Guest Host: Marc Fisher

The National Mall in August.

The National Mall in August.

August is typically a quiet month in Washington, D.C. Congress is in recess, the president is out of town, and lots of District denizens head for cooler climates. But this year we’re seeing a slight uptick in tourism and with many reluctant to take time off, the region isn’t as quiet as usual. We consider the local culture of the dog days of summer as fall nears.


  • Jessica Sidman Food Editor, Young & Hungry columnist, Washington City Paper
  • Rebecca Gale Editor/ Writer, Roll Call; author "Hill Navigator" blog,; Former Hill staffer


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