Native Washingtonian Rosalind Wiseman went to school with mean girls, then grew up to study them and the wider social dynamics of young women. She joins Kojo with former student Alexandra Petri to discuss the complexities of womanhood at different stages of life.
For decades, finding a smoothie, flagging a waiter, or sitting down for coffee along the main arteries east of Washington, D.C’s Anacostia River was mostly an exercise in futility. Long underserved –- Wards 7 and 8 only have around one-half or one-third the number of establishments as other wards -– restaurateurs with slower-food options have struggled to gain a foothold in Anacostia. While challenges and misperceptions remain, eateries armed with eclectic menus, tablecloths and a long-term vision for Anacostia are moving in. Kojo finds out how eating east of Anacostia is changing.
- Stan Jackson President, Anacostia Economic Development Corporation
- Amanda Stephenson Owner and Operator, Art-drenaline
- Scottie Irving Founder and CEO, Blue Skye Development & Construction
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