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Mark on A Wider Circle

When we help a family in poverty, we are really helping ourselves. As humans, we don’t just s...

Heather on Helping a Stranger

I started driving towards water, and ended up on a bridge along the Potomac. I don't really rem...

Return of The Anecdote

People's District presents The Anecdote, a pop-up storytelling night, on November 3rd from 6:30...

Danny on Danny Harris

Danny Harris interviews Danny Harris.

Michael on Being Down for Da Struggle

I remember my first experience with violence. I was seven or eight and playing outside of my ho...

Troy on Running out of Gas

As we were running, my friend and I got split up and the white car chased me down to Clay Place...

Beverly on Hand Dancing

Each dance style has its different rhythm and movements. In Baltimore, it is a little jerky. In...

Howard on Keeping on a-Comin

I am one guy with a cowboy hat and a good looking horse fighting this drug war against an eleph...

Jim on Capitol Hill Books

In my years here, I have sold lots and lots of books. Overall, I mainly sell fiction, and mostl...

Pastor Mark Batterson on What Makes a Church

People's District and Rachel Estabrook present the third in a series of audio portraits of D.C....

Tony on Being the Mayor of Congress Street

I can fix any car out there. If it has four wheels, I can take it apart and put it back togethe...

Sheila on Being Miss Senior DC

One of the funniest things about the pageant for me is that my maiden name is Queen. Would you ...

Qin Xi Lin on Reuniting with His Family

I like America, but living here is hard. I have to do everything myself because I have no famil...

Jerry on Hearing Marvin Gaye on the Radio

Every Thursday night, me and some friends would join a bunch of other guys from Spingarn High S...

Dinah on Settling Herself Down

I never rode school buses as a kid, only public buses, so this was all new to me when I started...

Toni on Feeling Like a Woman

I have always felt like a woman. I can remember the times when my father would buy me baseballs...

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