DMV Spotlight

Welcome to the The Sports Capitol’s DMV Spotlight!  Here you’ll find featured local stories from the DC, Maryland, and Virigina area that inform, enlighten, and inspire you.  Check back here for weekly content, and if you have a story you would like to see featured, send us an email!


DMV Spotlight on 1.26.2020 on Sleep Disorders

DMV Spotlight shines a light on sleep disorders. Guest, Dr. Tony Panetiere, Sleep Neurologist at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence at  Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, and a retired Navy Captain with 25 year of active service, discussed the importance of sleep quality and quantity. Dr. Panetiere also offered practical suggestions…MORE

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DMV Spotlight on 1.19.2020 on Montgomery Hospice

​DMV Spotlight shines a light on Montgomery Hospice on 1.19.2020. Guests, Dr Geoff Coleman, Medical Director of Montgomery Hospice and Monica Escalante, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Communications Officer discussed the various services offered by Montgomery Hospice from Support Groups on Grief to Comfort Care in -home or in extended care facilities including music, pet,…MORE


DMV Spotlight on 1.5.2020 on the American Heart Association

DMV Spotlight on 1.5.2020 shines a light on the American Heart Association. With the new year  often comes a renewed commitment to make healthy choices with a focus on heart health. Guests, Dr. Federico Asch, Cardiologist with MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute and guest, Rob Franklin, immediate past Board Chair of the American Heart Association and…MORE


DMV Spotlight on 12.29.2019 on Central Union Mission

DMV Spotlight shines a light on Central Union Mission, the oldest private social service agency in Washington DC.  Guest, Joseph Mettimano, is the President and CEO of Central Union Mission, a faith based 501 (c)(3) non profit that provides emergency shelter to homeless men in the city. In addition, Mettimano says a Family Mission Center…MORE


DMV Spotlight on 1.12.2020 on Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Virginia

DMV Spotlight on ESPN 630, The Sports Capitol, shines a light this week on Special Olympics Virginia and the Polar Plunge. Guest Ellen Head is Senior Director of Development for Special Olympics Virginia explaining the Polar Plunge is an icy dip in the water in two locations this year to raise funding for local athletes.…MORE


DMV Spotlight on 12.15.2019 on Food and Friends

DMV Spotlight this weeks shines a light on Food and Friends, a local non-profit that delivers meals to seriously ill patients in the DMV. Director Carrie Stoltzfus talked about the critical role of nourishment in healing. Food and Friends gets referrals from health providers and can offer specific food depending on a patients illness and needs. All…MORE


DMV Spotlight on 12.22.2019 on Holiday Emotions

DMV Spotlight on 12.22.2019 shines a light on the complex emotions that often accompany the Holiday season. Intergrative Psychotherapist, Micheal Shea, LCSW, a private practioner in DC with over 25 years experience tackles a host of issues that can be common at this time of year including –  Dealing with the loss of a loved one…MORE

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DMV Spotlight on 12.8.2019 on Fisher House

DMV Spotlight on 12.8.2019 shines a light on Fisher House, a home away from home for the families of service members and  veterans who are being treated for an illness or injury far from home. Guests, Tish Stropes, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Michelle Baldanza, Vice President of Communications discussed the 86 Fisher Houses around…MORE


DMV Spotlight on 12.1.2019 on ZooLights

    DMV Spotlight on 12.1.2019 shines a light on ZooLights at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. The free event is an annual holiday tradition that runs from through January 1, 2010. Guest, Kerry Schneider, Head of Corporate Partnerships with Fonz (Friends of the National Zoo) shares the highlights of ZooLights including new exhibits this year including: a…MORE


DMV Spotlight on 11.17.2019 on Step Sisters Breast Cancer Support

​DMV Spotlight this week shines a light on Step Sisters, a Northern Virginia non-profit that provides tangible support for community members whose lives are impacted by breast cancer. Guests, Ashley Campolattaro, Founder and Co-Executive Director and Angela Fuentes, Founder and Co-Executive Director of Step Sisters each shared their personal stores of how breast cancer has…MORE