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.
When the earth shook in Haiti, thousands of buildings collapsed. Here in Washington, earthquakes are unlikely, but our homes and offices are susceptible to other natural disasters. Hurricane winds, freezing groundwater and local wildlife can wreak havoc of their own. Kojo and architect Roger Lewis explore the ways we design and build to withstand the ravages of “Mother Nature.”
- Roger Lewis Architect; Columnist, "Shaping the City," Washington Post; and Professor Emeritus of Architecture, University of Maryland College Park
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While Anacostia residents may find work through the neighborhood's development, others will likely still struggle to gain employment, especially those without a high school diploma. We'll explore the challenges and opportunities for adults and older teens seeking work and the role education plays in their employment prospects.
Residents insist they don't want charming, historic Anacostia to go the way of now-expensive H Street. We examine efforts to eliminate blight without driving out long-time residents.
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