Today on NewsTalk, the head of the union that represents front-line Metro personnel said workers remain reluctant to discuss safety problems with superiors — despite a report that drew attention to this issue following the fatal crash on the Red Line two years ago. Jackie Jeter, head of the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 689, also talked about Metro funding, public perceptions of WMATA and its workforce, scheduling concerns and more.
Washington Post reporter Gene Wang discussed the NFL and NBA lockouts that threaten play – and whether players and owners are showing disrespect to fans by pushing financial disputes to the point that seasons may be impacted.
And Dr. Gary Weitzman, head of the Washington Animal Rescue League, talked about the organization’s expansion plans. Already one of the nation’s premier animal welfare organizations, WARL has announced plans to buy property next to its Northeast Washington headquarters.
You can view today’s edition of NewsTalk here:
Friday at 10: Prince George’s civic and education activist Theresa Mitchell Dudley. Also, the National Park Service issues drowning warnings for summer.