Confronting DC food deserts and hunger. Plus, the DMV’s bid for 2026 World Cup

The District is announcing it’s taking the legal step of using eminent domain to bring a Giant Food to a part of Ward 7, which is essentially a food desert. We talk to Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, John Falcicchio, about this store and the city’s broader plans to increase food access. We also speak with Director of DC Hunger Solutions, Beverley Wheeler, about the on-the-ground reality of hunger in the nation’s capital. And will D.C. and Baltimore host the World Cup in 2026? WTOP Senior Sports Director Dave Johnson says he’s confident in our chances and explains why.