Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013

2:50 p.m. – Leah Packer, 12-year-old WTOP fan

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Leah Packer, a middle school student from Olney, Md., sat down in the glass-enclosed news center on Tuesday and explained why she’s the station’s biggest fan.

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Leah Packer, 12, takes questions in the glass-enclosed nerve center



9:40 p.m. – Josh Gerstein, senior White House correspondent for Politco

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Bill Clinton’s Obamacare criticisms



8:50 p.m. – Dan Deevy, WTOP’s Guy in L.A.

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Reviewing ‘The Best Man Holiday’



8:10 p.m. – Matt Heimer, editor of Marketwatch’s Encore Blog

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How to become a 401k millionaire


7:40 p.m. Patricia Papernow, a psychologist whose new book is called "Surviving and Thriving in Stepfamily Relationships"

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Identifying challenges can help families tackle them head on



7:20 p.m. Rick Seaney, CEO of FareCompare.com

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What the merger of American Airlines and US Airways means for fare prices



5:40 p.m. Rachel Smolkin, managing editor POLITICO

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A possible contender for the 2016 presidential race rankles Wall Street



5:10 p.m. Deborah Kotz, Daily Dose health blogger for the Boston Globe

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New guidelines on cholesterol medication



4:40 p.m. – Ali Velshi, host, Al-Jazeera America

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DOJ reaches agreement in American and U.S. Air merger


3:10 p.m. – Maura Johnston, editor, Maura Magazine

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Lady Gaga’s new album



1:30 p.m. – Mark Rosenker, CBS News aviation/transportation safety analyst

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The US Airways/American Airlines merger


12:51 p.m. – Dave Ross, commentator

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How not to retire poor


10:40 a.m. – Jill Schlesinger, business analyst, CBS News

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Janet Yellen faces Senate Banking Committee



10:10 a.m. – Kimberly Palmer, Alpha Consumer blogger at U.S. News & World Report and author of ‘Generation Earn’

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Apps that can help with your holiday shopping

Related Link: 12 New Shopping Apps for the Best Deals


9:40 a.m. – Greg Fitch, senior research associate with the Automated Vehicle Systems Group at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

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Distracted driving behaviors and the desire that fuels them



9:10 a.m. – Barry Bagnato, CBS News

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The prevalence of violence in PG-13 movies

Related Link: Study: PG-13 gun violence rivals that of R movies


8:20 a.m. – John King, CNN chief national correspondent

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New numbers are coming out about the number of people who have signed up for healthcare through the Obamacare website.



7:10 a.m. – Jason Moser, Montley Fool senior analyst who follows Amazon closely

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With Amazon starting Sunday deliveries, will it ever totally replace brick and mortar stores?

Related link: Amazon introduces Sunday delivery with U.S. Postal Service


Scaffolding is being removed from around the Washington Monument

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WTOP’s Kristi King reports.


Typhoon scammers seek to profit from your generosity

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WTOP’s Randi Martin reports.

Legitimate ways to help victims of the Philippines typhoon can be found here.

Could bus transport be the answer to Montgomery County’s traffic problems?

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WTOP’s Kate Ryan reports.



Growing pains for Montgomery College

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WTOP’s Kate Ryan reports



More than $150 million has been paid by the United States to Afghanistan companies that may have helped pay for attacks against U.S. soldiers and facilities, according to an ABC News report.

Citing the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, ABC says among the businesses in question is a road construction company the U.S. says is partially owned by the leader of a network blamed for a fatal 2011 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Kabul.

See more from ABC News at the link and in the video below:

ABC News: Senator: US Soldiers Being Killed by Terror Groups Backed With US Money


Is MCPS chief on short list for NY job?

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WTOP’s Kate Ryan reports



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