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How Neighborhood Development Affects Our Sense Of Community

The question of whether gentrification is a positive or negative force in a community often dominates development discussions in D.C. But new and old research in sociology and urban planning paints city neighborhoods as more complex microcosms than these polarizing debates indicate. With the help of researchers who have looked closely at how cities evolve at the neighborhood level, we consider local development in a new light, asking what kind of neighborhood dynamics help create strong communities and how they can be achieved.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Toni Morrison, Ross Macdonald's Crime Fiction, Will Forte

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PepsiCo Swaps Diet Drink's Aspartame For Other Artificial Sweeteners

The company says Diet Pepsi consumers are concerned about aspartame. But the Food and Drug Administration has long affirmed that the sweetener is safe in amounts commonly used by beverage companies.
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Surgeon General Vivek Murthy On Gun Control, Vaccines And Science

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was officially sworn in this week. His confirmation was held up for more than a year because of comments he made about gun violence. Murthy talks with NPR's Scott Simon.
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As Health Apps Hop On The Apple Watch, Privacy Will Be Key

The notion of receiving nutrition advice from artificial intelligence on your wrist may seem like science fiction. But health developers are betting this kind of behavior will become the norm.

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