Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Data Doctors

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Improvements for Google Maps



8:50pm – WTOP Sports Reporter George Wallace and Chris Chase USA Today Sports

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Is Lebron James the next Michael Jordan or a big baby?



9:20 p.m. – Robert Thompson, professor of television, radio and film and director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse

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Remembering James Gandolfini


Tea party groups sound off on IRS

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WTOP’s Andrew Mollenbeck reports

Tea Party crowd

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Tea Party supporters arrive for the "Audit the IRS" rally on the Capitol’s West Front. (WTOP/Andrew Mollenbeck)

Tea Party protest

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A man holds a Don’t Tread on Me sign at the rally Wednesday afternoon. While the focus was IRS scrutiny of conservative groups, speakers also called for securing the borders, repealing the health care law and limiting NSA surveillance. (WTOP/Andrew Mollenbeck)

Tea Party protest

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Thousands of Tea Party supporters rally next to the Capitol. Many had come by charter bus. (WTOP/Andrew Mollenbeck)



7:50 p.m. Matt Roush, TV Guide senior critic

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Remembering the life and roles of James Gandolfini



7:30 p.m. Greg McBride, senior financial analyst at Bankrate.com

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As the Fed backs off, how the economy will respond



7:20 p.m. Ken Colburn, of Data Doctors

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Mozilla to halt cookies that track your Web usage



6:20 p.m. Lauren French, tax reporter for POLITICO

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IRS employee bonuses



4:40 p.m. Neil Irwin, economics columnist for the Washington Post

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Fed will keep its foot on the gas to spur faster economic growth



4:10 p.m. Major Garrett, chief White House correspondent for CBS News

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Obama calls for reducing nuclear stockpiles



3:10 p.m. Rachel Bachman, Wall Street Journal

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NCAA using players’ likeness without compensation


New ways to gauge what ‘Grown-Up’ means

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2:20 p.m. – Sue Shellenbarger, "Work & Family" Columnist for the The Wall Street Journal

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12:51 p.m. – Dave Ross, commentator

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Kanye West’s new studio album is breaking all the rules


Steve Davis with the advocacy group Transportation for America says bridges that Americans use every day are badly in need of repair and, in some cases, replacement.

“About 66,000 total bridges across the entire country are rated by inspectors (as) structurally deficient,” he says. “We spend a lot of money on transportation, potentially spending money on things that maybe aren’t as high a priority as keeping our bridges open and functioning and running smoothly.”

The D.C. area is not immune to deficient structures, either. Maryland ranks 40th, Virginia ranks 31st and D.C. ranks 16th nationwide when comparing deficient bridges among the states.

To find deficient bridges within 10 miles of your address, check out this Transportation for America interactive.

8:50 a.m. – Steve Davis, of the advocacy group Transportation of America

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A new report by Transportation for America says many deficient bridges are around 65 years old and some are in the D.C. area.



African-Americans celebrate Juneteenth

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WTOP’s Randi Martin reports


8:20 a.m. – Mike Lyons, CBS News military consultant

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai suspends talks with the U.S. on a new security deal



6:50 a.m. – Nancy Cordes, CBS News congressional correspondent

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NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander offers Congress more details on surveillance programs



6:20 a.m. – John McClain, senior fellow, Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University

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Washington-area home prices at 91 percent of 2006 peak



App helps you avoid people through social media

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WTOP’s David Burd reports. <a href="http://hellisotherpeople.herokuapp.com/">Learn more about the ‘Hell is Other People’ app</a>.

Watch the app developer’s video here:

Hell is Other People: Walk One from Scott Garner on Vimeo.


Silverdocs kicks off today with new name: AFI Docs

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WTOP’s Film Critic Jason Fraley reports.

Related Link: Lineup of films at AFI Docs Film Festival


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