WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Capital Ice Cools The District

Play associated audio
An employee at Capital Ice in the District says there's about 15,000 pounds of ice in their warehouse.
Armando Trull
An employee at Capital Ice in the District says there's about 15,000 pounds of ice in their warehouse.

Folks in the D.C. area are bracing for another hot day, as temperatures are expected to reach near 105 degrees with the heat index.

During this heat wave, there's a lot of talk about jobs like roofing and paving--jobs that can be grueling during high temperatures. One job that may easily be the envy to people stuck working outdoors is that of ice seller.

Near a wholesale food market in northeast D.C. is a warehouse with a big steal door, about 5 inches thick. Upon opening the door, one is embraced with a cool oasis--a freezer with huge fans. This retreat from the heat is the home of Capital Ice, a company providing people and businesses in the District with ice.

The warehouse stores about 15,000 pounds of ice. And on this very hot day, the company is expecting business to be booming.
NPR

Not My Job: Sharon Jones Gets Quizzed On Handshakes

We've invited the lead singer of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings to play a game called "Let's shake on it."
NPR

Salvage Supperclub: A High-End Dinner In A Dumpster To Fight Food Waste

The ingredients — think wilted basil, bruised plums, garbanzo bean water — sound less than appetizing. Whipped together, they're a tasty meal that show how home cooks can use often-tossed foods.
NPR

#NPRreads: These Three Stories Are A Real Catch

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.
NPR

How Your Health Data Lead A Not-So-Secret Life Online

Apps can make managing health care a lot easier, but most don't have the privacy protections required of doctors and hospitals. And a simple Web search can clue in advertisers to health concerns.

Leave a Comment

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