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News features from the Washington, DC Metro Area.

    Get Out There: It’s holiday markets season around the D.C. region

    Get Out There: It’s holiday markets season around the D.C. region

    For our weekly arts chat, we discuss some local holiday markets where you can find gifts, seasonal bites, and other festive offerings:

    • 5 min
    The D.C. Council is voting on a slew of criminal justice reform bills. Here’s what’s in them

    The D.C. Council is voting on a slew of criminal justice reform bills. Here’s what’s in them

    As the end of the legislative session nears, the council is crunched for time to follow through on its 2020 promises to change the city's policing and criminal justice system.

    • 4 min
    D.C. Housing Authority officials face questions and skepticism over plans to reform troubled agency

    D.C. Housing Authority officials face questions and skepticism over plans to reform troubled agency

    Lawmakers raised concerns with the Housing Authority's use of consultants to address shortcomings identified in a scathing federal audit in October.

    • 1 min
    Wunder Garten was packed for USA’s World Cup win over Iran

    Wunder Garten was packed for USA’s World Cup win over Iran

    As the U.S. scored its first goal against the Iranian national team in the 2022 World Cup Tuesday, a crowd of 300 people packed into a beer garden in Northeast D.C. erupted into a chant: "USA! USA! USA!"

    • 1 min
    This local designer’s furniture appears in ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

    This local designer’s furniture appears in ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

    The pieces look right at home in the Afrofuturistic world of the blockbuster film. 

    • 4 min
    In ‘American Caliph,’ a riveting retelling of the 1977 Hanafi Muslim siege of three D.C. buildings

    In ‘American Caliph,’ a riveting retelling of the 1977 Hanafi Muslim siege of three D.C. buildings

    In his new book, author Shahan Mufti recounts in rich detail the complex and intertwined local and international events that led to the 1977 three-day siege by a dozen Muslim gunmen.

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

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19 Ratings

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I love listening to this podcasts deep dive reporting to answer the questions we locals want to know!

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Great podcast

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