Podcast: In one day, two DC vaccine mandates take a hit

The deadline is now extended for students in DC to get COVID vaccines. School leaders announced today they have until January 3 and explained why, just days before school begins, they are delaying the shot that was mandated. And it’s not just students who have new requirements to follow. A…

Podcast: Waiting on a train — Purple Line construction set to restart

The Purple Line was supposed to take riders between Montgomery and Prince George’s counties this year, but the light-rail project is four years behind schedule because of labor disputes and rising costs. This week, the construction union and contractor signed a new bargaining agreement that will kick-start the idling project….

PODCAST: Staff on strike over wages at American U. as students move in

College students caravanned to American University this morning with backpacks and boxes – all in anticipation of their upcoming classes. Huge banners line welcomed the students, but just beneath the waving flags, hundreds of university workers protested for better wages. More than 500 clerical, technical, and academic staff members went…

Podcast: Spraying for mosquitos? It’s killing more than you think

Spraying for mosquitos is pretty commonplace around the DMV. You’ve likely seen it in your neighborhood if you haven’t paid for the service before. But the chemicals used by most commercial companies that spray are beginning to worry scientists who say pollinators like bees, butterflies, and even birds are also…

Canceled Va high school football program may not be the last

As students prepare to head back to school, many student-athletes are set to start a new season. It’s the first for most without covid restrictions. But the last two years have changed the game, especially when it comes to football. After a former pro player had to walk away from…

Why your favorite restaurant is slowly going under

Restaurants are struggling to survive as two and a half years after the pandemic, covid is still keeping some customers who are working from home from spending a few bucks on coffee or lunch. You also may have noticed you’re waiting longer to get your food, or even get a…

Podcast: The losses of the Vietnam War in 58,000 photos

An incredible project to honor those who gave their lives in the War in Vietnam reached a milestone – collecting photos of the more than 58 thousand servicemembers who lost their lives. Tim Tetz from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund shares the story of a servicemember from Alexandria, Virginia, and…