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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
By Martin DiCaro : WAMU
Despite the lack of on-the-ground progress for more than two years, Washington D.C. transportation officials say the Metropolitan Branch Trail is not languishing in planning rooms and that funding has been budgeted to complete the D.C. portion of the eight-mile, off-street bicycling and pedestrian path.
Friday, May 31, 2013
By Martin DiCaro : WAMU
A plan to add roadways to the D.C. suburbs is drawing fierce opposition. The so called "outer beltway" project stole the show at a recent public meeting, hinting at the ferocity of resistance in store for the plan to build a 45-mile, north-south corridor in the western suburbs of Washington.
Monday, April 15, 2013
There might be compromise in the air in Washington, DC. Bob Cusack, managing editor for The Hill, talks about possible deals on gun legislation, immigration and the budget. Then, Lloyd Sederer, medical director of New York State’s Office of Mental Health, about his new guide for mental healthcare written for families. Plus: a 5-year study of a group of women in college shows inequality in college education; and news headlines from your hometowns.
Monday, December 31, 2012
When a "member of the opposition" said that he had read Ted Sorensen's new book, Kennedy, and that he didn't like it very much, Sorenson replied that he was surprised, because "I didn't know you could read." Thus the sharp-tongued attorney and political advisor begins his talk before a 1965 Book and Authors Luncheon.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Earlier this week, Washington D.C. music legend Chuck Brown died at age 75. Brown was known as the Godfather of Go-Go: the funky, bluesy sound that was born in, and helped define, African-American life in the city - particularly in the 1970s and '80s. These days, you’re more likely to find it in the suburbs, if you can find it at all. We talk with Natalie Hopkinson, author of the social history “Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City.”
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Republican primaries take place today in Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia. We're checking in with voters today, including Mitt Romney supporter Deborah Edattel in D.C., conservative blogger David Blaska in Wisconsin, Peg Edquist from Wisconsin, and Santorum supporter Julaine Appling from Wisconsin.
Friday, November 04, 2011
When Laura Amico launched the website Homicide Watch D.C., her intent was to create a comprehensive record of all the murders in the District. Little more than a year later, the site has become more than a somber document for posterity: it's a bona fide newsbreaker, often identifying victims before police do.
Monday, April 18, 2011
They represent what may be the last great hope for a grand compromise on the budget crisis facing America. Their success or failure could mean either a new tone in Washington or a long fight to the finish of the 2012 elections. The fight also includes everything from raised retirement age and Medicare changes to higher taxes. But who are the Gang of Six? With the help of Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, we take a closer look at six men in whose hands the fate of a giant policy resolution may rest.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Susan Page, USA Today Washington bureau chief, talks about the week ahead in Congress and the White House response to domestic and international events. Joseph Romm, senior fellow at Center for American Progress and founder of the blog, ClimateProgress.org, joins the conversation and discusses U.S. nuclear energy policy in light of what's happened in Japan in the aftermath of last week's earthquake.
Friday, January 28, 2011
The lobby of Washington, D.C.'s Mayflower Hotel has seen more than its fair share of presidents and political elite. The hotel's piano bar has become a social scene for presidents within the hotel, from Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Harry Truman, Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter. Our partners at the BBC spoke with the one man who's seen it all go down, and provided the entertainment along the way — Dan Ruskin, the piano man.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
The federal deficit is set to top $1.5 trillion this year. It's a huge number, but does it even mean anything anymore? Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich says that competing budget plans are popping up all around the Capitol as lawmakers try to find ways to cut as much as possible. The Republican leadership in the House says they will cut $100 billion from the budget this fiscal year. Meanwhile, President Obama has proposed a $400 billion cut over ten years. As the Republicans look for deeper and deeper cuts, the Democrats warn that this could shock the economy back into a recession.
Monday, December 27, 2010
When the 112th Congress convenes next week, it will be the first class of legislators in nearly fifty years that does not include a member of the Kennedy clan. From Jack to Bobby to Ted to Joseph, and finally to Patrick — who decided against running for reelection this year as representative from Rhode Island — the Kennedys have been a mainstay in Washington D.C. for decades.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Thanksgiving approaches, a holiday full of yearly traditions for families across the country. As Americans begin to prepare turkey, mashed potatoes and cranberries for their Thanksgiving meals, we decided to take look at how our nation's capital celebrates this holiday. It seems that Washington lobbyists have their own special traditions in November, and the food we enjoy each Thanksgiving arrives infused with political influence.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
By Celeste Headlee : The Takeaway
What struck me most about Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear?" The attendees were not the people that Washington thinks they are. Yes, there were plenty of college students, pot smokers, and 20-somethings who rarely vote. But of the 20 people that I spoke to as they passed by me on the National Mall, not one of them fit that description. In fact, only two were younger than 40.
Many politicians (on both sides of the aisle) are comfortable dismissing the Daily Show and Colbert crowd as not serious, and non-voting. I think that's a mistake. The majority of the people I saw were middle-aged or retired, politically active, and fed up with politics.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
There's growing concern about the national debt: currently a gulp-inducing $13 trillion... and counting. President Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform is tasked with coming up with proposals to begin solving the problem later this year. We speak with Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee, and a member of the bipartisan deficit-reduction commission.