Archive for August 2013

Chief Ellerbe; Should College Athletes Be Paid?

August 29, 2013 - 12:51 PM
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DC Fire/EMS Chief Ken Ellerbe talked about the purchase of new fire trucks and ambulances, the hiring of new paramedics, recent ambulance fires and the friction between the department’s leadership and the firefighters union.

Then: Universities and TV networks rake in millions of dollars from college sports. Should athletes be paid? We talked with Washington Post reporter Gene Wang, former Univ. of Maryland basketball player Dave Neal and Tom Threlkeld of the DC Pro Sports Report.

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March on Washington Anniversary; The IHistory Project; Baseball in Washington

August 28, 2013 - 01:08 PM
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We previewed the 50th anniversary commemoration of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Politico’s Roger Simon and Professor Christopher Metzler of Georgetown University joined us to discuss.

Jeff Worthington talked about iHistory WW2, a project that encourages teens to record veterans talking about their service in World War II.

And author Fred Frommer talked about his new book, “You Gotta Have Heart: A history of Washington baseball from 1859 to the 2012 National League East champions.”

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Preventing Metro Thefts; Rev. Jesse Jackson; March to Focus on Jobs

August 27, 2013 - 02:11 PM
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Metro Transit Police Chief Ron Pavlik talked about WMATA's efforts to reduce thefts from bus and rail passengers.

Rev. Jesse Jackson previewed the 50th anniversary commemoration of the March on Washington.
And the AFL-CIO's Joslyn Williams talked about the state of the labor movement.

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Rep. Donna Edwards; 'Skins Roll Over Buffalo; Postseason Unlikely for Nats

August 26, 2013 - 01:50 PM
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Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) talked about Syria, Egypt, immigration and the March on Washington.

In our second half hour, ESPN 980's Andy Pollin discussed Washington's win over Buffalo and the Nationals disappointing season.

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Mayor Vincent Gray

August 23, 2013 - 01:12 PM
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DC Mayor Vincent Gray talked about the March on Washington events, the start of the new school year, the ambulance fires, the 'Walmart bill' and more.

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Wage Stagnation; DC School Reform; VA Governor's Race

August 22, 2013 - 12:58 PM
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An Economic Policy Institute study finds significant wage stagnation for many American workers. We talked with EPI's David Cooper.

DC Councilwoman Mary Cheh discussed the city’s school system, ethics reform and taxis vs. Uber.

And, Politico’s James Hohmann talked about the latest polling in the Virginia governor’s race.

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Analyzing the 2012 Election; Airline Merger Hits Turbulence; Frosh Launches AG Bid

August 21, 2013 - 01:11 PM
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Washington Post reporter Dan Balz talked about his new book, "Collision 2012: Obama versus Romney and the Future of Elections in America."

University of Maryland business professor Michael Ball discussed opposition to the American-US Airways merger.

And Sen. Brian Frosh (D-Montgomery) discussed his bid to become the next Attorney General for Maryland.

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DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier

August 20, 2013 - 01:57 PM
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DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier talked about the ambulance fires probe, the "stop and frisk" ruling, the DC 9 case and Saturday's big event on the mall.

 

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Violence in Egypt; GOP Party Insiders Fret; March on Washington Anniversary

August 19, 2013 - 09:38 AM
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The Washington Institute's Adel El-Adawy talked about the violence in Egypt.

Is 2013 shaping up to be a disaster for the GOP? We asked Republican strategists Bob Rusbuldt and Danny Vargas.

And Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton looked back at the 1963 March on Washington.

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The Debate Over Climate Change; Tom Threlkeld; Mary Cheh

August 16, 2013 - 01:24 PM
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The League of Conservation Voters targets key lawmakers who reject scientists' warnings about climate change. We talked with LCV's Navin Nayak.

DC Pro Sports Report's Tom Threlkeld looks at baseball's decision to adopt instant replay, and the NFL's overlong preseason.

And DC Councilwoman Mary Cheh discussed the probe of the DC ambulance fires, the Walmart bill, the election of a new attorney general and more.

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Inside the Courtroom; Was the 2010 Election Tainted?; Why Jury Duty Matters

August 14, 2013 - 01:25 PM
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WAMU's Patrick Madden talked about the latest 2010 campaign plea and the problems with DC's ambulance fleet.
Former Attorney General Peter Nickles discussed political wrongdoing, the DC attorney general election and Wall Street fraud.
And UDC law professor Andrew Ferguson talked about his new book, "Why Jury Duty Matters."

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Gray Aide Pleads Guilty; Social Power; Border Security

August 13, 2013 - 11:26 AM
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Legal analyst A. Scott Bolden discussed the Vernon Hawkins case and the reports that Jeff Thompson's alleged fundraising shenanigans pre-date his work for Vincent Gray by many years.

Social Power president Daniel Gleich talked about using group power to generate traction for good ideas.

And Homeland Security Today's Dan Verton discussed border security and immigration.

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Military Sex Assault; Missing Person Cases; Nats/'Skins Outlook

August 12, 2013 - 01:56 PM
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Politico's Darren Samuelsohn talked about the latest Pentagon plan to curb military sexual assault.

We talked with Derrick Butler of Black and Missing Foundation. The organization is working to draw media attention to the plight of people of color who go missing. *We incorrectly stated their website address during the segment. You can find more information about the organization at www.bamfi.org*

In our second half hour, author Elliott Smith talked about the Nationals prospects for a playoff run and the Washington-Tennessee NFL preseason game.

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Heather Mizeur; BDPA Technology Conference; U.S.-Russia Relations

August 9, 2013 - 12:39 PM
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Del. Heather Mizeur (D-Montgomery) talked about her decision to run for Maryland governor.

Sharrarne Morton and BDPA co-founder Earl Pace discussed BDPA's 35th Annual Technology Conference and Career Fair.

And Politico's Jennifer Epstein discussed U.S.-Russia relations

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Affordable Housing; Managing Stormwater; Teen Pregnancy PSA

August 8, 2013 - 01:20 PM
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We talked with DC's Director of Housing and Community Development about initiatives to increase affordable housing.

Adam Ortiz of the Prince George's County Department of Environmental Services discussed the Watershed Protection and Restoration Program.

And, we talked with Ayala Scales and Cyerra Wheeler about the Digital Media Academy.

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VA Governor's Race; Court-Martial for Maj. Hasan; Worldwide Terror Alert

August 7, 2013 - 01:15 PM
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We discussed the race for Virginia governor with former Virginia congressman Tom Davis and state senator Adam Ebbin.
Attorney Greg Rinckey talked about the court-martial of accused Fort Hood shooter Major Nadal Hasan.
And, President Obama cancels his plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Politico White House reporter Josh Gerstein joined us to discuss that, and the worldwide terror alert.

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Implementing ObamaCare; National Night Out; Decriminalizing Marijuana;

August 6, 2013 - 02:10 PM
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Washington City Paper reporter Will Sommer discussed DC's marijuana decriminalization bill, and the new push to legalize the drug.
Plus, it's National Night Out. Americans all across the country are coming together to build safer communities. We talked with Chris Soule, a member of NextDoor.com
And, Political Analyst Andrew Feldman joined us to discuss the fight to implement ObamaCare.

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Del Eleanor Holmes Norton: Embassy Closures and Congressional Recess

August 5, 2013 - 02:07 PM
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Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton talks of the work need to be done after Congress takes its summer recess, plus the Embassy Terror Threats and the vandals that hit DC national landmarks.

Dan Verton, editor of "Homeland Security Today" magazine discusses the terror threat that lead to the embassy closures.

And Richard Harwood, president of the Harwood Institute talks about what's next for Detroit after filing bankruptcy.

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Marty Nohe, Transportation Priorities in VA

August 5, 2013 - 01:48 PM
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Prince William County Supervisor Marty Nohe breaks down the  top transit plans in the Commonwealth.

Triple AAA's John Townsend explains why many teens are not rushing to get behind the wheel.

And will the paper dollar bill soon be a thing of the past?  We'll talk to Politico reporter Kevin Cirilli about the push for the dollar coin.

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Phil Mendelson; Boosting Job Growth

August 1, 2013 - 01:21 PM
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DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson talked about the big-box retailer bill, the legalization of marijuana, the DC United stadium deal and the decision to delay the Attorney General election.

Why isn’t the economy producing more jobs? We asked Deborah Allen Hewitt, an economist at the Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary.

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