Podcast: How – and why – to talk to your kids about money

December is right around the corner, and with it, the gift-giving season. As kids take part in choosing presents for their siblings, friends and family, what’s the best way to talk to them about money? Certified financial planner Gregg Murset says we have to get real and lose the piggy…

Podcast: WTOP’s Neal Augenstein on his cancer diagnosis

It all started with a nagging cough. Months later, our Neal Augenstein has recently shared he is fighting lung cancer. We spend the episode with Neal, discussing his diagnosis, the plan for his treatment and his choice to share the news publicly. Plus, he tells us how he’s continuing to…

Podcast: Plane tangled in power lines — how first responders made the rescue

First responders share new details into how a single-engine plane crashed into high voltage power lines near the Montgomery County Airpark in Gaithersburg, Maryland — knocking out power to nearly 100,000 customers Sunday night and forcing county schools to close. Montgomery County Fire Chief Scott Goldstein explains how they went…

Podcast: DC teachers thankful for a potential pay raise

There’s finally an agreement between teachers and the DC School system on a contract just weeks before the Washington Teachers’ Union was set to take the issue to court. WTOP’s Scott Gelman shares the details about what D.C. teachers can expect from their first contract in three years, plus why…

Podcast: Why Maryland bet on mobile sports gambling

Online sports betting in Maryland will be legal and available starting Wednesday. This move marks the end of a years-long campaign to fully legalize sports gambling in the Old Line State, which just two years ago did not allow the controversial practice. WTOP Reporter John Domen has reported on the…