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Crack: The Drug That Consumed The Nation's Capital

For the past two decades, neighborhoods across Washington, D.C., have changed at breakneck speed. But underneath steep drops in crime and waves of new residents that came with those changes, many of these neighborhoods still bear the scars of the crack cocaine epidemic that consumed the district just a few decades ago. Kojo explores the legacy of the drug epidemic that ripped Washington, D.C., apart just a few decades ago with voices featured in WAMU 88.5's recent series on the story.

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