Archive for November 2013

The Newtown Tragedy; Vincent Orange; Smart Transportation Strategies; Cell Phones in the Air?

November 27, 2013 - 01:25 PM
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Richard Harwood of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation talked about the report on the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Harwood worked with families in Newtown, CT, following the shooting rampage there.

DC Councilman Vincent Orange discussed the minimum wage debate, the delay in the election of the city’s attorney general and his campaign for mayor.

Arlington Supervisor Chris Zimmerman talked about his decision to take a position with Smart Growth America.

And will airlines allow people to make phone calls on airplanes? We asked reporter Kris Van Cleave.

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Q&A with Executive Ike Leggett; The "Redskins" Name Debate

November 26, 2013 - 11:53 AM
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Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett talked about pedestrian safety, the Silver Spring Transit Center and the proposal to boost the region’s minimum wage.

Then, Kevin Gover, Executive Director of the National Museum of the American Indian, discussed the “Redskins” name controversy and the challenges facing First Peoples today.

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Health Care Reform, "Turkeys of the Year", Congress Cuts Food Aid, HIV/AIDS Report Card

November 25, 2013 - 01:04 PM
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Today on Newstalk

The Affordable Care Act is under intense fire, we spoke with one of the law’s chief backers, Ron Pollack of Families USA.

Washington Post columnist Bob McCartney talks about which local politicans made his annual "Turkeys of the Year" list. He also, spoke about Mayor Gray’s admission that the federal probe of his 2010 campaign is slowing his decision about 2014.

Walter Smith of DC Appleseed looks at the region’s response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and whether Blue Cross/Blue Shield is meeting its requirement to invest in the Washington area. 

And District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray spoke about Congress' cuts to the SNAP Program.

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Remembering John F. Kennedy; Phil Mendelson; The Filibuster; WARL, AARP Launch Partnership

November 22, 2013 - 11:42 AM
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Historian Allan Lichtman looked back at the legacy of John F. Kennedy on this, the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson talked about the Height Act, campaign finance reform and the 2014 campaign.

In our second half hour, Politico's Rebecca Sinderbrand discussed the Senate rules change.

And we talked with Washington Animal Rescue League CEO Bob Ramin and AARP's Walter Woods.

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Mayor Vincent Gray

November 21, 2013 - 01:04 PM
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Our monthly one-on-one with DC Mayor Vincent Gray.

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The Deeds Family Tragedy; Remembering JFK; Prediabetes on the Rise; Honoring Gwendolyn Britt

November 20, 2013 - 12:05 PM
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Dr. Annell Primm of the American Psychiatric Association joined us to discuss the assault of Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds. Deeds son had mental health issues and stabbed his father before taking his own life with a gun.

Remembering JFK. University of Mary Washington political science professor Stephen Farnsworth discussed the assassination of President Kennedy, 50 years ago this week.


Doctors urge people at risk for diabetes to make changes in their diet before the condition strikes. We got advice from MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s Dr. Michelle Magee.


And admirers of the late Gwendolyn Britt raise funds for an official portrait of the civil rights activist and state lawmaker. We talked with state Senator Victor Ramirez and organizer Dan Furmansky.


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Legalize Pot in MD?; DC Insurance Commissioner Fired; Is DC the Gayest City?; Fleming Announces For DC Council

November 19, 2013 - 09:35 AM
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Maryland gubernatorial hopeful Heather Mizeur talked about her proposal to legalize marijuana.

Washington Post reporter Aaron Davis discussed the ouster of DC's insurance commissioner.

Is DC the gayest city in America, as the New York Times suggests? We asked Washington Blade reporter Michael Lavers.

And DC 'shadow representative' Nate Fleming talked about his campaign for a seat on the DC Council.

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'Skins Lose, Eagles Prevail;The Region's Economy;New Driving Danger: Selfies;The War on Thanksgiving

November 18, 2013 - 12:35 PM
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Sports blogger Tom Threlkeld talked about Sunday's Washington-Eagles game.

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot looked at the state of the region's economy.

AAA's John Townsend II discussed the problem of "selfies," those photos and videos that young people shoot while driving.

And Sarah Jane Glynn of the Center for American Progress discussed the "War on Thanksgiving," and why some retailers are refusing to take part.

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Newstalk November 15

November 15, 2013 - 01:14 PM
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We looked at where things stand with President Obama's term with Republican Strategist Bob Rusbuldt and Andrew Feldman of Feldman Strategies, a firm that works with Democrats:

 

 

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The Mizeur-Coates Ticket; ACA Woes Worry Hill Dems; Helping Vets Find Good Housing; Tommy Wells

November 14, 2013 - 12:54 PM
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Del. Heather Mizeur and her new running mate, Rev. Delman Coates, joined us for their first interview since becoming a ticket.

Rebecca Cooper talked about the new pressure on the White House to tweak Obamacare.

A new report looks at the housing struggles many veterans face. We talked with the report's author.

And DC Councilman Tommy Wells remembers slain COG transportation guru Ron Kirby.

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DC Mayor's Race; Airline Merger; Local Real Estate Update; Crisis in the Philippines

November 13, 2013 - 12:21 PM
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Washington Post reporter Mike DeBonis talked about who's in, who's out and who's undecided in the DC mayor's race.

Reporter Kris Van Cleave talks about the American-US Airways merger.

Paul Carden, Regional Disaster Program Manager for the American Red Cross, explained how local residents can help the victims of the typhoon in the Philippines.

And David Charron of MRIS talked about what the October numbers tell us about Washington area real estate.

 

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Tea Party's Impact on the GOP; AG Race Too Close to Call; Sick Days for All

November 12, 2013 - 12:37 PM
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Is the Tea Party a liability for the Republican Party's electoral prospects? We asked Ron Wilcox of the Northern Virginia Tea Party.

Washington Post reporter Ben Pershing talked about the back-and-forth vote count in the race for Virginia Attorney General.

And Jeremiah Lowery of the Restaurant Opportunities Center discussed the campaign to require mandatory sick leave.

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Workplace Discrimination Debate; The Education Debate Gets Nasty; Staying Active; Winter Weather Headed Our Way?

November 11, 2013 - 01:01 PM
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Gay rights advocate Heather Cronk and CATO's Trevor Burrus debated the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Politico's Nirvi Shah talked about the nasty turn in the nation's education debate.

Fitness expert Josef Brandenburg offered encouragement for people tempted to quit working out because the days are growing short.

And is winter weather headed our way? GMW's Jacqui Jeras joined us with details.

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ACA Apology; Workplace Protection; Sheltering the Homeless; Washington Falls to Minnesota

November 8, 2013 - 01:10 PM
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Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton talked about the Affordable Care Act, ENDA and her re-election bid.

Will DC be ready to shelter the region's homeless? We asked Councilman Jim Graham.

And Washington Post reporter Gene Wang looked at last night's Washington-Minnesota game and the Capitals 4-game winning streak.

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Targeting Domestic Violence; McAuliffe Transition Begins

November 7, 2013 - 01:39 PM
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Prince George's County Police Chief Mark Magaw and the head of the Domestic Violence Unit, Lt. Charmaine Harvin, discussed efforts to educate and reach battered partners.

Will Virginia's new Democratic Governor and the GOP-controlled Assembly be able to reach common ground? We asked Del. Mark Sickles (D-Fairfax) and Del.-elect David LaRock (R-Loudoun).

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McAulliffe Tops Cuccinelli; Ralph Northam Wins Lt. Gov.

November 6, 2013 - 01:20 PM
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Analysis of Terry McAuliffe's win in the Virginia governor's race from state Sen. Barbara Favola, Prince William Board Chairman Corey Stewart and reporters James Hohmann and Michael Lee Pope.

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DC Mayoral Hopeful Reta Lewis; ENDA Advances; Your ACA Questions Answered

November 5, 2013 - 12:21 PM
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DC mayoral hopeful Reta Lewis talked about her campaign.

A bill to ban workplace discrimination against gays clears a big hurdle in the Senate. Washington Blade reporter Chris Johnson discussed the bill's future.

And Practice Fusion's Lauren Fifield answered consumers ACA questions.

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Kenyan McDuffie; Food Banks Brace for Surge; Ken Cuccinelli

November 4, 2013 - 12:13 PM
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DC Councilman Kenyan McDuffie talked about campaign finance reform, marijuana decriminalization, the minimum wage and more.

Food pantries brace for a surge in demand after Congress cuts aid to low-income families. We talked with Brian Banks of the Capital Area Food Bank.

And Ken Cuccinelli talked about the final day of his gubernatorial campaign.

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The 2013 Campaign; Lt. Gov. Candidate Ralph Northam; The Rollout of Health Reform; Redskins Name Debate

November 1, 2013 - 01:30 PM
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Reporter Jeff Goldberg and columnist Robert McCartney talked about the final days of the Virginia campaign.

Was the President right when he said "If you like your insurance, you can keep it"? We asked Politico's Jason Millman.

And Sirius/XM's Joe Madison talked about the debate over the name "Redskins."

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