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NPR Podcasts That Will Make Learning Enjoyable

January 29, 2015 6:02 pm

If you’re always on the hunt for fascinating new podcasts, NPR is one of the best resources out there. The National Public Radio website features podcasts on a variety of different topics, with interviews, experiments, and true stories that will excite your mind and make you think. Here are two of NPR’s best podcasts.

Science Friday
Created for everyone from amateur science enthusiasts to real life scientists, Science Friday is a fun podcast that’s full of educational resources. The podcast itself is a news source for the latest science stories and inventions, and the website contains award-winning digital videos, amazing photography, and interviews with scientists and other interesting people. Science Friday’s website describes the show as “brain fun, for curious people”.

Car Talk
If you’re interested in cars, Car Talk is like listening in on a conversation between your closest buddies. The hosts, Tom and Ray, discuss just about everything there is to know about cars, including types of oil filters, cars that are used to drive in avalanches, garage tours of some crazy car collectors, and reviews of the best cars on the market today. The website also offers useful information about basic (and not-so-basic) car problems, just like your own online mechanic.

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Winter Wine Tasting Next Tuesday

January 23, 2015 8:47 pm

Halstead Tower's winter wine tasting will be held next Tuesday, January 27th from 6-8 at the Cloud 9 Lounge. If anyone has not seen the gorgeous new decorating, this will be a great opportunity. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

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Tasty Farm to Table Fare at Jackson 20

January 21, 2015 5:02 pm

Jackson 20 is an Old Town Alexandria tavern named for President Andrew Jackson. A giant bronze pig presides over the restaurant, and there are plenty of pigs on the menu, too. (Though they were Jackson’s favorite animal, he wasn’t shy about eating them.) Waffles, ice cream, raw oysters, deviled eggs, crab cakes, ribs … you won’t find wizardry here, just hearty American, farm-to-table classics prepared with skill and served with love. Beer, wine, and cocktail menus are huge, and the mimosa list is a hit for Sunday brunch. Don’t miss the “20 for $20” wine bottles.

Reservations are recommended, but you may be able to score an evening or weekend table without one. Check the website for menus, opening times, and special events.

Jackson 20
480 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 842-2790

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