Archive for March 2012

Inside the Supreme Court; Puppies!; McNabb disses the ‘Skins

March 30, 2012 - 01:37 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, Politico’s Josh Gerstein talked about what it was like inside the Supreme Court during this week’s dramatic oral arguments on health care reform. We also discussed whether it’s possible to glean from the Justices’ questions how they might rule.
Sue Bell of Homeward Trails talked about her efforts to find home for puppies from a high-kill shelter outside the region.
And Tom Threlkeld of the DC Pro Sports Report discussed Donovan McNabb’s comments about RG III, the Redskins salary cap hit, the Capitals playoff hopes and the NCAA Final Four.
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Monday at 10am: Mega Millions mania and the debate over speed cameras

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Is TRIM in peril?; HIV testing; Metro expansion

March 29, 2012 - 01:04 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, we looked at whether legislation now working its way through the Maryland legislature will mean the end of Prince George’s County’s decades-old property tax cap. We were joined by civic activist Judy Robinson, who fought to get TRIM adopted, and Washington Post reporter Miranda Spivack.
We discussed efforts to make it easier for people to get tested for HIV and Hepatitis C. Joining us: Dr. Gregory Pappas, head of the District’s HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB Administration, and Heather Free of BioScrip Pharmacy.
In our last segments, we discussed the future of the Silver Line, local budget drama, transportation funding, taxes and Project Labor Agreements with Jim Dinegar, head of the Greater Washington Board of Trade.
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Friday at 10am: Inside the Supreme Court. Also, an urgent plea to help some puppies.

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DC Council debate

March 28, 2012 - 03:15 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, we hosted a lively debate among the four candidates vying in the April 3 Democratic primary for an At-Large seat on the DC Council. Joining us in-studio to discuss education, jobs, ethics and speed cameras: incumbent Vincent Orange and challengers Sekou Biddle, E. Gail Anderson Holness and Peter Shapiro.
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Thursday at 10am: Is TRIM on the way out in Pr. George’s? Also, Board of Trade head Jim Dinegar

 

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Eye on local ‘watch’ groups; Is GOP race over?

March 27, 2012 - 01:25 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, we looked at the questions the Trayvon Martin case raises about community watch programs. Joining us: John Ayala, who started the Guardian Angels’ DC chapter many years ago.
Then, we talked about the race for the GOP presidential nomination and the politics of the health care challenge with Politico’s David Mark.
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Wednesday at 10am: The candidates running for the DC Council At-Large engage in a live debate

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Health care challenge; The Trayvon Martin case; The Caps playoff push

March 26, 2012 - 02:10 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, we discussed the Supreme Court challenge to the Affordable Care Act. Ken Jost, who covers the high court for CQ Press, offered his thoughts on the historic process that begins this week.
Former Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Glenn Ivey talked about the Trayvon Martin case and Florida’s controversial “stand your ground” law.
And reporter Ben Raby talked about the Washington Capitals chances of making the playoffs. The team suffered a painful loss this weekend when it fell to Winnipeg 4-3 after leading 3-0.
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Tuesday at 10am: Guardian Angels leader John Ayala

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Week in Sports; Norton on Federal Goverment Shutdown Threat

March 23, 2012 - 01:07 PM
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 On today's show we took an in-depth look at some of this week's big sports headlines. Tom Threlkeld of DC Pro Sports Report and Chase Hughes of Comcast SportsNet joined us to talk about the Redskins exceeding the salary cap, the punsishment handed down on the New Orleans Saints for a bounty system and the Capitals' push for the playoffs.

In our second half hour, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton discussed the Trayvon Martin case and the threat of a government shutdown.

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DC scandals; The death of Trayvon Martin

March 22, 2012 - 04:13 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, we looked at the ethical cloud that hangs over DC politics – including the today’s Washington Post report on an alleged shadow campaign, off the books, inside the Gray for Mayor campaign in 2010. Our panel consisted of Post reporter Nikita Stewart, WAMU report Patrick Madden and Dorothy Brizill of DC Watch.

Then, Sirius/XM talk show host Joe Madison talked about the death of an unarmed Florida teen, Trayvon Martin, which has spawned protests around the U.S.

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Friday at 10am: Bounty-gate, the NY Jets sign Tim Tebow, the Capitals’ playoff push and a preview of the Nationals 2012 season

 

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Va. budget talks; Romney wins IL; Web privacy; Milad Pooran

March 21, 2012 - 04:04 PM
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Today on NewsTalk we previewed the upcoming special session of the Virginia General Assembly, during which lawmakers will try again to come up with a budget for the new fiscal year. Joining us: Washington Post reporter Anita Kumar.

Politico’s Dave Levinthal talked about Mitt Romney’s win in the Illinois primary.

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler discussed internet privacy concerns.

And Maryland Democrat Milad Pooran talked about his bid for the seat now held by Rep. Roscoe Bartlett.

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Thursday at 10am: A special panel discussion on DC ethics and campaign reform. Also: Joe Madison talks about the death of Trayvon Martin.

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Our Q&A with Chief Lanier

March 20, 2012 - 04:21 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier talked about the recent surge in robberies, the re-sale of stolen electronics and the spate of attacks on gay and transgendered persons. We also discussed the revolving door that puts repeat criminals back on the street even after they’ve committed dozens of crimes.

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Wednesday at 10am: A preview of the Virginia legislature’s special session, Md. AG Doug Gansler, Politico’s David Levinthal and congressional hopeful Milad Pooran.

 

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Rob Garagiola; Schools chief on the hot seat; Crooks clean up

March 19, 2012 - 01:55 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, Maryland state Sen. Rob Garagiola talked about this year’s legislative session, which stoked tensions between local leaders and Annapolis, and his congressional campaign. He faulted his primary opponent, John Delaney, for being unwilling to debate him on NewsTalk and he responded to the Washington Post’s harshly worded endorsement of Delaney.

WAMU reporter Michael lee Pope talked about the calls for Alexandria Schools Superintendent Morton Sherman to resign.

And ABC 7’s Kris Van Cleave talked about the recent use of Tide laundry detergent as currency in the underground economy.

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Tuesday at 10am: DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier

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Jack Evans, Hans Riemer and Marion Barry

March 16, 2012 - 01:51 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, DC Councilman Jack Evans discussed the city’s finances, the subpoenas many top officials have received, DC United and the performance of Mayor Gray. He also answered candidly when asked what his political future might bring.
Montgomery County Councilman Hans Riemer talked about the growing rift between county leaders and Montgomery’s Annapolis delegation over the proposal to shift the burden for teacher pensions to Maryland localities. We also discussed the redevelopment of Wheaton.
In our last segment, Ward 8 Councilman Marion Barry discussed his re-election bid, including accusations from his opponents in the April 3 primary that he has failed to live up his promises.
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Monday at 10am: Md. congressional candidate Rob Garagiola, the majority leader in the state Senate. Also, reporters Michael Lee Pope and Kris Van Cleave

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Controversial "Ex-gay" flier, Maryland gas tax, Gaston takes on Barry

March 15, 2012 - 03:58 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, we discussed the controversy that has erupted in Montgomery County over fliers sent home in student backpacks. David Fishback of P-FLAG debated P-FOX board member Peter Sprigg about a flier supporting "ex-gays."

Former Md. Transportation Secretary David Winstead talked about Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposal to raise the gas tax.

And Ward 8 Democrat Darrell Gaston discussed his campaign to oust DC Councilman Marion Barry.

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Friday at 10am: DC Councilmen Jack Evans and Marion Barry

 

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Allergy advice; Seegars takes on Barry; Kwame Brown

March 14, 2012 - 01:03 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, allergist Dr. Talal Nsouli discussed allergy season, which as many of you know, has started early.

Sandra Seegars, a Ward 8 Democrat, talked about her bid to unseat incumbent DC Councilman Marion Barry in next month's primary.

And DC Council Chairman Kwame Brown talked about the subpoenas just issued by federal prosecutors, his college tour for high school seniors and campaign finance reform.

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Thursday at 10am: "Ex-gay" school fliers stir controversy in Montgomery County.

 

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Moran on Afghanistan; Jacque Patterson; DC Vote protest

March 13, 2012 - 04:10 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, Rep. Jim Moran talked about the massacre of innocent civilians by an American serviceman in Afghanistan. Moran warned of grisly attacks on U.S. troops in the days ahead and urged the President to withdraw our forces from that country immediately.

Ward 8 Democrat Jacque Patterson talked about his bid to unseat DC Councilman Marion Barry in the April 3 primary.

And DC Vote’s James Jones discussed the organization’s protest at the district office of Arizona Rep. Trent Franks (R).

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Wednesday at 10am: Allergist Talal Nsouli, Ward 8 candidate Sandra Seegars and DC Council Chairman Kwame Brown

 

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The Redskins bold move, Va. lawmakers spar, Natalie Williams

March 12, 2012 - 04:06 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, Tom Threlkeld of the DC Pro Sports Report discussed the Redskins decision to trade a bevy of draft picks to the Rams for the second pick in the upcoming NFL draft. Washington is expected to use the pick on heralded Baylor QB Robert Griffin III.

We discussed the Virginia legislature’s budget impasse with two freshmen members of the Senate – Democrat Barbara Favola of Arlington and Republican Dick Black of Loudoun.

And this week we’re profiling the candidates running against Ward 8 DC Councilman Marion Barry. On today’s show: Natalie Williams, Barry’s former press secretary.

 

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Tomorrow: DC Vote’s James Jones and Ward 8 hopeful Jacque Patterson

 

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Tom Davis; Pr. George’s woos new employers; Metro brake problems

March 9, 2012 - 01:28 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, former congressman Tom Davis talked about the race for the GOP presidential nomination, the Rush Limbaugh controversy, hyper-partisanship in politics and the rise of social issues.
David Iannucci, a top economic development official in Prince George’s, discussed the county’s efforts to grow existing firms and to lure new employers – including the FBI.
And WTOP reporter Adam Tuss talked about the news that engineers at Metro knew about potentially serious brake problems on 5000-series rail cars years ago.
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Mary Cheh; Telework; Wizards top Lakers

March 8, 2012 - 01:38 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, DC councilwoman Mary Cheh talked about her campaign finance reform proposal. We also talked the proposal that high school students be required to apply to post-secondary education, the CFO’s revenue estimates, speed cameras and street cars.

Cisco System’s Dan Kent discussed this week’s Telework Challenge, an effort to get more federal agencies and private employers to allow telework.

In our last segment, Comcast SportsNet’s Brian Jackson talked about the Washington Wizards’ improbable win over the L.A. Lakers at Verizon last night. The come-from-behind win, before a crowd that backed the visitors most of the night, was spurred by four Washington reserves.

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Friday at 10am: Former congressman Tom Davis and PG economic development official David Ianucci

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Speed cameras; Super Tuesday; Peyton Manning

March 7, 2012 - 03:03 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, AAA’s Lon Anderson talked about the proliferation of speed cameras (and the suspicion that they’re as much about revenue as safety), distracted driving, and the new tickets issued to Prince George’s Councilwoman Karen Toles.

Politico’s Joe Williams and former Gov. Bob Ehrlich offered analysis of Super Tuesday. (Ehrlich is Romney’s Maryland chairman and had some good insights.)

And Tom Threlkeld of the DC Pro Sports Report talked about whether the Washington Redskins should pursue longtime Colts QB Peyton Manning.

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Thursday at 10am: DC Councilwoman Mary Cheh. Also, telecommuting.

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Contractor’s office raided; Mild winter; JP Flaim

March 6, 2012 - 02:40 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, Washington Post reporter Mike DeBonis discussed the raid at the home and office of a prominent DC government contractor and political donor, Jeffrey Thompson.

Meteorologist Steve Rudin talked about our unusually mild winter and the violent weather that has terrorized parts of the South and Midwest.

And, Sports Junkies co-host JP Flaim discussed his book, “Chasing Rocky.”

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Today’s Q&A: Sens. Rob Garagiola and Chap Petersen, and PG Exec Baker

March 5, 2012 - 01:44 PM
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Today on NewsTalk, Sen. Rob Garagiola (D-Montgomery) talked about the fight over pensions and gay marriage, his congressional campaign, ethics, and allegations from his primary challenger.

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax) discussed the budget stalemate in Richmond.

And Prince George’s Executive Rushern Baker talked about gambling, hopes for a new hospital, and the Karen Toles incident.

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