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Door To Door: Logan Circle, D.C., And Seven Oaks Evanswood, Md.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

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And now, our weekly trip around the region. On today's Door To Door we'll visit Logan Circle in Northwest D.C., and the Seven Oaks Evanswood neighborhood of Silver Spring, Md.

MS. JEAN CAVANAUGH

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My name is Jean Cavanaugh. I live in the Seven Oaks Evanswood neighborhood in Silver Spring, just north of the Silver Spring central business district. We have a diverse demographic, but we do have a lot of families. And because we're so close to downtown Silver Spring, we can walk to the activities there like the AFI Theatre, the farmers market on the weekend.

MS. JEAN CAVANAUGH

00:00:45
Our tree canopy is something that defines the character of our neighborhood. We have about over a 60 percent tree canopy, and that is one thing I think most of the community fights to keep. And there are a lot of things threatening the tree canopy, storms, Pepco and there's development. The development from downtown Silver Spring is creeping into our neighborhood, extending that gray area of downtown Silver Spring into our , you know, very lush, green neighborhood.

MS. JEAN CAVANAUGH

00:01:18
I think Seven Oaks Evanswood is a very tight-knit community. I'm not sure you can find this in very many places in the Washington area. That's why I stay here.

MR. TIM CHRISTENSEN

00:01:33
My name is Tim Christensen. I'm 56 years old and I live in the Logan Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The boundaries are K Street on the south, S Street on the north, 9th Street on the east and 16th Street on the west. The population in Logan Circle probably has a higher proportion of LGBT residents than any other neighborhood in Washington, D.C. It's a very welcoming community.

MR. TIM CHRISTENSEN

00:01:56
The era from 1968 to the 1990s, which was the peak of the crack epidemic, was very difficult in Logan Circle. Times have changed, the issues are different, people talk more about parking now than they talk about prostitution, but there are still issues that need to be dealt with and they do draw the community together.

MR. TIM CHRISTENSEN

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Logan Circle has a couple of icons that are worthy of note. One is the beautiful statue of General John Logan, which sits in the middle of Logan Circle Park. The circle was originally called Iowa Circle. It was changed to Logan Circle in 1930. Another icon in Logan Circle neighborhood is of course the fabulous Studio Theater, which is part of the bedrock of this community. Whether it's shopping, dry cleaning, hardware store, great dining, terrific theater, terrific bars, everything I need is within a few blocks of my front door.

SHEIR

00:02:47
We heard from Tim Christensen in Logan Circle and Jean Cavanaugh in Seven Oaks Evanswood. If you'd like us to knock on your door so you can talk about your neighborhood, send an email to metro@wamu.org or send us a tweet. Our handle is @wamumetro. And you can see a map of all the doors we've knocked on so far on our website, that's metroconnection.org.

SHEIR

00:03:34
Up next, protective parenting in the animal kingdom.

MS. AMANDA NICHOLSON

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He is a rather large great-horned owl with a lot of attitude.

SHEIR

00:03:41
Plus, it's the return of our ongoing series, The Location, as we visit a spot that inspired the father of D.C. jazz.

MS. KIM BENDER

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When he started hanging out at Frank Holliday's, all these jazz musicians were hanging out here, from Howard Theater, and then they would show him things. And so he ended up having this slew of mentors.

SHEIR

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That and more is coming your way on "Metro Connection," on WAMU 88.5.
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