The MCI Center on New Year's Day in 2005.

The MCI Center on New Year's Day in 2005.

Twenty years ago, the construction of the MCI Center (known now as the Capital One Arena) transformed D.C.’s Chinatown from a small and struggling cultural neighborhood to one that supported major sports and entertainment events. Kojo takes a look back on the deal that changed the landscape of the city.

Guests

  • Michelle Bernard President and CEO, Bernard Center for Women, Politics and Public Policy
  • Irene Pollin Public Health Advocate; Former Co-Owner, Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals
  • Garry Goon President, Chinese Youth Club of Washington, D.C.

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