Wake to Washington

For those who do good

The Greater Washington Community Foundation is awarding grants of up to $2,000 to individuals and nonprofits in the greater DC area who are working to make the region more equitable. The deadline to apply is November 2, 2020. Learn more and apply here.


If you loved the fish tube, meet the candy tube

Enterprising neighbors determined to host trick-or-treaters are rolling out a range of solutions to the whole pandemic thing, including long chutes (slides?) for delivering treats from porch to pillowcase. A Virginia man went viral recently for making one from PVC pipe.


Medstar Health rakes in CARES Act relief

Local nonprofit hospital network Medstar Health got nearly $1 billion in CARES Act funding this year. Hospitals are losing an estimated $50 billion per month during the pandemic: Many hospitals canceled elective surgical procedures, which are far more profitable than emergency care cases, and others saw wards go empty as people stayed away.


Why ending inherited deafness is complicated

About two of every 1000 children are born with some hearing loss in one or both ears. Gene editing could reduce that number. But some Deaf people suggest that the measure is akin to eugenics, saying that hearing loss is not a "disease" to be eradicated and that the measure could lead to greater marginalization and discrimination.


Put this on your Tiktoks, kids

Stop us if you've heard this one before: In a faltering job market, Millennials are moving back to their childhood bedrooms as… yeah, it's happening again, and Gen Zs are coming with us.


Also: || Commiseration and community in r/unemployment, remembering John Thompson, DDOT: 7th Street bus lanes are "postponed," the president has COVID-19 and left Walter Reed to wave at people anyway, next steps towards a cleaner Anacostia River

Socially Distant Sips

RĀKO Coffee Roasters can now be found in the Oyster Oyster garage at 1440 8th St. NW. Come grab a drink from our open air cart 8:00AM -2:30PM, Wednesday - Sunday. 


Emergency & You

A 4-course meal for two, or just you.

Common Good City Farm is partnering with local restaurants for a virtual night on the farm. How it works: buy a ticket, pick up your meal from Big Bear Cafe, and join a virtual cooking demo with the chef. (7pm)

“It’s a game. It’s a show. It’s America!” 

Round House Theater is launching a week long play (and game show?) where the live audience selects which of three hopeful immigrants gets the golden ticket: citizenship. (7pm)

Howl at the moon

If you missed the big, bright Harvest Moon/Mars viewing this weekend, mark your calendars for Halloween night, when we'll have a rare "Blue Moon."

Also || talk: Supreme Court at a Crossroads, talk: Ecology of Monuments, Flannery O’Connor’s Thomistic vision of grace, sound meditation @ Rhizome

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