: News

Shovelers Clear 25 Million Pounds Of Snow From FedEx Field

Play associated audio

By David Schultz

And you thought clearing your driveway was difficult. Several hundred men - and more than a few women - are working here at the massive stadium, armed with snow shovels.

They're moving the snow out of the seats and into the aisles, where it's put on a chute and sent down to the field. From there, dump trucks haul the snow out of the stadium.

Jesus Hernandez is supervising one of the crews.

"I actually feel proud when I see the reports and I see the guys playing on the field, knowing that we're part of this," says Hernandez. "It's a good feeling."

This is truly back-breaking labor, so finding ways to keep morale up is important. Hernandez says he treats his snow shovelers like the Redskin coaches treat their players.

"I mean, that works. It's like, 'Let's go guys, come on, let's do this.'"

The Redskins face off against the New York Giants tonight at a hopefully snow-free FedEx Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m.

WAMU 88.5

Verdine White On 45 Years With Earth, Wind & Fire

Forty-five years ago, the band “Earth, Wind and Fire” introduced audiences to a new kind of funk--one that fused soul, jazz, Latin and pop. Bassist Verdine White talks to guest host Derek McGinty about breaking racial boundaries in music and how the band is still evolving.

NPR

If War Is Hell, Then Coffee Has Offered U.S. Soldiers Some Salvation

"Nobody can soldier without coffee," a Union cavalryman wrote in 1865. Hidden Kitchens looks at three American wars through the lens of coffee: the Civil War, Vietnam and Afghanistan.
WAMU 88.5

What's Ahead At The Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia, where Hillary Clinton will accept the presidential nomination.

NPR

What Verizon Will Get When It Buys Yahoo

Verizon is expected to announce a deal to buy Yahoo's Internet business on Monday. The telecom giant is eyeing Yahoo's content — and more opportunities to sell ads on it.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.