As Election Day approaches in the Maryland, a candidate for Montgomery County Executive and one for Governor of Maryland join us for the Politics Hour.
By some accounts, the Washington region is one of the wealthiest in the country. To accommodate its growing workforce, many areas have quickly redeveloped to include luxury apartment buildings and gourmet grocery stores. But who has access to them–and more basic services like healthcare and public transportation? In a new series, No Easy Access, WAMU reporters explored how many Washingtonians–-some of them longtime residents–-still struggle to assess basic amenities. Ward 8, for example, has only one neighborhood grocery store for more than 70,000 residents. On the west side of the Anacostia River, Ward 6 has 12 stores for nearly the same size population.
Neighborhood leaders join Kojo to discuss how that came to be, and what they are doing to narrow the divide between city resources.
- Wendy Klancher Principal Transportation Planner, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments; @MWCOG
- Brian Kenner Deputy Mayor For Economic Development, District Of Columbia; @kenner_brian
- Michelle Rice-Green Chief of Medical Support and Medical Director, Parkside Health Center; @UnityHealthCare
- Sasha-Ann Simons Race & Identity Reporter, WAMU 88.5; @SashaAnnSimons
VIDEO: Food Deserts in Washington, D.C.
WAMU Series: No Easy Access
Washington, D.C. and its suburbs have long been among the nation's wealthiest, with high-quality services to match. But even in this land of plenty, some Washingtonians need to go quite a distance for basic amenities.
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