Ridehailing companies say they are helping cities combat congestion, but as transit ridership declines and traffic gets worse, we take a closer look at their role in Washington's gridlock.
This Friday is “Repeal Day” — which marks the 75th anniversary of the 21st Amendment and the end of Prohibition. Like many cities, Washington D.C. was home to countless “speakeasies” and illegal distribution networks during the 1920s. But Washington’s stories from that era, which star a cast of quirky smugglers and hypocritical members of Congress, are unique to the nation’s capital . Kojo examines this colorful chapter in D.C. history.
- Paul Dickson Co-author, "On This Spot: Pinpointing the Past in Washington D.C." (Capital Books) and "The Bonus Army" (Pub: Walker & Company); contributing editor at Washingtonian magazine and consulting editor at Merriam-Webster, Inc
- Garrett Peck Author, "The Prohibition Hangover: Alcohol in America from Demon Rum to Cult Cabernet" (Rutgers University Press)
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