While D.C. has seen great strides in lowering the number of newly diagnosed cases, the fact remains that for every hundred Washingtonians, two are living with HIV.
From the outside, the Fairwood subdivision near Bowie, Maryland appears to be an African-American success story. This decade-old neighborhood is 73 percent black, with a median income of $170,000. But many of the people who live there are deep underwater on their mortgages, part of a legacy of plunging home values and predatory loans that dates back to before the housing bubble popped. Kojo talks with one of the reporters behind a recent Washington Post series on black wealth in Prince George’s County and examines the lingering impact of the housing crisis in the Washington suburbs.
- Mary Hunter Director, Housing Counseling Program, Housing Initiative Partnership, Inc.
- Thomas Shapiro Director, Institute on Assets and Social Policy and Professor of Law and Social Policy, Brandeis University
- Dorothy Brown Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law
- Michael Fletcher Reporter, Washington Post
Most Recent Shows
Ivy City will see its 105-year-old school transformed into a community center and more than 300 rental units and retail space grow around it. But the redevelopment plan isn’t sitting well with residents.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says that homeless people come from outside the district to take advantage of a city policy that guarantees shelter on freezing nights, a cost she says the district can no longer afford.
Kojo explores the local consequences of bogus news stories that have spread from Internet message boards to more mainstream outlets.