This week on Washington City Podcast, we look at news from around the District. Last week the notorious landlord Sanford Capital came to an agreement with the District of Columbia. The settlement stipulates that Sanford Capital make every effort to leave the D.C. market and bars it from re-entering for the next seven years. Andrew Giambrone, who has reported on Sanford for years, joins the podcast to explain where this agreement came from and what it means.
In the second half of our show we look at D.C.’s new cultural plan. The Cultural Plan, which is currently in draft form, is the city’s attempt to strategically support D.C.’s creative community. Art director Stephanie Rudig and arts editor Matt Cohen spoke with artists about the plan, sharing their criticisms and praise in the paper. Rudig joins the podcast now to talk about the plan and what artists in D.C. make of it.
Music for this episode was by Lee Rosevere, used under the Creative Commons license.