Today on NewsTalk, we discussed the “community benefits agreement” that the Gray administration has reached with Walmart. The retail giant wants to open six stores in DC and the administration says the deal will mean good things for the city. But critics – including our guest, Marina Streznewski of the DC Jobs Council – say the agreement falls short in several ways. (The city’s deputy mayor for economic development, Victor Hoskins, was not able to join us, due to prior commitment.)
Tom Threlkeld of the DC Pro Sports Report discussed the firing of Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau, the tentative NBA labor settlement, and the Redskins win in Seattle.
In our last segment we talked with several members of the Beacon House Falcons, a Jr. Pee Wee football team from DC that won the eastern region title this weekend. The win qualifies the Falcons for next weekend’s national playoffs in Orlando, but they must raise $50,000 this week to cover their travel expenses. (Donations can be made via the Beacon House website, www.beaconhousedc.org.)
WATCH today’s program after the jump.
Tuesday at 10am: Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.)