: News

Heavy Rains This Weekend

Play associated audio

By Matt Bush

A flood watch is in effect for the entire region through tomorrow. The Potomac river is very rough and choppy this morning, but it as yet has not overflowed its bank. Joggers and dog walkers are moving along it as if it's any other day.

The city of Alexandria did not pass out sandbags to businesses in Old Town this morning, something it normally does whenever there's a threat of flooding. But that could change, with weather forecasts calling for periods of heavy rain tonight and tomorrow. There have been reports of ponding on some roadways and authorities recommend extra caution while driving this weekend.

NPR

HBO's '70s Rock Series 'Vinyl' Sings A Familiar Tune

The new series from Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger expertly re-creates the music industry of decades ago, but the story plays like a well-worn record.
NPR

Dinner With A Side Of I Do's: For Restaurants, Proposals Are Good Business

Marriage proposals are pretty routine at America's high-end restaurants. They can lift the mood in the entire dining room, boost tips and create lifelong customers. Unless the answer is "no," that is.
NPR

For Nevada Democrats, A Lot Will Depend On Latino Voters

How instrumental is Nevada's Latino community in next week's race there between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders? NPR's Linda Wertheimer asks Nevada state senator Ruben Kihuen.
NPR

Colonialism Comment Puts Facebook Under Scrutiny

A Facebook board member lambasted a decision by regulators in India, the social network's second-largest market. He thereby sparked new scrutiny of Facebook's intentions in that country.

Leave a Comment

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