Archive for March 2014

Pay College Players?; Muriel Bowser's Closing Argument; U.N. Tells U.S.: Let DC Vote

March 28, 2014 - 12:15 PM
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Our DC mayoral primary "closing argument" series concludes with Councilwoman Muriel Bowser.

A blockbuster ruling from a labor panel is a win for college athletes looking to form a union and get paid. Analysis from Tom Threlkeld of the DC Pro Sports Report.

A U.N. report calls on the U.S. to grant the District full voting representation in Congress. Activist Tim Cooper Skyped in from Singapore, with reaction from Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton.

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Jack Evans' Closing Argument; Malls See Decline in Foot Traffic; The 2014 Midterms; Graham Hits Rival on Ethics

March 27, 2014 - 08:08 AM
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DC mayoral candidate Jack Evans offered his ‘closing argument’ to DC voters.

Are shopping malls dying? We talked with Washington Business Journal editor Doug Fruehling.

DC Councilman Jim Graham claims his primary rival, Brianne Nadeau, has her own ethics issues. The two candidates addressed the latest charges.

And a pre-midterm election warning for conservatives from a moderate GOP activist: Don’t screw this up. We talked with former congressman Steve LaTourette.

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Tommy Wells' Closing Arguments; Gray Proposes News Ward 8 Hospital; VA Budget Impasse

March 26, 2014 - 01:11 PM
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DC Councilman Tommy Wells talked about his mayoral bid.

We took Mayor Vincent's Gray's announcement about plans for a new hospital in Ward 8. Wells shared his thoughts on the proposal.

And, Virginia lawmakers return to Richmond but are unable to resolve their impasse over the budget and Gov. McAuliffe's proposed Medicaid expansion. We talked with Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) and Del. Tag Greason (R-Loudoun).


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Andy Shallal's Closing Arguments; Snyder Establishes Original Americans Foundation

March 25, 2014 - 01:19 PM
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DC mayoral hopeful Andy Shallal discussed his campaign.

And SportsTalk host Alex Parker discussed Dan Snyder's new Original Americans Foundation.

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Can Gray Hold Off Bowser?; More Silver Line Delays;GOP May Take Senate;Snow Forecast

March 24, 2014 - 12:16 PM
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One week to go until election day in DC. Dorothy Brizill, executive director of DC Watch, joined us with the latest on where things stand.

WAMU's Martin DiCaro discussed the latest delay for Metro's Silver Line.

Politico's Dan Berman looked at what a GOP takeover of the Senate would mean for President Obama.

And are we getting snow? GMW meteorologist Jacqui Jeras has the answers.

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Bowser Closes in on Gray; The Impact of Climate Change; Sports Forecast

March 21, 2014 - 12:49 PM
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A new City Paper-WAMU poll offers an updated snapshot of the race for mayor in DC.
And, The National Wildlife Federation's Doug Inkley talked about the impact climate change is having on animals in the wild. 

In our second half hour we talked about the Nationals, NFL free agency, the Caps and the NCAA tournament with Tom Threlkeld of the DC Pro Sports Report.

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Mayor Vincent Gray

March 20, 2014 - 01:35 PM
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DC Mayor Vincent Gray talked about the announcement of a massive new development project in Southwest, the Skyland groundbreaking, his re-election bid and more.

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DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier

March 18, 2014 - 11:32 AM
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DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier talked about this morning's officer-involved shooting, the uptick in crime, marijuana reform and more.

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Ward 1 DC Council Debate

March 17, 2014 - 01:05 PM
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A debate between Ward 1 Councilman Jim Graham (D) and his challenger Brianne Nadeau.

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*We dip into President Obama for live coverage in the second clip. The debate continues after his remarks.*

 

 

 

 

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Mayoral Debate Analysis; St. Patrick's Day Sobberide; Decriminalizing Marijuana

March 14, 2014 - 01:20 PM
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Analysis of NewsChannel 8’s DC mayoral debate from WAMU reporter Patrick Madden, political strategist Doug Sloan and Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney.

Kurt Erickson of the Washington Regional Alcohol Project previewed the St. Patrick’s Day SoberRide.

And Maryland Delegate Heather Mizeur discussed the state's marijuana decriminalization bill.

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DC Mayoral Debate Part 2

March 14, 2014 - 08:45 AM
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DC Mayoral Debate Preview; CIA Accused of Spying on Congress; Missing Plane Search

March 13, 2014 - 12:07 PM
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Washington Post reporter Mike DeBonis previewed tonight's NewsChannel 8 mayoral debate.

Politico's Dan Berman looked at the war of words between the Senate and CIA over agency spying.

And our Kris Van Cleave joined us with the latest on the missing Malaysian jetliner.

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DC Mayoral Candidate Debate

March 12, 2014 - 01:09 PM
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The first of two back-to-back DC mayoral debates. We talked with mayoral candidates Vincent Orange, Andy Shallal, Reta Jo Lewis and Carlos Allen. 

Tomorrow at 7pm, we will hear from Mayor Gray, Muriel Bowser, Jack Evans and Tommy Wells.

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Jeff Thompson Pleads Guilty; Pr. William Co. Deals With Uptick in Crime; NFL Free Agency

March 11, 2014 - 08:00 AM
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Legal analyst A. Scott Bolden talked about the Jeff Thompson plea deal and Mayor Gray’s denial of wrongdoing.

Prince William Board Chairman Corey Stewart discussed crime, the General Assembly and other issues.

And Tom Threlkeld of the DC Pro Sports Reports talked about the Nationals, Caps and NFL free agency.

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VA Lawmakers Fail to Pass Budget; Jack Evans' Mayoral Bid; Budget Impact on Military Families

March 10, 2014 - 12:56 PM
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Virginia lawmakers Rob Krupicka and Dick Black talked about the Assembly's deadlock over the budget.

DC Councilman Jack Evans talked about his mayoral campaign.

And, Norbert Ryan of MOAA  discussed the impact of budget cuts on military families.

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MCPS Funding Battle; Rep. Jim Moran; Consumer Protection Week

March 7, 2014 - 12:30 PM
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 Montgomery County leaders rally in support of school construction funds. We talked with Sen. Rich Madaleno, a member of the Budget & Taxation Committee.

Rep. Jim Moran discussed the situation in Ukraine and the incident in which Rep. Darrell Issa turned off the microphone on a Democratic colleague.

And Montgomery County's Director of Consumer Protection, Eric Friedman, talked about the Target data breach and Consumer Protection Week.

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Marijuana Decriminalization; Virginia Budget Impasse; SAT Testing

March 6, 2014 - 12:07 PM
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Virginia State Senator Dick Black (R) Loudoun and Prince William about the impasse over Medicaid expansion that threatens to delay adjournment of the Virginia legislator. DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson sat down with Bruce DePuyt to discuss marijuana reform the new soccer stadium and economic inequality in the district.

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Crisis in Ukraine; Virginia Budget Impasse; DC Income Inequality; Marijuana Decriminialization

March 5, 2014 - 12:04 PM
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Today on NewsTalk Bruce DePuyt and WTOP reporter J.J. Green about the crisis in Ukraine.

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DC Mayor's Race; Derek Hyra

March 4, 2014 - 12:25 PM
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Washington City Paper reporter Will Sommer talked about the race for DC Mayor and Council.

Then, Northern Virginia Democrat Derek Hyra discussed his bid for the House seat now held by Jim Moran.

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