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New Yorker In D.C. To Help Nation's Cities

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Adolfo Carrión digs potatoes in urban Philadelphia garden.
Andrea Bernstein-WNYC
Adolfo Carrión digs potatoes in urban Philadelphia garden.

A former elected official from New York City, Adolfo Carrion Jr., now calls Washington D.C. home because President Obama named him director of the newly-created White House Office of Urban Affairs.

As Andrea Bernstein reports, many people who care about cities, including those here in the District of Columbia, are hoping Carrion will make good on Mr. Obama's promise to help the nation's cities.

Andrea is a reporter at WNYC, our partner public radio station in New York City...


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