I just returned from the Kojo Nnamdi show on Prince George’s Bloggers up at the WAMU station on the American University campus in Tenleytown. It was probably the biggest soapbox we’ve ever had the opportunity to stand on here at RTCP and I did my best to sing the praises of hyperlocal development blogs as a tool for Smart Growth. I thought he did and excellent job of getting right down to purpose and impact of RTCP and sites like it. Kojo definitely lived up to his reputation as one of the most able interviewers in DC.
LISTEN HERE (first 32 minutes)
Apparently city/county politicians and even some students are losing their resolve to build more student housing in College Park. That is according to conversations we’ve had with local stakeholders, a Diamondback article and a staff editorial all which point to seemingly overwhelming opposition (or lackluster support) to the Daria Land Group’s plan to build 120-150 beds of graduate student housing on the site of the former College Perk Coffeehouse. It’s part of a larger trend of vehement opposition to development on the part of a small group of vocal residents in Northern College Park…. and their standard-bearer: County Councilman Tom Dernoga.
Continue reading NIMBYs Loathe College Perk Grad Housing Plan
Apparently David Daddio, RTCP’s Co-editor and founder, has been invited to appear on the Kojo Nnamdi Show tomorrow to speak about his work on this website from 12-1PM. Daddio will join other guests in a conversation about Prince George’s County blogging and how local citizen journalists fill the void left by traditional news outlets:
It’s one of the most dynamic suburban counties in our region– home to diverse communities and the largest African American middle class community in the country. But Prince George’s County doesn’t always make it into the headlines of local newscasts and papers. We talk with local citizen-journalists about their communities.
The show airs on WAMU 88.5 FM, the leading public radio station for NPR news and information in the greater Washington D.C. area. If you miss the live show, check back here where we’ll post a recorded version soon after the broadcast.