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Exit Interview With D.C.'s Transportation Director

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Gabe Klein, the head of D.C.'s Department of Transportation, announced earlier today he will resign at the end of this month. Since outgoing mayor Adrian Fenty appointed him two years ago, Klein has been a strong advocate for alternative modes of transportation, from biking and walking to buses and streetcars.

Klein spoke with transportation reporter, David Schultz, on Wednesday about why he's leaving and what's next for transportation in the District.

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Kate Mulgrew: "Born With Teeth" (Rebroadcast)

Kate Mulgrew, who stars as "Red" in the Netflix TV series "Orange Is The New Black", opens up in a new memoir about her complicated family and the baby she gave away for adoption as a young woman.


Swapping The Street For The Orchard, City Dwellers Take Their Pick Of Fruit

Urban foragers don't just pick their meals from the trash; many eat only the finest, freshest produce — picked from city trees. The League of Urban Canners harvests fruit from trees to make jam.

Reconsidering The Pilgrims, Piety And America's Founding Principles

Conservatives who want to emphasize America's Christian roots embrace the story of the Pilgrims and the Mayflower Compact. But some historians say their role in the country's founding is overstated.

Someday A Helicopter Drone May Fly Over Mars And Help A Rover

NASA is building a 2-pound helicopter drone that would help guide the vehicle on the Red Planet's surface. That way, the rover wouldn't need to wander as much to find its way around.

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