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Danny on Danny Harris

Danny Harris interviews Danny Harris.

Kim on Claiming Our History

"To me, it is incredible how Whitman spoke through the generations to people like Hughes, and so many other writers...

Linwood on 40 Years of Gutting Fish

And after 40 years, I have probably cut off more fish heads and scaled and gutted more fish than anyone you will ev...

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...

Michael on Architecture

For me, architecture is sculptural. It is not a static thing. We have a great deal of responsibility for how our sc...

Musie on His Love of Coffee

If you go to Asmara, Eritrea, you will see that every corner has coffee. I grew up hanging around coffee shops and ...

Rodney aka Fats on Changes

Man, everything done changes. Don't matter if you are talking about neighborhoods or hair, ain't nothing stays the ...

Joe on Life Lessons from the Bar

Working in a bar environment can be very exciting and rewarding. I guess you have to like people, though, If not, i...

Taddesse on Tad’s Grocery

I tell you, opening your own business is really hard work. I had to learn a lot, and still learn things. But, I lik...

Jack on Selling Cheese

"With time, I have gotten pretty good at knowing when someone is going to buy, or if they are just here sampling th...

Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld on The National Synagogue

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

Donald on His Grandfather, Levi Wright

The history that I am particularly fond of is that of my grandfather, Levi Wright. He didn't talk about his people ...

Loraine on Dr. King’s Assassination

Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination was a very vivid moment in my life. As a child, I went down to the Mall with...

South on His Family’s History

The flooring business has been an interesting way to see this city.

Al on Honor Flight

There is the right way to do things, the wrong way to do things, and the Army way to do things!

Edmund on THEARC

Do you know how many times I have been told that THEARC is the best kept secret in the city? Despite the progress h...

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