Virginia Democratic Party Chairwoman Susan Swecker is in studio. And Aisha Braveboy, candidate for Prince George's State's Attorney, joins us.
Guest Host: Jennifer Golbeck
The Washington region is home to more than a dozen colleges and universities, but local campuses and surrounding blocks lack that ‘college town vibe.’ Blame it on high real estate prices or poor planning, but our institutions of higher learning don’t feel integrated in the larger urban fabric. We explore some of the reasons, and what some are trying to do to address it.
- Dan Reed Author, "Just Up The Pike"; @justupthepike
- Roger Lewis Architect; Columnist, "Shaping the City," Washington Post; and Professor Emeritus of Architecture, University of Maryland College Park
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