Archive for category What's On December 2014

Gun Proposal to the Medicaid Battle; Ted Cruz I'm Sorry; Jeb Bush eyes '16

December 17, 2014 - 11:32 AM
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Virginia state Senators Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) and Dick Black (R-Loudoun) talked about Governor McAuliffe’s gun proposals, the Medicaid battle (Round 2), the proposed sentence for former governor Bob McDonnell and ethics reform. Also, Sen. Ted Cruz earns the ire of fellow Republicans, with a legislative maneuver that went awry, allowing Democrats to muscle through Obama appointments that appeared stalled. Analyzed by republican BOB RUSBUDLT and talk show host STEVE SHEPARD

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Chief Cathy Lanier

December 16, 2014 - 12:35 PM
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DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier discussed the “Black Lives Matter” protests, the city’s marijuana reform referendum, gun access and much more.

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Police-Community Relations; The Marijuana Referendum

December 15, 2014 - 01:29 PM
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Delroy Burton, head of the DC police union, talked about the recent protests against perceived police misconduct.

Then, Walter Smith of DC Appleseed, marijuana reform advocate Adam Eidinger and the NAACP's Doug Sloan talked about Congress' move against the District's marijuana referendum.

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HIll Reaches Budget Deal; Measure Voids DC Pot Referendum; CIA Director Defends Torture Report; Office Holiday Parties

December 12, 2014 - 12:04 PM
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Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) explained why he voted against the $1 trillion measure to keep the federal government funded. Then, DC Councilman David Grosso (I-At Large) reacted to the gutting of the city's marijuana legalization referendum.

CIA chief John Brennan defended his agency in the wake of the just-released Senate report on torture. We got analysis from WTOP's J.J. Green.

And, workplace expert Mary Abbajay offered advice for office holiday parties.

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"Black Lives Matter" Events; Rushern Baker

December 11, 2014 - 12:21 PM
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A preview of this weekend's "Black Lives Matter" vigil and march from Reverend Graylan Hagler and Amanda Poppei.

And, Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker discussed his goals for his second term.

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CIA Torture Report; College Football Final Four;Hill Targets DC Pot Referendum

December 10, 2014 - 11:55 AM
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Rep. Jim Moran and Politico's Glenn Thrush talk about the CIA torture report. WTOP's Noah Frank discusses the college football final four. And DC Vote reacts to the latest attack on DC home rule. Click "continue to read" see segments 2-4

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Montgomery Co. Executive Ike Leggett

December 9, 2014 - 12:16 PM
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Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett talked about the deadly plane crash in Gaithersburg, police-community relations, the Purple Line, the election of Larry Hogan and much more.

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Panel Discussing Sex Assault on and off Campus ;Taking a closer Look at Sports

December 8, 2014 - 12:37 PM
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We talked about sex assault on and off campus, and the flawed story in Rolling Stone Magazine about a now-disputed assault at U-Va. Joining us: Leslie Morgan Steiner, author of "Crazy Love"; Washington Post columnist Petula Dvorak and commentator Tom Threlkeld. Then: Tom talked about Washington's loss to St. Louis, the Wizards and more. click "continue" to read segment 2-4

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Obama Forms Policing Task Force; UVA Sex Scandal; Remembering Marion Barry

December 5, 2014 - 02:24 PM
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DC Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton talked about the Garner case, the lame-duck session of Congress and the legacy of Marion Barry.

Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple discussed the Rolling Stones report on a sex assault at UVA.  *This was recorded before the magazine reported discrepancies in the woman's account of the assault*

Our conversation with Erik was cut short as we took live coverage of President Obama announcing Ashton Carter as his nominee for Secretary of Defense.

In our final segment, we convened a special panel remembering the late Marion Barry.

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Pregnancy In The Work Place; Marion Barry and His Legacy; Creating a Partnership; Soccer Stadium Disagreement

December 4, 2014 - 01:09 PM
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The Supreme Court hears oral argument in cases dealing with pregnancy in the workplace and online threats. Journalist Ken Jost will took us inside the courtroom. As Marion Barry’s body lies in repose in the Wilson Building, we talked with Omar Tyree, co-author of Barry’s autobiography. President Obama appoints a task force to address police-community relations, with former MPD chief Charles Ramsey at the helm. We talked with Mara Verheyden-Hilliard of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund. And DC Council chairman Phil Mendelson discussed his sharp disagreement with Mayor Gray over how to fund the soccer stadium.

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D.C. Potential Stadium, but Is It in The Budget?;Talking With the author of "Virginia Climate Fever"

December 3, 2014 - 01:26 PM
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The DC Council gives tentative approval to a new soccer stadium, but financing questions remain. And Tuesday's Council session brought the fierce clash between Mayor Gray and Chairman Phil Mendelson into the open. We talked with the mayor, and with Washington Post reporter Mike DeBonis. Then, University of Richmond scholar Stephen Nash discussed his new book, "Virginia Climate Fever." click "continue" to view segments 2-4

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Falling Gas Prices; The Lame Duck Congress; The Workplace Skills Gap; Snyder Named Worst Owner

December 2, 2014 - 12:26 PM
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What's behind the drop in gas prices? We asked Washington Post reporter Chris Mooney.

Politico's Kyle Cheney previewed the lame duck session of Congress.

Why so many job-seekers lack the skills employers are looking for. Author Nicholas Wyman explained.

And sports historian Dennis Tuttle reacted to the Rolling Stones list of the worst team owners in sports, a list that puts Dan Snyder #1.

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Ferguson Protest Where Do Protestors Stand; Emission Reform; The Skins Upgrade; Diabetes & Your Eyes

December 1, 2014 - 01:42 PM
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A group calling itself the "DCFerguson Movement" carries out traffic-blocking action throughout the region, provoking a harsh response on social media. We'll talk with co-organizer Eugene Puryear. The National Wildlife Federation's Collin O'Mara talks about the White House proposal to limit emissions from plants and factories. Colt McCoy is a clear upgrade but Washington falls to the Colts in Indy. WTOP's Noah Frank has analysis. And we'll talk about diabetic eye disease with ophthalmologist Frank Spellman. click continue to read segments 2-4

 

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