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WETA Digital Extras

Digital ExtrasOnline-only WETA Digital Extras highlight the local personalities and stories which make Greater Washington a unique and interesting place to live. From local history to current happenings, these short segments seek to illustrate the breadth and depth of our area.

Check out some of the samples below. To watch all the WETA Digital Extras videos, visit our video portal.

 

WETA Digital Extras

Recreating Christian Heurich's Pre-Prohibition Lager

Recreating Christian Heurich's Pre-Prohibition Lager

Washington, D.C.'s Heurich Brewery has been gone for over 50 years and the beer recipes were lost. But that didn't stop Mike Stein, a local homebrewer, from attempting to recreate the brewery's historic brew. Thanks to his research and the help of the Heurich House Museum and DC Brau Brewing Company, Washingtonians can sample a historically accurate pre-Prohibition Lager.

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Capital Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in Washington, D.C.

Garrett Peck, author of "Capital Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in Washington, D.C." discusses the history of brewing in the nation's capital. D.C.'s beer heritage dates back to 1770 and claims some very innovative brewers. However, the local beer market changed tremendously after Prohibition and the city was left without a hometown brew for decades before a recent resurgence.

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Luis Araya and family

From Bolivia to Arlington

Luis Araya immigrated to Arlington, Virginia from Bolivia in 1966, when very few Latinos lived in the county. He reflects on the changes he has seen over the years and the influence of Latinos in Arlington today.

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Shenandoah: A Story of Conservation and Betrayal

Shenandoah: A Story of Conservation and Betrayal

Sue Eisenfeld, author of Shenandoah: A Story of Conservation and Betrayal discusses the creation of Shenandoah National Park, which involved displacing thousands of longtime residents from Virginia's Blue Ridge mountains.

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Capturing a Community: The Columbia Pike Documentary Project

Capturing a Community: The Columbia Pike Documentary Project

Over the past several decades, Arlington's Columbia Pike corridor has grown into one of the most ethnically diverse communities in the nation, which makes it a fascinating subject for study. But how do you capture the essence of a community? It's a big question and one that Lloyd Wolf and his collaborators on the Columbia Pike Documentary Project has been trying to answer since 2007.

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George Cassiday

George Cassiday: Bootlegger to Congress

Garrett Peck and Fred Cassiday profile George Cassiday, who worked as a bootlegger to Congress from 1920-1930. George Cassiday actually had an office in the House office building and supplied both "wet" and "dry" Congressmen before being arrested in 1930. Afterwards he wrote a tell-all expose for the Washington Post, which helped turn public opinion against the Dry cause.

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Garrett Peck

Model City of Prohibition?

Local author and historian Garrett Peck discusses Washington's history as "a drinking city" and the failed attempt by Temperance lobbyists to transform it into the Model Dry City of Prohibition.

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