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BallstonConnect Podcast

Dec 2, 2018

It's December, and the holiday season is in full swing! Though this is a jolly time for most in Arlington, there are many in the community who struggle during the holidays. This month Tina Leone sits down with Nina Janopaul of the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, and Heather O'Malley with Doorways for Women...

Nov 1, 2018

Tina Leone sits down with ARLnow journalist, Alex Koma, to learn the story behind Arlington's Washington-Lee High School. They discuss the key players in the renaming controversy, the events that led to the decision to change the school's name, and the developments of the student-filed lawsuit to halt the decision. 

Oct 1, 2018

You know them. You love them, and we're rocking the red in honor of the start of their new season. This month the BallstonConnect Podcast is #ALLCAPS. 

Tina Leone is joined in the studio by ABC 7's resident Caps expert, Scott Abraham for some hockey talk. Find out the history behind the long-simmering feud between the...

Sep 1, 2018

In the second part of Tina's interview with author and historian, Michael Pope, we learn the dark secrets of Arlington and Alexandria history. The cities we know and love today used to be a very violent place. Why was Rosslyn such a hotbed for gambling and prostitution? What was Dead Man's Hollow, and who was the hero...

Aug 1, 2018

Have you ever wondered how Ballston got its name? Who were the Ballston Skulls, and why would anyone go to the "The Bucket of Blood?"

In this special two-part episode of the BCP, local historian and journalist, Michael Pope, introduces us to the dark history of the neighborhood. Find out how Ballston was on the...