When a private soccer league threatened to displace local pickup soccer groups, it sparked a larger discussion about fair allocation of recreation space in a gentrifying city.
Ian Svenonius is one of the most prolific local artists in the Washington region. During the past several decades, he fronted a number of notable bands – and he emerged as a published author and the host of an online interview series. Kojo chats with Svenonius about how the Washington region inspired him – and what he’s trying to say with the art he’s still creating today.
- Ian Svenonius Musician, Nation of Ulysees, Make-Up, Weird War, Cupid Car Club, Chain and The Gang; Author; Host, "Soft Focus"
- Ally Schweitzer Editor, WAMU 88.5's Bandwidth
LISTEN: The Music of Ian Svenonius
Most Recent Shows
Over the past four years, D.C. Public Schools has touted lower suspension rates and says administrators are employing more progressive "restorative justice" practices. But a recent Washington Post investigation calls the district's lower rates into question.
The Washington region's transportation planning board voted is studying the idea of building a second Potomac River bridge linking Montgomery County and Northern Virginia.
Jim Vance delivered the news to local Washingtonians for 45 years. But his legacy stretches far beyond the time he spent on the air.