Archive for February 2014

Marriage Bans Struck Down; The President's Candid Comments; New Food Labels; Uncovering Your Home's Story

February 28, 2014 - 12:03 PM
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A string of court rulings in conservative states set the stage for another Supreme Court clash on same-sex marriage. Reporter Ken Jost discussed hat might happen next.

The president makes unusually personal remarks about race and growing up without a father. Georgetown's Christopher Metzler share his thoughts.

Politico's Helena Bottemiller Evich discussed the new food labels we'll soon be seeing in coming years.

And Mark Smith of the Humanities Council of Washington, DC joined us with information on how to learn more about your home's history.

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Marijuana's Moment Debate Over Use; All Things Arlington; DC Mayoral Race Poll

February 26, 2014 - 11:33 AM
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Marijuana's Moment? Washington Post Reporter Marc Fisher discusses the debate over the decriminalization and legalization of marijuana use.

 

 

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The Foreclosure Squeeze; Doug Duncan Announces for Mont. Co. Executive

February 25, 2014 - 12:03 PM
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Jason Collins Makes History; Nationals Training Camp

February 24, 2014 - 02:08 PM
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A recap of the Sochi Games. Also, are the Olympics worth the money? We talked with former Baltimore Sun reporter Candy Thompson.

Note: Our segments with Candy Thompson cannot be posted online due to Olympic video restrictions in place by NBC.

Plus, Jason Collins makes history. Is Michael Sam next? And: a Nationals season preview. Tom Threlkeld of the DC Pro Sports Report joined us with analysis.

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NewsTalk February 21

February 21, 2014 - 12:23 PM
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DC Mayor Vincent Gray

February 20, 2014 - 12:28 PM
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Beyer Seeks VA House Seat; Wintertime Car Risks; Embarrassing Ambassadors

February 19, 2014 - 01:50 PM
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 Former Lt. Gov. Don Beyer discussed his bid for the House seat now held by Jim Moran.

AAA's Lon Anderson talked potholes, speed cameras and unpaved roads.

And Washington Post reporter Juliet Eilperin discussed ambassadors who aren't quite ready for prime time.

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Immigration Protest; U.N. Report on North Korea; MD Governor's Race

February 18, 2014 - 08:48 AM
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Religious leaders get arrested protesting deportations outside the White House. Noel Andersen of Church World Service, one of those arrested, talked with us about the issue.

A UN report paints an alarming portrait of widespread human rights abuses inside North Korea. WTOP's J.J. Green joined us with the latest.

And a Baltimore Sun polls shows Anthony Brown leads his rivals in the race for governor, though most voters have yet to focus on the contest. Andrew Feldman joined us with details on that.

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Homeless Crisis in DC; Ten Mile Creek Controversy; Medicaid Expansion Voted Down

February 17, 2014 - 12:27 PM
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Peg Hacskaylo, Executive Director of the District Alliance for Safe Housing, and Patricia Fugere, Executive Director of the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, discussed the region's homelessness crisis.

In our second half hour, Montgomery County Councilman Hans Riemer discussed the Ten Mile Creek controversy and the race for County Executive.

Virginia State Senator Adam Ebbin joined us by phone to discuss the Medicaid expansion proposal defeated in Richmond.

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VA Marriage Ban Struck Down; The Race for DC Mayor

February 14, 2014 - 12:46 PM
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Washington Blade reporter Michael Lavers, former Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinell and others shared their thoughts on the ruling striking down Virginia's ban on same-sex unions.

With six weeks to go until the primary, where does the race for mayor stand in DC? We talked with political analyst Doug Sloan.

And Politico's Kevin Robillard talks about efforts to regulate the cruise ship industry.

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Wintry Weather; Fairfax Co. Storm Preps; Gansler Disses Pr. George's?

February 12, 2014 - 11:41 AM
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Fairfax Board Chair Sharon Bulova talked about storm preparations, the Silver Line and the General Assembly session.

Meteorologist Brian van de Graaff previewed the snowstorm that's headed our way.

And, the Brown for Governor campaign accuses Doug Gansler of dissing Prince George's County. We talked with Bladensburg Mayor Walter James, a Brown supporter, and Gansler supporter Glenn Ivey.

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Unsolved Alexandria Murders; NFL Prepares For Gay Player; Wintry Weather Forecasted

February 11, 2014 - 11:33 AM
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Washington Post reporter Matt Zapotosky joined us with the latest on Alexandria's unsolved murders.

The DC Pro Sports Report's Tom Threlkeld talked about Michael Sam, the Capitals and Doug Williams.

And meteorologist Jacqui Jeras provided an update on the midweek storm that's headed our way.

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Darrel Thompson; Fed Benefits for Same-Sex Couples; Marijuana & the Workplace

February 10, 2014 - 01:48 PM
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DC Council candidate Darrel Thompson talked about his bid for the seat now held by Tommy Wells.

The Justice Department moves to extend federal marriage benefits to same-sex couples. Politico's Josh Gerstein joined us with the latest.

And employment law expert John Mahoney looked at how changes in marijuana law could impact the workplace.


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Phil Mendelson; Ice Causes Power Outages; Can You Trust Your Weather App?

February 6, 2014 - 12:49 PM
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DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson talked about marijuana reform, DC Promise, the soccer stadium deal and more.

Meteorologist and Carroll County resident Ron Riley discussed the power outages in the wake of yesterday's storm.

And Washington Post weather editor Jason Samenow looked at why the forecasts on your smartphone's weather app may not be worth much.

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VA Marriage Challenge; CBO Report Stirs ACA Debate; Decriminalizing Marijuana;

February 5, 2014 - 12:59 PM
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ABC7's Jeff Goldberg talked about the court challenge to Virginia's ban on same-sex unions.

Politico's Jason Millman discussed the political debate sparked by the CBO's new take on health reform.

And WAMU's Patrick Madden talked about marijuana reform and a new education plan that threatens a popular tuition program.

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O'Malley Considers WH Bid; Growing Trend of Heroin Use; Icy Weather Forecasted

February 4, 2014 - 11:59 AM
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Politico's James Hohmann looked at Gov. Martin O'Malley's potential White House run.

The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman focuses attention on the increase in heroin use. Dr. Joxel Garcia, director of the DC Department of Health, joined us with look at why it's such a difficult addiction to kick.

And GMW's Jacqui Jeras provided a preview of the winter weather in our forecast.

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The Seahawks Are Champs; Non-Partisan Primary?; Grading the Super Bowl's Ads

February 3, 2014 - 12:31 PM
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Sportscaster Joyce Jackson talked about seattle's domination of Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII.

Should local governments switch to non-partisan primaries? Ward 1 DC Council candidate Bryan Weaver says doing so would get more people involved in the process and empower victors.

And which of last night's ads were the best? We talked with advertising guru Dave Marinaccio.

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