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Can 'Derelict' Franklin Square Park Revive? D.C. And The Park Service Have A Plan

Franklin Square Park looks largely the same as it did in 1935, and it's mostly deserted after business hours. The District of Columbia government and the National Park Service have a unique plan to co-manage the five-acre space after an $18 million upgrade.

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Styrofoam Banned In D.C., Montgomery County Starting Jan. 1

Containers made of expanded polystyrene, or styrofoam, are banned in D.C. and Montgomery County starting New Year's Day.
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In D.C., Homelessness Is Up, But More Families Are Finding Permanent Housing

Homelessness is still on the rise in D.C., but so is the number of families leaving homeless shelters, according to the D.C. Department of Human Services.
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National Zoo Cuts Hours, Prompting A Petition From Neighbors

Starting Jan. 1, the Smithsonian National Zoo will open later and close earlier, eliminating three hours of visitor time each day, and some D.C. residents aren't happy about it.
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Freer Gallery Closing for Renovations; Here's What To Expect On Its Return

The Freer Gallery of Art closes in early January for renovations — but the new look promises to offer something new to visitors.

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Beyond Green: Sustainability And The "Living Building" Challenge (Rebroadcast)

Kojo learns about our region's very first "Living Building" in Prince George's County, and finds out how the District's own plans for supergreen affordable homes and sustainable buildings could impact residents and the environment.

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In Anacostia, 'Black Nativity' Is A D.C. Holiday Tradition All Over Again

Written by Langston Hughes, the Afrocentric telling of the Christmas story and the birth of blackness was first produced off-Broadway in 1961. It shows in D.C. through Jan. 3.
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Afterschool Art Program Helps D.C. Youth Exorcise Fears Of Gun Violence

At the Life Pieces to Masterpieces program in D.C., young men are given the chance to express their fears and anxieties about that violence by using art.

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LISTEN: How Do We Change How D.C. Drives? Gabe Klein Explains The Vision Zero Plan

D.C. officials have laid out a plan to totally eliminate traffic fatalities by 2024. Former DDOT Director Gabe Klein walks us through some of the more controversial aspects of the plan among drivers.

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Rethinking How D.C. Inspects, Taxes Vacant Properties To Address Urban Blight

In D.C., city inspectors are required to keep checking vacant properties to make sure they're still empty. A proposed new law would change that.

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