Virginia Democratic Party Chairwoman Susan Swecker is in studio. And Aisha Braveboy, candidate for Prince George's State's Attorney, joins us.
It has mind-bending traffic, an antiquated sewer system and scores of sprawling single-family homes. So Washington, D.C. may seem like a tough city to transform into the eco-friendly metropolis of the future. But the head of D.C.’s Department of the Environment says an influx of federal stimulus funds will make a big difference. Join Kojo as we explore new ways to “green” the nation’s capital.
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