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Are Your Ducks In A Row? Let WHUT help with your Estate Planning.

WHUT Joins Community Partners in Promoting National Estate Planning Awareness Week, October 20 – 26, 2014 Washington, DC, Oct. 16, 2014 – WHUT announced today that the station is joining local community organizations in a public awareness campaign to promote National Estate Planning Awareness Week, October 20 – 26, 2014. Estate planning is one of the […]

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  Wednesday October 15 at 8pm Congressman Lacy Clay & his father, former Congressman Bill Clay The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.  When U.S. Congressman Bill Clay of Missouri’s 1st district stepped down from office, he was succeeded by his son U.S. Congressman Lacy Clay.  Together, the Clays have served in congress for […]

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WHUT Launches Competition to Find the Best New Ideas for Public Television

“MY BIG SHOW” SEEKS VIDEO PITCHES FOR DESIGN, FOOD AND FITNESS SERIES WHUT TV is using crowdsourcing to find the next big idea in local public TV programming. “MY BIG SHOW” is a unique TV series pitch competition that looks to WHUT’s Washington area viewing audience to find the next breakout star who can connect […]

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Watch the latest episode of Vocal Point here!

Sickle Cell: Living It, Treating It, Curing It Sickle cell and kidney disease, serious conditions that disproportionally impact people of color, especially those of African descent.  On the next vocal point we will look at the latest developments in treatments for these two critical diseases.

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Watch “I Didn’t Know” Here, Produced and Directed by Ron Minor

In January of 2009, Ron Minor, The Producer/ Director of the film “I Didn’t Know” visited his doctor for a routine physical and discovered his kidneys were failing.  Family and friends were tested to see if they could donate theirs, but, amazingly, it was his wife, Kathy, who turned out to be the perfect match […]

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News

Irreverent and unapologetic comedian Joan Rivers dies at 81

Posted  September 4, 2014  by  Michael Cadenhead

BY COLLEEN SHALBY September 4, 2014 at 3:22 PM EDT on PBS NewsHour Comedian and television star Joan Rivers, known for her no-holds-barred approach to comedy, has died, her family said in a statement. She was 81. Joan Rivers began a career in stand-up comedy in the 1950s, a time when females were exceedingly rare in […]

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Business & Money

Watch Vocal Point, Your Money: An All-Over Financial Makeover

Posted  March 28, 2014  by  Michael Cadenhead

  From personal savings, to homeownership, to employment, to entrepreneurship, to properly handling debt, we will give you an all-over money makeover to empower you to get—and stay–financially healthy. Featured Panelist Dr. Robert Brown, III — Howard University Professor and Author, Economic Stress: Harsh Truths and Keys to Empowerment Jeremy Cullimore, Director of Communications, Washington Area […]

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Education

Ending Negotiations, 25,000 Chicago Teachers Head to the Picket Lines

Posted  September 12, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Despite spending more than 400 hours in negotiation, Chicago Public School teachers walked off the job over pay and health benefits and policies that would tie teacher performance to students’ scores on standardized testing. Jeffrey Brown talks to WTTW’s Eddie Arruza for more on the first Chicago teachers’ strike in 25 years. Watch 25,000 Chicago […]

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Books to Read Before Kids Start School

Posted  August 19, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

By Danielle Steinberg Anxious, excited, curious, frightened… kids can experience a rush of emotions as they prepare for their first days of school. Whether they’re starting day care, preschool, kindergarten or a different school in a new town, calm your young child’s classroom jitters by reading these books together.       1. Little School […]

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Arts & Culture

Is There Hope for Soul Food Junkies?

Posted  January 14, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

A new PBS documentary highlights the stark health costs of traditional African-American cuisine. By Andrea King Collier | January 10, 2013 If you are an African-American of a certain age, you know what “soul food” has meant to our culture and history. Each of us has a story to tell about a favorite (or least […]

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