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What Happens When 911 Goes Down

We speak to Chris Geldart, Director of D.C.'s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, about Saturday's 90-minute 911 outage.

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One Month Since Deadly Flooding, Ellicott City Announces New Rebuilding Resources

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman said it's hard to believe it's the same place as the disaster zone he walked through after the July 30 storm.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Donald Trump signals a shift in his stance on immigration. After another batch of emails, The Clinton Foundation says it will make changes if Hillary Clinton becomes president. And outrage over the skyrocketing cost of the EpiPen. A panel of journalists joins guest host Derek McGinty for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Update On The Italy Earthquake

Deborah Ball, the Italy bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal, gives us the latest on Tuesday night's deadly 6.2 magnitude earthquake north of Rome.

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Why We Open Our Hearts And Wallets For Some Disasters—But Not Others

Flooding in Louisiana has caused tens of millions of dollars in property damage and untold personal misery. But public response has been slow. Join us to talk about why we open our hearts and wallets for some disasters and not others.

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Montgomery County Government's Response To Apartment Explosion

Local municipalities do their best to prevent emergency events. But when they do happen, like the recent deadly explosion at an apartment building in Silver Spring, local government has to respond quickly and effectively to address the short term and long term impact of the disaster.

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Silver Spring Apartment Explosion Raises Questions About Safety Net for Low Income Residents

An explosion in Silver Spring last week displaced more than 100 residents of a building largely inhabited by low-income Ethiopian and Latino residents. Kojo explores what the incident reveals about the county and the safety net available to those affected.

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15 Years After 9/11, Are We Safer From Terrorist Attacks?

Since 9/11, the federal government has spent hundreds of billions of dollars to make America safer. Fifteen years later, Diane and a panel of guests discuss the state of today’s airline and border security, intelligence sharing and counter-terrorism efforts.

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How to Clean Up After Floods Ravage A Maryland City

Howard County's executive describes the cleanup effort after flash floods ravage Ellicott City, Md.

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What Satellite Images Are Teaching Us About Life On Earth

Satellite imagery is becoming critical to what we do on the ground, including disaster relief, economic projections, and monitoring environmental change. We look at what pictures from above can teach us about life on earth.

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