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Radio Guest List—Hay–Adams Hotel, Washington, D.C.—December 2, 2017

Locations in this article:  Seattle, WA

This week, Peter Greenberg Worldwide broadcasts from the Hay-Adams Hotel in Washington, D.C. Named after the property’s two most distinguished residents, John Hay and Henry Adams, the Hay-Adams has been welcoming guests in the D.C. area since 1928. Located in Lafayette Square with a view overlooking the Washington Monument and White House, the Hay-Adams has accommodated guests such as Amelia Earhart and Charles Lindbergh—as well as several U.S. Presidents. This week, Chief Curator of the National Air and Space Museum Peter Jakab, PhD joins the show to talk about some of the museum’s most fascinating artifacts. Warren Rojas, Editor of Eater DC, discusses the rise in the local food scene. National Geographic‘s Editor-at-Large Costas Christ talks about a recent round-trip flight he took that didn’t go as expected. There’s all of this and more as Peter Greenberg Worldwide broadcasts from the Hay-Adams Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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Sherri Dalphonse, Executive Editor of Washingtonian Magazine, talks about some of her favorite places in and around Washington, D.C. She shares her favorite restaurants, monuments, and little-known attractions. She also discusses Washington’s revitalization of its waterfront areas.

Peter L. Jakab PhD, Chief Curator of the National Air and Space Museum, discusses upcoming projects at the Museum, including renovations to the main building on the National Mall. He also talks about some of the most famous artifacts housed at the museum, and provides some interesting historical facts about air travel.

Jane Levey, Executive Director of The Washington Historical Society, talks about Washington, D.C.’s history, including some little-known facts. She also discusses the potential of Washington, D.C becoming the 51st U.S. state.

Costas Christ, Director of Sustainability and Editor-At-Large for National Geographic Traveler, shares a story about a recent round-trip flight he took on American Airlines and discusses interacting with its customer service department. He also talks about what airlines are promising travelers compared to what they are actually delivering.

Gregory M. Dean, Washington, D.C. Fire and EMS Chief, talks about some fire safety tips, including what you should do in the event of a hotel fire. He also discusses the differences between fighting fires in Washington, D.C. compared to Seattle, Washington.

Kate Markert, Executive Director of The Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens, talks about the history of the Hillwood Estate, a little-known gem in the heart of D.C. She also discusses a few of the museum’s artifacts, such as Faberge eggs and French decorative art from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Warren Rojas, Editor of Eater DC, discusses the D.C. food scene, such as restaurants run by both celebrity and homegrown chefs, as well as some hidden gems in areas of D.C. not known for their food. He also reveals why the Rum Bun is one of his favorite treats.

Valerie Johnson, President and Founder of KEYS for the Homeless, discusses the organization’s mission and services it provides, as well as how she started KEYS for the Homeless.

Nicolas Legret, Executive Chef of the Hay-Adams Hotel, discusses the changes in the Hay-Adams’ restaurant menu—specifically the hotel’s signature dish—as well as backlash received from the removal of other items from the menu.

By A.J. Nolin for PeterGreenberg.com