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Ally Schweitzer

Reporter

Schweitzer covers arts and culture for WAMU 88.5. Previously, she edited the station's music outlet, Bandwidth


Articles Written by Ally Schweitzer

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Video Games From the D.C. Area XenoBloom Tumbleweed Express Dr. Spacezoo...
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The National Mall. Rock Creek Park. Fort Slocum. One of these things is not like the others. Technically, they’re all national parks found here in the Washington region. But where more than 25 million people visit the National Mall each year — and Rock Creek hosts about 2 million explorers annually — Fort Slocum park is overgrown with weeds. They tickle the ...
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The National Park Service turns 100 years old this week, and the agency is preparing for days of celebrations across the Washington region. But the milestone arrives at a time of financial hardship for the agency. In D.C., the National Mall may be the most noticeable sign of the Park Service's troubles. Every ye...
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When he taught French at the New School in Manhattan, Reinaldo Spech liked to show movies to his students. "[One evening] I took my students to see a French film," Spech says. Characters in the film had brown skin. It blew his pupils' minds. Some had never seen images of black Parisians before. "One of my students [was] very impressed that there was a chef who wa...
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Songs featured Aug. 15, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song. Sam Phillips – Differences Tom Espinola – Gold Rush / Cherokee Shuffle Alex Byrd – Jamais Vu Wytold – Move On Aaron Agr...
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Songs featured Aug. 14, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song. So Spirited – Fevers The Red Fetish – As Green As Grows the Pasture Dove Lady – The Implication Seba Yuri – Ethereality...
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Songs featured Aug. 13, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song. Trouble Funk – E Flat Boogie (Instrumental) Kid Claws – Link Teething Veils – Dinner Date Protect-U – Time 2 Technique ...
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Songs featured Aug. 12, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song. The Soul Searchers – Ain’t It Heavy Cecily featuring Tabi Bonney – Heaven In Your Eyes (Instrumental) MILK$ – Wonder Woman Na...
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Songs featured Aug. 16, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song. Wes Swing – Instrumental 1 Extra Golden – Ilando Gima Onge Asheru – Boogie (feat. J-Live & Oddisee) Will Spelker – He Was...
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When it opens in September, the National Museum of African American History and Culture is expected to offer a global perspective on the African American experience, starting in Africa before slavery. But Founding Director Lonnie Bunch tells WAMU reporter Ally Schweitzer that he never set out to build "the black institution in the Smithsonian."...
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Many have heard the conventional wisdom that talking to plants helps them grow. But what about playing music for them? A new exhibit in D.C. is testing that idea — and like many experiments throughout history, it begins in a garage. On a recent morning, that garage is being built from the ground up at Hamiltonian Gallery on U Street NW. Clad in spiky accessories and plent...
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Songs featured Aug. 10, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song. Ben Williams – Lost & Found feat. Christian Scott Fields Burning – Maysong Steiner – Twisted and Broken Mary Chapin Carpenter &...
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Songs featured Aug. 9, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song. Jau Ocean – Kindred Fear of Love David King – Rituals Dupont Brass – Common Tones Nunchucks – Solid Gold Eagle Incredibl...
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Songs featured Aug. 8, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song. Screen Vinyl Image – The Midnight Sun The Orchid – Decompressor/The Last Dive Jon Camp – All Is Fine Past the County Line Aaron Agre...
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Songs featured Aug. 7, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song. Flash Frequency – Vibration Incredible Change – Ecce Mono Sansyou – The Enthusiast The Universal Friend Rays – Side A Th...
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Songs featured Aug. 6, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song. Lance Neptune – Circle Rose The Jet Age – It Always Starts With a Bang Jon Camp – I Exhale Sawdust Save the Arcadian – Dance F...
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Songs featured Aug. 4, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song. Flash Frequency – Corner of The Room David King – Suspension The Jet Age – Don’t Make a Sound Fields Burning – The Light...
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Songs featured Aug. 5, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song. Jonny Grave – After the Wake Machine Drift – Sensory Fiction Q and Not U – Soft Pyramids The Orchid – You Cannot Pave The Warp...
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Friday night in Maryland, a mass sleepover in a public park will give kids a sense of what it’s like to be homeless. Project Sleep Out is an awareness event spearheaded by Ebenezer AME Church in Fort Washington and supported by the Prince George’s Cou...
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Songs featured Aug. 1, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song. Logikbomb – The Heights (aka: Her Lips) Suzanne Brindamour – The Arrival Den-Mate – For Free Lungfish – Constellations Wy...