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Inside The Barber Shop (Originally Broadcast 9/2/2011)

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A barbering school known as "54th and Cutz" works with young men in some of Northeast D.C.'s most troubled neighborhoods.
Kavitha Cardoza
A barbering school known as "54th and Cutz" works with young men in some of Northeast D.C.'s most troubled neighborhoods.

A new barbering school known as "54th and Cutz" is working with young men in some of Northeast D.C.'s most troubled neighborhoods. The school is housed in the Richardson Dwellings public housing community, and serves teens who've been through the juvenile justice system. Kavitha Cardoza explores the role barbers play in the African-American community and what the barbers at 54th and Cutz are doing to help students become strong men.

[Music: "Barbershop" by Tom Waits from Foreign Affairs]

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