Archive for September 2012

Romney’s need for a spark; Kevin Chavous; Eye health

September 28, 2012 - 02:00 PM
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Former DC Councilman Kevin Chavous discussed his new book, which focuses on the American classroom and the debate over how to improve our educational system. We also talked about the scandals that have dogged the city’s leaders.

And we talked about Macular Degeneration Awareness Week with a local retina specialist who provided information about diagnosis and treatment options.

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DC Mayor Vincent Gray

September 27, 2012 - 03:47 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, we spoke with DC Mayor Vince Gray about the Pepco rate hike, the DC schools, the NFL officials lockout and the taxi contract. We also discussed who should pay for Metro to stay open late for Nationals post-season games. 


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Remembering the sniper attacks; Gonzales Poll; NFL ref fury; Higher education

September 26, 2012 - 02:10 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, Brad Bell talked about the 2002 sniper attacks that paralzyed the Washington region -- and the subsequent trials of John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo.

In our 2nd segment, Brad weighed in on the Gonzales poll, which shows support for same-sex marriage and the Dream Act, and a very close divide on expanded gambling.

We talked with Post reporter Cindy Boren and JP Flaim of 106.7 The Fan about the NFL's use of replacement officials.

And in our last segment, Dr. Michael Plater, president of Strayer University, talked about the benefits of higher education, particularly for adults who are already in the work force.

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DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier

September 25, 2012 - 12:51 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, we had our monthly chat with DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier.

Our time was cut short as we took live coverage of President Obama addressing the United Nations General Assembly.

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2002 Sniper Attacks; Health Assessment; Air Quality Report

September 24, 2012 - 02:01 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, Craig Floyd, head of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, joined us to talk about the 10 year anniversary of the sniper attacks.
And, Christopher King, Assistant Vice President of Community Health for MedStar Health talked about this year's Community Health Assessment.

Heart Disease, Diabetes and Obesity have been identified as the area's greatest health concerns.

Then, we dicussed our region's improving air quality with Lon Anderson of AAA Mid-Atlantic, Kathy Kinsey, Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department for the Environment; and Dr. Janet Phoenix of Breathe DC. 


 

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Va. Senate clash; DADT repeal; Avoiding accidents

September 21, 2012 - 01:17 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney and Loudoun Times-Mirror reporter Trevor Baratko talked about this week’s Kaine-Allen debate.

Alex Nicholson, founder of Servicemembers United, talked about his new book, which looks back at the successful campaign to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

And Matt Kelleher and Shawn Brennan from Montgomery County government offered tips on avoiding falls in the home.

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Fast and Furious; Mary Brooks Beatty; DC VegFest

September 20, 2012 - 12:51 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, The Justice Department's inspector general ihas concluded that top justice officials failed to exercise proper oversight in the "Fast and Furious" operation. Politico's Rachel Smolkin joined us to discuss.

And, Mary Brooks Beatty, a Republican candidate for DC's at-large council seat talked about her plans for the city. Her opponent, Councilman Michael Brown called in during the segment to reject claims made by Brooks Beatty who says he was a lobbyist for a contractor.

Then, Erica Meier told us about the benefits of a plant-based diet and the upcoming DC VegFest.

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Teachers Strike Over; Teens Killed; Kastles WTT Win; Royal photo scandal

September 19, 2012 - 02:01 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, we discussed the teachers strike in Chicago with Dr. Bobby Austin of the American Education Think Tank.

And, Prince George's County Councilwoman Karen Toles called in to talk about the violent start to the school year. 2 high school students in the county were murdered and both cases remain unsolved.

Then, Washington Kastles owner Mark Ein talked about the team's World Team Championship win over the weekend. Coach Murphy Jenson and player Leander Paes joined us by phone.

Melanie Hastings, co-host of NewsChannel 8's Let's Talk Live shared her thoughts on the royal couple's photo scandal.

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Michael Brown's Troubles; Romney's Controversial Remarks; DC Jail Visitation Changes

September 18, 2012 - 02:32 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, we spoke with Tim Craig of The Washington Post about the trouble surrounding DC Councilman Michael A. Brown and the impact it could have on his reelection campaign. This week we learned Brown has had his license suspended several times for various reasons.

Then, some controversial remarks made by presidential hopeful Mitt Romney caught on tape. In a room full of wealthy donors the candidate said nearly half of all Americans believe they are "victims" entitled to government support.  In a late-night press conference, Romney admitted that statement and others he made that night were "inelegant." Politico's Ginger Gibson joined us for more that.

And, the DC jail has introduced a new visitation system...video conferencing. Terry Lynch of the Downtown Cluster of Congregations explained why some people are upset about the new arrangement.

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Redskins, Nationals stumble; Cheh talks taxis, Uber

September 17, 2012 - 01:00 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, Tom Threlkeld of the DC Pro Sports Report talked about the Redskins loss to the Rams, the NFL’s officiating woes and the Atlanta Braves weekend sweep of the Washington Nationals.

Then, DC Councilwoman Mary Cheh discussed regulation of the city’s taxi industry, Uber, speed camera fines and questions about hiring standards at the CFO’s office.

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Emergency Preparedness; Presidential Poll; Property Value Controversy; Values Voter Summit

September 14, 2012 - 12:47 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, we learned ways to prepare ourselves for emergency situations. Ronald Gill, director of the Prince George's County Office of Emergency Management offered some tips.

Then, a new NBC/WSJ/Marist poll shows President Obama taking the lead in 3 key states including the battleground state of Ohio. Politico's Alexander Burns discussed what this means for Mitt Romney's campaign as election day draws near.

And, Nikita Stewart of The Washington Post talked about the controversy surrounding DC's Tax Chief and the reduction of property values.

In our last segment, Adam Tragone of Human Events discussed the Values Voter summit and the latest in the race for the white house.

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Eleanor Holmes Norton; DC Cops Arrested; U.S. Open 2012

September 11, 2012 - 11:46 AM
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Today on NewsTalk, we spoke with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton about what we've learned from the September 11th attacks. She also discussed the shabby treatment the city received at last week's Democratic National Convention.

Then, Washington Examiner reporter Aubrey Whelan and Kris Baumann of the DC Fraternal order of Police talked about why so many DC police officers are finding themselves on the other side of the law.

And, Washington Kastles owner Mark Ein discussd the 2012 U.S. Open Tennis Championships.

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Bishop Abuse Case; RGIII Debut; West Nile Virus; Nats & Metro

September 10, 2012 - 01:55 PM
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Obama’s speech; The Md. Senate race; Face transplant surgery

September 7, 2012 - 12:56 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, Politico’s Marty Kady talked about President Obama’s address to the Democratic National Convention, the August jobs report and where the race for the White House stands now.

 

Rob Sobhani, an independent running for the U.S. Senate from Maryland, discussed his campaign.

 

 

And the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr. Daniel Alam talked about face transplant surgery.

 

Monday at 10am: Tim Brant on RG III’s debut and Councilman Jack Evans

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Prostate Cancer; DNC Day 3 Wrap; The Hope Project

September 6, 2012 - 02:02 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, we talked with Dr. John Lynch the Georgetown University MedStar about why it's important for men to get their prostate checked. Dr. Lynch, who is a prostate cancer survivor also talked to us about the latest research on the disease.

Then, DC Mayor Vincent Gray and Maryland Congresswoman Donna Edwards joined us by phone from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC.

And, Raymond Bell, of The Hope Project talked about how his program is helping young adults gain employment in the competitive workforce.

 

 

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Improving FMH; 9/11 Day of Service; DNC

September 5, 2012 - 02:24 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, CEO of Frederick Memorial Hospital Thomas Kleinhanzl discussed the improvements made to the facility and why it will soon go by a new name.

Mr. Kleinhanzl returned for a 2nd segment to discuss the impact of health care reform.

Then, Harrison Boyd of "Hands on Greater DC Cares" shared ways to get involved for the annual 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.

And, we checked in with Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen from the DNC in Charlotte, NC. He recapped Tuesday night's events and talked about the importance of reelecting President Obama.

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VA Senate Race; Redskins Roster Cuts; Car Free Day

September 4, 2012 - 03:00 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, we talked to David Catanese about the Virginia Senate race and Republican George Allen's decision to scrap ads during the tight race between him and former Virginia governor Tim Kaine. 
Then, Tom Threlkeld of DC Pro Sports Report talked about the Redskins recent roster cuts and provided an outlook for the 2012 season.
And Nick Ramfos talked about the annual "Car Free Day" which falls on Saturday, September 22nd this year. 

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