As Heard on WTOP

Tue May 22nd, 2012

Commuter Idle finalist: Brenda Wells, Part 1

WTOP's Kristi King makes the commute from Sparrows Point to D.C. with Commuter Idle finalist Brenda Wells. (Runs 1:32)

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Sun May 20th, 2012

Cell phones have become an extension of millenial moms' hands

Randi Martin, a View from Venus

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Sun May 20th, 2012

Calling ALL Trombonists of ALL ages!

You can help set a World Record with Arena Stage, WTOP & FAME (The Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education) at Nationals Park. Inspired by the iconic song "76 Trombones" from the musical The Music Man now playing at Arena Stage -- we want to bring together more than 500 trombone players on Friday, June 1st to play the song just before the Nats take on the Braves that night. Maestro Larry Goldberg has created a new orchestration of the beloved musical's signature song that's divided into 7 parts for trombone players of varying levels of ability. If you are interested Register HERE and NOW If you have any questions, please contact A.Toni Lewis at 301-805-5358 or 76trombones@fameorg.org

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Sat May 19th, 2012

Beer still king in friendlier Preakness infield

The Preakness infield used to be a beer-doused festival of mayhem.

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Fri May 18th, 2012

Breaking a sweat on date night

At the second YaLa night workout party with NUIT SENSUELLE Saturday, May 19th from 6pm through 8pm. Warm up with celebrity chef Orlando Amaro, a bikini fashion show by DarbeDar designer, Tala Raassi. Also,tandem aerial acrobatics on silk ropes by Urban Evolution and a lot more. The core of the program will be the trendsetting YaLa Workout led by Laurent. It is an intense complete (cardio, strength conditioning, core, plyometric) dance based workout choreographed to world beats. It is for all levels of experience. A portion of the evening's proceeds will be donated to the Children's Hospital, Children's National Medical Center. Tickets are $15 online here and will be sold at the door for $20. 700 Water Street SW, Washington, DC

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Thu May 17th, 2012

Toss the Scales

The bathroom scales don't tell the whole story while or after you have try to lose weight. Dr. Pamela Peeke, MD has created a better measure that she calls the Clothes-ometer.

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Thu May 17th, 2012

Toss the Scales Part II

Dr. Pamela Peeke, MD explains how her Clothes-ometer works!

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Thu May 17th, 2012

Va. appeals court hears murder-for-hire case

A federal appeals court is considering the case of a Prince William County man whose murder-for-hire conviction was overturned.

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Thu May 17th, 2012

The lips behind the kiss that ended World War II

It's arguably the most famous picture marking the end of World War II: Two strangers, a sailor and a nurse, kissing in the middle of Times Square on the cover of LIFE Magazine.

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Wed May 16th, 2012

A 27 year old committed to and making a difference

Sam Garner was only 12 when he planted the SEED for Sam's Hope Literacy Foundation . The message is to build a lifelong love of reading in young people (especially those from inner city and less fortunate neighborhoods), to promote the value of reading, and to encourage families and adults to read regularly with children. He recently worked with INOVA and the WNBA Washington Mystics to bring hundreds of books to SouthEast DC and The SEED School of Washington, D.C.

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Wed May 16th, 2012

Planting the "Seed" to read

The SEED School of Washington, D.C. welcomed Washington Mystics WNBA players to host "Book-it to a Healthy Future": Book giveaway, discussion, and games & prizes to celebrate the importance of healthy living and education. The event was made possible because of Sam's Hope Literacy Foundation, The Global Good Fund, Inova, and the Washington Mystics.

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Wed May 16th, 2012

Time is running out

Every 13 minutes a woman in America dies of breast cancer. Saving lives is the ONE GOAL of the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure. Join us on the National Mall Saturday morning June 2nd .

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Tue May 15th, 2012

You can make an impact!

By supporting people who are raising money for the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure. Here's a video of Komen grantees in the Washington D.C. area. You can see the true community impact of your dollars from the Komen Global Race for the Cure June 2nd on the National Mall

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Tue May 15th, 2012

Montgomery County Council takes up ambulance fees

WTOP's Kristi King reports from Bethesda.

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Tue May 15th, 2012

What would you do for a loved one or an old flame??

Listen to this for two heart wrenching and warming stories of people WTOP's Man About Town met at the DC-101 Chili Cook Off for the National Kidney Foundation.

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Tue May 15th, 2012

Saving babies one step at a time

Thousands of feet walked out of National's Park in the oldest of all fundraising walks in the US, the March for Babies benefiting the March of Dimes. This was the 7th and final walk for this in year in the National Capital Area. The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

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Sun May 13th, 2012

Women need to be selfish sometimes

Randi Martin, View from Venus

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Fri May 11th, 2012

Flying high for flying high

101st Robert J. Collier Trophy Presentation "Celebrating Aerospace's Contributions to America and the World" was done in real style!! With the winner -- the Boeing 787 Dreamliner -- standing proudly on display outside Signature Flight Support's Historic Hangar 7 at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

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Fri May 11th, 2012

Where does the money go??

There are thousands and thousands of people who benefit and lives that you save from the ravages of breast cancer right here in our area when you take part in the Susan G. Komen Global race for the Cure June 2nd on the National Mall.

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Fri May 11th, 2012

Drawing crowds -- expanding horizons

The Prince William County Arts Council's Art's Alive!!" was a huge success with all kinds of arts on display and for sale as well as the 2012 Kathleen K. Seefeldt Award Recipients.

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