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)