(A Sprinkling of Things We Think You Ought to Know…)
*Party with Flacks: On Thursday night the Democratic Communicators Network is hosting another Hacks and Flacks happy hour at Top of the Hill (top floor of the Pour House). They’re calling it their St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The hosts: Lis Smith, Ryan Rudominer, Brad Bauman, Karl Frisch, Chris Harris, Erikka Knuti and Matt Thornton. Don’t worry, they say. TV’s will be set to the NCAA championship. They’ll also be accepting donations on behalf of the Red Cross for the relief effort in Japan.
*Can’t get enough of MSBC’s Chris Matthews? On Thursday he’ll be talking about his time spent in the Peace Corps when The National Archives holds a discussion on “The Early Years of the Peace Corps.” Other speakers (if they can get a word in edgewise) include former Sen. Harris Wofford, D-Pa.; Bill Moyers, journalist; former Peace Corps Director Jack Vaughn; and Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams. Where: Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, D.C.
*Find out about the “Reporting Revolution” with an Al Jazeera correspondent: On Thursday, March 24th at 8:30pm Cairo-based AJE correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin, who “has been at the heart of the story as events in Egypt unfolded” over the past months. Join him at Busboys and Poets (at 14th and V) for a special screening and discussion of his experiences in a region in turmoil and his thoughts on the future of the Middle East. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP here.