Washington DC http://wesa.fm en Museums in Washington D.C. Have More to See This Fall http://wesa.fm/post/museums-washington-dc-have-more-see-fall <p>With summer heat a distant memory, plenty of free museums and not a lot of travel time required – it’s a great time to visit our nation’s capital.</p><p>Travel contributor Elaine Labalme shares some of her favorite spots in Washington D.C.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:32:19 +0000 Katherine Blackley 20870 at http://wesa.fm Museums in Washington D.C. Have More to See This Fall Crowdsourcing Common Challenges with the Millennial Train Project http://wesa.fm/post/crowdsourcing-common-challenges-millennial-train-project <p class="p1">There’s a pervading image of those in the millennial generation being selfish, uncaring youths. With his <a href="http://millennialtrain.co/">Millennial Trains Project</a>--in which 18- to 30-year-olds travel across the nation with the goal of aiding and understanding the cities they visit--founder Patrick Dowd hopes to battle that image.</p><p class="p1">“Young people have the most at stake and the most potential to be agents of change in our world,” says Dowd. “Millennials sometimes get a bad rap for being lazy and narcissistic…and we want to go against that.”</p><p class="p1">http://vimeo.com/63960492 Fri, 16 Aug 2013 21:36:31 +0000 Reid Carter 14993 at http://wesa.fm Crowdsourcing Common Challenges with the Millennial Train Project Green Stormwater Solutions from Washington D.C. to Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/green-stormwater-solutions-washington-dc-pittsburgh <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></em></p><p>Washington DC and Pittsburgh have a common trait of being build right by the water, with low lying areas and old infrastructure. When it became necessary for DC to improve its water and sewage systems -<a href="http://www.alcosan.org/WetWeatherIssues/ConsentDecree/tabid/63/Default.aspx"> like Pittsburgh</a> - the nation’s capital opted for a focus on traditional "gray" options. Tunnels and pipes were the main solution for Washington's sewage and storm water problems.</p><p>But <a href="http://www.georgehawkins.net/p/georges-biography.html">George Hawkins</a>, General Manager of <a href="http://www.dcwater.com/">DC Water</a> has worked to convince the district and the EPA to embrace green infrastructure ideas. By reopening the <a href="http://www.epa.gov/reg3wapd/pdf/pdf_chesbay/GreenPartnshipAgreement.pdf">EPA consent decree</a>, DC is on track to becoming a model of sustainable infrastructure. Fri, 10 May 2013 23:28:45 +0000 Heather McClain 9362 at http://wesa.fm Green Stormwater Solutions from Washington D.C. to Pittsburgh The New Girl Visits the National Cherry Blossom Festival http://wesa.fm/post/new-girl-visits-national-cherry-blossom-festival <p></p><p>One of the must see events of the season is the blooming of the cherry blossoms in our nation’s capital. However, if you plan to see them you’d better act fast. Travel contributor <strong>Elaine Labalme</strong> tells us what you need to know in order to see the blossoms at their peak. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 02:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 2129 at http://wesa.fm The New Girl Visits the National Cherry Blossom Festival