DWN: March 2, 2015 Newscast

In this segment of District Wire News, we cover the news and current events of March 2, 2015 with anchors Mahafreen Mistry and Peola Thompson.

In the A Block, we discuss the ongoing tension between democratic and republican senators on the Hill that puts a hold on funding the Department of Homeland Security, explore the effect of winter temperature on the District’s annual bloom of cherry blossoms, and the most recent security breach at the White House.

In the B Block, Mistry sits down with Professor of Arab Studies, Randa Sehran to discuss the impact of ISIS on western media.

In local news, we follow Montgomery County vote that will determine whether puppy mill will remain legal in the county. Then we touch on celebrity entertainment’s latest buzz: Were Fashion Police‘s Guilana Rancic comments about actress Zendaya Coleman’s dread locks racially inappropriate?

Finally, we wrap up with Union Market’s sharpest shop, as District Wire News profiles a business that makes an art of fashioning knives.