Archive for June 2013

The Paula Deen Controversy; Washington Football Team Name Debate; Nelson Mandela's Legacy; Q & A with Tom Threlkeld

June 28, 2013 - 11:19 AM
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Georgetown University professor, Christopher Metzler discussed the Paula Deen controversy and the latest Washington Post poll about the Washington's football team name.

Tom Threlkeld of the DC Pro Sports Report gave us a recap of the NBA draft and discussed the Washington Nationals rocky season.

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Landmark Supreme Court Decisions; MD Congressional Candidate Dan Bongino.; Tightening up DC Voter Rolls

June 27, 2013 - 11:09 AM
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Today on NewsTalk:

First, CQ reporter Ken Jost joined us to discuss this week’s blockbuster Supreme Court decisions.

Next Maryland Congress hopeful Dan Bongino (R) weighed in on the landmark decisions and commented on what he sees as the future of the country.

And Cliff Tatum, head of the DC Board of Elections, finished up the show expressing the importance of tightening up voter rolls through efforts like the annual canvass campaign.

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D.C. Attorney General Irv Nathan; SCOTUS Rules on DOMA; SCOTUS Rules on Prop. 8

June 26, 2013 - 11:03 AM
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We discussed the breaking news of the Supreme Court's ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 with D.C. Attorney General, Irv Nathan.

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Rep. John Delaney; Our Aging Infrastructure; IRS Scandal

June 25, 2013 - 11:20 AM
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We were joined by Maryland Congressman John Delaney (D-District 6) who commented on a range of topics including immigration reform, the conflict in Syria, and the NSA investigation.

Later, Washington Post reporter Katherine Shaver spoke about what it's going to take to replace the region's aging water and sewer pipes.

We ended the show talking with Steven Sloan, Senior Tax Editor for Politico. He weighed in on the IRS Scandal and the questionable criteria used to flag certain groups.

 

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DC Non-Profit Seeks Turnaround; Trouble for Peaceoholics; Did Barry Accept Illegal Gifts?

June 24, 2013 - 11:41 AM
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Ed Davies, Executive Director of the DC Youth Investment Trust, discussed the organization’s efforts to refocus on its mission of helping young people in the wake of the Harry Thomas, Jr., scandal.

Also, Washington Port reporter Mike DeBonis talked about the DC Attorney General's claim that the Peacoholics misused DC grant money. He also commented on accusations that Marion Barry accepted illegal gifts from a city contractor.

 

 

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Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker; Congresswoman Donna Edwards; VA Attorney General Candidate Mark Obenshain

June 21, 2013 - 11:13 AM
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Today on NewsTalk:

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker talked about his bid for a second term and his appointment of a new school board chairman.

Congresswoman Donna Edwards discussed immigration, NSA surveillance, Syria, and much more.

Mark Obenshain talked about his campaign to become the next Attorney General in Virginia.

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Our Monthly Q & A with D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray

June 20, 2013 - 11:49 AM
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Today on NewsTalk:

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray joined us four our monthly Q & A. Among today's topics, the District's desire for statehood and the steps he thinks should be taken to get the debate going, education reform and recent political corruption scandals.

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Q & A with Ike Leggett; Local Water Shortage?; Frederick Douglass Statue Unveiled

June 19, 2013 - 11:12 AM
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Montgomery County Executive, Ike Leggett discussed his decision to seek a third term, the future of the Silver Spring Transit Center, and more.

Ed Pinero, of Veolia Water North America, talked about the new study that found the Washington D.C. area may face a water shortage in the future.

And, Author, John Muller, discussed his new book on Frederick Douglass, as Congress unveiled a statue of Douglass in the U.S. Capitol.

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Our Monthly Q & A with DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier

June 18, 2013 - 12:07 PM
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We had our monthly Q&A with DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier.

She discussed the beating of a cyclist, marijuana arrests, the city's summer crime plan and more.

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Conversation with Virginia Congressman Jim Moran; Do Vegetarians Live Longer?

June 17, 2013 - 11:16 AM
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Northern Virigina Congressman, Jim Moran discussed a variety of issues including the recent NSA controversy, Obamacare, and his efforts in passing legislation regarding animal rights.

Clinical dietician Megan Wright of MedStar Washington Hospital Center discussed the latest study which finds that people who follow a vegetarian diet live longer than those who eat meat.  

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NSA Surveillance Program; Cyclist Attacked on D.C. Trail; Storms Pound D.C. Area; NBA Finals

June 14, 2013 - 01:16 PM
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Today on NewsTalk:

POLITICO's Josh Gerstein discussed the latest on the NSA surveillance controversy. 

The search continues for more than a dozen people who attacked a cyclist on a popular D.C. trail. The Guardian Angels are now patrolling the area. We talked with the group's leader, John Ayala.

ABC7 meterologist Brian Van de Graaff talked about the strong storms that swept across the nation on Thursday and pounded the D.C. area.

And Brian Jackson of Comcast SportsNet had a recap of the about the NBA finals.

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D.C. School Reform; Weather Saftey Tips

June 13, 2013 - 12:12 PM
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Today on NewsTalk:

David Catania, D.C. Councilmember (I-At Large), joined us to discuss the direction of school reform in the District and his newly unveiled legislation.

And, we talked to Montgomery County and Prince George's County emergency management officials Chris Voss and  Ronald Gill who gave us some helpful tips to stay safe and prepare for today's expected stormy weather.

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Research on Distracted Driving; Fairfax Plans for Transportation Projects; Tuesday's Primaries

June 12, 2013 - 11:38 AM
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First, AAA's Lon Anderson talked about the latest research on distracted drivers and shared that "hands free is not risk free."

Then, we were joined by Sharon Bulova, head of the Fairfax Board of Supervisors, who continued the conversation on distracted driving and also discussed plans for Fairfax transportation projects.

And, WAMU's Michael Lee Pope talked about Tuesday's primaries and the candidates for each party.

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Michael Brown Pleads Guilty; Zimmerman Murder Trial; "American Savage"

June 11, 2013 - 11:28 AM
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Former Councilman Michael Brown admitted he accepted bribes from undercover agents, becoming the third D.C. politician to admit to wrongdoing while in office. Dorothy Brizill, Bryan Weaver, and A. Scott Bolden discussed the sorry state of the city's ethics.

Then, Bolden joined us in our second half hour to provide analysis of the George Zimmerman murder trial.

And Kathy Parked talked with sex/ relationship columnist, Dan Savage, about his new book "American Savage." 

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Jack Evans Announces Bid for Mayor; David Craig Running for MD Governor

June 10, 2013 - 11:21 AM
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D.C. Councilman Jack Evans is jumping into the race for mayor. He discussed plans for his campaign in his first in-depth interview since Saturday's announcement.

And, Harford County Executive David Craig, is the first major Republican to announce he's running for governor of Maryland. He talked about his political experience and why he's running to replace democrat Martin O'Malley in 2014.

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Michael Brown to Plead Guilty to Bribery Charges; First Ever Gang Conviction in PG County; VA Democratic Primary; D.C. Transportation Future

June 7, 2013 - 12:08 PM
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Washington Post reporter Mike DeBonis and ABC7 D.C. Bureau Chief Sam Ford talked about former D.C. Councilman Michael Brown's plans to plead guilty on federal bribery charges.

Prince George's County State's Attorney, Angela Alsobrooks discussed a recent criminal gang conviction, and the Supreme Court DNA ruling.

WAMU reporter Michael Lee Pope gave a preview of Tuesday's Democratic primary in Virginia.

And Colleen Hawkinson of DDOT talked about their upcoming meetings regarding D.C.'s transportation future.

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Holocaust Survivor and Daughter Discuss New Book; Frager's Hardware Fire, MLB Doping Scandal

June 6, 2013 - 03:06 PM
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Today on NewsTalk:

Holocaust survivor Gene Klein and his daughter, Dr. Jill Klein, joined us to discuss their new book, " We Got the Water, Tracing My Family's Path Through Auschwitz."

Our next guest, D.C. Councilman Tommy Wells, joined us from outside what remains of Frager's Hardware Store after yesterday's devestating fire.

After, Tom Threlkeld of the D.C. Pro Sports Report talked about issues surrounding the Nationals this season and the Major League Baseball doping scandal, and professional soccer player Robbie Rogers' decision to reveal he's gay. 
 

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Elder Abuse Awareness; Gay Rights Abroad; Arch Campbell

June 5, 2013 - 11:41 AM
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We talked about the problem of elder abuse with Montgomery County State's Attorney John McCarthy and Jay Kenney, head of the county Office on Aging.

Veterans of the gay rights struggle in the U.S. share lessons with GLBT activists in other countries. The Washington Blade's Michael Lavers shared his experience.

And Arch Campbell talked about "Anchorman 2."

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Local Elections Heat Up; SCOTUS DNA Ruling; Military Sex Assault Hearings

June 4, 2013 - 11:49 AM
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Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney talked about the gubernatorial races in Virginia and Maryland, school reform in Prince George's and more.

Former prosecutor Glenn Ivey discussed the Supreme Court's ruling in the Maryland DNA case.


And Politico's Philip Ewing weighed in on today's congressional hearings on sexual assault in the military.

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Regulating Food Trucks; "Life Reimagined"; Tracking Extreme Weather

June 3, 2013 - 12:39 PM
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DC Councilman David Grosso talked about the big-box retailer bill, food trucks, and marijuana reform.

In our second half hour, Barbara Shipley of AARP discussed the "Life Reimagined" campaign.
And three storm chasers die in a Midwest tornado.  ABC 7 Senior Meteorologist Jacqui Jeras talked with us about the dangers of going out in extreme weather.

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