Kojo looks back on the local impact of Dick Gregory, the legendary comedian and civil rights activist who adopted Washington as his home town.
George Hawkins has an unenviable job. As the new head of the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority, his task is to replace pipes that are in some cases 100 years old — and to convince residents to pay for these improvements. We’ll talk with Hawkins about his plans for D.C. WASA and what residents can expect when they open their water bills.
- George Hawkins General Manager, D.C. Water and Sewer Authority; former head of the D.C. Department of the Environment
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