Wednesday, Apr 01 2015

His successful restaurants serve up food and a community gathering spot in neighborhoods in transition. Now Andy Shallal is taking Busboys and Poets to Anacostia. We explore his plans for his newest site and his recipe for making the locals already there feel welcome when opens in a new spot.

Wednesday, Apr 01 2015

While Anacostia residents may find work through the neighborhood's development, others will likely still struggle to gain employment, especially those without a high school diploma. We'll explore the challenges and opportunities for adults and older teens seeking work and the role education plays in their employment prospects.

Tuesday, Mar 31 2015

While development in Anacostia has so far come in fits and starts, many see the area as poised for dramatic transformation in the next few years. We explore what direction that development might take the historic neighborhood.

Tuesday, Mar 31 2015

Cheaper rent East of the River has drawn arts organizations and artists to places like historic Anacostia. We explore the arts scene and what increasing development will mean.

Anacostia is home to a theater, several galleries, an arts center, a communal workspace and more. Explore these spaces before we discuss the southeast community and its relationship with the arts on Tuesday, March 31.

Local residents say there’s a common misconception that Anacostia is the only neighborhood across the Potomac, instead of one of the many communities that comprise Ward 8.

Monday, Mar 23 2015

The history of communities living in the D.C. neighborhood of Anacostia stretches back centuries. We consider those earliest days and the cultural, political and economic shifts that have shaped the community since the Civil War.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is devoting three days this week to talk about all things Anacostia. What can you expect?

Wednesday, Nov 16 2011

After being ignored for decades, District neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River have seen new waves of investments from big businesses and entrepreneurs. But progress has been halting. Wal-Mart announced plans to locate in Skylands this week. But the future of a celebrated restaurant in Anacostia is in doubt, after its owner was arrested by federal agents. We explore the history and the often bumpy evolution of this corner of Washington, D.C.

Monday, Aug 31 2009

Many people in the Washington region only hear about the city's 8th Ward when crimes occur there. We talk with three Ward 8 bloggers about how they're using the Internet to connect with other people in their communities and report on the daily realities of life in their neighborhoods.