Archive for February 2013

Montgomery Co. Executive Ike Leggett

February 28, 2013 - 01:59 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett discussed pay raises for county workers, transportation funding, the death penalty, gun control and more.

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Push-back on hybrid tax; Taxing internet sales; Sports roundup

February 27, 2013 - 01:20 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, Northern Virginia lawmakers push back against the new tax on hybrid vehicles. And the state's landmark roads bill is called unconstitutional. Del. Scott Surovell shared his thoughts.

Politico technology editor Eric Nelson discussed the likelihood of Congress approving an internet sales tax.

And Tom Threlkeld of the DC Pro Sports Report talked about the Capitals, Wizards, and Nationals spring training.

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Sequester Cuts Loom; Diagnosing & Treating Lung Cancer; Spay & Neuter Day

February 26, 2013 - 01:59 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) talked about the impact deep cuts in federal spending would have on the economy, the government and the workforce.

Then, Medstar Washington Hospital Center surgeon Keith Mortman discussed efforts to diagnose, treat and prevent lung cancer.

And Anna Strates of the Washington Animal Rescue League joined us to talk about Spay and Neuter Day.

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VA Transportation Bill Approved; Gun Control Debate

February 25, 2013 - 02:01 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, Virginia lawmakers have reached an agreement on a measure to pump billions into roads and transit.  We talked with Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington), Del. Bob Marshall (R-Prince William) and Del. Dave Albo (R-Fairfax).


In our second half our we focused on the national debate on gun control. What restrictions should the Supreme Court allow? Should government policy focus less on guns and more on mental illness and violent video games? Vincent DeMarco of Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence and gun control opponent Dan Bongino offered their thoughts.

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Reducing Youth Violence; Graham Faces Reprimand; Mismanagement at DC BOE?

February 22, 2013 - 02:06 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, we discussed Prince George's County's increase in youth violence -- six teens murdered since the start of the school year. Our special panel: Council chairwoman Andrea Harrison, Assistant Police Chief Kevin Davis and Tyrone Parker of the Alliance of Concerned Men.

Then, DCist.com's Ben Freed talked about the possible reprimand against DC Councilman Jim Graham.

And Council hopeful Paul Zukerberg talked about why he thinks data errors at the Board of Elections could imperil his candidacy.

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Mayor Vince Gray

February 21, 2013 - 01:13 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, DC Mayor Vincent Gray talked about the city's huge surplus, the search for a new CFO, truancy and more.

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"Murder at the Supreme Court;" Vincent Orange; Scrap the Penny?

February 20, 2013 - 01:09 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, journalists Tim O'Brien and Martin Clancy talked about their new book, "Murder at the Supreme Court: Lethal Crimes and Landmark Cases."

DC Councilman Vincent Orange discussed his new bill that would help ensure drivers aren't unfairly ticketed at red light cameras. He also talked about the search for a new CFO and the city's contracting process.

And is it time to get rid of the penny? We talked with Politico's Kevin Cirilli.

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Chief Cathy Lanier

February 19, 2013 - 02:21 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, we had our monthly discussion with DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier. She addressed the Human Rights Watch report on sexual assault cases, pedestrian fatalities, smart phone thefts and more.

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Sequester cuts loom; Va. lawmakers in home stretch

February 18, 2013 - 01:19 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, we discussed the impact that deep cuts in federal spending will have on the Washington area’s economy – and the likelihood that Congress and the White House will reach a deal to avert the so-called “sequester.” Our first guest, the Greater Washington Board of Trade’s Jim Dinegar, is pessimistic we’ll see an agreement before the deadline.

John Mahoney, an attorney who specializes in labor law, talked about federal worker rights.

And Sen. Dick Block (R-Loudoun/Prince William) talked about the final days of the Virginia legislature’s 2013 session.

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Ken Cuccinelli; Is the name Redskins Racist?

February 15, 2013 - 12:09 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, Virginia Attorney General and gubernatorial hopeful Ken Cuccinelli (R) joined us to discuss his new book, "The Last Line of Defense."

In our second half hour we discussed the growing controversy surrounding the Redskins. Is the team's name racist? We asked our panel which included American Univ. journalism professor and scholar Angie Chuang, Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney and Tom Threlkeld of the DC Pro Sports Report.

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Battle for FBI HQ; Patient Outreach; Red Taxis for DC?; Va Transportation Bill Advances

February 14, 2013 - 01:46 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, the region's leaders compete for a plum prize -- the FBI's new headquarters. Washington Post business reporter Jonathan O'Connell joined us with the latest.

And, since many men won't go to the doctor, a local hospital is training barbers to check for high blood pressure. Bruce talked with Dr. Michelle Magee of Medstar Washington Hospital Center.

Then, Will Sommer of the Washington City Paper discussed the recommendation that all DC cabs be colored red.

And, Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax) joined us with the latest on the transportation funding measure that would raise hundreds of millions of dollars for Virginia roads.

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Sharon Bulova; SOTU Reaction

February 13, 2013 - 01:35 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, Fairfax County Board Chairman Sharon Bulova discussed the transportation funding plan making its around the Virginia statehouse. Bulova also talked about the impact deep cuts in federal spending would have on the Washington region.

Then,reaction on Tuesday night's State of the Union address from Sen. Tim Kaine and Reps. Steny Hoyer, Robert Hurt and Gerry Connolly.

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The Pope resigns; SOTU preview; Cuccinelli’s new book; Going vegan

February 12, 2013 - 12:27 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, reporter Greta Kreuz talked about surprise resignation of Pope Benedict and the process for choosing a new pope.

Politico’s Rachel Smolkin previewed tonight’s State of the Union address and Sen. Marco Rubio’s response.

WAMU’s Michael Lee Pope talked about the gleeful reaction of Virginia Democrats to Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s new book.

And animal rights activist Erica Meier talked about the benefits of a meat-free diet.

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Catania focuses on DCPS; Gov. Bob McDonnell

February 11, 2013 - 12:28 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, we were joined by DC Councilman David Catania (I-At Large), the new chairman of the panel's Education Committee. He discussed truancy, student achievement and other issues.

Then, we talked with Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) about his transportation initiative, gun control and the proposed expansion of Medicaid.

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DC Councilman McDuffie; VA Transportation Battle; The "S" Word

February 8, 2013 - 12:20 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, Ward 5 DC Councilman Kenyan McDuffie joined us to discuss his newly formed Industrial Land transformation task force.

In our second half hour, Washington Examiner reporter Steve Contorno  discussed the transportation fight happening in Richmond.


And, Francis Rose of Federal News Radio talked about sequestration and its potential impact.

 

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Brennan Faces Tough Questioning; Arlington Streetcar Project; Credit 101

February 7, 2013 - 02:35 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, we spoke with Politico White House Reporter Josh Gerstein about the confirmation hearing of CIA director nominee John Brennan.

And, Arlington County Board Chairman Walter Tejada discussed the latest developments on the County's plans for streetcars. He also shared his plan to preserve affordable housing.

In our second half hour, Consumer Expert Adam Levin shared tips on how to prevent idenity theft and improve your credit score.

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A Second Chance; The Sequester; HIV Prevention

February 6, 2013 - 02:54 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, a discussion on the challenges faced by female ex-offenders who've served their time.

Plus, agencies prepare for potentially deep spending cuts, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton updates us on the sequester negotiations.

And, preventing the spread of HIV. Nanah Fofanah and Chip Lewis of Whitman Walker Health joined us ahead of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

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Looming GOP Civil War? Ravens Celebrate Super Bowl Win

February 5, 2013 - 02:55 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, Republican donors signal they want a bigger role in candidate selection -- to avoid a repeat of the losses the party has suffered in the last two cycles. We talked with Georgetown University's Christopher Metzler and Adam Tragone of Human Events.

And veteran journalist Sue Kopen Katcef discussed what the Ravens victory means for Baltimore.

ABC 7/NewsChannel 8 reporter John Gonzalez also joined us with live coverage of the Ravens Super Bowl victory parade.

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Evans on Gandhi; Wells may run for mayor; Ravens recap

February 4, 2013 - 02:46 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, DC Councilman Jack Evans talks about the resignation of the city chief financial officer, Dr. Natwar Gandhi, who announced on Friday plans to leave his post in June. We also talked about the skills his successor should have.

Councilman Tommy Wells talked about his “likely” campaign for mayor. Wells filed papers this morning to create an exploratory committee.

And J.P. Flaim of 106.7 The Fan talked about the Ravens' win over San Francisco in the Super Bowl.

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Super Bowl Preview; Doug Williams Reflects on '87 SB Glory

February 1, 2013 - 01:42 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, Tom Threlkeld of the DC Pro Sports Report joined us with a preview of Super Bowl XLVII -- the Baltimore Ravens against the San Francisco 49ers.

Plus, an interview with former Redskins Quarterback Doug Williams. He reflected on his Super Bowl XXII win and MVP honor.

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