Iconic consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader joins us for a conversation about civic engagement, the role of the media, and the future of the progressive movement in the D.C. region.
D.C. residents will soon be paying bigger water bills. But local officials say they need the money to replace aging infrastructure and to build massive new systems to manage sewage in the nation’s capital. Kojo chats with George Hawkins, the general manager at D.C. Water, about the complex relationship between modern urban infrastructure and environmental responsibility.
- George Hawkins General Manager, D.C. Water and Sewer Authority; former head of the D.C. Department of the Environment
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