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Nov. 28, 2014

Witness Posts Video of Austin Shooting

A woman who witnessed the shooting in downtown Austin, Texas Friday shot this video in which you can hear gun shots and police sirens.

Nov. 26, 2014

Every State’s Most Distinct Thanksgiving Recipe

A map created by Upshot showing the most distinct recipes in every state, according to Google analytics.

Gender Pay Gap

Glassdoor created a comparison of the gender pay gap in the tech world.

Nov. 25, 2014

Goodwill Wants To Help Female Veterans With New Program

Brad Turner-Little, of Goodwill Industries International, wants to help female vets with a new program called Operation Good Jobs. Turner-Little says they help with the job hunt, childcare and trauma.

Howard University Flies ‘Black Liberation’ Flag At Half-Mast

After a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting Michael Brown, demonstrations and protests erupted in cities across the country. Here’s a powerful image from Howard University, where the American flag has been replaced by a Black Power flag, flown at half-mast.

USA Today’s Tech Lifestyle Columnist Holiday Recommendations

USA Today’s Tech Lifestyle Columnist Jennifer Jolly recommends some travel apps that might be helpful this holiday season, like AirHelp and Hipmunk. For younger kids this holiday season, Jolly really likes the Leapfrog Leapband.

A Good Read – Ultimate Dining Hall Hacks

This is for college students who are about to enjoy the bounty of home cooking this Thanksgiving after those dining hall meals at college. WNEW’S Judlyne Lilly has A Good Read, Ultimate Dining Hall Hacks.

Testimony the Grand Jury Heard in the Michael Brown Case

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has released the full testimony the grand jury heard in the case of the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Nov. 22, 2014

TSA Holiday Travel Tips

With Thanksgiving comes the busiest travel season of the year, and with many infrequent or first-time travelers, TSA offers some various travel tips and links to everything you might want to know prior to traveling.

Which States Have The Worst Thanksgivings?

See which U.S. states have the worst Thanksgivings by clicking here.

Digit All Systems, Inc.

Digit All Systems, Inc. is a non-profit organization committed to bridging the digital divide and bringing the benefits of expanding technology to everyone. It was founded in September 1998 and has since served more than 10,000 students, certifying over 600 students. The organization is located in a central urban area in an underserved community.

AMC “Hell on Wheels”

AMC airs the season finale tonight of Hell on Wheels. After you watch it, you can post questions to the Executive Producer John Wirth. The answers will be posted later in the week.

Shakespeare Theatre Company “Free Will”

A comedic romantic romp through the Forest of Arden. It’s the first show this season offering “Free Will” – the program offering free tickets to anyone. Full price tickets at The Shakespeare Theatre run from $55 to $100.

WE TV Watch Within Sweepstakes

WE TV, which airs shows like Kendra on Top, encourages viewers to watch their favorite show live or within three days. In a commercial break a code word will come up that viewers are to enter on the website. Then you might win a swag bag and have chance at the grand prize.

Harvest Day on Oprah

Thanksgiving is fast approaching so Oprah thought she’d share a few recipies in a unique way. The new digital food series is called #HarvestDay. It features short music videos showing you how to make things like walnut pumpkin snacks, how to make pumpkin pie cream cheese and a bread bowl dip.

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.

Teachers Lounge

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

Maryland Health Connection

DC Health Link

–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

NatsFest Tickets

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.

Alpha House

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.

District Voices

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.

Food Day

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

Ebola Guidelines

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

Watcheroo offers posting dates and summaries for online-only shows, while ReRunCentury lists prime time TV schedules from 1948-1999 with links to available DVDs and free videos.

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

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

Army Ten-Miler

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

‘Almost White’

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.

Moviefone Voice

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

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