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Danny on Danny Harris

Danny Harris interviews Danny Harris.

Josef on Making it Count

Working at an underground sex club taught me about hard work and humility. I got paid $9 an hour to pick up rooms a...

Bill on Finding His Birth Parents

I'll be 60 in November, but I feel like I am getting younger as time moves forward.

Jim on Capitol Hill Books

In my years here, I have sold lots and lots of books. Overall, I mainly sell fiction, and mostly to women. Though, ...

Bardia on Cooking for the President

One day back in the 90's, it was about 2 o'clock on a beautiful summer day and these two gentlemen walked into my r...

Maudine on Her Only Regret

My first perception at Howard in the 50's was that all of the young men were impoverished because they wore short p...

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 believe it? As a chi...

Chad America on Bartending at the Black Cat

Chad America is not my given name, but it is the name I go by…it is my acting name. I got in back in 1999. We wer...

Spike on Going From Top Chef to Good Stuff

I was doing well up there and making a name for myself. At the same time, I was dirt poor and sleeping in any girl'...

Philippa on Bringing Venetian Canals to Washington, D.C.

A few years ago, I had this idea: how can I bring canals to Washington, D.C.? After all of this time, I am excited ...

Sheldon on His Mom’s First Visit to D.C.

In honor of tonight's People's District and SpeakeasyDC storytelling night at Town (2009 8th St. NW at 8pm, $10,), ...

Kavitha on Asking Questions

Kavitha Cardoza is a senior reporter for WAMU 88.5. Here, a lot of people can't quite place me because of my acc...

Collins on Something to Think About

The only thing that gets me about checking IDs is that next year, people born in 1990 will be 21. Dude, are you kid...

Elaina on the Capitol Steps

You know, no kid sits in elementary school and says, ‘When I grow up, I am going to be a political satirist.’ I...

J.B. on D.C.’s Rich Sports History

I am blessed to have played basketball at Dematha High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, one of the great national p...

Archivist of the United States David Ferriero on Being Collector in Chief

To me, the National Archives is about the person on the street having access to the records of his or her governmen...

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