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Wake to Washington

Est. 2013

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Mole rat wars yield one true queen

The colony of mole rats at the Small Mammal House at the National Zoo had chosen its reigning highness--a notably larger female--which was confirmed after she gave birth on Monday. Only the queen of the colony is allowed to reproduce, and the toil for reigning power or chance to procreate with her has cost the lives of 4 adult mole rats. Tune into the naked mole-rat cam to see how long she maintains her hierarchy.

 

As DC’s demographics change, DCPS stays the same

As economic diversity grows in DC public schools, racial and ethnic diversity is still low due to the lasting effects of segregation. A diverse student body is one thing, but maintaining it and promoting cultural competency requires outreach that not all schools are equipped for.

 

Philly’s SuperStores

The ShopRite grocery chain rakes in profits despite strategies shunned by MBAs, like setting up shop in less affluent neighborhoods. “[Jeffrey Brown] is in the business of ending poverty and its side effects. Building a successful grocery empire is simply the way he does that.

 

“Will Amazon just be another lifetime sentence for professionals with technical chops?”

Technical.ly reports Amazon is rumored to be hiring 100 recruiters for the DMV. Locals in the tech scene wonder if that will price them out of top talent or build a lasting positive impact.


Also || The government agencies that close in a shutdown, the meteorology of this weekend’s perfect storm, 74-year-old debuts in NSO, 301 N St NE gets development go-ahead

“We Chose to Go to the Moon”

Partially inspired by President Kennedy’s 1962 speech of the same name, it’s a dance performance with NASA to commemorate the National Portrait Gallery’s 50th exhibition on the “space race, American idealism, the mystery of the cosmos, and the fragility of life.” (6:30pm)

 

The 1930s like you've never seen before

As part of the Films Across Borders series, Union Maids tells the story of three women who lived through the 1930s labor movement that led to the creation of the CIO. Footage from the National Archives chronicles the fight to form unions through goon squads, hunger marches, and red baiting. (6 pm)


Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler

  • DC’s The Effects bring their math rock equation to Rhizome. (8 pm)

  • Local indies FuzzQueen and Time is Fire rock Black Cat. (7:30 pm)

  • Drop your name in a hat at Gypsy Sally’s and you could be onstage jamming. (8 pm)

  • Comedian Jon Savitt invites you to “Carrot Cake and Other Things That Don’t Make Sense,” a lighthearted quest to understand things that don’t make sense, like antisemitism and technology. All benefits to HIAS. (8 pm)

  • Free Wifi Comedy Show. (8 pm)

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Jessica Sheng + Hayden Higgins
Sponsored by Quorum

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