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Listen: D.C. Returns To Live Music, Sweaty Crowds And All

"The thing I miss the most about live music is when you can feel the bass through your body — that's the one thing I love about concerts."

Working Towards A Washington Where 'We're All Safe' From Gun Violence

Over this past pandemic year, DCist/WAMU spoke with four Black Washingtonians who work to prevent and protest violence about how they define safety, how they create it for others, and how we should think about solutions to violence.

Working Towards A Washington Where 'We're All Safe' From Gun Violence

Listen: A Local Choral Group Celebrates Capital Pride — In Person Again

Potomac Fever, a 14-member ensemble of the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, gave a short outdoor concert in Thomas Circle.

Listen: A Local Choral Group Celebrates Capital Pride — In Person Again

Listen: Nearly 70% Of People 12 And Older In The D.C. Region Are Vaccinated, But Racial Gaps Persist

New coronavirus infections are falling even more disproportionately on Black and Brown communities.

Listen: Nearly 70% Of People 12 And Older In The D.C. Region Are Vaccinated, But Racial Gaps Persist

Nellie's Sports Bar Fires Security Company After Bouncer Dragged A Black Woman Down Stairs

The bar says it's investigating the incident.

Nellie's Sports Bar Fires Security Company After Bouncer Dragged A Black Woman Down Stairs

Activists Demand To See Prince George's 'Do Not Call' List Of Officers Who Cannot Testify In Trial

Prosecutors in many jurisdictions maintain such lists to keep track of officers with disciplinary or criminal backgrounds that could make them unreliable witnesses.

Activists Demand To See Prince George's 'Do Not Call' List Of Officers Who Cannot Testify In Trial

Listen: Washington Spirit Fans Return To Audi Field To Watch And Cheer Together

Spirit fans, many young girls among them, were thrilled to watch a National Women's Soccer League game in person for the first time since September 2019.

Listen: Washington Spirit Fans Return To Audi Field To Watch And Cheer Together

Listen: What's Ahead In The Virginia Governor's Race

The candidates are set for the upcoming statewide elections in Virginia. Here's a look at how they're positioning their campaigns as they head into the general election.

Listen: Funding, Federal Restrictions Complicate Access To Abortion In The D.C. Region

The fund has already pledged double its entire 2020 budget to help locals and visitors to the region access the procedure.

Listen: Funding, Federal Restrictions Complicate Access To Abortion In The D.C. Region

Maryland's Crab Workers Are Rebounding From The Pandemic

Industry workers say the past year and a half has been challenging because of a lack of migrant worker visas, the coronavirus pandemic, and a crab shortage.

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