Virginia Democratic Party Chairwoman Susan Swecker is in studio. And Aisha Braveboy, candidate for Prince George's State's Attorney, joins us.
In the early days of the republic, when water wasn’t always safe to drink, even the Puritans subscribed to liberal consumption of alcohol. And George Washington ran a large distillery at his home in Mount Vernon, where he made brandy and whiskey. We explore a new exhibit at the National Archives that traces the ups and downs of alcohol’s place in American society and examines the government’s role in regulating consumption, from enforcing Prohibition to combating drunk driving.
- Bruce Bustard Senior Curator, National Archives
- Derek Brown Owner of three bars in D.C.'s Shaw neighborhood: Mockingbird Hill, Eat the Rich and Southern Efficiency; Chief Spirits Advisor for the National Archives Foundation
WATCH: The History Of The Cocktail
Most Recent Shows
The number of people living in D.C. is booming, and so too is the number of rats. Kojo talks about how D.C.'s rodent problem is affecting the city and what's being done to fight off the pests.
The federal court judge who ruled that Maryland's public universities were unlawfully segregated rejected solutions proposed by the state's Higher Education Commission and a group representing a coalition of Maryland Historically Black Colleges and Universities for redressing that segregation. We get an update on the case.
A new book, "Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital," presents a sweeping view of how race impacted Washington, D.C. for the past four centuries.