Archive for April 2014

Debbie Allen discusses "Brothers of the Knight"

April 11, 2014 - 02:18 PM
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Debbie Allen, Emmy-award winning choreographer, actress, producer, director, and "So You Think You Can Dance" judge, joined us to talk about the auditions she is holding for her upcoming show, "Brothers of the Knight."

 

 

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National Grilled Cheese Day

April 10, 2014 - 02:43 PM
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National Grilled Cheese Day is this Saturday, and just in time to celebrate the holiday, Washington's first grilled cheese restaurant was here with us. Grilled Cheese DC will open it doors tomorrow. And today, Bruce Klores, the owner of GCDC was here to show off some of their specialty gourmet sandwiches.

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Mother's Day photo gifts

April 10, 2014 - 02:34 PM
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Photos are everywhere! They appear on mugs, pillows, and even wallpaper. Personalzied items make great gifts. But, if you don't have an organized photo collection, creating photo gifts can be a daunting task. Certified personal photo organizer, Megan McCourt, was here to help us organize our photo collections so we can start enjoying them again, just in time for Mother's Day.

 

 

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The perfect recipe for thank you notes

April 10, 2014 - 02:10 PM
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And that means the bride and groom must thank their guests. But, how do you show your appreciation? Should it be a hand-written thank you note? If so, when should those be sent? To answer these questions and more, Etiquette Expert Mary Crane was here with her tips to showing your gratitude.

 

 

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The truth about spring traditions

April 9, 2014 - 01:33 PM
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Cyndy Bragg, The Whoopie Queen, joined us to reveal the hidden truths behind some popular spring traditions.

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Cherry blossom cruises

April 9, 2014 - 01:27 PM
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Captain Andrew Smith from Entertainment Cruises came on the show to talk about this month's Cherry Blossom-themed cruises.

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Ringling Bros. gymnasts demonstrate their tricks

April 9, 2014 - 01:17 PM
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Ashley Vargas, the host of the Ringling Bros. All-Access Pre-Show, and rhythmic gymnasts Natalia Korosteleva and Jenya Klimantova joined us to talk about the Ringling Bros. "Built to Amaze!" show, opening tonight at the Patriot Center.

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Petco's Hamster Ball Derby

April 9, 2014 - 01:14 PM
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Adam Bloom, a general manager at Petco, came on the show to talk about the annual Petco Hamster Ball Derby. It's happening this Saturday, April 12th.

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Tips for traveling with your pet

April 9, 2014 - 01:04 PM
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Kelly E. Carter, the author of "The Dog Lover's Guide to Travel," and Dr. Gary Weitzman, the co-host of WAMU's "Animal House," came on the show to share their advice on how to travel with your pet. They are speaking at National Geographic Live tonight at 7:30 pm.

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Spring 2 Action!

April 8, 2014 - 03:13 PM
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More than 100 charities have been supported by the efforts. The chief program officer for Act for Alexandria, Brandi Yee, was here to tell us all about this year's "Spring 2 Action"event.

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Doreen Taylor joined us in studio

April 8, 2014 - 03:09 PM
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And one popular country rock singer was asked to commission a song about our national parks. Award-winning artist Doreen Taylor was here today to tell us all about it

 

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Carla Hall shares her comfort foods

April 8, 2014 - 02:46 PM
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Best known for hosting ABC's "The Chew", as well as being a "Fan Favorite" on Bravo's "Top Chef: All-Stars," Carla Hall joined us on set to show us how to make a few of the recipes from her new cookbook.

 

 

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John Burns talks celebrity legal drama

April 8, 2014 - 02:24 PM
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And legal correspondent, columnist and celebrity attorney John Burns was here to tell us all about celeb legal happenings.

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Life is Sweet fundraiser to benefit Best Buddies

April 7, 2014 - 01:56 PM
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Padua Player, AKA the SugaChef, Jake Nystrom, a buddy student, and Chris Hammond, a representative from Best Buddies Virginia, joined us to talk about the Life is Sweet fundraiser that benefits Best Buddies Virginia. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 8th at 6:30 pm.

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National Beer Day with Bier Baron Tavern

April 7, 2014 - 01:53 PM
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Tad Dmuchowski, the beer director and general manager at the Bier Baron Tavern, came on the show to help us celebrate National Beer Day with a few of the 600 beers served at his bar.

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Building trust in the workplace

April 7, 2014 - 01:50 PM
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Mary Abbajay, a workplace expert from Careerstone Group, joined us to talk about how to build and maintain trust in your professional relationships.

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Using blogs and social media to grow your business

April 7, 2014 - 01:46 PM
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Meg Biram, a lifestyle blogger, consultant, and entrepreneur, came on the show to talk about how to implement blogs and social media to promote and improve your business.

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Week of the young child

April 4, 2014 - 02:55 PM
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It's a time to raise awareness about the impotance of preparing children to be successful learners, even before they start elementary school. Today we were joined by: Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat (Interim President for the Washington Area Woman's Foundation); Jack McCarthy (Managing Director for the Appletree Institute for Education Innovation); and Lydia Carlis (Chief of Research and Innovation at the Appletree Institiue).

 

 

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Sugarloaf Crafts Festival

April 4, 2014 - 02:48 PM
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But why not take it a step further and actually wear a flower, leaf or even an insect! Nature's Creations makes wearable copper jewelry from natural botanical items. Finishing artist, Mary Anna Barratt was here to show us how they do it.

 

 

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Tiempo Libre

April 4, 2014 - 02:35 PM
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The band originally is from Cuba, but they left to pursue dreams of living in America. They were on set today to talk about their music, which they call a reinterpretation of traditional Cuban music, with a youthful, modern sound. The members: Jorge Gomez, Leandro Gonzalez, and Xavier Mili joined us.

 

 

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