As Heard on WTOP
Listen to audio from our award-winning story tellers. From reporter's in the field to breaking news -- you now have access to WTOP's original on-air reports.
WTOP's Craig Heist
Adam Tuss, WTOP Sprawl and Crawl reporter
It is not easy to put on a party face after you and your team have lost a heart-breaker after 14 innings but the Washington National's DID just that for the 7th Annual National's Dream Foundation Gala at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor.
Witness what happened to an Evangelical Christian Mother who learned her adult daughter is gay. ‘Above All Things: The Journey of an Evangelical Christian Mother and Her Lesbian Daughter' by Shari Johnson whose world turned upside down the night her 37-year-old daughter called and told her that she was gay. As she wrote in the Washington Post recently, "I had been an evangelical Christian for more than 30 years and thought that this was the worst thing that could happen — to a parent, to a Christian, to me." This just couldn't be possible. Cholene had always been the hero-Air Force Academy graduate, second woman to fly the U-2 spy plane, captain for United Airlines - she cried, begged, pleaded with God to change Cholene, but he changed Shari instead. It seems that he was much more concerned about Shari's lack of love than he was about Cholene's homosexuality.
Jake McGuire, one of America's most accomplished photographers, is giving away a minimum of 500 free copies of his most popular photograph, "Marine One" so Washington families can give their fathers an eye-popping gift. The photo is a straight-on view of the Presidential Helicopter flying down the National Mall,it is McGuire's hottest selling image so he is making this signed, 11x14 gift-sized prints available for the next few days so families can thrill dad on June 17th. FREE!(The print is a $40 value.) Click here to see it. The photo is particularly dynamic because the heat from the turbine engines creates the mirage effect on the Capitol Dome. Free photos can't be shipped (proper packaging and shipping is too costly for a free photo offer.) He will have them for the next few days from 7-9 AM at Starbucks Lyon Village Lee Highway at Spout Run PKWY Arlington.
A pop-up restaurant is one that just pops up where ever it can. Often in interesting places. Sometimes you never know what will pop-up.
Nor is a Pop-Up restaurant a pop-off restaurant (that would be one run by Chef Gordon Ramsay). Join us as we head to a pop-up created by Aaron Silverman and his team for the Potomac Construction Services team.
How about you?? Also, a bunch of NewsMEN in Pink. The Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer began in 2009 when a group of good friends in the TV news industry decided to get together for one cause. The 4th annual Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer will raise money for The George Washington University Mammovan, the mobile healthcare unit that brings free mammography screenings to underserved women throughout the Washington area. Every $3500 raised will keep the Mammovan on the road for another day. Tuesday, June 19th, from 7:00-9:00pm at The Howard Theatre (620 T Street NW). Tickets $75 and $50 for breast cancer survivors click here
The headline has only a slight connection to Fathers' Day but it was/is a great play. However, this Sunday IS Fathers' Day and lots of people are wondering what to do for dear old Dad! Cheryl Najafi author of the brand new New York Times Best Selling book "YOU'RE SO INVITED - Panic Less, Play More, and Get Your Party On!" has some suggestions.
It was a glamorous gala in the Italian Embassy but the cause was not glamorous. The 19th Annual Metro TeenAids Auction raised needed money to continue fighting a constant battle to keep HIV/AIDs from spreading among our teens. Through education, support, and advocacy, Metro TeenAids provides HIV testing and counseling, promotes responsible decision-making as part of its in-school and after-school school programs, and improves the quality of life for young people who are HIV-positive, at risk of HIV infection, or in families with HIV/AIDS.
It was the 9th Annual "Tickled Pink" Mother-Daughter Tea and Fashion Show at the Fairmont DC. An afternoon of fabulous fashions and fun which benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid Atlantic. Each year the Fairmont partners with Pink Palm at Bethesda Row, a Lilly Pulitzer® Signature Store to bond these Mother's & Daughters in colorful summer fashion.
The U.S. Coast Guard says an unmanned Naval aircraft has crashed on Maryland's Eastern Shore and there are no injuries.
Randi Martin, View from Venus
David Burd looks at Hornady Z-Max bullets, which promise to kill the undead for good.
The Girl Scouts are celebrating their 100th Anniversary with a huge event on the National Mall tomorrow, Saturday June 9, beginning at 11:00 AM. You can watch a live web cast, just click here. Hosted by the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital they are expecting as many as 200 thousand people. The largest gathering of Girl Scouts, friends, family and alumnae from across the world.
WTOP's Michelle Basch reports.
WTOP's Kate Ryan reports.
Research - Rehabilitation - Re-Employment.
Those three make up the mission of the Blinded American Veterans Foundation (BAVF). This week was the 27th Annual BAVF Congressional Awards Reception in the Cannon House Office Building.
Mark Shriver always loved, respected and valued his father Sargent Shriver. But after this remarkable man's battle with Alzheimer's Disease and death wanted to get to know why people called the founder of the Peace Corps and architect of President Johnson's War on Poverty— "A Good Man". The result is the new book A GOOD MAN Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver. "An inspirational and deeply personal story about a son discovering the true meaning of his father's legacy." Henry Holt and Co.
Hi: 88 °F | Lo: 68 °F