WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Convention Center Hosts 'Feast Of Sharing'

Play associated audio
Sharon Pruit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/4139402158/

It was a "Thanksgiving Feast of Sharing" earlier today at the Washington Convention Center where more than 5,000 District residents gobbled up a traditional turkey meal with all the trimmings.

The smell of turkey and stuff filled the air at the convention center well before tomorrow's holiday. A volunteer wait staff dressed in all white were on-hand to serve the low-income residents and senior citizens at their tables.

"I’m down by the rolls and cranberries," says Kerry Stein, 16, of Rockville who worked as a server. Her mom and dad served turkey and stuffing along her side.

There are seven Stein family members in all who have to come to volunteer, including Kerry's dad, Rick Stein.

"It’s a great family event," says the elder Stein. "We like the kids to do it because they learn all about what it’s like not to have, when you have things like this. So we think it’s just a fabulous thing to donate our time and it really works out well."

A job fair, free health screenings and live music rounded out the day.

NPR

'Deadpool' Is a Potty-Mouthed Splatterfest. A Really Funny One

NPR film critic Bob Mondello says Deadpool goes in deep on its R rating — and has plenty of fun doing it.
NPR

Buy Crop Insurance, Double Your Money

The nation's crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one economist. And it's rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.
WAMU 88.5

The Politics Hour - February 12, 2016

D.C. Council Member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood to chat about her upcoming fight for re-election.

NPR

Do You Like Me? Swiping Leads To Spike In Online Dating For Young Adults

A study by the Pew Research Center finds the use of online dating sites has mushroomed in the past few years, particularly among 18- to 24-year-olds.

Leave a Comment

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