National Press Club

National Symphony Orchestra violinist comes to Press Club Friday, Sept. 30, 6 p.m.

September 27, 2016 | By Marc A. Wojno | MWojno@kiplinger.com

Bring your family and join us at the National Press Club for a musical evening on Friday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. when Glenn Donnellan with the National Symphony Orchestra introduces you to the Electric Slugger™, an electric violin that he custom-made from a baseball bat. This violin virtuoso plans to play a wide range of musical styles on the Slugger, and on violins from around the globe. This program is for people of all ages.

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Learn how to stay safe, plan your foreign reporting trip at NPC panel, Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m.

September 26, 2016 | By Rachel Oswald | rachelm.oswald@gmail.com

Planning your first foreign reporting trip is a serious logistical task. There are many things to think about including vaccinations, emergency insurance, in-country transportation and lodging, and, most critically to success, finding a good fixer.

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Toastmasters meets Monday, Sept. 26, 7p.m. in NPC's McClendon Room

September 26, 2016 | By Leslie Kingsley | lrkingsley@gmail.com

Practice different speaking styles –- extemporaneous and planned, humorous and serious –- and develop your leadership skills at Toastmasters at the National Press Club.

The next meeting is at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, and is open to Press Club members and the public. Toastmasters meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month. The Oct. 10 meeting has been moved to Oct. 17 due to the federal holiday on Oct. 10.

Toastmasters also serves as a platform to practice delivering a policy piece or other technical speech. You’ll be amazed at the things people do and know.

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Shirley and the Chef event returns to National Press Club Oct. 5 at 6 p.m.

September 23, 2016 | By Joan Coyle | j_coyle@acs.org

Shirley and the Chef plans to return to the National Press Club to unravel food mysteries and make you laugh on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. in the NPC's First Amendment Lounge.

Tickets are $10 for NPC members and $15 for nonmembers. The cost includes hors d’oeuvres and tastings. There will also be a cash bar. Click here for tickets.

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Fourth Estate adds Hungarian wines to menu for Tuesday, Sept. 27 event

September 22, 2016 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

The NPC's Fourth Estate restaurant is adding Hungarian wines to the menu for the celebration of Hungarian food and wine the National Press Club is planning for Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Just a few tickets remain for the event. Tickets are $80 per person, $155 per couple, with a 15-percent discount for Press Club members. To register, click here.

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Another nonprofit joins Sept. 29 talk on international reporting grant opportunities

September 21, 2016 | By Rachel Oswald | rachelm.oswald@gmail.com

A fourth organization has signed up to participate in a Sept. 29 National Press Club evening panel discussion on international reporting grants and how to win one.

The Thursday Sept. 29 event goes from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in the NPC's Conference Rooms and is sponsored by the NPC's International Correspondents and Freelancer committees. Tickets are free for members and $10 for nonmembers and can be purchased here.

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Gen. Hayden discusses balance between stealing, exposing secrets in Update-1

September 19, 2016 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmpgovernment.com

How can the journalism community expose secrets the intelligence community wants to keep secret? That’s the theme of a special two-episode Update-1 podcast in which National Press Club Board Member and Update-1 host Molly McCluskey interviewed General Michael Hayden, former National Security Agency and CIA director, and author of Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror. In this podcast they discuss the constitutionally mandated conflict between journalists and spies.

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Sept. 27 Book Rap focuses on stolen art

September 15, 2016 | By Eleanor Herman | elherman@aol.com

Gary Vikan, who led Baltimore’s Walters Art Museum for nearly two decades, discusses his memoir, Sacred and Stolen: Confessions of a Museum Director, at a National Press Club Book Rap on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the NPC's Conference Rooms.

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NPC podcast highlights campaign to end violence agains journalists

September 15, 2016 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmpgovernment.com

Reporters Without Borders is spearheading an effort to project journalists and defend access to information around the world. The Protect Journalists campaign calls for the creation of a special representative to the United Nations secretary general for the safety of journalists. The initiative will be discussed during the UN General Assembly in New York today.

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Memorial service for former Club President Art Wiese on Saturday

September 15, 2016 | By Frank Aukofer | faukofer@gmail.com

Former President Arthur E.F. Wiese Jr. will be remembered Saturday at a memorial service at beginning at 11 a.m.

Wiese served as club president in 1979. Wiese suffered a brain aneurysm in 2012, which left him disabled until his death on Apr. 21, 2016.

He chaired the committee that oversaw the renovation of the Club in the early 1980s.

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