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In Memory of Dr. Maya Angelou, American Poet Laureate, Activist, and Educator. 1928-2014

Posted May 28, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

Global Renaissance Woman Dr. Maya Angelou is one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Hailed as a global renaissance woman, Dr. Angelou is a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist. Born on April 4th, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Angelou was raised […]

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Programs at Risk From Sequester Spending Cuts

Posted May 8, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

Communities Prepare for Sequester Cuts to Staffing and Social Programs With no compromise in sight, communities across the country are bracing for sequester to kick in during the coming weeks. Ray Suarez looks at effects for workers and government programs at the state-level. Gene Grant of New Mexico PBS, Gretchen Frazee of WTIU and Flo […]

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WHUT Remembers Marion Barry, 1936-2014

Posted November 24, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

  Marion Shepilov Barry, Jr. (born Marion Berry, Jr.; March 6, 1936 – November 23, 2014) was an American politician who served as the second elected Mayor of the District of Columbia from 1979 to 1991, and again as the fourth Mayor from 1995 to 1999. A Democrat, Barry had served three tenures on the Council of the District of Columbia, representing as an […]

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Illinois becomes last state to allow ‘concealed carry’

Posted July 10, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

9 July 2013 Last updated at 21:45 ET The mother of a Chicago murder victim says too many people have access to guns Illinois has become the last state in the US to allow residents to carry concealed handguns, after lawmakers overrode the governor’s veto. Large majorities in the state House and Senate dismissed objections […]

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Anthony Brown and Jolene Ivey on The Rock Newman Show

Posted May 9, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

Lt. Governor Anthony Brown and MD Delegate Jolene Ivey join us on The Rock Newman Show.  Watch Here! About Lt. Governor Anthony Brown Maryland Lieutenant Governor Anthony G. Brown has dedicated his life to public service. He understands that in these difficult times, Maryland needs leaders who are willing to stand up, sacrifice their own […]

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Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Blocked for Nov. Election

Posted October 2, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

A judge said today that Pennsylvania’s new voter ID law cannot take effect until after the Nov. 6 presidential election, meaning that voters in this swing state won’t yet have to show ID at the polls. In his ruling, Judge Robert Simpson said that the state had improved the system to issue voter IDs, but […]

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Lawmakers Call for New Gun Rules

Posted December 19, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

As funerals continued for shooting victims in Newtown, Conn., the White House and congressional leaders called for new gun legislation. Gwen Ifill speaks with Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, who explained that while there may be no easy solution, “Enough is enough.” Watch Pro Gun Rights Sen. Warner Says […]

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Though Acceptance for Gay Americans Is Growing, Discrimination Persists

Posted June 18, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

A new survey by the Pew Research Center offers a complex view of what it’s like to be an LGBT American. The survey found that while 92 percent of LGBT Americans say society is more accepting, 53 percent say they still face discrimination. Ray Suarez talks with Paul Taylor, co-author of the survey, and Gary […]

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Social Security, Treasury target taxpayers for their parents’ decades-old debts

Posted April 15, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

This week on the Rock Newman Show, Mary Grice, the woman featured in the Washington Post article “Social Security, Treasury target taxpayers for their parents’ decades-old debts”, along with her attorney Robert Vogel, and Senior Editor from the Washington Post Marc Fisher. Article From Washington Post By Marc Fisher, Published: April 10 A few weeks […]

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The Boston Bombers: Who Knew What When

Posted May 1, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

One of the most devastating revelations in the wake of 9/11 was that U.S. intelligence agencies had key pieces of information on the would-be hijackers — but didn’t share them with each other in time to prevent the attack. Since then, the U.S. has poured billions of dollars into federal and private-sector infrastructure to gather […]

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House Passes Deal to Avert ‘Cliff’

Posted January 2, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

The bill’s passage sealed a hard-won political triumph for President Obama. By: Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Past its own New Year’s deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national “fiscal cliff” of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination of a struggle that […]

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Will cloud of ethics determine D.C. Mayor’s race?

Posted April 1, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

BY RACHEL WELLFORD March 31, 2014 at 2:31 PM EDT A cloud of ethics is once again hanging over a race for mayor of the nation’s capitol. Now, a day before the Democratic primary, which often decides the outcome of Washington, D.C., mayors’ races, that cloud threatens to imperil the hopes of sitting Mayor Vincent […]

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Meet Anqoinette Crosby, Your New Host of Vocal Point

Posted May 16, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

About Anqoinette Anqoinette Crosby is a seasoned journalist with more than 12 years of experience. Anqoinette most recently worked as the On Air Reporter in the award-winning video department at The Washington Post. Anqoinette helped push an iconic print newsroom into a new form of storytelling. She helped create The Post’s first online news program called Post […]

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How Will the Health Law Impact Coverage for Immigrants?

Posted October 12, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Non-citizens are three times more likely to be uninsured than U.S.-born residents, although they represent only 20 percent of the nation’s total uninsured. How will the health care reform law will impact this population? Here’s your primer. Continue The U.S. is home to more than 21 million immigrants who are not citizens, and for many of […]

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Obama Set to Name Hagel, Brennan to Top Positions

Posted January 7, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

BY: CHRISTINA BELLANTONI AND TERENCE BURLIJ And we’re back. With a battle over raising the debt ceiling on the horizon, President Obama also appears to be spoiling for a fight with Republicans in Congress when it comes to filling his Cabinet for his second term. On Monday, Mr. Obama will nominate Vietnam War veteran and former GOP Sen. […]

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Watch Here! New View with Ed Gordon

Posted November 1, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

WHUT’s new talk show New View provides a fresh, diverse, and multi-cultural discussion on a variety of today’s most intriguing topics    During its premier episode, veteran journalist and show host Ed Gordon, along with his expert guests, address the mid-term elections, the Ebola scare,  the changing complexion of television and much more.  If you’re tired of the same old point-of-view […]

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Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Posted December 6, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

Today, we remember the life of an exemplary world leader, educator and human rights champion, Nelson Mandela, who passed away at age 95. On behalf of the Howard University community, I extend sincere condolences to the Mandela family and the people of South Africa. In leading his nation away from the blight of apartheid, President […]

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Death Toll From Devastating Tornado Revised Down

Posted May 21, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

 Mark Memmott and EYDER PERALTA May 21, 2013 6:00 AM A day after a monster EF-5 tornado pummeled Moore, Okla., the focus turned to the victims. NPR’s Wade Goodwyn spent the day in the city talking to survivors. Christie Parrish decided to leave her home for her sister’s shelter. “You could hear [the tornado] like a mile […]

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Tropical Storm Isaac Batters Gulf Coast

Posted August 31, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Residents of the Gulf Coast hunkered down overnight as Tropical Storm Isaac hit the shores of Louisiana and Mississippi, causing surges of up to 15 feet of water. Ray Suarez talks to Rick Knabb, director of the National Hurricane Center, about how the slow-moving tropical storm may affect some areas worse than Hurricane Katrina. Watch […]

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In Memory of Ruby Dee – Actress, Playwrighter, Screenwriter, Journalist and Activist

Posted June 12, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

Ruby Dee (October 27, 1922 – June 11, 2014) Civil rights activist and actress Ruby Dee has died at age 91, Dee’s daughter Nora Davis Day confirmed Thursday. Day said her mother passed away Wednesday night at home in New Rochelle, New York. Dee acted on the Broadway stage and the silver screen. In 1961, she […]

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