Podcast: Witness details UVA shooting as suspect appears in court

During the suspect’s first court appearance, prosecutors released new details on what happened during a shooting at the University of Virginia that left three students dead and two injured Sunday night. WTOP’s Luke Lukert joins us from a courthouse in Charlottesville, Virginia with the latest information on the shooting and…

Silver Lining: Metrorail finally gets riders to Dulles airport

It’s a day D.C.-area residents and more specifically Dulles International Airport travelers have been waiting on for years, if not decades. The Silver Line extension opened up to rail passengers — four years behind schedule. The six new rail stations connect the Metrorail system to Dulles International Airport and Loudoun…

Podcast: 227-year-old Md. almanack makes winter weather prediction

Since 1797, the Hagers-Town Town and Country Almanack has provided residents in our area a 16-month weather forecast. The almanack’s prognosticator and WTOP meteorologist Chad Merrill joins the show to give his prediction of how much snow we will get this winter and when to expect the white stuff. Plus,…

DC attorney general sues Commanders, Dan Snyder, and NFL

D.C.’s attorney general Karl Racine on Thursday announced that he has filed a consumer protection lawsuit against the Washington Commanders, owner Dan Snyder, the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell. WTOP’s John Domen breaks down the lawsuit, what it means and what it might reveals about the investigation into sexual harrassment…

Podcast: New restaurants, food markets headed to Southeast DC

It’s Black restaurant week here in DC. It runs until November 13 and the now three-term DC mayor, Muriel Bowser, kicked off the week announcing seven new Food Access Fund grants to small businesses in Wards 7 and 8. We talk to Deputy Mayor John Falcicchio – who oversees the…

Podcast: Abortion, democracy & inflation pull voters to the polls

Over the last week, we’ve heard from candidates, politicians, and poll workers, but on this Election Day, it’s the voters’ turn to speak. Today we’re going to be hearing from those at the polls across our region, starting in Virginia where there are two super competitive House races in Districts…

Podcast: Is Dan Snyder selling the Commanders?

There’s a buzz around the Washington Commanders after the team released a statement saying owners Dan and Tanya Snyder hired Bank of America Securities to “consider potential transactions.” Forbes and Axios are reporting the team is considering a potential sale. It’s hard to say what exactly is going on behind…

Podcast: Cramming for midterms: Spanberger against Vega in Va.

One week out from the midterm elections, we’ll be looking at the candidates in the major races across the DMV, starting in Virginia’s seventh district. WTOP’s Congressional Correspondent Mitchell Miller sat down with Democratic incumbent Abigail Spanberger and tells us why Republican candidate Yesli Vega is energizing the right in…