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Off the 8s: We always remember where we were

We always remember where we were when Sept. 11 happened.

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 11:29am EDT

Tags: Finn Neilsen, Sept. 11

From Russia with love: Journey to citizenship takes 20 years

Sarah's long and winding road to citizenship began 20 years ago, when she was adopted by an American journalist traveling in Kazakhstan.

Friday - 06/20/2014, 09:30am EDT

Tags: Laurie Cantillo, adoption, citizenship, Kazakhstan

Off the 8's: Achieving balance on the trapeze

While most young adults settle in to watch a movie, meet friends for a drink or have dinner at a local restaurant after work, WTOP Editor Samantha Loss spends her evenings hanging upside-down.

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 10:41am EDT

Tags: Samantha Loss, trapeze,

Off the 8's: When tragedy strikes home

I found a variation of that famous line from "The Godfather: Part II" repeatedly escape my lips Saturday when I heard about the shooting at the Columbia mall.

Monday - 01/27/2014, 05:26pm EST

Tags: rob woodfork, Columbia Mall, shooting

Beyond the 8's: WTOP's Man About Town hangs up his tux, retires

Bob Madigan reflects on his experiences during his past 20 years at WTOP.

Wednesday - 01/01/2014, 08:40am EST

Tags: Man About Town, Bob Madigan,

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Off the 8's: A New Year's resolution that doesn't involve sweating

It doesn't take much to get motivated. But it does take a lot to stay that way.

Tuesday - 12/31/2013, 10:33am EST

Tags: Megan Cloherty, New years resolutions, New Years

Off the 8's: The Grinch who worked on Christmas

Not everyone is drinking out of a giant cup of Christmas cheer this year. But before you go hounding "the grinches," stop and think about why people might be low on spirit.

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 09:11am EST

Tags: Christmas, lacey mason,

Off the 8's: Watching dad deliver the news the president had been killed

Fifty years after President Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Americans are remembering where they were when they learned he had been assassinated. WTOP'S Kate Ryan and her family learned from their dad, who was one of three men anchoring NBC New's live coverage during that long, terrible weekend.

Friday - 11/22/2013, 01:16pm EST

Tags: JFK, kennedy assasination, Kate Ryan, NBC News, Bill Ryan

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Off the 8's: Completing the circle, a 'marathon for the soul'

We may share a name, but I have to admit I never felt any real connection to Paula Abdul. That is, until now.

Friday - 11/08/2013, 10:24am EST

Tags: paula wolfson, Paula Abdul, Bat Mitzvah,

Off the 8s: Driving far for a good cause

Most of us drive a car because we have to get to work or run errands. We sit in traffic, honk and complain about how bad the other driver is. But what about driving for fun -- experiencing the thrill of taking a back road or just stopping to see something you've never seen before?

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 08:56am EDT

Tags: Mike Parris, driving, Capital City GTO, Camp Sunshine

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