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Street Closures Related To Navy Yard Shooting

District Department of Transportation

D.C. Police and the District Department of Transportation have temporarily closed the following roads due to the incident at the Navy Yard this morning.

  • The 11th Street Bridge is closed. 
  • M Street SE, from South Capitol Street to 11th Street.
  • N Street SE, at South Capitol Street.
  • 8th Street SE, from G Street to M Street.
  • 11th Street SE, from M Street to O Street.
NPR

Villainous Scheme Makes Dozens A Few Minutes Late

A 40-foot inflatable "minion" — the yellow, unintelligible sidekicks from the Despicable Me movies who recently were given their own spinoff — broke loose and blocked traffic in Dublin this week.
WAMU 88.5

The Surprising Roots of Barbecue

We speak with culinary historian Michael Twitty about the roots of familiar southern dishes in African and Native American food traditions.

WAMU 88.5

President Obama's Iran Speech

Veteran journalist Marvin Kalb joins us to discuss the parallels between JFK's nuclear disarmament speech fifty years ago and President Obama's speech on the nuclear deal with Iran.

WAMU 88.5

The Future Of D.C. Taxis: Ernest Chrappah Discusses Competition And Change

The new chairman of the D.C. Taxicab Commission wants to make it a nimble, innovating agency. He discussed those goals and the related challenges with WAMU 88.5's Martin Di Caro.

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