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We'll dig into the theme of "Energy" this week as we visit communities at the epicenter of debates over fracking and uranium mining. We'll also hear about the District's plan to become the healthiest, greenest city in the world. Plus, we'll talk with members of the city's One Hundred Club — residents who've reached a triple-digit birthday — to find out how much energy is needed to live a long, happy life.

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