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We’re bringing you this week’s episode early, just before Thanksgiving, because our guest, Michael Twitty, is a culinary historian. You can listen to him and creative director Stephanie Rudig talk about food and identity, growing up in D.C., and a memorable anti-Thanksgiving dinner in their wide-ranging conversation. Host Will Warren is also here to catch you up on the news. The Council is considering a deal that would clear the way for the George Washington University Hospital to operate a hospital in Ward 8 and expand in Foggy Bottom, and it unanimously passed a bill that, should it become law, would strengthen rent control.

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Stories in this episode:

The D.C. Council Has a Deal to Put a New Hospital in Ward 8Council Passes Watered-Down Measure to Strengthen Rent Control

The People Issue 2018

Music for this episode was by Lee Rosevere and Jahzzar, used under the Creative Commons license.