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Tue Apr 16th, 2013

Georgetown students gather for Boston

WTOP's Bob Madigan reports

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Tue Apr 16th, 2013

Board member: No federal funding could speed up Arlington streetcar

WTOP's Hank Silverberg reports

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Mon Apr 15th, 2013

And the winner is: YOU!

TheatreWashington's Helen Hayes Awards were handed out at the Warner Theatre. It was a terrific celebration of not just theatre in Washington but of audiences, too. Click here for the winners of the "Helens"! We have three clips below, one an indepth piece that includes parts of the other two and then some. Please enjoy them and as they say "Go See A Show"!

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Sun Apr 14th, 2013

The blind leading the sighted

Ever played golf in the dark? Maybe it is time to see how a blind golfer does it. On Friday, May 10th, The Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind is holding their first-ever "Shot in the Dark" Golf and Dinner Classic. Listen to the two clips below to find out how it will be done. Individual tickets ( golf & dinner) are $350, dinner only (with entertainment) $150.
Woodmont Country Club, 1201 Rockville, Pike Rockville, MD

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Sat Apr 13th, 2013

VEEP shines on DC

This weekend is the 'VEEP'season premier. So, HBO and the Motion Picture Association of America hosted a reception and special screening of Episodes 1 and 2, Season 2 of the HBO series, starring Julia-Louis Dreyfus. Hear what she had to say in the two clips below.

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Sat Apr 13th, 2013

Save a life. Save the World.

It is more than just a saying as we learned watching HBO's documentary "50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus" . Check the HBO listings and if you have "On Demand". We have local reaction in the two clips below from people who watched a preview at the the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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Sat Apr 13th, 2013

She's local, she's talented and she's back

After a 7 year hiatus from recording Alice Smith is out with a new CD "She" . It was a long 7 year stretch for her fans to take any new tunes with them but she's been performing in the interim. We caught up with stunningly talented, locally raised, and independent singing sensation at at DC's 9:30 Club.

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Wed Apr 10th, 2013

With ban looming, business booms for Md. gun shop

WTOP's Kate Ryan reports

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Fri Apr 05th, 2013

Is there a young Shakespeare here?

Possibly! Thanks to the non-profit Young Playwrights Theater. Thousands of DC area students who have gone through the playwrighting program have experienced a pretty dramatic turnaround in academic achievement. Now there is a book "Write to Dream" 30 of the best plays written by YPT students from 1995-2012.'

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Wed Mar 27th, 2013

Furloughs are not a free lunch, but 20% off??

Feds facing furlough have a friend in Silver Spring. The Daily Dish A Restaurant & Catering Company which is offering 20% off Lunch Monday to Friday with government ID and furlough document (email etc) on your furlough "day off." (food only, once per week, other restrictions may apply.)

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Wed Mar 27th, 2013

Teens racing for a cure -- on stage!

Seventh through 12th graders at South County Middle School and High School have helped raise lots of money and awareness about breast cancer for the past 7 years. It's all to support Team Heather and the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure." May 11th this year. You can hear about the talent show by clicking on the two clips below.

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Mon Mar 25th, 2013

How do you spell success?? LLS will work!

That's the Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS) which has helped fund research that saves lives. The Leukemia Ball is the huge fund raiser for the LLS National Capital Chapter and it has once again been a HUGE success. That's measured in both money raised and people honored such as Tammy Darvish Vice President of DARCARS Automotive Group, and longtime volunteer. To find out more check out the two clips below.

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Mon Mar 25th, 2013

Talent is not idle in NOVA

As proven at NOVA Idol 2013. Contestants had to be enrolled in at least one NOVA course. High school NOVA Idol contestants had be enrolled in one of the area high schools. It started out with many auditions on multiple campuses, whittled down to 65 semi finalists and ten finalist who all performed At Norther Virgina Community College, Alexandria on the Schlesinger stage. We have two clips below and you can view a video of the college winner by clicking here.

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Mon Mar 25th, 2013

interPLAY still "Mighty Special Music Makers"

Even if that is the original name for the interPLAYcompany Band. It is a band that is made up of adults with cognitive disabilities such as Down Syndrome and other differances. Their latest concert with amateurs and professionals, high school seniors and university musicians as 'bandaides' (mentors), all performing together was totally sold out in the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center. We have two clips below for you to listen to.

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Mon Mar 25th, 2013

From love and tears

A new and incredibly moving ballet premiered over the weekend "Colin" about a 19 year old killed in action in Iraq. It was created and choreographed by Colin's mother Amy Grant Wolfe of Manassas Ballet Theatre, the ONLY professional Ballet Company in Northern Virginia! Below you will find three clips. The 3rd is a long form version.

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Fri Mar 22nd, 2013

Finding buried treasure! or Spring! or Both!

At this weekend's Washington Home & Garden Show there are lots of opportunities ranging from finding a real taste of spring (which has sprung, at least in doors)to new ideas on what do with your current home (inside or out) and if you have any real treasures laying about. Tickets to the Washington Home & Garden Show cost $12 for adults, $3 for children ages 6 to 12 and the event is free for children ages 5 and under. For more information click here. Children Ages 5 & Under FREE
Friday, March 22nd is Hero Day! Active and retired military.
Friday, March 22, 2013 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday, March 23, 2013 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday, March 24, 2013 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is located between 7th and 9th Streets and N Street and Mt. Vernon Place in downtown DC, right across from the new City Museum.

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Thu Mar 21st, 2013

The domestic use of drones

WTOP reporter Andrew Mollenbeck

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Wed Mar 13th, 2013

Something every teenager should hear

It's the story of a local high school student who was abused and abandoned to homelessness by her mother. But Kim Tran, now a senior at Dominion High in Sterling has a new family, a new direction and a new lease on life. But this is more than a tale of whoa, listen to the two clips below and learn why she has been honored with the Children's Defense Fund's "Beating the Odds" award and the Loudoun Future Leaders award.

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Wed Mar 13th, 2013

Girl Scouts it's more than just cookies!

This is National Girl Scouts Week (3/10-16) and the 90,000 girls and women of The Girls Scout Council of the Nation's Capital have been celebrating as you can hear by listening to the two clips below.
And the video is just below and a click away!

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Tue Mar 12th, 2013

"Sequester - The Musical! March Madness Washington" Style!

No telling what next month's show title will be because Planet Washington's motto is "When News Breaks -- We Fix it". Whatever the April 20th show is, it will be Ken Rynne's creation w/Frank Plumer on keyboard & back up. He's been creating musical political satire ever since he was a wickedly funny kid growing up in Boston. The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center

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