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WTOP to Host Town Hall with Dr. Anthony Fauci on Ebola

WTOP on Monday, October 20 at 10am will host a town hall with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Dr. Jesse Goodman, Georgetown University Medical Center professor of medicine, on the topic of Ebola.

WTOP midday anchors Bruce Alan and Debra Feinstein will host the one-hour forum at the Newseum. The four will explore the medical profession and government’s response to Ebola, proper protocols for response at medical facilities, and media coverage.

Questions to Fauci and Goodman can be submitted online at wtop.com, at the station’s Facebook page, or on Twitter tagged with #WTOP.

While the event quickly reached capacity for general audience, audio will be streamed online at wtop.com and the Newseum will host a video stream. C-SPAN also plans to carry the conversation.

Media interested in covering must email rnewton@wtop.com.

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Friday Morning Splash

What’s Happening

— Business Access Media Conference at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, 8 a.m.

— Press Officers at U.S. Embassies: Dealing with Foreign Media at the Elliott School of International Affairs, noon

— Books and Brunch: Discussion of “The Death of Ivan Ilyich” by Leo Tolstoy at the National Press Club, Saturday at noon

— Inside Media: Female Journalists on the Front Lines at the Newseum, Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

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Fishbowl Fun Fact

The Kansas City Royals are named after the American Royal livestock show.

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DC Vote Hosts Champions of Democracy Awards Gala at Library of Congress

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Last night in the Thomas Jefferson Building at the Library of Congress, DC Vote hosted its annual Champions of Democracy Awards Gala. The evening honored the Herb Block Foundation, founded in memory of 40 year Washington Post political cartoonist Herb Block, with the 2014 Champions of Democracy award, presented by Chicago Tribune editorial board member Clarence Page.

Herb Block Foundation CEO and president Marcela Brane accepted the award on behalf of the foundation and introduced Herb Block scholarship recipient Oluwafemi Morrisey, who shared how the scholarship he received in honor of Block enabled him to pursue education at the University of the District of Columbia. Remarks were also offered by co-chairs Marie Johns, former president and CEO of Verizon, Washington, DC, and Barclays Wealth and Investment Management director Joseph Perta. Read more

Google Explores ‘Digital Trends and the 2014 Midterm Election’

IMG_20141015_190840Last night at Google’s new DC headquarters, the tech giant hosted “Digital Trends and the 2014 Midterm Election” as part of its DC Talks series.

The conversation on November’s Senate races was moderated by ABC News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl. The panel consisted of Matt Canter, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee deputy executive director and his National Republican Senatorial Committee counterpart Matt Lira as well as Brad Dayspring, NRSC communications director, and DSCC’s political director Anne Caprara.

In attendance: TIME’s Jay Newton Small and Zeke Miller; Yahoo’s Garance Franke-Ruta and Jon WardRoll Call’s Tom Williams; Google’s Rob Saliterman, Natasha Sachs, and Ashley Wiers; Target Victory’s Scott Sendek and Zac Moffatt; NRC’s Sara Sendek; Bully Pulpit’s Jen Nedeau (just named to PRNewser’s Real Top 14 PR Twits for 2014); USTP’s Christina Sevilla; Tim Burger; Kyle Downey, and Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch

Thursday Morning Splash

What’s Happening

— StoriesLab: An Exploration of Immersive Storytelling at the Edgewood Arts Center, 9 a.m.

— The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series Featuring Charles M. Blow at the Aspen Institute, noon

— CQ Roll Call Fall Graduate School Fair at the Phoenix Park Hotel, 5:30-7:30pm

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Fishbowl Fun Fact

At any given moment, there are at least 1,800 thunderstorms in the earth’s atmosphere.

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Wednesday Morning Splash

What’s Happening

— How Data Journalism Drives Results in Developing Countries at the Center for International Media Assistance, noon

— Unleashing Free-Market TV at the Heritage Foundation, noon

— Luncheon with Deborah Rutter at the National Press Club, 12:30 p.m.

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Fishbowl Fun Fact

A group of toads is called a knot.

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WATCH LIVE at 1pm: Leon Panetta on Worthy Fights with GW’s Frank Sesno

Former CIA director and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will join former CNN Washington bureau chief and current director of GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs Frank Sesno to discuss his new book Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace. The two will also explore politics, national security, and how the media and social media influence world events.

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Tuesday Morning Splash

What’s Happening

— Global Diaspora Media Forum at the George Washington University Center for International Business Education and Research, 9:30 a.m.

— “Lawmakers” Website and Book Launch at the National Press Club, 1 p.m.

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Fishbowl Fun Fact

William Shakespeare invented more than 1,700 words.

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Monday Morning Splash

What’s Happening

— 2014 PRSA International Conference at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, all day

— “Even This I Get to Experience” with Norman Lear at Sixth & I, 7 p.m.

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Fishbowl Fun Fact

Pope John Paull II was named an Honorary Harlem Globetrotter

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The Washington Blade Celebrates 45 Years

The Washington Blade celebrated its 45 anniversary Thursday night at the showroom of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams on 14th Street. During remarks to the 100 attendees, Blade editor Kevin Naff highlighted the launched of the Washington Blade Foundation.

In addition to digitizing 45 years of The Washington Blade’s content, the foundation will provide funding for researchers of LGBT topics and offer scholarships for aspiring journalists. The paper is also soon to be honored by the DC Historical Society as a Washington institution, and a collection of past issues and historic moments in its coverage has been accepted by the Newseum.

The Blade’s October cover is a throwback to the paper’s inaugural issue in October 1969.

 

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