His successful restaurants serve up food and a community gathering spot in neighborhoods in transition. Now Andy Shallal is taking Busboys and Poets to Anacostia. We explore his plans for his newest site and his recipe for making the locals already there feel welcome when opens in a new spot.
One of Washington’s largest social service providers is threatening to suspend its work with the city because of a same-sex marriage proposal. But some have charged that Catholic Charities is playing a game of political hardball and using the city’s at-risk population as a bargaining chip. We talk with Catholic Charities’ CEO about the intersection of religion, public policy and social services.
- Ed Orzechowski President & CEO, Catholic Charities of Washington DC
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