Marvin Gaye Park Reborn | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Marvin Gaye Park Reborn

Play associated audio

The Northeast neighborhood where a Motown legend grew up and first performed has rehabbed and reopened a park in his honor. The Marvin Gaye Park is being held up as a vision for parks and communities around the nation.

The city's Department of Parks and Recreation, and nonprofit organization Washington Parks and People and the National Recreation and Parks Association have worked for about three years to build a park that encouraged the entire community to take ownership and hopefully to build healthier lives.

Steve Coleman is a spokesman of the Washington Parks and People. He says the park will empower each person who uses it.

The park features an organic farmer's market, a community center where free fitness classes are held, state of the art playground equipment, and nearly two miles of walking and bike trails.

Jamila Bey reports...

NPR

Ladies Lead Whiskey Renaissance As Distillers And New Tipplers

Whiskey was long considered a man's drink. But as sales of whiskey soar, it's women who are leading the new boom, thanks to a vanguard of female distillers, blenders and tasters.
NPR

Ladies Lead Whiskey Renaissance As Distillers And New Tipplers

Whiskey was long considered a man's drink. But as sales of whiskey soar, it's women who are leading the new boom, thanks to a vanguard of female distillers, blenders and tasters.
NPR

Transcript: President Obama's Full NPR Interview

Steve Inskeep's wide-ranging interview with President Obama covers recent executive actions on Cuba and immigration, race relations in the U.S., health care and extending democracy in the Middle East.
NPR

Die-In, Vortex, Selfie Stick: What's The Word Of 2014?

In January, members of the American Dialect Society will vote on the 2014 Word of the Year. Linguist Ben Zimmer runs through some contenders — including words both old and new.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.