Archive for November 2012

Transportation; Doug Duncan Comeback?; Expensive Money; Carol Joynt

November 30, 2012 - 02:26 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, we discussed a new report that predicts our region's roads and transportation network will become even more strained in the years ahead. Ron Kirby, transportation planning director at the Council of Governments and Bowie city councilmember Todd Turner joined weighed in.

Then, Maryland Juice Blogger David Moon discussed Doug Duncan's decision to return to politics and the controversial appointment to replace Prince George's County Delegate Tiffany Alston.

In our second half hour, we talked with Politico reporter Kevin Cirilli about replacing dollar bills with coins. The GAO says it will save money in the long run.

Washingtonian magazine's Editor-in-chief Carol Joynt joined us to talk about the upcoming presidential inauguration.

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Q&A with Mayor Gray

November 29, 2012 - 02:46 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, we talked with DC Mayor Vince Gray about a wide range of issues – including whether lower- and middle-income residents will soon be priced out of the city. We also discussed the looming fiscal cliff, the DCPS consolidation plan, the opening of the new Costco and the probe of his 2010 campaign.

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GOP Tax Pledge; Sports

November 28, 2012 - 02:04 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, we talked with Politico's Marty Kady about the the Republican's no-tax pledge and whether the party will remain loyal to it.

We started the segment with a clip from Politico's Playbook Breakfast featuring Grover Norquist.

Then, Jenna Johnson of The Washington Post talked about her interview with University of Maryland President Wallace Loh. She talked to him about  the school's recent move to the Big 10 conference.

In our second half hour, Beacon House Founder Rev. Don Robinson joined us ahead of the Falcon's trip to the Pee Wee football national playoffs in Orlando, FL.

And, Comcast SportsNet's Brian Jackson weighed in on the 0-12 Wizards and what's needed for the team to start winning games.

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Chief Cathy Lanier

November 27, 2012 - 02:32 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier joined us for our monthly Q&A. The chief discussed the death of a teenager at the Woodley Park Metro, the beating of an elderly woman, and more.

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Fiscal cliff; GOP at a crossroads; 'Skins stay alive

November 26, 2012 - 02:20 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, Norm Ornstein and Tom Mann, co-authors of the book "It's Even Worse Than It Looks," talked about the looming fiscal cliff.

We also discussed the Republican Party's post-election soul-searching, President's Obama's re-election bid and filibuster reform.

In our final segment, SportsTalk host Alex Parker joined us to discuss the Redskins' playoff chances.

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Road funding; Politics; How to quit smoking; Prosecutor profile

November 21, 2012 - 01:38 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance, Bob Chase, talked about the new HOT Lanes and the upcoming session of the General Assembly, which could be crucial for road and transit funding.

Reporter Scott Thuman talked about the upcoming debate over taxes and spending, the lame duck session of Congress and the crisis in the Middle East.

DC’s top doc – Department of Health director Saul Levin – talked about the importance of quitting smoking.

And author Michael Lee Pope discussed his new book, “Shotgun Justice.”

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Teen sex ring; Terps bolt the ACC; HOT lanes confusion; Chief Ellerbe

November 20, 2012 - 03:02 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, reporter Pamela Brown shared the story of a Fairfax teen who got lured into prostitution by a local gang.

Tom Threlkeld of the DC Pro Sports Report discussed Maryland’s decision to bolt the ACC for the Big 10.

Virginia’s new I-495 HOT lanes are off to a rocky start. We got advice from TransUrban’s Jennifer Aument and AAA’s John Townsend.

And DC Fire Chief Ken Ellerbe talked about the chances in manpower and equipment utilization he has proposed.

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Norton on cliff, Rice; Robert Egger

November 19, 2012 - 02:18 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) talked about the looming ‘fiscal cliff,’ GOP criticism of UN Ambassador Susan Rice, the president’s second term agenda and more.

Then, Robert Egger, the founder of DC Central Kitchen, talked about his decision to start up a similar organization in Los Angeles.

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Tuesday at 10am: Sex trafficking. Also DC Fire Chief & UM’s move to Big 10

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Va Lt. Gov. Race; Health Reform Advances; "Street Smart"

November 16, 2012 - 02:39 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, Former state Senator Jeannemarie Devolites Davis joined us to talk about why she's running to become Virginia's next Lt. Governor.
Then, Dr. Mohommah Akhter, head of the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority, discussed the future of health reform.
And, George Branyan of the DC Department of Transportation talked about the importance of sharing the road, and the "Street Smart" enforcement campaign.

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Monday at 10am: DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton

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Kaya Henderson; WARL’s new CEO

November 15, 2012 - 02:39 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, DC Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson talked about her tenure as DC’s schools chief, her school consolidation plan, student achievement and other issues.

Then we spoke with Bob Ramin, the new CEO of the Washington Animal Rescue League. He brought along an adorable puppy, Chipmunk, who will soon be up for adoption.

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Kwame sentenced; Petraeus scandal; Winter forecast; Gay marriage vote

November 14, 2012 - 02:28 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, we talked with Washington Examiner reporter Liz Farmer about the Kwame Brown sentencing, the DCPS school closing plan and Michael Brown's potential comeback.
Then, Politico's Philip Ewing joined us to discuss Nancy Pelosi's decision to remain minority leader in the House and  the Petraeus scandal.
In our second half hour, ABC7 Chief Meterologist Doug Hill shared his winter weather forecast for the DC area.
And Washington Blade reporter Michael Lavers broke down the gay marriage vote in Maryland.
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Climate change; Michael Brown

November 13, 2012 - 02:53 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, University of Maryland climate scientist Tony Busalacchi talked about climate change, rising sea levels and the recent increase in wild weather. The school and NOAA recently opened the National Weather and Climate Prediction Center in College Park.

Then, DC Councilman Michael Brown (I-At Large) discussed his loss in last week’s elections and his political future.

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Rushern Baker; Rove comes up short; HOT Lanes 101

November 12, 2012 - 02:43 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker joined us to discuss the big win for supporters of Question 7 in Maryland. Mr. Baker also talked about the search for a new superintendent and economic development in the county.

Politico's Ken Vogel weighed in on the political heat Karl Rove is feeling in the wake of last week's elections. The SuperPAC he controls spent $300 million this cycle, but wins were few and far between.

And, new "HOT" lanes are set to open on the Beltway in Virginia this weekend. Jennifer Aument of TransUrban told us what we need to know.

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Filibuster reform; Fiscal cliff; Long voting lines; Shanahan's comments

November 9, 2012 - 01:33 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, Politico's Congressional Editor Marty Kady discussed filibuster reform and the looming "fiscal cliff."

Then, Doug Lewis of the National Association of Elections Officials joined us by phone to weigh in on the long lines experienced by many on election day.

And we spent our final segment talking with J.P. Flaim of 106.7 The Fan. He shared his thoughts on Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan's statements following the team's loss to the Carolina Panthers.

 

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David Grosso; The Latino vote; Election analysis

November 8, 2012 - 01:03 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, DC Councilman-elect David Grosso discussed his victory over incumbent Michael Brown.

The DNC’s Juan Sepulveda and Danny Vargas, past chairman of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly, talked about the importance of the Latino vote in 2012 and beyond – and the prospects for comprehensive immigration reform.

And pollster Ron Faucheux helped break down Tuesday’s results.

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Election analysis

November 7, 2012 - 12:59 PM
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Today on NewsTalk: Analysis of Tuesday’s election returns. Segments 1 and 2 feature Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Va.) and former Congressman Tom Davis (R-Va.).

Segments 3 and 4 feature political analysts David Harrington and David Moon.

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Jack Evans; Ditch the Electoral College?; No Parking

November 6, 2012 - 02:22 PM
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Ulman v. Mooney; ‘Skins lose again; Voting Q&A

November 5, 2012 - 03:32 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, we discussed the ballot questions Maryland voters will decide tomorrow. Howard County Executive Ken Ulman (D) and Republican Party Chairman Alex Mooney debated the DREAM Act, gay marriage, expanded gambling and the state’s new congressional map.

The DC Pro Sports Report’s Tom Threlkeld talked about the Redskins’ loss to the Carolina Panthers.

And we got advice on what to do if you encounter difficulty at the polls on election day from Barbara Arnwine of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

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Gambling debate; Lessons from Katrina; Terps start LB at QB

November 2, 2012 - 02:10 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, we held one last debate on Maryland Question 7. Former State Delegate Gerron Levi opposes a gambling expansion in the state, while former Prince George's County Executive Wayne Curry supports it.

In our second half hour, former CNN Correspondent Kathleen Koch discussed the long, painful recovery ahead for residents of NY and NJ impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

And, SportsTalk host Alex Parker joined us by phone to talk about the University of Maryland football team, and the injuries that forced one of their linebackers to take over as quarterback.

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Mark Warner; Eminent domain; Severe weather; Who wins the Senate?

November 1, 2012 - 02:41 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) talked about the George Allen-Tim Kaine race and the prospects for a post-election deal on taxes and spending.

WAMU reporter Michael Lee Pope discussed Virginia’s eminent domain referendum.

Penn State climate scientist Michael Mann talked about Hurricane Sandy and the link between harsh weather and climate change. Toward the middle of our discussion, he raises the possibility we’ll need a “managed retreat” from coastal living.

In our last segment, Politico’s Marty Kady talked about who’s winning the fight for control of the U.S. Senate.

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