WAMU 88.5 : Metro Connection

Filed Under:

DC Gigs: Fighting HIV/AIDS

Play associated audio
Dwayne Lawson Brown has been working with Metro Teen AIDS for the past 10 years, trying to educate youth on how to avoid contracting HIV.
Marc Adams
Dwayne Lawson Brown has been working with Metro Teen AIDS for the past 10 years, trying to educate youth on how to avoid contracting HIV.

D.C. Gigs is our regular segment featuring people who work "distinctively D.C." jobs. This week, we hear from Dwayne Lawson Brown, an HIV/AIDS educator who works with youth to help them prevent the spread of the virus. He says his job is particularly challenging, since D.C.'s HIV rates are the highest in the country.

[Music: "Working for the Weekend" by The Brown Derbies from We Deliver / Falling For The First Time [In the Style of Barenaked Ladies] {Karaoke Version}]

NPR

At Food World 'Oscars,' Category Sneakily Redefines All-American Cuisine

Most James Beard awards go to haute cuisine, but one prize recognizes classic neighborhood joints. And increasingly, the winners are immigrants whose cultures haven't yet dissolved in the melting pot.
NPR

At Food World 'Oscars,' Category Sneakily Redefines All-American Cuisine

Most James Beard awards go to haute cuisine, but one prize recognizes classic neighborhood joints. And increasingly, the winners are immigrants whose cultures haven't yet dissolved in the melting pot.
WAMU 88.5

D.C.'s 17-Year-Old Charitable Trust Bankrupts

The DC Trust has declared bankruptcy leaving over 70 groups that rely on their funding with questions about what went wrong and what happens next.

WAMU 88.5

Local D.C. STEM Careers Are Soaring - But For Whom?

Kojo explores the local state of diversity in STEM with educators who are looking to change it and a journalist who's been tracking it.

Leave a Comment

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