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D.C. Fire & Emergency Chief Kenneth Ellerbe

D.C.'s fire and emergency medical services department is taking heated criticism over poor response times and a series of embarrassing maintenance issues. Chief Kenneth Ellerbe said this week the department is buying new ambulances and hiring new paramedics. But union members and lawmakers still question his leadership. Ellerbe joins us in studio to discuss his vision for fire and emergency medical services, and how to keep District residents safe.

D.C. Fire Chief On New Ambulances, Paramedics

D.C. Fire and EMS Chief Kenneth Ellerbe talks about a plan to boost the district's ambulance fleet and hire more staff. "We know we've made some mistakes. There have been some challenges, but those challenges are slowly but surely being corrected," Ellerbe said.

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Remembering Michael Herr, Whose 'Dispatches' Brought The War In Vietnam Home

Herr's 1977 book, Dispatches, was based on his time covering the Vietnam War. He also contributed to the films Apocalypse Now and Full Metal Jacket. Herr died last week. Originally broadcast in 1990.
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Click For Fewer Calories: Health Labels May Change Online Ordering Habits

Will it be a hamburger or hummus wrap for lunch? When customers saw indications of a meal's calorie content posted online, they put fewer calories in their cart, a study finds.
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New York, Colorado Hold Key Primaries In Fight For House And Senate

Democrats hope to contest as many as four congressional seats in the Empire State, a place that could prove critical to whether they're able to flip the 30 they need to win back the House.
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Click For Fewer Calories: Health Labels May Change Online Ordering Habits

Will it be a hamburger or hummus wrap for lunch? When customers saw indications of a meal's calorie content posted online, they put fewer calories in their cart, a study finds.

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