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Fri Mar 09th, 2012

Sometimes they DO shoot the messenger

At the height of the McCarthyite hysteria of the 1950s, John Paton Davies, Jr., was summoned to the State Department one morning and fired. His offense? The career diplomat had counseled the U.S. government during World War II that the Communist forces in China were poised to take over the country—which they did, in 1949. Just part of a remarkable life recounted in China Hand An Autobiography John Paton Davies, Jr. Foreword by Todd S. Purdum. Epilogue by Bruce Cumings Purdum, national editor of Vanity Fair, along with Davies daughter Tiki Davies will present a FREE talk at Politics & Prose this coming Wednesday (3/14) at 7 pm. 5015 Connecticut Ave NW

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Fri Mar 09th, 2012

Joe Byrd's musical legacy

Neal Augenstein, WTOP Reporter

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Thu Mar 08th, 2012

Math adds up to the sum of all life!

How to engage middle schoolers in math?? That's what MathAlive! at the Smithsonian Institution International Gallery is all about. Created by Raytheon MathAlive! is as they say, "an immersive exhibit enabling students, teachers and visitors of all ages and backgrounds to experience the wondrous outcomes of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through highly engaging hands-on activities." The International Gallery is located in the S. Dillon Ripley Center (next to the Smithsonian Castle) It is FREE & Fun!

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Thu Mar 08th, 2012

Who says all playwrights are old & grizzly?

DC area students are jumping into the play-writing arena as part of the 12th annual Arena Stage Student 10-minute Play competition in which D.C.-area students submit original plays. Nearly 800 works were submitted from students in D.C. area middle and high schools this year. The eight winning playwrights had play-writing master classes and took part in further script development by working with a professional director and are being performed this weekend by professional actors. We had the chance to sit in on the rehearsal of one of the plays written by an 8th grader, Chocolate Bars and a New Life by Sahana Ramani, from Rachel Carson Middle School, Herndon, VA. Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater 1101 6th St. SW

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Thu Mar 08th, 2012

Abs or Abs NOT?? the ripple affect

We continue sharing great tips on getting in shape and staying in shape from my "Fitness Doc" Pamela Peeke, MD As she says,"your body may not suit a swim suit if you aren't careful!"

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Thu Mar 08th, 2012

The Kennedy Center looks to the future

announcing the 2012-13 season which is chock-a-block full of performing arts of all stripes and colors. There is bound to be plenty to please every taste and a lot of free performances as well. You can find highlights here and, of course, listen to Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser's list of some of the top acts by clicking below.

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Thu Mar 08th, 2012

Speaking up for freedom and being heard

The VFW's Voice of Democracy" 65th annual audio essay scholarship competition winner was announced at the the 2012 VFW Legislative Conference here in DC. Fifty thousand High School students from around the country entered. The winner (listen below) took home a $30,000 scholarship.

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Thu Mar 08th, 2012

National Parks Service whistleblower reprimanded

Darci Marchese, WTOP Reporter

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Thu Mar 08th, 2012

Maryland's own 'Craigslist attacker' sentenced

Edgar D. Romero, 26, of Bladensburg, contacted numerous women, including the four he attacked, between December 2008 and February 2009 through Craigslist ads for erotic services. According to prosecutors, he and an accomplice met the four victims at a D.C. hotel.

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Wed Mar 07th, 2012

Politics IS a laughing matter

At least for Hexagon -- Washington's Only Original Political Satirical Musical Comedy Revue!! Hexagon's show this year: "I Get No Kick from Campaign!" will be at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center in Silver Spring. March 9-24th. Hexagon selected Hospice Caring, Inc. as this year's beneficiary.

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Wed Mar 07th, 2012

Poll: Jobs, public safety beat traffic for top area priorities

Twenty-seven percent of those questioned in D.C., Maryland and Virginia list living in a safe community with low crime as the top issue, while 20 percent thought jobs and the ecomomy were most important.

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Tue Mar 06th, 2012

Ten years of education reform celebrated

Several hundred Washingtonians gathered at the Italian Embassy for a gala to celebrate "10 years of education, opportunity, dedication, and success" at the Washington Jesuit Academy. Which educates academically talented adolescent 6 through 8th grade boys from low-income families regardless of religious denomination and "provides for them a disciplined, rigorous learning environment."

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Mon Mar 05th, 2012

Happy 100th Girl Scouts

100 years is worth kicking up a storm, stomping your feet and having a day of fun competition. That's exactly what the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital did this past Saturday at Trinity Washington University in northeast with the annual "Girl Scout DC Step Showcase"

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Mon Mar 05th, 2012

Football: Still need respect in a violent game

WTOP's Dave Johnson

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Mon Mar 05th, 2012

Employers plan to hire more interns

WTOP's Rosemary Frisino Toohey reports.

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Sun Mar 04th, 2012

Gas prices 46 cents more than last year a 'pain in the butt'

WTOP's Andrew Mollenbeck

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Sun Mar 04th, 2012

How to avoid cooking fires like recent Prince George's tragedy

WTOP's John Aaron

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Fri Mar 02nd, 2012

Nationals spring training: Taking a closer look at the team

In Viera, Fla., WTOP's Craig Heist talks with Bill Ladson from MLB.com. (runs 5:19)

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Wed Feb 29th, 2012

It's the 14th DCIFF!

The DC Independent Film Festival brings in 47 films comprising features, documentaries & shorts never seen before. Among them Zombie Bohemia. You will have a chance to see the art of film-making through the eyes of cultural chronicler Les Blank & Hollywood horror veteran Jorge Saralegui ~ and much more such as screenings, seminars and events ~ tickets may be purchased online or at the door thru Sunday, March 4th. The primary venue this year is the US Navy Memorial 701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW

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Wed Feb 29th, 2012

Black history on the Wall

In observance of Black History Month, the Vietnam Memorial Fund (VVMF) has been highlighting the great contributions African American Servicemen and Women made to the Vietnam War. Including a video featuring Brigadier General George Price, USA (Ret.), telling the story of Captain Riley Pitts, the first African American officer to receive the Medal of Honor.

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