Archive for February 2015

DHS Funding Showdown; Sports Roundup; DC Legalizes Marijuana

February 26, 2015 - 01:38 PM
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Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) talked about the possible funding lapse at the Dept. of Homeland Security and the Hill threats against DC leaders on marijuana.

WTOP's Noah Frank discussed the Terps win over Wisconsin and the slumping Wizards.

And DC Councilwoman Mary Cheh talked about marijuana and the DCPS initiative to help black/Latino boys.

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DC Marijuana Legalization; Post: Metro Knew of Radio Communication Issues; A Drone Mystery in Paris

February 25, 2015 - 01:13 PM
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Washington City Paper's Will Sommer on DC Marijuana Legalization

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Problems Plague DC Streetcar Line; DHS Funding Showdown; A 'Brian Williams Problem' For O'Reilly?; Transgender Soldiers in Combat?

February 24, 2015 - 01:32 PM
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Reporter Martin DiCaro talked about the latest setback for the DC streetcar program.

Washington Post reporter Josh Hicks joined us with the latest on the DHS funding impasse.

Does Bill O'Reilly have a 'Brian Williams problem'? We talked with Mother Jones Senior Editor Dan Schulman.

And the nation's defense secretary says he would welcome transgender troops. Aaron Belkin, head of the Palm Center, offered reaction.

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Immigration Order's Impact; Gruden Names RG3 Starting QB; Nationals Preview; The Case Against Obamacare

February 23, 2015 - 12:59 PM
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Immigration attorney Don Mooers talked about the impact of the Texas court order that puts the President's immigration plan on hold.

Then: Tom Threlkeld of the DC Pro Sports Report discussed MLB's efforts to speed up the game, the Wizards slump, Mike Shanahan's comments about his tenure in Washington, Jay Gruden's decision to name RG3 next year's starter and the Chargers and Raiders decision to move to LA.

In our final segment, Politico Reporter Kyle Cheney discusses what would happen if the Supreme Court decides to rule against Obamacare.

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Teachers Express Concern Over Gov. Hogan's Budget; Giving & Receiving Feedback at Work; Giuliani: "Obama Doesn't Love Black People"

February 20, 2015 - 01:26 PM
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Maryland teachers union voices concern over Governor Larry Hogan's budget. We talked with Cheryl Bost of the Maryland State Education Association.

Workplace Expert Mary Abbajay offered advice on getting and giving feedback at work

And Senior Political Reporter Scott Thuman discussed Rudy Giuliani saying President Obama "doesn't love America."

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Exelon's Takeover of Pepco; How to Avoid Frozen Pipes

February 19, 2015 - 11:57 AM
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Critics speak out against the proposed takeover of Pepco by Exelon. We talked with Public Citizen's Allison Fisher.

DC Water's John Lisle offered advice on how to avoid frozen pipes at home.

** Infectious disease expert Dr. Roberta DeBias and the Washington Humane Society's Nick Lippincott were also scheduled to appear on today's show. We took President Obama's live remarks at the Countering Violent Extremism summit instead.**

We will try to have Dr. DeBias and Nick back another day.

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Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Immigration Setback for WH; Express Lanes 101

February 18, 2015 - 01:12 PM
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Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) talked about the DHS funding showdown, marijuana legalization, federal worker pay and more.

Washington Post reporter David Nakamura discussed the White House setback on immigration.

And TransUrban's Michael McGurk answered questions about Express lanes. Watch today's full hour in the clips below. Click "Continue Reading" to see remaining segments.

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Winter Weather Alert; DC Mayor Muriel Bowser

February 17, 2015 - 12:28 PM
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DC Mayor Muriel Bowser joined us for a special 1-hour of storm coverage.

We discussed her administration's response to the snow, the yellow line smoke incident and much more.

We also checked in with our team of reporters monitoring the snowy conditions across our area.

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Rep. Gerry Connolly; AL Same-Sex Marriage; Snow Forecast

February 16, 2015 - 10:21 AM
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Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) talked about the DHS funding showdown, the ISIL war powers request, the Metro probe and more.

Washington Blade reporter Michael Lavers discussed the same-sex marriage showdown in Alabama.

And meteorologist Brian van de Graaff fine-tuned his snow forecast for tonight.

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Pr. George's Home Values Sinking; MCPS Superintendent Search; The Purple Line; Strengthening Your Core

February 13, 2015 - 12:49 PM
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Former state delegate Jolene Ivey and community activist Sandra Pruitt talked about the drop in home values in Prince George's.

Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal talked about the superintendent's decision to step down, Metro's safety woes and the impact of Gov. Hogan's budget proposals.

And in our Friday Focus on You, personal trainer Josef Brandenburg talked about how to strengthen your core.

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Phil Mendelson; The Importance of Mentors

February 12, 2015 - 01:01 PM
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DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson talks about marijuana legalization and Metro's safety woes.
Then, Khari Brown of Capital Partners for Education discusses the role of mentors in a child's life.
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Brian Williams Suspended; Council Cancels Marijuana Hearing; Obama Asks for War Authorization

February 11, 2015 - 12:56 PM
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The Brian Williams suspension and Jon Stewart's decision to leave Comedy Central. We talked with former WH Special Counsel Lanny Davis and former CNN correspondent Kathleen Koch.
Then: The DC Council cancels a hearing on the legalization of marijuana after members are warned that they risked arrest. We talked with Councilman Charles Allen, Washingtonian's Harry Jaffe and Walter Smith of DC Appleseed.
And, President Obama asks Congress to formally authorize military force against ISIL. Politico Defense Reporter Leigh Munsil joined us with details on that.
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The Middle Class Struggle; Should the U.S. Arm Ukraine?; Focus on Arlington; Can Williams Survive?

February 10, 2015 - 12:31 PM
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Rep. Chris Van Hollen talked about the middle-class squeeze, the DHS funding stalemate, ISIL, Ukraine and more. Arlington Supervisor Mary Hynes discussed her decision not to seek re-election. And media critic Tom Shales shared his thoughts on the Brian Williams controversy. Watch today's full hour in the clips below. Click "Continue Reading" to see segments 2 through 4.

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"The Partisan Divide"; Republicans vs. Democrats in Maryland

February 9, 2015 - 12:36 PM
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Metro incident hearing; "Home-state hate"; The End of the Tiger Wodds Era?

February 6, 2015 - 12:19 PM
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DC Councilman and WMATA board member Jack Evans talks about the incident in the Yellow Line tunnel near L'Enfant Plaza and concerns about emergency radio inter-operability.

Politico's Katie Gluek discusses "home-state hate" and the 2016 race.

Plus, we ask Capital Golf Weekly's Dave Lucas if the Tiger Woods era is over.

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Improving I-66; Preventing HIV Infection; Gov. Hogan's State of the State; Democrats Consider Speech Boycott

February 5, 2015 - 01:20 PM
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Bob Chase of the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance talked about the future of I-66. Devin Barrington-Ward of AVAC and Shawn Jain of Whitman-Walker Health discussed efforts to slow the spread of HIV among men of color. Center Maryland's Josh Kurtz talked about Larry Hogan's inaugural State of the State address. And Politico's Edward Dovere looked at the possible Democratic boycott of PM Netanyahu's address to Congress. Watch today's full hour in the clips below. Click "Continue Reading" to see segments 2 through 4.

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Starr & MCPS to Part Ways; Measles Outbreak; Purple Line Push

February 4, 2015 - 01:33 PM
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Journalist Miranda Spivack and parent activist Janis Sartucci discussed the ouster of Montgomery Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr. Dr. Laquandra Nesbitt, head of the DC Department of Health, talked about the District’s first case of measles. And David Harrington, head of the Prince George’s Chamber, discussed the effort to convince Gov. Larry Hogan to green-light the Purple Line. Watch today's full hour in the clips below. Click "Continue Reading" to see segments 2 through 4.

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Obama Unveils Budget; The Future of the NFL; Georgetown Makeover Considered

February 3, 2015 - 12:10 PM
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Politico;s Dan Nather discussed President Obama's budget proposal. Is football the new boxing? Sports Journalists Tom Threlkeld and Michael Williams weighed in. And, Georgetown could look a lot different than it does today. We talked with Washington Post Reporter Lavanya Ramanathan. Watch today's full hour in the clips below. Click "Continue Reading" to see segments 2 through 4.

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FFX Releases Geer Report; Superintendent's Future in Doubt; The Best & Worst Super Bowl Ads

February 2, 2015 - 01:10 PM
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WJLA's Tom Roussey and Washington Post reporter Tom Jackman talked about the Fairfax County Police report on the John Geer shooting. Montgomery County Councilman Hans Riemer looked at whether Superintendent Joshua Starr should remain in charge of the county school system. And LMO Advertising's Dave Marinaccio looked at the best and worst Super Bowl ads. Watch today's full hour in the clips below. Click "Continue Reading" to see segments 2 through 4.

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