A U.S. Senator from Virginia lands on the shortlist for Democratic VP pick. D.C.'s statehood proposal gets a cool reception in Cleveland. And Maryland's Republican governor attends a local crab fest in lieu of his party's convention.
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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