In The News @ 3:00

Bitterly Cold, Snow Possible By Week’s End

As the DC area deals with bone-chilling temperatures, forecasters are beginning to track a storm that could bring us snow by the end of the week.  The storm could hit the region Friday and result in the first accumulating snow of the season.  It’s still too early to predict how bad the storm will be.

March Held In Prince George’s To “Stop The Violence”

More than a thousand people braved the frigid weather for a march to “Stop the Violence.”  The march was held this morning in Prince George’s County near FedEx Field.  The march kicks off a year-long campaign to put in place a strategy to curb gun violence in Prince George’s County, where homicides increased by about 25-percent in 2015 compared to the previous year. 

EPA Defends Its Actions In Handling Flint Crisis

The EPA is defending the Obama Administration’s response to the water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan.  In a statement issued today, the agency promised to “take care of the problem.”  President Obama declared a federal emergency over the weekend in response to a request from Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, but stopped short of also declaring a major disaster, which the governor also requested.  The city switched its tap water source from Detroit to the Flint River in 2014 to save money, but switched back after dangerously high levels of lead were detected.  

Smith And Lee To Boycott Oscars

Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee are boycotting the 88th annual Academy Awards over what they and others say is a lack of diversity in the Oscar nominations.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has come under fire ever since the nominations were announced earlier this month over the absence of work representing people of color.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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