Archive for July 2013

Q&A with Mayor Vincent Gray

July 31, 2013 - 12:26 PM
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Mayor Vince Gray talked about the DC United stadium deal, the 'Walmart bill,' the proposal to decriminalize marijuana and much more.

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Q&A With Chief Cathy Lanier

July 30, 2013 - 11:39 AM
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DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier discussed the green-paint vandalism, allegations of racial bias in drug arrests, the recent sexual assault at Howard University, decriminalizing marijuana and more.

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Race for VA Governor; Lincoln Memorial Vandalized; Kastles Win 3rd Straight Title

July 29, 2013 - 02:07 PM
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Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney talked about the race for governor in Virginia.

In our second half hour, DC Crime Stories blogger Scott McCabe discussed the vandalism at the Lincoln Memorial, the Adam Kokesh case, and a recent child porn arrest.

And, Washington Kastles coach Murphy Jenson joined us fresh from the team's win in the World Team Tennis Championship.

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Inside Obama's Big 2012 Victory; Kastles Seek 3rd Straight Title; Summer Pet Tips

July 25, 2013 - 02:05 PM
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Politico's Roger Simon discussed President Obama's second term goals and his 2012 win over Mitt Romney.

Washington Kastles owner Mark Ein previewed the WTT playoffs, which begin tonight when the Kastles take on Boston.

And, advice on protecting your pet from summer's heat. With us: Michelle Yue of the Washington Animal Rescue League.

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A Royal Baby Is Born; Training Camp Preview; Nats' Losing Streak

July 24, 2013 - 11:35 AM
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We talked about the birth of a new heir to the British throne with commentator Robert Higdon, former head of the Prince of Wales Foundation.

In our second half hour, Tom Threlkeld of the DC Pro Sports Report joined us with a training camp preview and a look at the Nationals' struggles.

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AG Election Delayed; Cuccinelli/McAuliffe Debate

July 22, 2013 - 01:19 PM
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DC Attorney General Irv Nathan talked about the Council's decision to delay the election of a new AG until 2018, and asset forfeiture.

Then: Politico's James Hohmann and poltiical science professor Stephen Farnsworth discussed the first Cuccinelli-McAuliffe debate.

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Stand Your Ground Law; Helping Vets Find Work; VA Gubernatorial Debate Preview

July 19, 2013 - 12:33 PM
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Former Miami-Dade County Judge Jeffrey Swartz talked about the origins of Florida's Stand Your Ground law.

Why are veterans having such a hard time finding work? We discussed the issue with Terri Coles of the Military Officers Association of America.

And in our final segment, Politico's Emily Schulteis and WAMU's Michael Lee Pope joined us with a preview of tomorrow's McAuliffe-Cuccinelli debate.

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McDonnell's Approval Drops; Honoring Nelson Mandela; DC Parking Debate; Water Outage Averted

July 18, 2013 - 02:35 PM
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Politico's Alex Burns talked about Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's sinking poll numbers.

Then, Congress holds a ceremony in honor of fomer South African President Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday.

In our our second half hour, Blogger David Alpert discussed the debate over parking in the District.
And Prince George's Councilman Mel Franklin talked about the aftermath of the county's water scare.

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Pr. George's Water Emergency; The Zimmerman Verdict; Study on Arrests in DC

July 17, 2013 - 12:55 PM
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We talked with Barry Hudson of Prince George's County government about the water emergency put into place as a result of a failing water main.

(Since our live broadcast, WSSC reports that none of its customers will lose water after all.)
Politico chief columnist Roger Simon discussed the politics of the George Zimmerman trial.

And Philip Fornaci, former director of the Washington Lawyers Committee's DC Prisoners Project, talked about a new study that looks at arrest trends in the District.

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The Zimmerman Verdict; Wal-Mart's DC Plans; Barry Censured; A.G. Election Delayed

July 15, 2013 - 01:51 PM
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Analysis of the verdict in the George Zimmerman case from attorneys A. Scott Bolden, Jim Shalleck and Washington Times columnist Deborah Simmons.

Plus, Wal-Mart's decision to scale back its DC expansion plans, the DC Council's decision to delay the election of the Attorney General four years and Marion Barry's latest ethical lapse. Our panel -- Simmons, Republican activist Marc Morgan and Democratic activist Bryan Weaver -- weighed in.

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McDonnell Controversy; The Fatherhood Initiative; Senate Dems Play Hardball; VA Gay Marriage Poll

July 12, 2013 - 11:06 AM
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Stephen Farnsworth, Political Science professor at University of Mary Washington, looked at the Bob McDonnell controversy.

Prince George's County Councilman, Mel Franklin, spoke about the Fatherhood Initiative and the new leadership for PG county's schools.

Politico's Dan Berman talked about the Senate Democrat's decision to up the ante in the battle over the president's stalled nominations.

Washington Blade reporter, Michale Lavers discussed the new same-sex marriage poll in Virginia.

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The “Wal-Mart bill”; Inside the Zimmerman Trial; Child Saftey Tips

July 11, 2013 - 11:16 AM
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Today on NewsTalk:

First, Washington Post reporter Tim Craig discussed the “Wal-Mart bill,” a proposal to expand DC’s smoking ban and the bill that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. D.C Councilwoman Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) phoned in to give her commentary.

Next, Legal analyst A. Scott Bolden talked about the Zimmerman trial, the Tsarnaev hearing and the arrest of Adam Kokesh.

To finish the show, Kate Carr of SafeKids offered tips for keeping children out of harm’s way.

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More Controversy for VA Gov.; Libertarian Runs for Gov. in VA; The Latest on Egypt; Common Interview Mistakes

July 10, 2013 - 11:14 AM
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Barbara Favola called in to speak about the report regarding VA Gov. McDonnell taking gifts from a businessman.

Robert Sarvis spoke about his running in the 2013 Viriginia Govenor's race as the Libertarian candidate.

Ernesto Londono of the the Washington Post discussed the latest on the unfolding crisis in Egypt.

Career expert, Mary Abbajay talked about the habits to avoid when searching for a new job and gave interviewing tips.

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D.C. Fire Department Leadership; Washington Kastles; Newseum's Funding Shortfall; Paid Sick Days Coalition

July 9, 2013 - 11:07 AM
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Edward Smith of the DC Fire Fighters Association discussed the issues with the city's fire department and the leadership of Chief Kenneth Ellerbe.

Next, Washington Kastles owner Mark Ein joined us with a look at the team's 2013 season.

Then, Associated Press reporter Brett Zongker talked about the Newseum's funding shortfall.

And, Monica Kamen and Belinda Sheppard, members of the Paid Sick Days Coalition, shared that nearly 40 million American workers do not receive paid sick days.

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WH Delays Obamacare Rule; Fallout from Gay Marriage Decision; D.C.'s CFO to Retire; Nats Showing Promise

July 8, 2013 - 11:19 AM
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Politico health care editor, Joanne Kenen, talked about the White House decision to delay the penalty on employers who fail to comply with new health insurance requirements.

In our second segment, Washington Blade reporter Chris Johnson discussed the Supreme Court's DOMA decision and the looming battle over same sex marriage in the states.

Governing Magazine's Liz Farmer talked about D.C.'s CFO, Natwar Gandhi's retirement and the ongoing search for his successor.

And in our final segment, Sports Journalist Elliott Smith discussed the National's performance through the first half of the season.

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Bi-County Parkway Debate; New Rules of the Road; DC Crime Blog

July 3, 2013 - 11:56 AM
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Should Virginia build the proposed Bi-County Parkway? We held a debate between Del. Tim Hugo and Bob Chase of the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance.

WRAP's Kurt Erickson discussed the new law that targets repeat DUI offenders.

Reporter Scott McCabe talked about his new blog, dccrimestories.com.
And WAMU's Martin DiCaro weighed in on the debate over the Loudoun-Prince William parkway proposal.

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"The Center Holds"; Rep. Frank Wolf

July 2, 2013 - 12:48 PM
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Journalist Jonathan Alter talked about his new book, "The Center Holds: Obama and his Enemies."

Then, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) discussed immigration reform, NSA leaks and recent Supreme Court decisions.

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Councilman Tommy Wells; DC's Transition to Elected A.G.; AT&T National

July 1, 2013 - 01:22 PM
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D.C. Councilman Tommy Wells talked about a new report that is critical of D.C. Fire-EMS. He also commented on whether or not undocumented persons should be able to get drivers licenses.

Next, D.C. Appleseed's Walter Smith discussed the transition to an elected Attorney General in DC.

We ended the show talking with GolfWeek's Brentley Romine about the AT&T National tournament and it's future.

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