D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham discusses the ACLU lawsuit against MPD officers for their actions during Inauguration Day protests. And Democratic candidate for Maryland Governor Alec Ross is in studio.
Local restaurant chain Busboys and Poets will soon open in Anacostia, which suffers from a dearth of dining and shopping options– but some within the community are decrying the opening as gentrification. Despite the restaurant’s plans to bring entertainment, jobs, healthy food options, and a culinary training facility to the area, they oppose the restaurant because its owner doesn’t call Anacostia home. Kojo moderates a conversation about the fine, blurry line between positive economic development and displacement.
- Andy Shallal Owner, Busboys and Poets; Chair, District of Columbia Workforce Investment Council
- Schyla Pondexter-Moore Housing Activist; Contributor "Anacostia Unmapped"
- Alexander Mosby Owner, The District Culture
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