Stuckey, owner, Fluffy Thoughts Cakes. In 2010, Stuckey transformed her passion for both art and baking into neighborhood bakery. Since then, Fluffy Thoughts Cakes has become a local institution and an...

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Talk: Al Berg

In this week’s TALK series, McLean Today sits down with Al Berg, the Langley High School golf coach. Since 1996, Berg has coached his team — which have been Liberty District Champions for 22 years — to victory. Last season, the co-ed Langley golf team set a new...

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Talk: Lauren Schwabish

In this week’s TALK series, McLean Today sits down with Lauren Schwabish, owner, Neuro Speech Services, a mobile speech therapy private practice, that brings person-centered speech, language, and cognitive therapy services to adults with stroke, brain injury, and mild...

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Talk: Sue Christie

In this week’s TALK series, McLean Today sits down with Sue Christie, co-president, the McLean branch of the American Association of University Women [AAUW]. Founded in 1969, the McLean branch has a strong program in support of AAUW’s mission to advance equity for...

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