October 22nd, 2009
06:04 PM ET

Kensington's Park Predicament

One thing I've learned while anchoring this show is that y'all like to comment on controversy.  You'll see one of those on Friday in the story about how kids older than five are no longer allowed to use a park in Kensington, Maryland between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

The reasons why are outlined in the report, along with the problems created by the new rule.  Do you see any problems with it?  Or do you think that Kensington should keep the rule in place?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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October 20th, 2009
09:54 PM ET

Meatless Mondays?

One of the questions I thought of when I first saw this report was, "How is it offering more choices if a school is actually taking meat off the Monday menu?"  And my guess is that doing so will increase awareness about vegetarian options - and that students are going to get more of those on Mondays.

There's no denying that corn, green beans and fruits are good for you, and the vegetarian chili that the school is offering definitely has protein.  But so do beef, pork and poultry, and there's an argument to be made for always including meats too.

Tell us what your argument is:  Would you be willing to go vegetarian at school one day a week, or do you think meat should always be on the menu?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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October 19th, 2009
09:41 PM ET

Tuesday's Topics

Consider this entry a kind of free-for-all on Tuesday's show.  There was a lot we thought would get your attention, and I didn't want to narrow it to just one topic.

So tell us what you thought of the story about the Louisiana judge who refused to marry an interracial couple.  Or discuss whether you've been affected by budget cuts that impacted school bus routes.  Know anyone who's been a victim of cyber fraud?

Give us an idea of what got your attention the most on Tuesday!

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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October 15th, 2009
09:29 PM ET

Freedoms We Take for Granted

If I want to blog, all I have to do is log in, write down my thoughts, click spell check, and publish.  And you're free to read this entry and countless others across the Internet.

But it's a different story in Cuba.  Access to Yoani Sanchez's blog is blocked there, and even though she has a journalism prize waiting for her in the U.S., Cuba's Communist government will not allow her to travel here to accept it.

This story reminds me of a string of freedoms we have that Cuba's residents don't:  freedom of speech, freedom of the press...  Which freedoms do you think we take for granted the most?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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October 14th, 2009
09:28 PM ET

Your Questions about Health Care

"What about my insurance?"  "What about a growing government?"  "What if health care reform doesn't actually do what it's intended to do?"  These are some of the questions Americans are asking about the health care issue, and you hear them explained on Thursday's show.  What we'd like to find out is what questions you have about health care - whether it's how the system works, what reform means, etc.  What are your questions about this top story?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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October 11th, 2009
04:50 PM ET

International Space Station: Worth the Money?

Is the ISS worth the money?

The international space station (ISS) isn't cheap:  The football field-sized laboratory has cost the U.S. alone $44 billion, and if it doesn't get the funding it needs in the years ahead, it could become useless.

Many scientists argue that would be disastrous.  They believe that research in space could lead to everything from new technology to cures for diseases.

So the question facing the U.S., the other countries that fund the ISS, and you (right now) is simple:  Is it worth it?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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October 8th, 2009
09:55 PM ET

Phrases that Annoy You

That's the subject of Friday's last segment, and while the word "whatever" doesn't really bother me too much, "it is what it is" drives me up a wall.  "My bad" used to bug me a lot, too.

Our producer hates the line "Who let the dogs out?" though I think it's pretty funny.  When growing up, a lot of my friends dreaded the words "Wait 'til your father gets home."

And back in high school, I think everyone hated "Let's just be friends" - except the person saying it.

Tell us what phrases annoy you.

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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October 5th, 2009
10:23 PM ET

Discord in the Desert

The Mojave Desert doesn't sound like a setting for national controversy, but a cross that's been there for 75 years is now being considered by the U.S. Supreme Court.  In the report you see on Tuesday, those who say the monument is a religious symbol argue that it shouldn't be allowed on government property, while those who say it's a historic memorial argue that it should stay right where it is.

What do you say?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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