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Jan. 27, 2015
Principal’s “Let It Go” Parody: “School Is Closed! School Is Closed! You Can Stay In Bed And Sleep!”
A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School Does Uptown Funk
Jan. 26, 2015
President Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address has been altered into a catchy remix. The Gregory Brothers remixed the address to an auto-tuned, techno beat.
Video of Student Slamming Teacher
A ninth grader was arrested Friday after police say he attacked his teacher in New Jersey and slammed him to the floor in the classroom. A video captured the attack, which shows the student trying get his cell phone back.
Jan. 24, 2015
Hometown Heroes: Project Soulful
Project Soulful goes out into our communities, visits homeless shelters, transitional houses…anywhere there is despair trying to choke the life out of our sisters and brothers. It’s there that Project Soulful brings its’ message of HOPE, ENCOURAGEMENT & LOVE!
Helen Hayes Awards Nominations
Tune in online Monday night to see who gets nominated for this year’s Helen Hayes Awards.
Game of Thrones IMAX debut
Game of Thrones makes its IMAX debut starting Jan. 29. They’re showing the final two episodes of season four and a trailer for season five. 3 theatres in Maryland are showing it.
Auditions for 2015 Prince George’s Shakespeare Festival
Auditions are scheduled Saturday for the 2015 Prince George’s Shakespeare Festival in the Parks.
Jason Alexander Continues With Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Performances are Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.
Jan. 22, 2015
YouTube Stars To Interview Pres. Obama
A Letter to Metro Riders
Metro is apologizing to riders following an electrical malfunction near the transit system’s L’Enfant Plaza station.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has released an ad, as a letter addressing Metro riders and apologizing to Carol Glover’s family.
Jan. 21, 2015
A Good Read – Marco Polo
The 13th century comes to life with the Netflix series Marco Polo. Now read the book. WNEW’S Judlyne Lilly has A Good Read.
Jan. 17, 2015
In-Car Camera Captures Officer Jamming To ‘Shake It Off’
Hometown Heroes: Encore Creation
Encore Creation in D.C. is focused on singing groups that joined together in a large chorale. The first results reported from the study were those from evaluating the chorale compared to a control matched in terms of activity level and health status at the start of the study.
Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week
Click here to see a list of restaurants participating in Restaurant Week, Jan. 19-25.
Choir Boy At Studio Theatre in D.C.
The story is about a prep school choir member who has to decide if he will ignore a gay slur and sing to prevent the school from closing.
One Night in Miami at Center Stage in Baltimore
The play is about the night in 1964 when three men Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke, and football star Jim Brown celebrated with the winner of the world heavyweight boxing title who was then known as Cassius Clay.
New Web Series – Live Action Role Players
Live Action Role Players, or LARPS, are people who role play in full costume and attitude in real life. The show LARPS is about five such players.
Jan. 16, 2015
Free Student Tickets for “Selma”
7th, 8th and 9th graders can show their student ID or report card at the box office of any participating theater in Baltimore and D.C. to receive their free tickets to a showing of “Selma.” Visit selmastudenttickets.com for more information.
Jan. 14, 2015
Mental Health Coverage in Virginia
About 20,000 uninsured adults living with serious mental illness in the Commonwealth will soon be able to receive treatment through the Governor’s Access Plan. Click here to enroll.
A Good Read – Mars Rover Curiosity
Mercury, Pluto and a tiny little dwarf planet called Ceres are just a few of the places NASA is visiting this year. But one engineer says don’t forget the Mars Rover Curiosity. WNEW’S Judlyne Lilly has A Good Read, Mars Rover Curiosity.
Fundraiser Page for Woman Killed in Metro Incident
A GoFundMe page has been created for 61-year-old Carol Glover who died after a Metro malfunction on Monday. She leaves behind two sons and three grandchildren.
Orioles 2015 FanFest Tickets
Vouchers for autograph sessions at the Orioles’ 2015 FanFest will go on sale Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. The list of autograph session times and participants will be posted online for preview by 9 p.m. Jan. 16. Orioles FanFest will be held Jan. 31 at the Baltimore Convention Center from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with early entry for Orioles Season Plan Members to begin at 10:00 a.m.
Sesame Street: Oscar ft. Macklemore
Watch De Niro, DiCaprio, Pitt and Scorsese Make Casino Ad Look Like Movie Preview
Jan. 13, 2015
Selma for Students
Business leaders in New York City created a fund for 27,000 of the city’s 7th, 8th and 9th grade students to see the new film Selma for free. New cities will be added Jan. 14 to this campaign due to popular demand.
World’s First 3D-printed Car
The Strati by Local Motors is the world’s first 3D-printed car. Local Motors gives us a glimpse into how this electric-powered vehicle is made.
Jan. 12, 2015
Muslims In The Media
A new study finds 81 percent of domestic terrorism stories reported in the media involve Muslims, but just six percent of suspects in those cases are actually members of the religion, according to the FBI.
Montgomery County Bus Service Improvements
Montgomery County is improving their bus service for the first time in 10 years. The service enhancements are going to affect 25 bus routes.
House of Cards Season 3 trailer
Netflix casually dropped the House of Cards Season 3 trailer immediately after Kevin Spacey’s Golden Globes speech, which aired on Jan. 11.
Jan. 10, 2015
87th Oscar Nominations
This year for the first time the Academy will announce Oscar nominations live in all 24 categories. It’ll be streamed live online.
General Hospital Now: Coming in January
“You are really good looking. Have you had work done?” Host Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis) asks your favorite soap stars all the hard-hitting questions you have always wanted to ask. Featuring a panel of celebrity GH fans, soap studs, fun games and an overdose of side-splitting sketch comedy.
12 Monkeys Series Preview
Candlelight Concert Society at the Smith Theatre
The new music comes by way of the Momenta String Quartet, a classical music group that performs the classics. But their main programs consist of new classical music, composed by the living. They were invited to the perform by the the Candlelight Concert Society at the Smith Theatre at Howard Community College.
Jan. 8, 2015
Md. Public Schools Getting Some Technology Help, Thanks to Microsoft
Microsoft and the Maryland State Department of Education are teaming up to make sure every kid in the state can know about and use computers in the classroom. Every student and parent in the state is going to be able to download Microsoft Office Suite for free, and 25 high schools in the state will get something else. Click here to learn how to sign in for Microsoft 365 for all parents and students in Maryland. To view a list of all Microsoft IT Academies in Maryland, click here.
Jan. 7, 2015
A Good Read – The Adventures of Mrs. Jesus
What kind of book can you expect from the former writer and executive producer of ABC’s Modern Family? WNEW’S Judlyne Lilly has A Good Read.
Joe Biden Random Compliment Generator
Vice President Joe Biden reportedly doled out some pretty priceless compliments to incoming lawmakers during Tuesday’s swearing-in ceremonies for the 114th Congress. To celebrate that fact and spread the joy, The Washington Post has taken the liberty of creating a “Joe Biden Random Compliment Generator” so you can get your very own Biden endorsement.
Jan. 6, 2015
Petition for Taco Emoji
Taco Bell has created a petition on Change.org to urge Unicode Consortium to accept the taco emoji for their next release in mid-2015.
Taco Bell wants support from fans to help make the taco emoji official.
Jan. 5, 2015
7 Apps That Help You Fight the Flu
Don’t want the flu to get you down? Use apps on your smartphone, computer, or tablet to outsmart the virus.
O’Malley Launches New Blog
Md. Gov. Martin O’Malley has launched a new blog, on which he posts “a series of essays, letters to new leaders and reflections.”
Naked Man Breaks Into Homes, Uses Hot Tub
A naked Oregonian man has been arrested after breaking into two homes, where he drank alcohol and used a hot tub and shower.
Jan. 3, 2015
Funds Page for Family of Md. Cyclist Killed in Accident
A fundraiser page has been set up and dedicated to the children of Tom Palermo, the cyclist killed in the accident with the bishop last week.
Doritos Super Bowl Commercial Semifinalists
Doritos has named 29 semifinalists from the thousands of commercials submitted by would be film-makers from all over the world. The winner with the most fan votes gets $1 million and a job at Universal.
Jan. 2, 2015
Hometown Heroes: The Woodlawn High School Scholarship Fund
Some fans of the Serial story about a Baltimore County girl named Hae Min Lee who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend and classmate at Woodlawn High School have created a scholarship fund in her honor.
Dec. 31, 2014
Martin Luther King Art Contest
To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and raise awareness about his accomplishments, the City of Bowie Diversity Committee is sponsoring an annual art contest for Bowie students.
A Good Read – Prayer
Now that you’ve resolved to keep all of your new year’s resolutions, one author says you should add something to the list. WNEW’S Judlyne Lilly has A Good Read.
Dec. 30, 2014
Police Officers Killed in the Line of Duty
There were 126 federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officers who were killed in the line of duty this year, compared to 102 in 2013. This is a 24 percent increase according to a new report by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF).
Dec. 29, 2014
Astronaut Chris Hadfield’s Guide to Optimism
Retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield shared his optimistic view on the world in a video called “An Astronaut’s Guide to Optimism.” He encourages people to take up causes they are passionate about in the New Year.
Dec. 28, 2014
Anne Arundel County School Break Fun Days
Recreation & Parks is offering School Break Fun Days during the 2014-2015 school year for children in Kindergarten through 8th Grade at the locations listed here.
Dec. 27, 2014
We Need To Talk
The sports talk show from a women’s point of view – “We Need To Talk” – is airing a year-ender on Tuesday.
Electric Maid Community Exchange
On Saturday night, head to the border of D.C. and Takoma Park for a listen to local pop artist Nick Cabrejos. He’ll be singing from his new album 86 Sleep at the Electric Maid Community Exchange.
National Gallery of Art’s Ice Skating Rink
The National Gallery of Art’s Ice Skating Rink is open Saturday and Sunday at least until 9 p.m. It will be closed New Year’s Day.
Poe in Baltimore
Poe Baltimore, Inc. is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization — donations and contributions are needed to keep Edgar Allan Poe’s legacy alive in Baltimore and support the operation and preservation of the Edgar Allan Poe House National Historic Landmark.
Dec. 26, 2014
Canvas is a new global incubator that locally-based Marriott is starting. Anyone with a great food and/or beverage concept can apply.
Dec. 24, 2014
NORAD Santa Tracker
Keep track of Santa’s flight around the world with NORAD’s official online Santa tracker.
Dec. 22, 2014
Donation Page for Missing Sarah and Jacob Hoggle
The father of 2 young children missing from Montgomery County is hoping to raise $10,000 to help keep the search for Sarah and Jacob going, who have been missing for more than 3 months.
A Good Read – Dogs of Christmas
Now here’s a story about an abandoned pregnant dog and a happy ending. WNEW’S Judlyne Lilly has A Good Read, Dogs of Christmas.
Dec. 20, 2014
Soviet Threat to Santa? No Way, Said JFK in 1961
Playground Replacement Campaign
The Odenton Elementary PTA is seeking assistance from the community to help their kids have a great new and safe playground to enjoy.
Puppets In Your Hood
The Woolly Mammoth Theatre company has Puppets In Your Hood. It’s a demonstration of the craft of puppetry with local artists explaining why they tell stories with puppets.
Best Super Bowl Commercials
CBS wants you to vote on the best commercials that have ever aired on the Super Bowl.
Team Oscar Competition
If you’d like to hand off the Oscars to the winners at the Academy Awards next year and you’re a film maker, you don’t have much time to enter the Team Oscar competition. The deadline is January 12th.
Mutant Giant Spider Dog
YouTube counted its most popular videos and music videos. Number one in the video category — the dog dressed up like a spider that scared just about everybody.
Dec. 18, 2014
SantApp Encourages Kids to Believe
Dec. 17, 2014
Kim Jong-un Death Scene from ‘The Interview’ Leaks Online
The scene during which North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is killed in the movie “The Interview” has leaked after Sony Pictures cancelled the Dec. 25 release of the film in the wake of hackers’ threatened terrorist attacks. Watch the scene HERE.
Take a Tour of The Colbert Report Studio Before It’s Demolished
Tonight is the last night of Stephen Colbert’s show, “The Colbert Report.” If you ever get nostalgic, though, you can tour the set via Google Maps.
Crowdfunding for Art Coalition Group
An art coalition group is signing a lease with a vacant former trolley space under DuPont circle for an art exhibition hall and venue. They’ve launched a crowdfund to help raise funds for the project.
Public Art Installation on San Francisco Street
A public art installation on a San Francisco street will add animated lights to show the movement of the subway trains.
Mom Calls To Shame Pundit Sons on TV Show
“I Gave My Kids A Terrible Christmas Present”
Dec. 16, 2014
A Good Read – Eat, Drink and Remarry
Perhaps there’s someone on your gift giving list who’d like to know the answer to this question: How many times is too many times to get married? WNEW’S Judlyne Lilly has A Good Read, Eat Drink and Remarry: Confessions of a Serial Wife.
Hanukkah Dining and Drinking Options in D.C.
Hanukkah starts Dec. 16 and there are plenty of options for feasting and drinking over the course of eight nights in the District.
Chanukah (Shake It Off)
Do You Experience ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response)?
Those who experience ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) describe it as a pleasant tingling sensation in the head, scalp, back and other areas of the body from stimuli including whispering, watching other people perform tasks and pleasant sounds, like the turning of pages. One of the top “ASMRtists” on YouTube, who creates videos for people trying to elicit ASMR, has more than 300,000 subscribers and millions of video views.
Dec. 15, 2014
10 Most Memorable New Products of 2014
Technology, food and household products fared well. Check out the list to see which products made it on the top 10 most memorable new products of 2014.
Dec. 14, 2014
Little Free Library
It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share.
If you’re looking for a pro-active holiday gift, DC’s Theatre community has it. They’re called tix certificates and they’re good at 40 theatres all over the Washington area, running at $20 each.
Dec. 11, 2014
DeSean Jackson Customizing Cleats to Say “I Can’t Breathe”
Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson posted to his Instagram account with customized cleats, reading “I Can’t Breathe” in reference to the NPYD chokehold case on Eric Garner.
Dec. 10, 2014
Team Pushing for Olympics in D.C.
The team pushing for the Olympics to come to D.C. in 2024 have put out a new video showing unity.
America’s Best Streets for Christmas Lights
In no particular order, here are the 13 best-decorated streets in the nation — including 34th Street in Baltimore.
Daredevil Tears Down Roller Coaster Tracks on Motorcycle
Whipping around wooden roller coaster tracks usually proves enough to leave you battered and rethinking the whole “amusement” part of amusement parks. But for one deranged daredevil, that abuse wasn’t enough: he decided to do it on a motorcycle, in Mexico… and he did backflips and wheelies the whole way, just for good measure.
Where to Enroll for the ACA
Marylanders who are looking for new health insurance coverage to begin on Jan. 1 have until Dec. 18 to enroll. If you already have coverage in Md., and you are receiving financial aid to help you pay your premium, you must re-enroll by Dec. 18 in order to keep your financial assistance.
–Virginia listeners use the federal website
20 First World Problems That Plagued Us In 2014
From BendGate to the overwhelming $8 a month Netflix charges for streaming, people on the Internet always managed to find something to gripe about in 2014.
A Good Read — Of All The Gin Joints
For the book lover on your list who likes stories from Old Hollywood, this book might be Boffo. WNEW’S Judlyne Lilly has A Good Read, Of All The Gin Joints.
John Coltrane’s Estate Authorizes Documentary
John Coltrane’s estate has authorized a documentary that will be released to theaters late next year. It will be written and directed by filmmaker John Scheinfeld, who has done documentaries on John Lennon and on Harry Nilsson. The film will include family home movies and audio recordings, as well as rare film and TV appearances. It could also include your story. Scheinfeld is asking fans to share how Coltrane and his music inspired them. The best stories will be considered for the film. Find out how to submit your story at www.ColtraneFilm.com.
NYPD: Knife-Wielding Suspect Who Stabbed Student At Brooklyn Synagogue Fatally Shot By Police
A man wielding a knife who stabbed an Israeli student inside a Brooklyn synagogue was fatally shot by police early Tuesday morning when he refused to drop the knife
Dec. 8, 2014
The US-Led War On ISIS Now Has A Logo
The U.S. once appeared hesitant to brand the coalition effort against ISIS, only revealing the name of the operation nearly two months after bombing began. Now, there’s a logo.
National Flags Created From the Foods Each Country
Chefs re-created 17 national flags using foods common to each nation.
Massive Fire Burns in Downtown L.A.
Dec. 7, 2014
Top Chef Digital Series
The Top Chef digital series gives eliminated chefs a chance to get back in the competition, starting Wednesday on Lifetime online.
NAACP Image Awards
The NAACP Image Awards are live streaming their nominations Tuesday morning. The Screen Actors Guild announces their own nominees Wednesday on TNT and on TBS.
Dec. 6, 2014
“Dollar or Less Days”
“Dollar or Less Days” returns to downtown Baltimore this weekend, where many of the major attractions are charging only $1 admission, and some are even free! Everything from the National Aquarium to the Maryland Science Center, the Christmas Village and the Walters Art Museum will be included in this signature holiday event. Click here for the complete list of participating attractions.
Trees for Troops, a program of the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation, provides free, farm-grown Christmas Trees to United States armed forces members in all branches of the military and their families, through donations, sponsorships, grants and the work of many volunteers.
“How to Buy a Christmas Tree” tips, thanks to the National Christmas Tree Association – including a tree locator that let’s you put in your zip to find a cut-your-own or tree lot near you.
Selection tips: Click here.
Care tips: Click here.
“Walk a Mile in the Shoes of a Child”
Tracy Hall is one of three women in the process of creating a nonprofit, “Walk a Mile in the Shoes of a Child,” that will make future donations tax-exempt. They are working to donate more than 250 pairs of shoes to students at Hilltop Elementary School. To help, you can contact Hall at email@example.com.
Aspire Jam Session
Aspire TV is celebrating the holiday season with the Aspire Jam Sessions. It’s a showcase of musical vignettes from artists like Joe singing All that I am, Anthony David and Syleena Johnson.
The Animal Planet has activated its Reindeer Cam. The 24-hour live stream features Reindeers at the St. Paul, Minnesota Como Zoo.
Robin Williams on Masks
This interview with Robin Williams is from 1991. It’s part of PBS digital Studios Blank on Blank series called Robin Williams on Masks.
Sex With Strangers at Signature Theatre
Sex with Strangers at Signature Theatre — closing this weekend.
Virginia Opera’s Production of HMS Pinafore
Fans of the Victorian duo Gilbert and Sullivan have a chance to see the Virginia Opera’s production of HMS Pinafore.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream From Brave Spirits Theatre
A Midsummer Night’s Dream from Brave Spirits Theatre, performing at the Anacostia Arts Center in D.C. through Sunday.
Dec. 4, 2014
Pantone 2015 Color of the Year
Marsala has been named Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year. In a release issued Thursday, Pantone describes the hue as “a naturally robust and earthy wine red.” See the shade HERE.
DJ Earworm’s ‘United State of Pop 2014′
If you’re struggling to remember what exactly happened in pop music this year, DJ Earworm has got you covered. Since 2007, he has been putting together a mashup consisting of 25 of the biggest pop songs of the year. Listen to this year’s “United State of Pop” on 94.7 Fresh FM’s website.
Dec. 3, 2014
Abudhabi Police Release Video of Suspect in American Teacher’s Deadly Stabbing (GRAPHIC)
Brian Williams and Jimmy Fallon “Slow Jam” the News
Dec. 2, 2014
Man Caught Pretending To Be Army Ranger
A man was pretending to be an Army ranger for discounts… but he was caught by a veteran.
America’s 20 Most Recognizable Skylines, Ranked
The 20 most famous skylines in the country and ranked based on aesthetics, recognizable buildings, and the natural beauty that surrounds them.
Giving Tuesday kicks off the holiday giving season on December 2, following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Before donating to a charity this season, it is wise to carefully review it to ensure it is a trustworthy organization. Charities can demonstrate they are trustworthy by undergoing a rigorous evaluation based on holistic standards such as the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. Get free access to BBB Charity Reports at Give.org.
Dec. 1, 2014
World AIDS Day
In Baltimore, at Morgan State University, the 3rd Annual B’More Aware of HIV event is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the largest living red ribbon.
Each State’s Favorite Online Dating Profile Word
Mashable.com asked Match.com to analyze thousands of online dating profiles from the U.S. and break down which unique words appear with relative frequency in certain states. See the results HERE.
Nov. 29, 2014
Ugly Tree Helps Pa. City Find “True Meaning” of Christmas
In the heart of one of the poorest cities in America was one of the saddest Christmas trees of all time. Looming 50 feet above downtown Reading, Pennsylvania – the tree seemed, to most observers, to be more suited for mulch than merriment. In fact, to call it a Charlie Brown tree would be an insult to Charlie Brown.
YouTube Series “House of Robots”
If you want to veg out with the kids, there’s the YouTube series called House of Robots. It’s based on the James Patterson book of the same name.
WUMCO, Inc.’s mission is to provide quick and friendly assistance to needy persons in Western Upper Montgomery County in times of crisis with rent or mortgage payments, utilities, medical or other current critical expenses; transportation for medical and social service needs; long-term coverage of maintenance medicine not adequately covered by insurance, either government or private; emergency and holiday food and holiday toys.
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.
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.”
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