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Washington Bullpen podcast: “I had to stand up” – Politics and sports in the nation’s capital

GAITHERSBURG, Maryland — Ray Schoenke remembers driving through the night from Cleveland to Maryland to make it in time for the practice for Washington’s NFL team in the morning. It was 1966, and he had just been cut from the…

It’s all happening at the zoo – at night during the holidays

WASHINGTON – Each holiday season since 2007, after the animals go to sleep, the rest of the Smithsonian National Zoo comes to life as a colorful winter wonderland.  More than half a million LED lights are transforming the zoo’s grounds…

Smithsonian’s chief says more museums must wait, maintenance is top priority

WASHINGTON – As the public demand for new museums increases, the Smithsonian Institution’s chief says his top priority is getting on top of a huge maintenance backlog at the world’s largest museum and research complex before he considers expanding.  Smithsonian…

This year’s White House ornament marks first presidential helicopter ride

WASHINGTON – This year’s White House Historical Association’s 39th official White House Christmas ornament honors a precedent that, to later generations of Americans, became routine. That precedent was a president of the United States riding in a helicopter. The first…

Workers tackle strange substance that has dirtied Jefferson Memorial

WASHINGTON – One hundred and twenty-nine feet above the ground, the dome of the Jefferson Memorial yields panoramic views of the White House, Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial from across the Tidal Basin.  But these views are not accessible…

A natural hair bill is being welcomed in Montgomery County

Imagine walking into work and being judged just because you’ve changed your hair to reveal it’s natural texture. That is what’s happening to many people — and to one woman, who says it happens way too often. CNS-TV’s Lauren Moses talked with a lawmaker and career advisers who say — it’s time to ban discrimination against natural hair.

D.C. artist converts old police and fire call boxes to art to celebrate women

Old police and fire call boxes are being put to use in Downtown D.C. The outdated boxes are relatively known for modern-day public art, but CNS-TV’s Lauren Moses tells us how a local artist decided to use it as a chance to celebrate women —who made history in the city.

Smithsonian’s Anacostia Museum reopens

An important piece of history has returned to the DMV. $4.5 million later: renovations to the Anacostia Community Museum are complete. CNS-TV’s Cam Hasbrouck visited the museum to give us a look.

Short films and screenplays highlighted District film festival’s 16th year

WASHINGTON – It’s a wrap for the 16th annual DC Shorts International Short Film Festival and Screenplay Competition, where once again artists and audiences spent 10 days engaged with the craft of short filmmaking. “We like to refer to it…

Renovations get major role in 2019 Folger Shakespeare season

WASHINGTON – The stately gray stone walls of the Folger Shakespeare Library on East Capitol Street have graced Capitol Hill since 1932, when Shakespeare collector Emily Folger saw her husband Henry’s vision of a “gift to America” to completion. The…