Credit: Courtesy Velonte Chambers

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Our perspectives series returns with a conversation with 20-year-old D.C. native Velonte Chambers. Chambers is a rising high school senior, and considers himself a public speaker. In this conversation with host Will Warren, he talks about gentrification in D.C., why students skip class, and middle school love.

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You can listen to the first installment of our perspectives series, an interview with poet A.B. Spellman, here.

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