Monday, September 26, 2016

WaPo's new podcast "Historically Black"

From DCRTV September 19:
WaPo Launches "Historically Black" Podcast - 9/19 - The Washington Post and APM Reports start a podcast today - Historically Black. Based on the Post's Historically Black Tumblr project, a crowd-sourced "people's museum" of objects representing black history, the podcast will showcase interviews, archival radio, and music curated by APM Reports and the Post. With guest hosts comedian Keegan-Michael Key, feminist writer Roxane Gay, creator of "The Misadventures Of Awkward Black Girl" web series Issa Rae, and Another Round podcast hosts Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton. More at

Friday, September 23, 2016

OCFO publishes economic trends report, August 2016

August 2016 Review of District of Columbia Economic and Revenue Trends (PDF) is out!

Indicators covered in the report include wage and salary employment, resident employment and unemployment, wages and income, residenal real estate and population, and hospitality.

The DC statehood/voting rights space just got more crowded

It's not as though the issues of DC statehood and voting rights have no champions or alternative scenarios.   The players include DC Vote, New Columbia Statehood Commission, DC Statehood Yes We Can, New Columbia Vision, Neighbors United for Statehood, Iowans for D.C. Statehood, and Cityhood for DC.

Local real estate exec David Krucoff, of DC but now MD resident, has launched the new organization Douglass County, Maryland as another alternative.   WBJ's Michael Neibauer discusses the new organization and the reason Krucoff founded it in Welcome to Douglass County, Maryland. Real estate executive launches retrocession bid.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

September 24-25 in Wards 7 and 8

New podcast, Our Town, focuses on homegrown history

From DCRTV 9/18:
Ockershausen Hosts "Our Town" Podcast - 9/18 - DC media veteran Andy Ockershausen (right), a third-generation Washingtonian who has worked for the Evening Star Broadcast Group, the old WMAL-TV, WMAL radio, Channel 50/WDCW, and, most recently, Comcast/NBC Universal, is starting a podcast, "Our Town," with local personalies. Including media figures, politicans and community leaders, sports heroes, business and charitable influencers, and many more. Each half-hour podcast, which is recorded at WMAL, can be heard at, with the debut episode on September 21. Then, new shows will air every Tuesday and Thursday. Season one will feature more than 25 interviews with the likes of Sonny Jurgensen, Bill Regardie, Frank Herzog, Charlie Brotman, Paul Berry, Frank Harden, Tim Brant, Catherine Meloy, Mark Russell, Andy Pollin, and Harry Jaffe.....

Thought you might be interested Thursday: I'm Limitless in the Water

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

New CM, Robert White, Jr., on DC Council website

And be sure to check out CM White's website.

Why do you write? Some solid advice.

September 21: AG Karl Racine on @News8NewsTalk

Twitter character count changes in effect

From AdWeek's September 20 Morning Media Newsfeed:
Sept. 19 arrived, and so did the previously announced tweaks to Twitter’s 140-character limit. (SocialTimes)

The 140-character limit for tweets will only include text—as in letters, numbers, symbols or spaces. It's also letting you become a little more multimedia-happy. In the past, photos, GIFs, videos and polls counted against the 140 allotted characters, crunching one's ability to write. Now, Twitter users will be able to add such imagery without limiting the volume of their prose. (Adweek)

In addition, Twitter is starting to test changes to the way replies work. Previously, users had to include the name of the person they were replying to, which again counted against the tweet’s character limit. With Twitter’s upcoming reply changes, users will be able to reply to a number of users without adding individual user names to the actual tweets. However, those changes won’t be widely available just yet, and Twitter is cautioning users that some of their tweets "appear to cut off" during this time of testing. (Variety)

Twitter announced these changes back in May. (Recode)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Fenit Nirappil new pols reporter at Post

September 24: DC's mayors in pics

Official photographer for five DC mayors, Lateef Mangum will exhibit his work Saturday, September 24, 7:00 - 11:00 pm as part of Art All Night: Made in DC.   Mangum's photographs will be shown at Middle C Music (4530 Wisconsin Ave NW).   The exhibition, and accompanying music, is free and open to the public.

More information is available from Middle C Music owner Myrna Sislen, (202) 244-7326 or via email,