This year, the bug to watch out for is the spotted lanternfly, a stunning polka-dotted menace that feasts on the interior plant sap of grape vines, fruit trees and more.
In the 1800s, it was a rural resting stop for travelers heading to the big city. Today, the area east of the Anacostia River is a complex urban landscape, whose residents have sometimes felt cut off from the changes taking place in the rest of D.C. Join Kojo for a look at the history of neighborhoods on the Anacostia’s eastern shore, and hear how people living there view their past, present and future.
- Portia James Curator, "East of the River: Continuity and Change," Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
- Gail Lowe Historian, Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
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