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Real people... real lives... real communities. That's what we capture on Door to Door, our weekly trip around the National Capital Region.

As we whisk you through D.C., Maryland and Virginia, you'll hear residents talk - in their own words – about the history, culture and flavor of the places they call home.

We hear how D.C. neighborhoods like Cleveland Park were once known as "streetcar suburbs"... and learn about Georgetown's rich African-American history. Plus, we find out how Falls Church, VA has remained the kind of place where you can call the mayor at home... and meet a man whose family has been farming in Mitchellville, MD for more than a century.

So come along as we knock on the doors that make the Washington region an extraordinary place to live.

This map shows previous Door to Door segments, and includes links to photos and show audio. The yellow marker represents neighborhoods featured in Washington, D.C., the blue represents neighborhoods in Maryland, and the red represents neighborhoods in Virginia.

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Door To Door: LeDroit Park & The West End, D.C.

It's our weekly trip around the region. This week we visit the Northwest D.C. neighborhoods of LeDroit Park and the West End.
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Door To Door: Deanwood, D.C. And Columbia Pike, Va.

It's our weekly trip around the region. This week, we visit Deanwood in Northeast D.C. and Columbia Pike in northern Virginia.
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Door To Door: Nairn/Hermitage, Md. And Hollin Hills, Va.

This week, we visit the Nairn-Hermitage area of Silver Spring, Md., and Hollin Hills, Va.
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Door To Door: Foxhall Village, D.C. And Pimmit Hills, Va.

In this week's trip around the region, we visit Northwest D.C.'s Foxhall Village and Virginia's Pimmit Hills.

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Door To Door: 16th Street Heights, D.C., And Aspen Hill, Md.

It's our weekly trip around the region. This week, we visit 16th Street Heights in Northwest D.C. and Aspen Hill, Md.

[Music: "No, Girl" by John Davis from Title Tracks]

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Door to Door at DCPL

Record your story about the place you call home as part of the “Door to Door at DCPL” oral history collaboration between the DC Public Library and WAMU 88.5.

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Door To Door: Edgewood, D.C. & Olney, Md.

It's our weekly trip around the region. This week, we visit Edgewood in Northeast D.C., and Olney, Md.

[Music: "No, Girl" by John Davis from Title Tracks]

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Door to Door: Truxton Circle, D.C. & Clinton, Md.

This week, we visit Truxton Circle, where one resident says the D.C. neighborhood's name was destroyed decades ago to make room for automobile traffic. We also visit Clinton, Md., the city where President Lincoln was assassinated.

[Music: "No, Girl" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "The Outside (Karaoke)" by Taylor Swift]

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Door to Door: Barry Farm, D.C. & Kensington, Md.

This week, we hit the basketball courts in the District's Barry Farm neighborhood, and talk with an antique shop owner from Kensington, Md.

[Music: "No, Girl" by John Davis from Title Tracks]

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Door to Door: Woodley Park, D.C. and Occoquan, Va.

This week, a Woodley Park resident talks about the enjoyment she gets from the National Cathedral bells, and then we'll swing by Occoquan, Va., where the Mayor talks about the town's activities.

[Music: "No, Girl" by John Davis from Title Tracks]

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