"Climate change is already impacting the region's public transit," with extreme heat or rain pushing cyclists and pedestrians towards more sheltered options—which aren't always ready to accommodate the surge. Hotter summers mean more days when construction crews can't work, and trains can actually need to slow down when heat causes rails to expand.
Mark Plotkin, celebrated political analyst and longtime advocate for the D.C. statehood movement, passed away on Sunday. Plotkin will be missed for his deep institutional knowledge of the District, and his efforts to get the denizens of America’s “last colony” political representation.
Listen to Vox's Today, Explained to learn how residents in the District of Columbia have been living with "taxation without representation" from Day 1. (Spotify, Apple, or Stitcher)
Jam out with the punk rock poet laureate and hear stories from her new memoir, Year of the Monkey, which documents Smith’s year of solitary wandering. Come for the anecdotes, stay for the musical performance! (7pm)
Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler
Funny dude Mike Birbiglia (Sleepwalk with Me) live at National Theater. (7:30 pm)
The trip-hop pioneers with Massive Attack fill the Anthem with the tones of 1998’s classic Mezzanine, with help from Cocteau Twins’ singer Liz Fraser. You might recognize this as “the House theme song” but it is so much more! (8 pm, sold out—check Stubhub)