Spring 2011

4.12.11 Special Edition: District Talk

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In this special edition talk show, District Talk takes on DC politics, the growing Latino community in DC, the Virginia Senate race, and expansion plans at American University.
Produced by Jeremy Borden and Jeremiah Patterson.

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4.5.11 Special Edition: District Wire News in Spanish, Noticias en Español

In this special edition newscast Briona Arradondo talks with experts and students about the Hispanic population’s increase and what it means for the future of America. Karina Stenquist gives a special report on a small community in Naco, Sonora, México, and takes a closer look at a resource center that helps illegal immigrants when they are deported from the United States. This Spanish newscast also focuses on the day’s international issues and local news. Produced by Yecenia Alfaro and Annie Stephens.

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district wire news 4.5.11

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Today on District Wire News, we have the latest on the unrest in Libya, and we take a look at the looming government shutdown. We also have the latest from around American University. Viktorija Rinkeviciute speaks with AU’s VP of Campus Life and students about the sex education grant, while Kelsey Duggan reports on the relationship between Asian students on campus. We also bring you stories from around the district. Kristin Rudman has the details on how the National Cherry Blossom Festival is boosting the D.C. economy, and Dan Merica provides insight on how boxing is helping one high school student. Jeremy Borden brings us the highlights of the final game of March Madness, and we take a look at today’s weather and the five-day forecast. Produced by Kathryn Ruleman and Dani Rizzo.

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district wire news 4.4.11

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On this edition of District Wire News: Students protest American University’s refusal to sign a grant that will fund Sexual Assault prevention on campus, Gail Hansen, Vice president of Campus Life, speaks out about it. Then, learn about the controversial “exploited wonk” signs all over campus.
And, Pres. Obama’s launches his new election campaign.
Produced by Idia Aisien.

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district wire news 3.28.11

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Today on District Wire News, we bring you a full update on the situation in Libya as NATO has announced its takeover of the mission. An update on the aftermath of the Tsunami in Japan and how the west coast is dealing with the fear of contaminated sea water and food. We’ll tell you what’s happening around the DC-metro area as Metro begins its installation of video camera’s outside all 86 of their rail stations. Katherine Cotsonas brings you a wrap-up of the Student Government elections, as well as a live interview with President Elect Tim McBride. And Stephanie Goldberg talks about the Upward Bound education program, which works in conjunction with the Latin American Youth Center in DC. Anchored by Kristin Parrotta and Stephanie Goldberg – Produced by Kelsea Edgerly.

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district wire news 3.29.11

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Today on District Wire News, we’ll give you the latest on the US Census data and what has changed in the nation’s population. An update on the Reagan National Airport tower and what is being done to improve airline safety. We’ll tell you what’s happening around the D.C. Metro area — changes to bus routes that could hit your wallet, a proposed tax increase for local residents, and a local bookstore turns a new chapter. We’ll give you the latest on Japan and how it is affecting DC businesses. We’ll also have the latest from around American University-students preparing for their future. Produced by Heather Fung and Viktorija Rinkeviciute.

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district wire news 3.22.11

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Today on District Wire News, we’ll give you the latest from Libya as the American military and its NATO allies get more and more involved there. Two experts will give us an idea of what’s happening on the ground, as well as what we can expect in the future. We’ll also give you the latest from around the D.C. Metro area — including an alcohol tax that could have taking a sip a bit more expensive, proposed Metro fare increases and the new Maryland road that came at a huge cost but will make getting from “A” to “B” a lot easier. Dan Merica delivers a sports roundup and the latest from March Madness. We’ll also have the latest from around American University, including a report on AU’s surprising lack of participation in the upcoming Student Government races. Produced by Annie Stephens and Jeremy Borden.

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district wire news 3.21.11

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Today on District Wire News, we give you the latest on the situation in Libya.  Radiation continues throughout Japan and Darrian D’Olio tells us what the crisis means for DC’s Cherry Blossom Festival.  Anti-war protesters are arrested outside of the White House and Russ Schubert gives the latest on Metro delays.  New evidence arises in the Lululemon murder.  We tell you what the AT&T merger with T-Mobile will mean for consumers.  A fourth grader brings cocaine to school and new astronauts blast off to the International Space Station on the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s first space flight.  Stores on American University’s campus stop taking credit and debit cards and controversy over advertising affects Student Government elections.  The supermoon wows stargazers everywhere and Kelsea Edgerly shows us how AU students are interpreting Shakespeare.  Anchored by Kelsea Edgerly and Idia Aisien-Ogbebor.  Produced by Kristin Parrotta.

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district wire news 3.15.11

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Today on District Wire News, we have the latest on the disaster in Japan and how a relief group in Arlington is helping out. Viktorija Rinkeviciute has an interview with a Japanese student whose family was affected by the earthquake. Education battles continue nationwide with Karina Stenquist’s report on Maryland teachers who rallied against losing pension benefits. In local news, Kathryn Ruleman reports that the recent tragedy at Lululemon Athletica caused some businesses owners to reconsider their shops’ security while Annie Stephens brings us AU student reactions about hazing policies after a Virginia college student landed in the hospital. Dan Merica has the story on business owners’ reactions to a Wal-Mart store coming to the district. Dani Rizzo gives a full weather report on the upcoming week, and we have the latest entertainment news from Mimi Brown. Anchored by Jeremy Borden and Yecenia Alfaro. Produced by Briona Arradondo and Kristin Rudman.

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district wire news 3.14.11

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Today on District Wire News, we have the latest updates on the nuclear crisis in Japan. In national news, protests continue in Wisconsin after a controversial bill is passed. A tour bus in New York crashes, killing 18 passengers. In local news, a Bethesda post office is closed for possible contamination. A Maryland lab destroys test results that document lead poisoning in children. Maryland’s House of Representatives strikes down the same-sex marriage bill. Russ Schubert reports from AU about how students who are studying abroad in Japan are coping. We also have Kelsea Edgerley reporting from Bethesda giving the latest on the Lululemon tragedy. Kristin Parrotta tells us more about Pi Day, a national math-themed holiday. Anchored by Katherine Cotsonas and Stephenie Goldberg. Produced by Darrian D’Olio.

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District Wire News 3.1.11

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Today on District Wire News, we have the latest on the looming government shutdown as the budget stand-off continues in Congress. Dan Merica has an exclusive interview with the Director of the Center for the Study of the American Electorate at American University and shares his thoughts on the issues our government is facing. Here at AU, Kathryn Ruleman is live in the studio to report on AU’s plan to increase the minority population on campus while Kelsey Duggan has the story on a recent noise regulation passed by MPD. Yecenia Alfaro reports on Maryland’s gay marriage debate and talks to the LGBT office at AU to hear their thoughts. Young adults and teens are turning to YouTube to find non-suicidal, self-injury videos-Aisha Chowdhry has the story and what AU is doing to stop their student’s from joining in. And Viktorija Rinkeviciute visits local Virginia abortion clinics to see what they think about the recently passed legislation. Anchored by Heather Fung and Dani Rizzo. Produced by Jeremiah Patterson and Rebekah Pepper.

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District Wire News 2.28.11

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Today on District Wire News, we have more information on the latest international unrest in Libya and Egypt. We also explore growing unrest in China due to the recent shutdown of the popular career networking website, Linkedin. For national news, we cover the pending government shutdown and the solidarity protest for Wisconsin in Dupont Circle. In local news, Prince George’s County is experiencing drastic budget cuts that will make classrooms more crowded. Maryland will vote in a same-sex marriage bill at the end of this week.  Metro has plans to cut student travel stipends to deal with recent federal budget cuts.  Kristin Perrotta reports on AU’s new billion dollar budget. The Board of Trustees approved the smallest tuition hike in 15 years. Steph Golberg investigates a rise in vandalism in AU’s residence halls. Anchored by Russ Schubert and Darrian D’olio. Produced by Katherine Cotsonas.

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district wire news 2.22.11

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Today on District Wire News, we have the latest on deadly protests in North Africa and the Middle East. Jeremy Borden has an exclusive interview with a former State Department senior official on what comes next for the region. Annie Stephens reports on the looming government shutdown as the budget stand-off continues in Congress. Here at AU, Kristin Rudman is live in the studio with a report on the first major overhaul to academic regulations in 25 years. Karina Stenquist reports on Facebook’s new gay-friendly status options. Budget cuts are forcing the National Zoo to close a popular kids’ attraction – Dani Rizzo has the story and local reaction. And Briona Arradondo reports from the nearby historic neighborhood recently named one of the top destinations in the country. Anchored by Kelsey Duggan and Viktorija Rinkeviciute. Produced by Kate Musselwhite and Aisha Chowdry.

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District Wire News 2.15.11

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Today on District Wire News, we take a look on how President Obama’s proposed budget will both Metro funding. Here at AU, Jeremiah Patterson reports on how the school is changing policies on STD testing. Changes are coming to Tenleytown with Janney School upgrading their facilities and Giant Supermarket expanding. With these changes comes concerns about parking around the school and a long time barber is being forced to move out. Mimi Brown and Kelsey Duggan report from Tenleytown. Also, demographics are changing in Maryland, especially in the states most wealthy county. Kate Musselwhite has the report from Bethesda. Anchored by Annie Stephens and Briona Arradondo. Produced by Dan Merica and Karina Stenquist.

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District Wire News 02.14.11

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Today on District Wire News, we head to the metro to get rider reactions on the possibility of stations shutting down at midnight. Darrian D’olio reports from Tenleytown. Obama’s pending budget cuts could affect Pell grant recipients. Idia Aisen reports the changes from AU Central. Finally, a breezy run around downtown helped raise funds to fight children’s cancer. Idia Asien reports from The Pour House. Anchored by Stephanie Goldberg and Kelsey Edgerly. Produced by Katherine Cotsonas.

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District Wire News 2.8.11

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This week on District Wire News, we report on Egypt, and how the civil unrest is affecting students right here at AU. We also take a closer look at AU’s expansion plan, and what that will mean for current and future students. The past few snow storms have left Pepco customers without power for lengthy periods of time, we look at how lawmakers plan to deal with the company and its growing disapproval rate. There’s a new noise ordinance amendment in effect, we’ll tell you what time you are allowed to make noise and what time you’re not.  This week we also follow the federal investigation into whether Chipotle restaurant workers have the legal right to work in the United States. Anchored by Kristin Rudman and Aisha Chowdhry. Produced by Mimi Brown and Kelsey Duggan.

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