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!

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DMV Spotlight on Parkinson Foundation National Capitol Area on 4.5.2020

DMV Spotlight shines a light on Parkinson’s Disease and efforts by the Parkinson Foundation National Capitol Area (PFNCA)  to educate and support patients and their families and caregivers. Guest, Dr. Pritha Ghosh, a neurologist and clinical assistant professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Science, and expert in treating Parkinson’s ,…MORE

DMV Spotlight on Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce coronavirus resources on 3.29.2020

DMV Spotlight this week shines a light on the resources provided to local businesses during the coronavirus crisis. Guest Gigi Godwin, President and CEO of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce explains the unique difficulties of business owners during the time of Covid-19.  Godwin explained the function of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce to…MORE

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DMV Spotlight on Coronavirus Fears on 3.22.2020

  DMV Spotlight digs into the emotional impact the coronavirus is having on all of us. Guest, Michael Shea LICSW, LLC  is a Clinical Social Worker who has  been practicing Integrative and Holistic Psychotherapy for over 25 years here in the DC area.  Shea talked about actions we can take when fear over the coronavirus threatens to overtake. Shea also discussed using…MORE

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March Sadness Bracket: Greatest Washingtonian Athlete of All Time!

With sport seemingly canceled for the foreseeable future, we are here to help you get through what would normally be one of the most exciting periods of the sports year calendar. ESPN 630 AM – The Sports Capitol brings you our March Sadness Bracket.  Help us determine the Greatest Washingtonian Athlete.. of. ALL. TIME! MORE

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DMV Spotlight on 3.15.2020 on DC Central Kitchen

DMV Spotlight shines a light on DC Central Kitchen, now in it’s 31st year, with it’s unique approach to fighting hunger differently. Guest Mike Curtin Jr.,CEO of DC Central Kitchen explains how the non-profit and social enterprise provides culinary job training to adults to high barriers to employment. DC Central Kitchen is also committed to reducing…MORE

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DMV Spotlight on 3.8.20 on Casey Cares Biggest PJ Party

DMV Spotlight shines a light on Casey Cares Foundation and the World’s Biggest Pajama Party for critically ill children. Guest, Casey Baynes, Founder and Executive Director of Casey Cares shared her passion for providing relief to families with children who are battling life threatening illnesses and the difference that even a new pair of pj’s can…MORE

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DMV Spotlight on 3.1.2020 on Tracy’s Kids

DMV Spotlight shines a light on Tracy’s Kids which provides art therapy for children battling cancer. Founder Matt Gerson shared his experience as a ten year old with cancer. Gerson explained why art therapy allows young patients to have a safe place to be a kid during treatment. Tracy’s Kids  provides grants for art therapy…MORE

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DMV Spotlight on 2.23.2020 on Banneker-Douglass Museum

DMV Spotlight shines a light on Banneker-Douglass Museum in Annapolis. The museum is dedicated to preserving African-American Heritage in Maryland and features a new exhibit on the ‘Black Vote Mural Project’ to illustrate the history of black men and then women for the right to vote. Guest Sabriyah Hassan, Director of Programs at the  museum described the…MORE

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DMV Spotlight on 2.16.2020 on the Humane Rescue Alliance

DMV Spotlight this week shines a light on the Humane Rescue Alliance. Guest, Lisa LaFontaine, president and CEO of Humane Rescue Alliance discussed programs offered to help low income residents keep their pets, opportunities for young people to treat pets kindly and advocating for animals. LaFontaine also talked about the  medical services offered to pet…MORE

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DMV Spotlight on 2.9.2020 on Lucky Dog Animal Rescue

https://youtu.be/AE6kXksMaLw DMV Spotlight this week shines a light on Lucky Dog Animal Rescue which has saved the lives of 15 thousand pets since 2009. Guest Colleen Bernhard, Director of Operations, talked about the efforts of Lucky Dog to places animals from high-kill shelters into loving homes across DC, MD and VA by offering weekly adoption events…MORE