Tuesday, April 16, 2013

8:20 p.m. Matt Heimer, editor of the Encore blog at Marketwatch.com

The value of gold is suffering

6:50 p.m. Dan Berman, Deputy Congressional Editor for POLITICO

More on the letter containing ricin sent to senator

5:50 p.m. Rachel Smolkin, Deputy Managing Editor for POLITICO

Congress’ reaction to attack in Boston

”D.C. is not prepared for a bombing like in Boston”

Peter LaPorte, former director of D.C. Emergency Management and Homeland Security

WASHINGTON – When the bombs went off during the Boston Marathon, it not only was a security threat to the thousands of people nearby, but the city’s health system and resources were immediately called upon.

Peter LaPorte, former director of D.C.’s Emergency Management and Homeland Security, says no matter how many drills are run in preparation for an emergency, a city never knows if it is truly ready until the worst happens.

“But no matter what, when the day of the event happens, you truly are tested. Yesterday, Boston proved to be very well prepared,” LaPorte said on WTOP Tuesday.

But is Washington, D.C. ready for such an emergency? LaPorte questioned that very thing.

“Could we handle 170 victims? How many hospitals, how far out would we have to go? How far would we have to travel … Every large facility, they have plans. When’s the last time we dusted off those plans and really tested them?

Latest on the investigation in Boston

Pat Milton, CBS News Boston

How FBI will investigate Boston bombings

Ron Kessler, New York Times bestselling author

3:20 p.m. – Dr. John Sharp, psychiatrist, Harvard Medical School

Runner in the Boston Marathon

2:20 p.m. – Colin Goddard, survivor, Virginia Tech Massacre

6th anniversary of the shootings at Virginia Tech

12:50 p.m. – Dave Ross, commentator

Do you get angry?

Addressing security for upcoming D.C. races

Nick Ianelli, WTOP reporter

Data Doctors

Google, Red Cross tools for help after tragedy

11:05 a.m. – Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) of the House Intelligence Committee

FBI working around the clock on Boston bombings but "too soon to tell"

10:20 a.m. – Bob Blitzer, former FBI chief, Domestic Terrorism/Counterterrorism Planning Section

Are the Boston bombings the work of domestic or international terrorism?

9:20 a.m. – Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier

Security tighter in D.C.

8:50 a.m. – Bob Orr, CBS correspondent

Boston bombing suspects range from ‘potential lone wolf’ to ‘very sophisticated terror network’

7:50 a.m. – Pete Williams, NBC News Justice Department correspondent

Confusion surrounds information about undetonated devices in Boston

7:40 a.m. – Bob Beckel and Cal Thomas, commentators

Tragedy of Boston Marathon bombings

7:30 a.m. – Clint Van Zandt, former FBI profiler, who tracked down the Unibomber.

Investigators to painstakingly sift through Boston bombing evidence

6:50 a.m. — Michael Greenberger, director, Center for Health & Homeland Security, University of Md.

Patriots Day has become anti-government day


Michael Greenberger (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)

Michael Greenberger talked about the likelihood the U.S. will see more homegrown military-type activity as people are disgruntled with the government. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)

6:20 a.m. – J.J. Green, WTOP National Security Correspondent

Latest on the Boston bombing investigation

After Boston Marathon bombing, Georgetown students pray

WTOP’s Bob Madigan reports from Dahlgren Chapel.

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