Archive for April 2014

Measles Outbreak; The Wizards Advance; NBA Bans Sterling; Tuition Break for Immigrant Students

April 30, 2014 - 01:26 PM
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What's behind the startling rise in measles cases? We talked with Dr. Linda Fu, Director of Immunization Quality Improvement at Children's Hospital.

The Wizards advance to round two in the NBA playoffs. SportsTalk host Alex Parker joined us by phone.

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is banned for life. Reaction from legal analyst A. Scott Bolden.

And Del. Bob Marshall (R) and a Del. Alfonso Lopez (D) discussed the Attorney General's decision to allow undocumented Virginia residents to attend college at in-state rates.

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Executive Ike Leggett; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Obamacare "Success Stories"

April 29, 2014 - 12:41 PM
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Montgomery Executive Ike Leggett talked about how the county fared in Annapolis, the Silver Spring Transit Center delays and his re-election bid.

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton talked about the budget autonomy lawsuit and the Supreme Court’s ruling on affirmative action.

And Vincent DeMarco of the Maryland Citizens Health Initiative and a small-business owner discussed the state’s health reform “success stories.”

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DC Implements "Real ID"; Boston's Recovery; Wizards Dominate Chicago; Donald Sterling Controversy

April 28, 2014 - 12:17 PM
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DC DMV Director Lucinda Babers talked about the new drivers licenses District residents will need in the next couple years.

Boston Globe reporters Scott Helman and Jenna Russell discussed their book on the Boston Marathon bombing.

And Tom Threlkeld of the DC Pro Sports Report discussed the Wizards playoff win, the Capitals housecleaning and the Clippers controversy.

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Phil Andrews Bid for Mont. County Exec; Wizards vs. Bulls at Verizon Center; Life After Incarceration

April 25, 2014 - 12:55 PM
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In just 2 months, Democratic voters in Maryland will cast their ballots to nominate a new county executive.
Councilman Phil Andrews joined us to discuss his bid to unseat Ike Leggett.
The Wizards bring playoff action to the Verizon Center for the first time in 6 years. We talked about the series against the Bulls with Brian Jackson of Comcast SportsNet.
And, we learned about a program that's helping ex-offenders stay on the right track.

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Aereo vs. Broadcasters; Deportations Protest; Sunday Talk Shows Lose Luster; Wizards Win!

April 23, 2014 - 12:08 PM
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Washington Post opinion blogger Alyssa Rosenberg offered analysis of the Aereo case now before the Supreme Court.

We talked with an immigration reform activist about the deportation protests occurring outside the White House.

Politico's Dylan Byers looked at the demise of the Sunday talk show.

And SportsTalk's Alex Parker discussed the Wizards big playoff win over the Bulls.

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Autism Awareness; Surge in DC Violence; Howard Lin For Congress; Does Golf Need Fixing?

April 22, 2014 - 09:31 AM
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Tonia Ferguson of the Autism Society discussed Autism Awareness month.

Peaceoholics co-founder Ron Moten talked about the surge in violent crime in DC.

Howard Lind discussed his bid to succeed Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va).

And PGA pro Mike Aldridge weighed in on proposals to reverse the decline in golf.

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Del. Tom Hucker; Jury Duty 101

April 21, 2014 - 01:41 PM
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Delegate Tom Hucker (D-Montgomery) talked about marijuana reform, the minimum wage increase and the House of Cards tax break. (He’s running for the Dist. 5 seat on the County Council.)

UDC law professor Andrew Ferguson discussed jury duty. He wrote and narrated a new video local jurors will see when they report for jury duty.

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Council Sues Mayor Gray; STEM Education; Wizards to Playoffs; US Veg Week

April 18, 2014 - 12:31 PM
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 We discussed the DC Council's lawsuit against Mayor Vincent Gray with Attorney Brian Netter.
Dr. Toby Horn talked about the importance of STEM education programs in schools.
And, The Wizards are heading to the playoffs. We chatted with Brian Jackson of Comcast SportsNet.
Are you ready to go meat-free? Erica Meier joined us with details on US VegWeek.

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More Problems for the Silver Line; Drivers Cash in; Allergy Relief; DC Health Insurance Sign-Up Extended

April 17, 2014 - 09:08 AM
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WAMU's Martin DiCaro joined us with the latest on Metro's Silver Line project, and how drivers are cashing in with services like UberX.


Plus, spring is in full bloom. We'll got tips for allergy sufferers from Laura Kate Bender of the American Lung Association.


And, the deadline has been extended for DC residents trying to sign up for health insurance. We talked with Mila Kofman, Executive Director of the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority.

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Doug Gansler; Tolls on 14th Street Bridge?; Unrest in Ukraine

April 16, 2014 - 12:17 PM
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Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler (D) discussed his gubernatorial bid.

And tolls on the 14th Street bridge? We got reaction from AAA's Lon Anderson.

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Jeb Bush 2016?; Sports Update

April 14, 2014 - 12:58 PM
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Republicans give Jeb Bush a serious look. Could 2016 feature another Clinton-Bush battle? We asked reporter Scott Thuman and GOP strategist Bob Rusbuldt.

Then, Tom Threlkeld of the DC Pro Sports Report talked about the Nationals rough weekend, the Capitals and the Masters.

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Phil Mendelson;Good Start for the Nats;Social Media 101 for Seniors

April 11, 2014 - 01:44 PM
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DC Councilman (D) Phil Mendelson talked about Cecil Mills case, Relisha Rudd case and the Mayoral Primary.

Author Fred Frommer talks about how good the Washington Nationals are looking so far

And helping seniors discover social media.

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Can Catania Win?; Rushern Baker; Bike to Work Day Preview

April 9, 2014 - 12:54 PM
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DC Councilman David Catania (I-At Large) talked about his mayoral bid.

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker discussed the Md. Department of Housing's move to New Carrollton and the pursuit of the FBI.
And we previewed Bike to Work Day.

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MD Legislature Adjourns; Lame-Duck Lawmakers in DC

April 8, 2014 - 11:55 AM
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Del. Jolene Ivey and Senators Jamin Raskin and David Brinkley talked about this year's Maryland General Assembly session.

And the District settles in for a prolonged period of lame-duck government. We got analysis from WAMU's Patrick Madden and Doug Sloan.

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Doug Duncan's Comeback Bid; Tax Advice; Terps Fall to Notre Dame

April 7, 2014 - 12:45 PM
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Former Montomery County Executive Doug Duncan talked about his comeback bid.

CPA Joey Musmar answered viewers tax questions.

And reporter Monica McNutt discussed the Univ. of Md. women's basketball team's unexpected ride to the Final Four.

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USA VS. Bob McDonnell; Casino Promises Jobs in Pr. George's; David Letterman Retiring

April 4, 2014 - 12:40 PM
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Attorney Chris Ashby talked about the Restoration Fund's campaign to defend former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell.

Prince George's County Council Chairman Mel Franklin discussed efforts to force the new MGM casino project to hire county residents.

And, former Washington Post TV critic Tom Shales, discussed David Letterman's decision to retire in 2015.

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Allen Prevails in Ward 6 Primary; Who is Muriel Bowser?; Campaign Limits Struck Down

April 3, 2014 - 01:18 PM
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Ward 6 DC Council candidate Charles Allen talked about his win in this week's primary.
We talked politics with former DC Attorney General Peter Nickles.
And, Politico's Josh Gerstein discussed the impact of this week's big Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance.

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Bowser Wins Mayoral Primary; DeSean Jackson Headed to Washington

April 2, 2014 - 02:30 PM
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Analysis of the DC mayor and council primary. Joining us: ABC-7 DC Bureau Chief Sam Ford, Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney, DC Watch executive director Dorothy Brizill and political strategist Doug Sloan.

In our final segment, Alex Parker joined us by phone with with details on the Redskins signing of wide receiver DeSean Jackson.

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MD Pulls Plug on Health Exchange; VA Budget Impasse; WARL Celebrates 100 Years

April 1, 2014 - 02:30 PM
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Why Maryland finally pulled the plug on its troubled health exchange Web site. We talked with Baltimore Sun reporter Erin Cox and political strategist Andrew Feldman.

Sen. Adam Ebbin talked about Virginia's budget deadlock and his congressional bid.

And, the Washington Animal Rescue League marks its 100th anniversary. CEO Bob Ramin joined us with a dog rescued from Sochi, Russia.

 

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