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Penny and Phil Sound Bite

What You Missed on LA’s Morning News 5/8/13

Here are the news maker interviews you missed (or want to hear again) from this morning’s edition of LA’s Morning News with Penny Griego and Phil Hulett. 5:32 a.m. – NBC’s Bob Costantini checked in […]

05/08/2013

Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagnes

Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with sisters Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne, who are the co-founders of Georgetown Cupcake, stars of the hit series DC Cupcakes on TLC, and best-selling authors of The Cupcake Diaries: Recipes and Memories from the Sisters of Georgetown Cupcake. Their new book, Sweet Celebrations: Our Favorite Cupcake Recipes, Memories, and Decorating Secrets that Add Sparkle to any Occasion was released in the Fall 2012.

05/06/2013

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

What You Missed on LA’s Morning News 4/19/13

Here are the news maker interviews you missed (or want to hear again) from this morning’s edition of LA’s Morning News with Penny Griego and Phil Hulett. 5:20 a.m. – AP Correspondent Warren Levinson is […]

04/19/2013

Smithsonian Secretary Wayne Clough (AP Photo)

Smithsonian to close galleries due to budget cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Budget cuts from Congress will soon reduce the number of free exhibitions on view each day at the Smithsonian Institution and will furlough U.S. Park Police officers who guard the nation’s monuments.

04/16/2013

Visitors view paintings at National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. (AP Photo)

National Gallery of Art to undergo $68M renovation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Gallery of Art plans to close its modern art galleries for three years to complete a $68 million renovation, adding new galleries and a rooftop sculpture garden.

03/14/2013

(AP Photo)

Storm strikes Mid-Atlantic; 250K without power

WASHINGTON (AP) — A winter storm marched into the Mid-Atlantic region, dumping nearly two feet of snow in some places and knocking out power to about 250,000 homes and businesses. It largely spared the capital, which was expecting much worse.

03/06/2013

Cherry tree blossoms frame Jefferson Memorial, Washington DC. (AP Photo)

Peak bloom dates announced for DC cherry trees

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington’s famous cherry tree blooms are expected to be at their best between March 26 and March 30. This year marks the 101st anniversary of the gift of trees from Japan.

03/04/2013

Supreme Court Justices

Voting rights law gets Supreme Court hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most potent weapon in fighting discrimination at the ballot box comes before the Supreme Court in a case that weighs the nation’s enormous progress in civil rights against the need to continue to protect minority voters.

02/27/2013

First Lady Michelle Obama

First lady plugs ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama on Wednesday gushed over the Oscar-nominated film “Beast of the Southern Wild,” calling it one of the “most powerful and most important” movies in a long time.

02/13/2013

(AP Photo)

Report: Cities have hundreds of empty schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of schools in the nation’s largest cities are sitting empty as education officials struggle to sell these potentially valuable properties that are a drain on school district finances, according to a study released Monday.

02/11/2013

David Gregory

Emails: Decision on NBC host stirred response

WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia prosecutors who decided against charging NBC television host David Gregory with firearms possession received more than 200 emails from citizens.

02/08/2013

Medicaid

Money fears vs. real benefits in Medicaid choice

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether to expand Medicaid, the federal-state program for the poor and disabled, could be the most important decision facing governors and legislatures this year. The repercussions go well beyond their budgets.

01/28/2013

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