Washington http://wvxu.org en Former NPR Reporter Andrea Seabrook http://wvxu.org/post/former-npr-reporter-andrea-seabrook <p><strong>NPR</strong> listeners will no doubt recognize the name<a href="http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0812/79998.html"> <strong>Andrea Seabrook</strong></a>. She was the congressional correspondent for many years, until her frustration with what she calls “broken Washington” finally led her to leave the network and begin her own project. That project is called <a href="http://www.decodedc.com/"><strong>DecodeDC</strong></a> and it’s a podcast and blog where she tries to dig through the jargon and double-speak to determine what’s really going on in and around Capitol Hill. Mark Perzel talks with <strong>Andrea Seabrook</strong> about her decision to leave NPR and to begin anew in the online world of podcasts and blogs.</p><p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 05:31:25 +0000 Mark Perzel 8362 at http://wvxu.org Former NPR Reporter Andrea Seabrook Hartmann and Portune getting free rides to re-election http://wvxu.org/post/hartmann-and-portune-getting-free-rides-re-election <p>The two members of the Hamilton County board of commissioners who are up for re-election this year &ndash; Republican Greg Hartmann and Democrat Todd Portune &ndash; will have&nbsp;no major party opponents&nbsp;in the Nov. 6 election.</p><p>Leaders of both major political parties said giving the commissioners a free ride was not part of a deal. Four years ago, both Portune and Hartmann faced weak opponents who had little or no party backing.</p><p>The two political parties tried and failed to come up with county commission candidates by Monday&rsquo;s 4 p.m. deadline.</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 19:06:14 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 2424 at http://wvxu.org Hartmann and Portune getting free rides to re-election