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Nov. 19, 2014
2015 White House Film Festival
From now through January 20, submissions are open for the second White House Student Film Festival. The theme of this year’s festival is The Impact of Giving Back, and it’s open to U.S. students, grades K-12.
10 Cokes a Day
A man is documenting his journey of drinking 10 cokes a day for 30 days. He calls it an experiment in drinking sugar.
Scarf That Fights Off Germs
A Brooklyn company claims to have developed a scarf that fights off germs — called the “Scough.”
NY Times Chooses Each State’s Signature Thanksgiving Food
The NY Times claims it has “scoured the nation for [Thanksgiving] recipes that evoke each of the 50 states” including D.C. and Puerto Rico. Read the eclectic list on nytimes.com.
A Good Read – The Time Bandit Solution
This is the time of year when time slips away even faster because there’s so much to do. WNEW’S Judlyne Lilly has A Good Read, The Time Bandit Solution.
Nov. 16, 2014
Japan’s Levitating Maglev Train
Spider-Dad Surprises Terminally Ill Son
The boy’s family has set up a GoFundMe page for support.
Viral “Hero Syrian Boy Saves His Sister From Syria” Vid Is Fictional
Nov. 15, 2014
Manna Food Center
For more than 30 years, Manna Food Center has provided perishable and shelf-stable food for Montgomery County residents. According to the nonprofit organization’s site, the center has distributed more than 43 million pounds of food to more than 2.7 million people.
Rock Out For Vets
The Rock Out For Vets benefit concert kicks off Saturday night in Vienna, Virginia. Find out how to donate, and even be part of the show, here.
The digital comedy series “Teachers Lounge” features a rotating cast of actors and comedians — like Michael Che of “Saturday Night Live” — who play teachers at a New York City elementary school.
Nov. 13, 2014
What About Kids?
The Baltimore Child Abuse Center thinks it’s fantastic that the NFL has come out in opposition of domestic violence and sexual assault, post-Ray Rice. They believe the airing of #NoMore campaign ads, featuring celebrities and NFL superstars is a tremendous step toward raising public awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault. But they are now asking: #WhatAboutKids? Learn more on www.bcaci.org.
Bryan Cranston Narrates Adult Kids Books
Free DMV Test for Montgomery County
Montgomery County residents can now take a free online DMV practice test.
YouTube Releases Subscription Service Details
YouTube has finally released details about its much-anticipated Music Key subscription service.
Euronews Video Shows U.S. Navy Sailor Attacked By Turkey ‘Ultra-Nationalists’
European Space Agency Lands Craft on a Comet
The European Space Agency’s lander, Philae, is safely on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as of Nov. 12. To see the first images of the craft on the surface of the comet, click here.
Metro Payment Pilot
Metro riders are needed to be a part of the Metro Payment Pilot – a test of Metro’s secure fare payment system of the future. To be one of the first to take advantage of this new technology and provide feedback to Metro, apply here.
Nov. 12, 2014
Best and Worst Airports for Delays
Reagan National is named the second best in the U.S. for delays, While BWI is the second worst. See the full list from Travel and Leisure here.
Nov. 11, 2014
Chick-fil-A Bans ‘Teen Slang’
A Chick-fil-A manager at an undisclosed location has banned employees from using slang terms like “bae” and “turn up.” See the full list of slang terms here.
National Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America says it is making this year’s wreath-laying ceremony the most powerful to date. Visit WAA’s website to purchase a wreath and to volunteer to lay wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery
Nov. 10, 2014
Gail Sheehey’s ‘Daring – My Passages’
Gail Sheehy looks back at how she responded to the passages of her life in her latest book “Daring – My Passages.”
Where to Enroll for the ACA
–Virginia listeners use the federal website
Nov. 9, 2014
Maryland Health Connection Insurance Marketplace
The second year of the Maryland Health Connection Insurance Marketplace begins on Sunday. For a list of events, click here.
Untold Stories Of The ER
Another season of Untold Stories of the ER premieres Friday, but first Discovery Fit and Health wants you to see all the crazy stuff emergency doctors have to treat.
Nov. 8, 2014
Bobby Flay, Guy Fieri Headline MetroCooking D.C. Foodie Weekend
The Food Network’s Bobby Flay and Guy Fieri return to D.C. Nov. 8 & 9 as MetroCooking D.C. comes back for its ninth year to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. This year’s extravaganza includes television chefs, James Beard Foundation cooking stage, hundreds of specialty food exhibitors selling their products, cooking demonstrations, cookbook authors, a beer, wine and spirits pavilion and workshops.
The Citizen Honors Award
The Citizen Honors award recognizes Americans who have risked their lives in grave situations to save others or who have made a significant difference in the lives of others through their selfless service. Citizen honorees are nominated by Americans everywhere who think an individual’s courage or service is deserving of recognition. The nomination period is now open to the public and will close on Jan. 10, 2015. Nominees must be U.S. citizens, 18 or older. Two types of awards are given, and nominees who are deceased are eligible for both awards. To nominate someone you know, click here.
Horses That Heal
Founded in 1996, Maryland Therapeutic Riding (MTR) seeks to improve quality of life and conquer physical, developmental, and emotional health challenges through human and horse interaction. MTR offers high-quality horseback riding programs which open new pathways of healing for children and adults with a wide range of physical, mental, and emotional challenges. Conditions served include: cerebral palsy, spina bifida, neuromuscular disorders, post-traumatic brain injury, autism, ADHD, and cognitive disorders. The farm is located between Baltimore and Annapolis, Maryland on a 25-acre farm.
Nat Geo Wild Film-Making Competition
Nat Geo Wild has a filmmaking competition in search of a photographer to document wildlife for the net.
Travel Channel Holding Auditions for Next Star
The Travel Channel is having auditions next Monday in New York for the next Travel Channel Star. If you can’t make it, you can email it in.
Veteran’s Day at the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
On this weekend before Veteran’s Day, the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra performs a program honoring the men and women of World War II. “I’ll be Seeing You” is a musical drama that takes you back to the 1940’s.
Three Sistahs at MetroStage
It’s about three sisters coming together after the funeral of their only brother. Three Sistahs at MetroStage in Alexandria with one performance Saturday night and two performances on Sunday.
Nov. 7, 2014
Victoria’s Secret Drops “The Perfect Body” Slogan
After more than 27,000 people signed a petition accusing Victoria’s Secret of body-shaming due to its use of the words “The Perfect Body” using thin supermodels, they dropped the slogan. The Independent reports that the slogan “A Body For Every Body” is now in it’s place. The photo, a line-up of models, remains the same.
Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” Synced With Old Aerobics Workout
Nov. 6, 2014
Australian News Cameraman Survives Carjacking
An Australian cameraman survived a terrifying ordeal during which he was held at gunpoint and carjacked by an armed man. It was all caught on camera.
Anchor for CBS 59 in West Virginia Dances During Commercial Breaks
Nerdist Presents: “All About That Base: No Rebels” Star Wars Parody
Check out this Star Wars video parody of Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass.”
Nov. 5, 2014
A Good Read
There are over 100 women in Congress. One way they got there was by leveraging their professional persona. WNEW’S Judlyne Lilly has A Good Read, “Rise to the Top: How Women Leverage Their Professional Persona to Earn More” by Stacey Hawley.
Kid Cries Because He Can’t Vote
This video, from an NBC affiliate in Chicago, shows a child bawling his eyes out because he is told he’s not old enough to vote.
Nov. 4, 2014
Space Oddity Cover Recorded On The ISS
Comfortable: 50 People 1 Question
Oct. 31, 2014
Halloween Food Deal
Several food chains are having good deals on Halloween if you’re wearing a costume.
New Netflix Releases for November
The end of the month means Netflix users can say goodbye to some shows and movies, but it also means that there will be new additions. New additions for November include: Addams Family Values, Braveheart, Scream 4, 22 Jump Street and much more. Check out the new releases for the month of November.
Oct. 30. 2014
Awkward ‘Chevy Guy’ Stumbles Giving VIP Prize at World Series
Rikk Wilde, the Chevrolet executive tasked with presenting Giants Madison Bumgarner a truck as his MVP prize, stumbled and sighed his way through a painful nationally televised spiel.
Oct. 29, 2014
Nationals Pumpkin Stencils
The Washington Nationals are having a pumpkin design contest for its most creative Nats fans. Click here to print out the special Nats stencils for pumpkin carving and vote for the finalists.
10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman
Tickets to NatsFest (Saturday, Dec. 13) will be available for purchase online Wednesday, October 29 at 10:00 a.m.
Track the Capitol Christmas Tree
The Capitol Christmas Tree is being cut down today and will start making its way across America tomorrow.
Oct. 28, 2014
Girl Invited to G.W. University to Meet G.W.
A little girl was devastated when she was told she could not meet George Washington. George Washington University got word of this and invited her to a basketball game.
Fireball Recall in Finland
Alko, the national alcoholic beverage retailing monopoly in Finland, says Fireball brand liqueur is prepared according to North American food regulations and does not meet the requirements of the European Union’s tighter regulations. The concern is with the levels of propylene glycol it contains.
Oct. 27, 2014
Rocket Launch from Wallops, Virginia
Nasa is launching a rocket from the Wallops fight facility in Virginia today and it’s going to be visible throughout the Mid-Atlantic area. Click here to see the visibility map of the launch.
Bike Safety Report
This GHSA Spotlight on Highway Safety report looks at the issue of bicyclist safety, analyzing how fatality trends and crash patterns have changed since the mid 1970′s
Oct. 25, 2014
The Wolfe Twins
The play The Wolfe Twins has proved so popular, Studio Theatre is adding performances. One on Wednesday night, Oct. 29, with additional performances on Nov. 1 and 2.
Six Guys One Car
Six Guys One Car is a new web series from Comedy Central. It follows the guys from Dormtainment when their car breaks down.
Amazon Prime has the second season of Alpha House starring John Goodman.
My Hero on AOL Originals
The very busy actress Zoe Saldana has premiered her web series My Hero on AOL Originals. It follows people who orchestrate over the top thank you’s to the people they consider heroes in their lives.
In preparation for the next installment of the Hunger Games franchise: Mockingjay Part One – YouTube stars have made a video series about the dystopian world. Ijustine and YouTube stars Jimmy Wong and Ashley Adams of Feast of Fiction are in the five part series. It’s presented as programming sanctioned by the totalitarian Panem regime in the fictional world of “The Hunger Games.”
Connnie and Teri 4 Animals
Connie and Teri work to help the animals at the county animal shelter.
Oct. 24, 2014
Best College Food
Virginia Tech has the best cafeteria food in the country, according to Princeton Review’s “best campus food” list. Check out some of the amazing meals served up at the school.
Every Oct. 24 is Food Day, to inspire us to change our diets for the better and improve our food policies. This year, Food Day has a special focus on food access and justice for food and farm workers. In Baltimore, the city health department has created a social media campaign around the hashtag #BmoreFoodJust to spark a conversation about food justice. Join the campaign and the conversation here.
Queen Elizabeth II Tweets For The First Time
Little Girl Devastated That She’ll Never Get To Meet George Washington
Oct. 23, 2014
NFL Launching PSA on Domestic Violence
The NFL is launching a new series of PSA’s denouncing domestic violence and sexual assault.
Lights On Afterschool
On Oct. 23, more than 1 million people in communities across the nation and at U.S. military installations worldwide will join the only national rally for afterschool programs. Sponsored by the Afterschool Alliance and now in its 15th year, Lights On Afterschool brings communities together for science fairs, fun runs, community service events and more. Find a local Lights On Afterschool event by clicking here.
A Good Read
Searching for tickets for your favorite band can be an adventure, especially when it happened BEFORE there was something called the Internet. WNEW’S Judlyne Lilly has A Good Read, “Chasing the Beatles.”
Pittsburgh Penguins Tribute to Canadians
Partial Eclipse To Be Visible Thursday Afternoon
A partial solar eclipse will be visible from much of North America this Thursday, according to NASA.
Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Teaser Trailer
Oct. 21, 2014
Surprise Foo Fighters Show
Tickets for a surprise show by The Foo Fighters at The Black Cat on Oct. 24 will go on sale at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets are only on sale in-person at The Black Cat. Click here for more info.
The World’s First Hoverboard
Hendo is developing a magnet-based hoverboard and has started a Kickstarter campaign to help raise at least $250,000 by Dec. 15, 2014.
One Love Foundation Video
One Love Foundation is promoting a video called “Shatter the Silence” during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Ray Rice Halloween Costume
Halloween is still over a week away, but a contender for the year’s most inappropriate costume has already arrived: Ray Rice dragging the limp body of the wife he’d just beaten into unconsciousness.
Drowsy Driving Forum
The National Transportation Safety Board is hosting a forum in D.C. today on overcoming the dangers of drowsy driving.
Hong Kong Officials and Students Talk as Part of “Umbrella Revolution”
Talks between Hong Kong officials and students have started and are being broadcast live.
Oct. 20, 2014
Amazon Fulfillment Centers Hiring 80K Seasonal Employees
To apply for a seasonal job at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Baltimore, click here.
Tristan Thompson Kisses Sideline Interviewer
Lady Shows Up To Dulles In Full Body Suit
Oct. 19, 2014
Community Development Network of Maryland
A new awareness campaign by CDN, called “Leading the way to stronger communities,” is an ongoing initiative with the goal to increase awareness of the social and economic impact of the community development industry on the quality of life in Maryland. To highlight the importance of this industry, the first “Maryland Community Development Week” will take place October 20 – 27, 2014 with various events throughout the state. To find an event near you, click here.
Oct. 18, 2014
Star Wars Fan Film Awards
After a 3 year break, Lucasfilms has re-launched the Star Wars Fan Film Awards. These are short films where filmmakers put their own spin on the Star Wars Franchise. The winning films will be screened at the Star Wars Celebration 2015 in California just around the time Episode 7 is released.
Cuz We Care
Cuz We Care, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families who have lost a child to pay for final arrangements.
Oct. 17, 2014
Controversial Calendar Shoot “Hot Shots 2015″
A controversial calendar shoot, called “Hot Shots 2015,” possibly involves Utah’s Camp Williams. Officials said the shoot, which features women riding in a military-style tank and firing weapons, was not sanctioned by the Utah National Guard.
Maryland Public Television Introduces Video Series
Maryland Public Television has introduced a new original web series called Investbusters to debunk investing myths. The series, posted online, is meant to give millennials (those born between 1982-2002) answers to common financial questions in a concise manner that will help young adults approach their finances with awareness and informed action.
Oct. 16, 2014
Baltimore Running Festival
The Baltimore Running Festival happens Saturday morning, October 18. Everything you need to know about the race, whether you’re a runner or a spectator, is at http://www.thebaltimoremarathon.com/.
Anthony Brown’s Md. Gubernatorial Campaign Under Fire For Ad Featuring Cops
D.C. Mayoral Debate
The fourth D.C. Mayoral debate is tonight from 6:30-8:30 and our news partner WUSA9 will be live streaming it live at wusa9.com.
Flu Vaccination Clinics
The Baltimore Department of Health and Human Services will provide free flu vaccines to county residents at seven sites from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 25.
Junior Marvin Concert
Junior Marvin is playing at Montgomery College on Saturday. Click here for tickets and information.
Erykah Badu Busks Anonymously in NYC
Glenn Campbell, Who Is Battling Alzheimer’s, Releases Final Song
Paul Rudd, a Kansas City Fan, Promises Kegger at His Mom’s
Oct. 15, 2014
“I Love Lucy” Premiered This Day on CBS in 1951
5-Year-Old Boy Asks Demi Lovato To Marry Him
Michelle Obama’s Rendition of “Turn Down For What”
Oct. 14, 2014
These recommendations give guidance on the safe handling of human remains that may contain Ebola virus and are for use by personnel who perform postmortem care in U.S. hospitals and mortuaries
Metro’s New Fare Payment Technology
Metro is inviting riders to help test its new fare payment system using new payment methods, such as contactless credit cards and mobile phones. Riders can get more information and sign up to participate in the pilot by clicking here.
Massive Pumpkin Wins Heavyweight Competition
Monday marked the annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off, where a pumpkin weighing in at 2,058 pounds was declared the “world champion” of pumpkins.
Oct. 13, 2014
Giant Godzilla Crab
A picture showing a massive 50-foot crab near a British resort has some people on the Internet freaking out, but is it real? That could be a lot of crab cakes.
Mt. Vernon Place Restoration
Restoration of Baltimore’s Washington Monument is wrapping up a couple of weeks ahead of schedule. Checkout the Mt. Vernon Place Facebook page to see behind the scenes pictures and explanations of the restoration work.
Spotify Shows Us What Students Are Listening To, And When
Just what kind of music is your college student listening to, and when? Spotify crunched the numbers.
Ebola Update From Inova Hospital
In light of the announcement of the first contracted Ebola case in the United States, Inova hospital in Falls Church has released a statement about its Ebola Task Force making upgrades to its action plan.
Dance Party Breaks Out on Australian Train
Oct. 11, 2014
Rerun Time Machine
Oct. 10, 2014
International Day of the Girl
Bethesda native Eliana Stanislawski started the movement in 10th grade while she ran Girls Unite at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. There are lots of events going on around the D.C. area on Oct. 11.
Second State, taking over the former Mighty Pint on M Street in Northwest D.C., will show off its new transformation on Oct. 21.
Oct. 9, 2014
Thousands of runners are heading into the region to participate in the Army Ten Miler on Sunday, a race that supports soldiers and their families.
Learn To Speak Dothraki
Now “Game of Thrones” geeks can learn the Dothraki language, thanks to a UC Berkeley grad with a degree in linguistics who creates fake languages.
Rock The Vote Presents “Turn Out For What”
New D.C.-Based Graduate School
The LBJ School Washington Center is offering a Master’s degree Program with a focus on federal public policy. Dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs Robert Hutchings says the 18 month program starts at the University of Texas in Austin. The first class starts in the fall of 2015.
Oct. 8, 2014
Bar Sheds are Replacing the Man Cave
Some men are upgrading their man caves and taking them outside with “bar sheds“. The trend allows guys to have their own retreat outside the house.
Russian Children Sing Creepy Birthday Song For President Putin
Oct. 7, 2014
Rick Najera takes an honest look at the depiction of Latino culture with his new thought-provoking and comedic memoir, Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood.
H&M Outfit Looks Like Kurdish Uniform
Complaints flooded in on social media recently accusing H&M of copying the uniforms worn by female Kurdish soldiers fighting ISIS in the Middle East.
5-Year-Old JP Gibson Plays for the Utah Jazz
Oct. 6, 2014
Stop Bullying Campaign
CustomInk, which is based in Fairfax, recently launched its fourth annual bullying prevention campaign “Be Good to Each Other,” which includes the participation of nearly 20 nationally recognized celebrities and athletes. Click here for more details.
Jacksonville Mascot Makes Ebola Joke
The mascot for the Jacksonville Jaguars is under a lot of scrutiny after holding up a sign that read “Towels Carry Ebola” with a Pittsburgh “Terrible Towel” in his other hand.
Better Call Saul
The Fault in Our Stars
Oct. 4, 2014
Mad Men Fan Video
At AMC, the folks at Mad Men – in preparation for the series finale this spring – wants fans to shoot a short video of themselves explaining why they love the show and what they’ll miss when it’s gone. If you’re chosen, you’ll have to pay your own way to LA for the promo shoot, but they’ll give you a hundred dollars.
It went the way of dial up a while back and now Moviefone is looking for someone new. Moviefone, now online – is in search of a man or a woman who will be the voice AND the face of the brand.
Davidsonville Wildlife Sanctuary
Davidsonville Wildlife Sanctuary cares for injured and orphaned wildlife, returning them to the wild whenever possible. If they can’t be returned to the wild, the Sanctuary either places them in good homes or provides a home for them for the rest of their lives. The Sanctuary is run entirely by volunteers and they need some help! Anyone 18 and over who can commit to at least one morning a week is welcome.
Oct. 2, 2014
Top Cities for Eligible Men
The Washington, D.C. metro area has made it to a top ten list of cities for eligible men. The list was created by the Pew Research Center.
Singapore Flight Costs More Than $18,000
This luxury plane ride to Singapore will cost you $18,400. That sky high price is because flyers have their own individual suites with televisions and first class service.
Nestle FITNESS Bra Cam