On this last episode, we look back on 23 years of joyous, difficult and always informative conversation.
After a lengthy bidding process, tech giant Amazon chose Northern Virginia as the site of one of two major new headquarters on the East Coast. The move will bring as many as 25,000 jobs to the Washington region in the next twelve years, but residents are already expressing concerns about rising housing prices, stress on local transportation networks, changes in the character of the local area, and overcrowding schools.
As part of a series of events marking Kojo’s 20th anniversary on the air, we traveled to the Synetic Theater in Crystal City for a town hall-style discussion about how local officials, businesses, and community members in Northern Virginia and the region are reacting to the Amazon deal.
This conversation has been pre-recorded and edited for air.
Produced by Margaret Barthel
- Katie Cristol Chair, Arlington County Board; @kcristol
- Justin Wilson Vice Mayor, Alexandria (D); Democratic nominee, Mayor of Alexandria; @justindotnet
- Carmen Romero Vice President of Real Estate, Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing
- Roshan Abraham Roshan Abraham, Steering Committee Member, Our Revolution Arlington; @roshabra
Full Audio: Kojo Roadshow On Amazon's Arrival in Crystal City
Most Recent Shows
Kojo talks with author Briana Thomas about her book “Black Broadway In Washington D.C.,” and the District’s rich Black history.
Poet, essayist and editor Kevin Young is the second director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. He joins Kojo to talk about his vision for the museum and how it can help us make sense of this moment in history.
Ms. Woodruff joins us to talk about her successful career in broadcasting, how the field of journalism has changed over the decades and why she chose to make D.C. home.