26 Square Miles - An Arlington Podcast

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Synopsis

ARLnow.com presents interviews with local newsmakers in Arlington, Virginia.

Episodes

  • Kate Bates of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce

    Kate Bates of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce

    08/05/2020 Duration: 37min

    Last night ARLnow sat down for a fireside chat with Kate Bates, President and CEO of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce. We discussed the state of the business community during the pandemic, what the future might look like, and the work Kate and the Chamber are doing.

  • How a new county initiative plans to tackle hunger in Arlington

    How a new county initiative plans to tackle hunger in Arlington

    01/05/2020 Duration: 32min

    On April 10, Arlington County announced a new initiative for the coronavirus era: the Cooperative for a Hunger Free Arlington. We talked to those heading the group -- Abby Raphael, Diane Kresh and Amy Maclosky -- about what it is and how they plan to help during these tough times.

  • Scott Parker on the state of local business in Arlington

    Scott Parker on the state of local business in Arlington

    24/04/2020 Duration: 58min

    The 26 Square Miles podcast is back! At least during the the quarantine. ARLnow's Scott Brodbeck talked with Scott Parker -- of Don Tito, Bash Boxing, Bearded Goat Barber and other local businesses -- about the state of local business in Arlington during the coronavirus pandemic. If you enjoyed this interview, please order from local restaurants and support ARLnow's advertisers

  • Ep. 63 - ARLnow Commenter Dave Schutz

    Ep. 63 - ARLnow Commenter Dave Schutz

    25/05/2019 Duration: 55min

    Anyone familiar with ARLnow and our corner of the digital media universe knows that we have a prolific comment section. Driving the comment section is a community of regular commenters that has developed over time, and one of the leading voices in that comment community is Dave Schutz. We talked with Dave about the comment community on ARLnow, about our comment moderation, and about his opinions on various topics.

  • Ep. 62 - Chris Slatt Talks Transportation

    Ep. 62 - Chris Slatt Talks Transportation

    13/05/2019 Duration: 51min

    We talked to Arlington Transportation Commission Chair Chris Slatt about various transportation and bicycling-related topics, with a special focus on Columbia Pike.

  • Ep. 61 - Chef Mike Cordero

    Ep. 61 - Chef Mike Cordero

    10/04/2019 Duration: 40min

    Mike Cordero is one of the most prolific restaurateurs in Arlington. He's the man behind local hotspots like Don Tito, The G.O.A.T., Barley Mac and soon -- The Bronson and Taco Rock. Also, you might have seen him cruising the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor in his Bentley. We talked with Cordero about his background, the success of his restaurants, the partnerships that helped build that success, and his new concepts.

  • Ep. 60 - Departing ARLnow Editor Alex Koma

    Ep. 60 - Departing ARLnow Editor Alex Koma

    20/03/2019 Duration: 35min

    On his last day on the job, we sat down with outgoing ARLnow managing editor Alex Koma to talk about Arlington, Amazon, ARLnow, our new editor Airey and a bunch of other topics that don't start with "A."

  • Ep. 59 - Washington Business Journal Editor-in-Chief Doug Fruehling

    Ep. 59 - Washington Business Journal Editor-in-Chief Doug Fruehling

    12/03/2019 Duration: 34min

    As editor-in-chief of the Washington Business Journal, Doug Fruehling has been overseeing coverage of Amazon's forthcoming HQ2 in Arlington. On the latest 26 Square Miles podcast, Fruehling discusses the ramifications of Amazon coming to "National Landing" and how the subscription-based Business Journal has managed to expand its coverage in the face of news industry struggles.

  • Ep. 58 - Del. Patrick Hope

    Ep. 58 - Del. Patrick Hope

    10/01/2019 Duration: 25min

    The state legislature is now in session and among those representing Arlington in Richmond is Del. Patrick Hope (D). In an interview over the phone from his office at the state capital, Hope discussed his decision to refuse donations from Dominion, the state incentives offered to Amazon, his bill to limit solitary confinement in state prisons, why the effort to rename Jefferson Davis Highway in Arlington is stalled, and more. And, at the end, Hope surprised us with a very candid answer to the question of whether he's running for reelection this year.

  • Ep. 57 - GMU Researcher Michael Farren on Amazon and Economic Incentives

    Ep. 57 - GMU Researcher Michael Farren on Amazon and Economic Incentives

    11/12/2018 Duration: 42min

    Amazon's arrival in Arlington has been hailed as a massive boon for the county and the Commonwealth of Virginia. But are the incentives offered to the company worth the economic development benefits it promises to bring? We discussed Amazon and the HQ2 process with Michael Farren, a researcher at GMU's Mercatus Center who studies the effects of government favoritism toward particular businesses.

  • Ep. 56 - Justin Bensan of the Rosslyn BID

    Ep. 56 - Justin Bensan of the Rosslyn BID

    21/11/2018 Duration: 42min

    Facebook has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons, so we checked in with Justin Bensan, Social Communications Specialist at the Rosslyn Business Improvement District, to talk about what's going on in the world of social media. This episode was recorded prior to Amazon's HQ2 announcement, but we asked Justin about what it means for a place like Rosslyn nonetheless.

  • Ep. 55 - Scott Parker and Alex Trakas of BASH Boxing

    Ep. 55 - Scott Parker and Alex Trakas of BASH Boxing

    09/11/2018 Duration: 51min

    Local nightlife king Scott Parker is branching into fitness, launching BASH Boxing with fitness instructor and manager Alex Trakas. We asked Parker and Trakas about their new venture and also talked with Scott about the state of the local bar scene and about that time the Washington Capitals brought the Stanley Cup to Don Tito.

  • Ep. 54 - Committee of 100 County Board Debate

    Ep. 54 - Committee of 100 County Board Debate

    11/10/2018 Duration: 59min

    ARLnow's Scott Brodbeck moderated a Oct. 10 debate between the two contenders for County Board: independent incumbent John Vihstadt and Democratic challenger Matt de Ferranti. The event was hosted by Arlington's Committee of 100.

  • Ep. 53 - Unsuck DC Metro

    Ep. 53 - Unsuck DC Metro

    28/09/2018 Duration: 54min

    The D.C. Metrorail system has been "rebuilding" for years and now has a dedicated stream of funding. On top of that, its general manager just received a big vote of confidence from the Metro board: a new contract and a sizable raise. So why does Metro still kind of suck? On today's 26 Square Miles podcast we talked with the semi-anonymous creator of Unsuck DC Metro, a blog and Twitter account that is perhaps Metro's biggest and most vocal critic. We talked about Paul Wiedefeld's new contract, his adversarial relationship with Metro's main union, the system's new railcars and more -- and tried to arrive at an explanation for why Metro is in its current state.

  • Ep. 52 - 9/11 First Responder Capt. Justin Tirelli

    Ep. 52 - 9/11 First Responder Capt. Justin Tirelli

    11/09/2018 Duration: 29min

    Justin Tirelli is currently an Arlington County Fire Department captain, but 17 years ago he was a rookie firefighter in the ACFD ranks. On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Tirelli was responding to a fire call in Rosslyn when American Airlines Flight 77 struck the west side of the Pentagon. As his engine company was diverted to join the massive and heroic emergency response to the terror attack, Tirelli and his fellow firefighters focused on the task at hand -- not realizing that it would change them and the community they served forever. In this special episode of the 26 Square Miles podcast, we talked with Tirelli about what it was like to be a first responder at the Pentagon on that fateful day.

  • Ep. 51 - Long-time Arlington civic leader Jim Pebley

    Ep. 51 - Long-time Arlington civic leader Jim Pebley

    31/08/2018 Duration: 37min

    For more than two decades, Jim Pebley worked to make Arlington a better place. Pebley is now retired and last year moved to a more leisurely locale in North Carolina, but not before receiving plenty of plaudits from across the Arlington civic and political spectrum. We decided to check in with Jim, see how he's doing and get his take on the current state of the county. We covered everything from the safety of Reagan National Airport, the cost of school construction, the potential of Amazon's HQ2 in Arlington and why he decided to decamp for elsewhere.

  • Ep. 50 - Democratic County Board Nominee Matt de Ferranti

    Ep. 50 - Democratic County Board Nominee Matt de Ferranti

    20/07/2018 Duration: 52min

    Matt de Ferranti, the Democratic nominee challenging John Vihstadt for a spot on the County Board this fall, discusses his vision for Arlington's economy, his view on the potential fallout from Amazon's arrival, the politics behind the 2018 race and more.

  • Ep. 49 - Political Consultant Ben Tribbett

    Ep. 49 - Political Consultant Ben Tribbett

    06/07/2018 Duration: 47min

    Political strategist Ben Tribbett joined us on this week's podcast to talk about local, state and national politics -- and a bit of sports betting.

  • Ep. 48 - GMU Regional Researcher Terry Clower

    Ep. 48 - GMU Regional Researcher Terry Clower

    22/06/2018 Duration: 46min

    Arlington's economic outlook is "so bright you need to wear shades," says Terry Clower, an expert on the D.C. region over at George Mason University.

  • Ep. 47 - ARLnow Spring Intern Anna Merod

    Ep. 47 - ARLnow Spring Intern Anna Merod

    25/05/2018 Duration: 26min

    Anna Merod's time as a spring intern at ARLnow is almost up, but before she leaves, she stopped by for a podcast conversation with reporter Alex Koma. Topics included some of Anna's favorite stories, like an analysis of racial disparities in suspensions in Arlington Public Schools and in-depth look at why millenials struggle to buy homes in Arlington, and what she's learned in her time growing up in and covering the county.

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