Archive for December 2013

Year In Review

December 31, 2013 - 12:08 PM
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Today on NewsTalk Bruce DePuyt and his guests former Fairfax Mayor John Mason, Prince George's civic activist Sharrarne Morton and former Rockville Mayor Steve Van Grack discussed this year's top stories.

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Sports Year In Review

December 30, 2013 - 12:04 PM
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The sports year in review; from Dan Snyder  firing head coach Mike Shanahan, to RG3's  injury in a playoff loss to Seattle and the Nationals, Capitals and Wizards. Tom Threlkeld of the DC Pro Sports Report, Comcast's Brian Jackson and author Elliott Smith talked about the last 12 months in sports news.

 

 

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Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown; Big Changes in the Big Apple; 2013's Wild Weather; WARL reaches 2000 Adoptions

December 27, 2013 - 12:36 PM
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 Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown talked about his bid to succeed Martin O'Malley, the state's ACA web portal and next year's General Assembly session.

Capital New York's Azi Paybarah looked at Michael Bloomberg's legacy and impending mayoralty of Bill De Blasio.

Meteorologist Alex Liggitt looked back at 2013's wild weather.

And Washington Animal Rescue League CEO Bob Ramin talked about the adoption agency's record-setting year.

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Doug Gansler; Ditching Cable; White Flint Mall Closing

December 26, 2013 - 01:08 PM
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Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler talked about gift card rules, health reform and his bid to become Governor.

Reporter Natasha Barrett discussed why some cable customers are cutting the cord.

And as White Flint Mall does Christmas for the final time, we took a look at the plans in the pipeline for North Bethesda.

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"Affluenza" Defense; Feds Delay Action Against Gov. McDonnell; Health Insurance; Tax Season

December 24, 2013 - 12:17 PM
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Today on NewsTalk Bruce DePuyt, spoke with legal analyst Jim Shalleck about the "affluenza" defense in a case involving a Texas teen accused of killing four people in a drunk driving crash and the report that lawyers representing Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell got federal prosecutors to delay action against him.

Politico's Rebecca Sinderbrand discussed the political implications of Maryland's balky health insurance web portal.

Washington Blade reporter Michael Lavers spoke about the same-sex marriage ruling in Utah.

And CPA Joey Musmar talked about the 2013 tax year and answered viewers tax questions.

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MGM Wins Pr. George's Casino Bid; The "Knockout game;" Arch's Movie Picks; Uber Surge Pricing

December 23, 2013 - 12:27 PM
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David Harrington of the Prince George's Chamber and Washington Post reporter Jonathan O'Connell talked about MGM's successful bid to win a casino license in Prince George's County.

Does the media over-hype the "knockout game"?  John Ayala of the Guardian Angels discussed.
Arch Campbell shared his holiday movie picks.

And Washington City Paper's Perry Stein talked about Uber's controversial experiment with dynamic pricing.

 

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Rushern Baker; "Inside Washington" Ends; Target Breach: What You Need to Know

December 20, 2013 - 01:16 PM
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Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker talked about the future of gambling in the county, his trip to Brazil, education reform and the minimum wage debate.

Gordon Peterson discussed the end of "Inside Washington"'s 25-year run.

And, expert consumer advice on the Target credit card breach.

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Life in the Secret Service; Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton Speaks about Budget Deal;MD Council member to Join Nonprofit

December 19, 2013 - 12:25 PM
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Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton talks about the budget compromise, gun control and saying farewell to Nelson Mandela.

Former Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino talks about his book., "Life Inside the Bubble," and his bid to unseat Rep. John Delaney.

And Montgomery County Councilwoman Valerie Ervin discusses her decision to resign her post in favor of a job with a New York based non-profit.

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Rep. Wolf to Retire; Pay to Play at City Hall?; The White House Reboots

December 18, 2013 - 12:27 PM
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Former congressman Tom Davis and reporter Trevor Baratko discussed Rep. Frank Wolf's decision to retire and the race to replace him.

Washington Post reporter Mike DeBonis looked at the latest pay-to-play allegations at DC City Hall.

And Politico's Glenn Thrush talked about the White House attempt at a second term reboot.

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Andy Shallal; RGIII Benched; Interpreter Was A Fake

December 12, 2013 - 01:27 PM
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Restaurateur Andy Shallal talked about his DC mayoral campaign.

Journalist Elliott Smith discussed the benching of Robert Griffin III and the Nationals acquisition of Jerry Blevins.

And former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino talked about the potential danger posed by the fake sign language interpreter at the Mandela memorial.

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Tommy Wells; Budget Negotiators Strike Deal; "Countdown"

December 11, 2013 - 12:40 PM
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DC Councilman and mayoral hopeful Tommy Wells talked about gaps in the city's fire truck inspection program and his vow to spend one week living on what a worker earning minimum wage makes.

Politico's Tal Kopan talked about the deal to fund the government.

And author Alan Weisman talked about his book, "Countdown."

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Chief Ken Ellerbe; Catania Considers Mayoral Bid; Obama Seeks 2nd Term Reboot

December 5, 2013 - 12:54 PM
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DC Fire/EMS Chief Ken Ellerbe talked about his testimony before the Council regarding the department's fleet issues.
DC Councilman David Catania discussed his decision to form a mayoral exploratory committee.
And political science professor Alvin Thornton talked about President Obama's efforts to reboot his second term.

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The Black Market in Stolen Items; DC Boosts Minimum Wage; The Holiday Retail Scene; Wizards Rebound

December 4, 2013 - 12:57 PM
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A stolen laptop leads to the discovery of a thriving black market. Washington Post reporter Peter Hermann joined us to discuss.

The DC Council approves legislation raising the city's minimum wage. David Catania forms a mayoral exploratory committee. Also, Mayor Gray has a feisty give-and-take with reporters one day after announcing he is a candidate for reelection. We talked with APs Ben Nuckols and WAMU's Patrick Madden.

In our second half hour we looked at the early holiday retail sales numbers and at some of the chaos to hit stores with Jennifer Nycz-Connor of the Washington Business Journal.

And, the Washington Wizards are flying high. Tom Threlkeld of the DC Pro Sports Report provided analysis.

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Mayor Gray to Seek 2nd Term; The Prediabetes Epidemic; Can the GOP Take the Senate?

December 3, 2013 - 09:35 AM
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Analysis of Mayor Gray's bid for a second term from Washington Post reporter Nikita Stewart and Washingtonian's Harry Jaffe.

Are you one of the estimated 80 million Americans with prediabetes? We talked with MedStar Georgetown's Dr. Natasa Janicic.

And can the GOP take the Senate in 2014? We asked Politico's James Hohmann.

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Rep. Frank Wolf; Coach Shanahan's Future; Help Send Local Team to FL

December 2, 2013 - 12:49 PM
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Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) talked about health reform, immigration and Iran.

Is coach Mike Shanahan's job in jeopardy? We asked Washington Post reporter Gene Wang.

And the Beacon House Falcons win their way to the national Pee Wee football championships, but the fundraising clock is ticking. We talked to the team's coach, two players and Beacon House founder Rev. Don Robinson.

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