Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013

3:10 p.m. – Janet Bodnar, Editor of Kiplinger Personal Finance


Come out of the holidays with your credit intact

Read more from Kiplinger Personal Finance: 3 Simple Steps to Break Out of Credit Card Debt

9:20 p.m. – Mark Y. Rosenberg, senior Africa analyst at Eurasia group


South Africa loses leader, icon

8:20 p.m. – John Daniszewski, senior managing editor for International News at the Associated Press


Nelson Mandela dies at age 95

7:40 p.m. JJ Green, WTOP National Security Correspondent


American teacher killed in Libya

Read more: American teacher shot dead in Libya’s Benghazi

7:30 p.m. Vera Songwe, nonresident senior fellow with the Global Economy and Development, Africa Growth Initiative at the Brookings Institution


The leadership of Mandela

The scene outside of the South African Embassy


Bob Madigan, WTOP


Flowers and candles sit at the bottom of the Nelson Mandela statue outside the South African Embassy on Massachusetts Avenue NW Thursday evening mourning the death of the former president. (WTOP/Max Smith)

6:40 p.m. Steve Mufson, Washington Post reporter formerly based in Johannesburg


Mandela’s influence in the 1980s and 1990s

6:30 p.m. Professor Lorenzo Morris, former chair of Howard University Department of Political Science


Mandela on the liberation and the Civil Rights movements

5:10 p.m. John Harris, editor-in-chief for POLITICO


Remembering Nelson Mandela’s meeting with Bill Clinton and Mandela’s capacity to forgive

4:40 p.m. – Catherine Herridge, chief intelligence correspondent, Fox News



4:10 p.m. – Ali Velshi, host, Al Jazeera America


Debate over rising minimum wage

3:50 p.m. – Frank Dudek, owner, Arbor Valley Tree Service


Prep your trees for snow and ice

2:20 p.m. – JJ Green, WTOP National Security Correspondent


How the NSA tracks nearly 5B cellphones everyday

12:51 p.m. – Dave Ross, commentator


A lame duck already?

11:10 a.m. Larry Magid, CBS News and CNET technology consultant


Cyber threats on the rise

10:10 a.m. Dr. Anthony Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


Meningitis outbreak at colleges

9:10 a.m. Joel Achenbach, Washington Post


Alien life on Capitol Hill

8:40 a.m. Pete Williams, NBC News justice correspondent


How to protect your identity this holiday season

7:40 a.m. Kelly McBride, Poynter Institute


Should the 911 Newtown calls have been released?

6:40 a.m. Rachel Smolkin, managing editor for POLITICO


GOP on attracting female voters

WASHINGTON – Would you ever order your Christmas tree online? With your WTOP Holiday Guide, we’ve got an in-house review of an online tree order.

WTOP’s Program Director Laurie Cantillo’s tree came from Five Star Christmas Tree Co. but a number of companies deliver trees — some schools and organizations do it too. Bigger companies will even haul it away for recycling in the new year.

One of the best things about the mail-order tree? “No scratches on the roof of our car,” Cantillo says.

Listen here for more of our in-house review:


WTOP’s Program Director Laurie Cantillo and her family ordered a tree through the mail and were thrilled with the results. (WTOP/Laurie Cantillo)

Reviews are in on mail-order Christmas trees


WTOP’s Megan Cloherty reports

Read more: Christmas tree shopping goes digital

Al-Qaida may be in the drone business


WTOP’s National Security Corespondent J.J. Green reports

Ripken Jr., Zimmerman come together for Georgetown fundraiser


WTOP’s Andrew Mollenbeck reports

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