Two weeks’ worth of interesting locals

One of the fun things I do at Washington Examiner is a feature called the “3-Minute Interview.” These are short Q&A interviews with interesting people in the D.C. area– from a banjo player to a veterinarian to an elementary school teacher.  They’re great interviewing practice.

Check out my 3-Minute Interviews from the past two weeks:

  • Randy Barrett, banjo player and president of the DC Bluegrass Union
  • Lia Seremetis, founder of a monthly bike gathering that rides around D.C. with music blasting and ends up at a local bar
  • Libby Bryant, vintage valentine collector (published on Valentine’s Day)
  • Jacqueline Simms, third-grade teacher who received a national $25,000 teaching award

I’ve also written these news articles for the Examiner recently:

Transportation group gives tentative OK on narrower D.C. roads, widened Virginia roads

Increased access to Washington Dulles International Airport, narrowed roads in the District and widened roads near Tysons Corner were among the proposals given initial approval by regional transportation planning officials Wednesday. …

First responders train in mental health

Officer Joseph Kirby regularly encounters people with mental health issues while on duty with the Alexandria police, and he uses training he received two years ago to recognize the signs of mental illness and to keep those encounters from escalating…

Poll: Only 6 states less religious than D.C. 

The District has the second-lowest percentage of “very religious” residents in the nation outside New England, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday. …

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