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Radio Guest List—Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C.—February 10, 2018

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This week, the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C., just two miles away from Capitol Hill. Sara Bloomfield, Director of U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, explains European complicity during the Holocaust and how the museum views the Holocaust from a different perspective. Alan Parente, Creative Director of Exhibitions & Global Experiences at National Geographic Museum, shares declassified information on the R.M.S. Titanic and explains how storytelling through interactive media makes National Geographic Museum so unique. Warren Rojas, Editor of Eater D.C., discusses the city’s food by district and the development of the food scene over the years. There’s all of this and more when Peter Greenberg Worldwide broadcasts from Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C.

Click here to listen to the show streaming from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 10, 2018.

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Mayor Gene Winstead, Fifth-term Mayor of Bloomington, discusses the growing amenities and luxury experiences at the Mall of America and the joys and hoopla of this weekend’s Super Bowl.

Sara Bloomfield, Director of U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, shares her experience of talking about history, while checking technology at the door. She explains European complicity during the Holocaust and how the museum views the Holocaust from a different perspective. She also tells us which part of the museum visitors never forget and the questions the visitors should be asking.

John Olson, Photographer & Founder of 3D Photoworks and the Marines in Tet exhibit at Newseum, talks about being drafted as a 20-year-old and his experiences as a combat photographer. He explains why he hadn’t seen anything like the Battle of Huế, despite spending over a year on the battlefield. He also confesses that he began wondering what happened to the men from the photographs he took.

Emily Franc, Riverkeeper at Anacostia River, discusses the years of industrial use and abuse of the Anacostia River. Washington, D.C. is known for its politics, not for its waterways. She talks about water’s turnaround through major renovations to the river, which has seen great progress after many lawsuits and regulations. She then explains how volunteers can help to clean up the city’s waterways.

Chef Stefan Kauth, Executive Chef at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, discusses why he blends French techniques with local ingredients. He talks about the ingredients he brought to the Mandarin Hotel in Washington, D.C. from New Orleans after living there for nine years.

Lynn Jason, Chef Concierge and Member of Les Clefs d’or USA, discusses the difference between asking something of Google, Siri, or Alexa and asking something of a concierge. She shares the craziest request she’s gotten and how she fulfilled it—and explains the extensive concierge network she’s a part of and why she loves tough requests.

Andrea Sachs, Travel Writer for The Washington Post, discusses Washington, D.C.’s airports and their accessibility. She also talks about getting through airport security and the hassles of TSA screening.  

Dr. Vince Houghton, Historian and Curator of International Spy Museum, talks about covering the Russian election meddling and the future of espionage. He discusses how code breaking was used in the Battle of Midway and reveals why there is no limit to where a gadget can be hidden when you’re dealing with wireless technology.

Warren Rojas, Editor of Eater D.C., talks about District Wharf, the mile-long stretch along the Potomac River, and how the restaurant business is now moving to this location. He talks about the city’s food by district and the developing food scene over the years. He reveals what restaurants have recently surprised him and explains “locavores” and which dishes they do not like. 

Alan Parente, Creative Director of Exhibitions & Global Experiences at National Geographic Museum, discusses its permanent exhibits and how they go far beyond their building in D.C. He shares declassified information on the R.M.S Titanic and explains how storytelling through interactive and immersive media makes National Geographic Museum so unique.

By Alisa Sokolova for PeterGreenberg.com

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