Montgomery County State's Attorney John McCarthy discusses his efforts to address gang violence. Plus, D.C. Councilmember Trayon White joins us to recap the "grocery march" protesting food deserts east of the Anacostia River.
Guest Host: Elaina Plott
Last month, a water main breaks at Metro Center closed three train lines during morning rush hour. In Alexandria, a series of ruptured water pipes have shut down major thoroughfares. And in the District, a mysterious fuel leak contaminated drinking water for 350 households in the Shaw neighborhood. We get a report card on the region’s aging infrastructure.
- Chuck Bean Executive Director, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
- Phil Mendelson Chairman, D.C. Council (D)
- Robert Puentes Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution
Most Recent Shows
Kojo chats with two reporters who spent the past year following the launch of Ron Brown College Preparatory High School, D.C.'s new school for boys of color. Their stories are now featured in "Raising Kings," a collaboration between NPR and Education Week.
For the first time since 2009, more people are leaving the Washington region than arriving ––including millennials. Kojo sits down with researchers to understand why migration to D.C. has slowed, and how millennials factor into the makeup of the city.
Many gardeners think that cooler weather means an end to gardening, but our roundtable of urban farmers offers tips for maintaining your garden throughout the fall months and preparing it for spring.