With the rental protection moratorium lifted, so many Alexandrians are in danger of eviction. What is the City of Alexandria doing to help them? What is the city doing to decrease the delta between our residents who are eligible for affordable housing, and the few available? How does the City make housing affordable for young professionals and first responders? And finally, what was the baddest thing that Helen McIlvaine, Director of Housing, City of Alexandria, ever did, or at least what she’ll admit to? Watch our Z-TV Live show below and our follow-up “5 More Questions” to find out!
So when are you “old”? What are the signs of dementia? What is the biggest issues affecting older adults in Alexandria? And most importantly, what Hollywood hunk is the celebrity crush of Mary Lee Anderson, executive director of Senior Services of Alexandria? Find out that and more when our executive director, Jane Hess Collins, interviews Mary Lee in The Zebra’s “10 Questions” Z-TV Live! Show and her “5 More Questions” follow up!
Our founder and executive director, Jane Collins, asked way more than “10 Questions” with Jordan Costen, founder and executive director of Safe Space NOVA. Jordan created this nonprofit to give LGBTQ+ youth a welcoming and supportive place to be themselves. In our “10 Questions” we talked about LGBTQ+ safety, stereotypes, and scholarships, we met his adorable rescue dog “Bo” and we learned Jordan’s alter ego if he ever went into the witness protection program! And in our “5 More Questions” story we talked about his favorite restaurant … one you should definitely try!
Masks! Masks! Masks! Yes, Dr. Stephen Haering, Director of the Alexandria Health Department, and I talked about masks – when to wear them, how to wash them, and what are his favorites! And we talked about a whole lot more during our “10 Questions with Dr. Haering and our follow on “5 More Questions with Dr. Haering.” He’s an interesting guy – his advice to Alexandrians on how to make our community stronger was SO not what I expected from a public health doctor, as was his guest list for his dinner party for six. Take a look!
Actually it was way more than 10 questions … our Z-TV Live “10 Questions” was closer to 20 questions, and I’m really hoping that Brandi will make me some yummy dessert now that I know what an amazing baker she is in her spare time! And I found out something we had in common with our “5 More Questions.” Find out about ACT for Alexandria, Brandi’s favorite Friday night treat, and our shared avoidance of math!
What a powerful interview with Jaqueline Tucker, the City of Alexandria’s Race and Social Equity officer. It was insightful and fun at the same time (loved playing “Two Truths and a Lie” with you)! Jaqueline, thank you for being the perfect guest, for your candor, and for sharing with us how we can each begin to dismantle systemic racism. Missed the show? Watch it now! Then take a few minutes to read “Five More Questions with Jaqueline Tucker” to learn even more about her, and how to dismantle systemic racism.