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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

D.C. Residents Push New Site For WWI Memorial

wwi memorial

Seeking to prevent the D.C. War Memorial from being co-opted into a national WWI memorial, residents are pushing for a new location in Pennsylvania.

Report: Many Virginia Drivers Falsely Ticketed

Ever gotten a ticket for driving without proof of insurance? A report from legal experts says that it's not actually against the law in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Study: Caregivers Suffer Adverse Health Effects

A study out of Virginia Tech revealed that the altruistic act of caring for an impaired spouse or parent can ultimately have harmful effects on the mental well-being of the caregiver.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Gross Remains Jailed In Cuba

Gross Rally

Alan Gross, the American government subcontractor who has been jailed in Cuba for more than two years, was not among the almost 3,000 prisoners recently released by the Cuban government.

Shoppers Pack The Malls The Day After Christmas

Post-Christmas Shopping

Shoppers flocked to area malls the day after Christmas -- some looking to cash in giftcards and others looking to get some overdue discounts.

Deadline Approaches For Low Interest Disaster Loans From Tropical Storm Lee

A deadline is fast approaching for residents of DC, and parts of Maryland and Virginia affected by the severe weather from Tropical Storm Lee.

Prince George's County's Possible Budget Shortfall

Rushern Baker

PG County looks to raise new revenue to deal with a possible budget shortfall.

Friday, December 30, 2011

The Mount Pleasant Riots, Decades Later (Originally Broadcast 4/29/2011)

More than two decades ago, several days of rioting rocked the Latino community in D.C.'s Mount Pleasant neighborhood.

'Please Call Stella': The Speech Accent Archive (Originally Broadcast 6/24/2011)

George Mason University is home to an ambitious project to record accents from all over the world.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Working As A Town Crier (Originally Broadcast 9/2/2011)

Town criers are no longer needed to spread the news -- but the job still exists in several of our region's historic towns.

Inside The Barber Shop (Originally Broadcast 9/2/2011)

A new barbering school known as "54th and Cutz" is working with young men in some of Northeast D.C.'s most troubled neighborhoods.

Giving The U.S. House Of Representatives A Human Face (Originally Broadcast 7/22/2011)

We meet the woman tasked with tracking down and conserving thousands of artifacts for the U.S. House of Representatives.

A 9/11 Love Story (Originally Broadcast 9/9/2011)

We meet a man who lost the woman he loved on Sept. 11, 2001, and find out how he continues to honor her memory today.

A 9/11 Pentagon Survivor Remembers And Mourns (Originally Broadcast 9/9/2011)

Rebecca Sheir heads to the Pentagon to meet a man who survived the September 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon.