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National Zoo Director Dennis Kelly

In 2012, the world watched while the National Zoo experienced the joy of new birth and crushing sudden loss just days apart. While the death of the zoo’s 6-day-old panda cub captured international headlines in the fall, lesser-known residents have been making news of their own. Kojo talks to National Zoo Director Dennis Kelly about some of the institution’s newest arrivals and what big changes visitors can expect this year.


Not My Job: Comedian Carol Burnett Gets Quizzed On Cougars (The Cats, Of Course)

In the 1970s, families would sit down together every Saturday to watch The Carol Burnett Show. The first five seasons of the legendary variety show are now out on DVD.

Time To Pursue The Pawpaw, America's Fleeting Fall Fruit

Ever seen a pawpaw in the supermarket? Didn't think so. Ohioan Chris Chmiel wants to change that by growing and promoting this seasonal, mango-like fruit that's native to the U.S.

The 2-Minute Facebook Hack To Avoid Getting Bombarded By Politicians

Interested in hearing more from Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, but a little hesitant to declare to your friends that you "like" them?

Volkswagen Faces Uphill Battle In Repairing Tarnished Reputation

Volkswagen faces two enormous repair jobs: fixing its polluting diesel cars and its battered reputation. Both may be much harder to fix than anything other scandal-plagued car companies have faced.

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