What’s Working in Washington

  • How DC’s architecture shapes the city

    On this EXTRA episode, we spoke with Gavin Hughes Daniels, Principal and Co-founder of Wingate Hughes; Deane Madsen, freelance writer and founder of BrutalistDC; and Ken Biberaj, managing director at Savills North America. On the docket today we talk about some of the most important basics when it comes to architecture, how common architectural stylings influence D.C., and some of the most important ways architecture affects the world.

  • The real consumer debt issue

    Rebecca Steele, president and CEO at the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, Bruce McClary, vice president for communications for the NFCC, and Richard Levick, founder and CEO of LEVICK, discuss whether or not the mountains of debt piled on consumers in recent years is sustainable, and what can be done to surmount it.

  • Security secrets lurking in your phone

    Bob Stevens, vice president for the Americas at Lookout, discusses the strides his company is taking to help ensure mobile phones are secure from hackers, and what you can do to protect yourself as well.

  • The year ahead in DC’s economy

    Andy Medici, senior staff reporter for the Washington Business Journal, discusses how the next year is looking to unfold with regards to business and the economy, and what investments might be a good idea to prepare for a potential recession.

  • Helping women rise in the workplace

    To understand the structural challenges women face when trying to climb the ladder to the C suite in business, we spoke with Dr. Carly Speranza, professor of management and marketing at Marymount University, and Cheryl Williford, president and COO at Modus Create.

  • Helping companies help customers

    Chris Spanos, co-founder and CEO of Urgent.ly, discusses how the roadside assistance company got started, where it’s headed, and how D.C. has helped it grow.

  • Sage advice for business lawyers

    Andrew Sherman, corporate lawyer and host of WWiW’s Non Billable Consult Segment, discusses best practices and things that lawyers need to know if they’d like to work in the business and entrepreneurial space.

  • How DC works for successful couples

    Judge William Webster, former director of both the FBI and CIA, and Lynda Webster, founder and chairman of the Webster Group, discuss how well D.C. and the federal government operates as a place for couples to live and work.

  • The business of managing Washington

    On this EXTRA episode, a panel of experts discuss the ways that the government at large is continuing to move apace, even while the president is facing an impeachment hearing. Guests include Richard Levick, founder of LEVICK, Barry Bennett, founder of Avenue Strategies, and Manuel Ortiz, founder of VantageKnight.

  • How literacy can prevent poverty

    Shafiq Khan, President and CEO of Teach The World Foundation, discusses the effort behind tackling an essential problem of modernity– ensuring everyone has access to its tools through education.

  • How podcasts are changing journalism

    Al Hunt, a longtime voice around D.C.’s economic and government activity and former columnist for Bloomberg, WSJ and CNN, discusses his new podcast and the impact that the internet, and the current political landscape, has had on journalism.

  • What the Fed with John Cofrancesco

    John Cofrancesco is the Vice President of Business Development at Acuity Systems LLC, and an expert in the business-related operations of the federal government. In What the Fed, Cofrancesco provides prescient advice and cogent analysis on…

  • A new team—and a new league—in Washington

    The XFL football league, and D.C.’s home team, the Defenders, launch this spring. Erik Moses, team president, spoke with us about the hurdles the league faces and the successes it hopes to achieve.

  • New generations handling wealth in very different ways

    William Finnerty, managing director and private wealth manager at UBS Private Wealth, discusses how the region’s entrepreneurial growth has impacted people of various generations, and how different people have handled receiving an influx of capital.