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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: 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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Door to Door: Crystal City, VA and Brookland, D.C.

This week, we learn how Crystal City got its name, and we also talk to a Brookland resident who shares her experiences of living in the city for 24 years.

[Music: "No, Girl" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Mo Money Mo Problems (Instrumental)" by The Notorious B.I.G. from Instrumental]

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Door to Door: Glenmont, Md. and McLean, Va.

This week we visit Glenmont, Md., where one resident raves about the neighborhood's library and public transportation system. We also visit McLean, Va. where one woman recounts her experience moving to the community in 1954.

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

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Door to Door: Ellicott City and Crestwood

It's our regular trip around the region, and this week we visit Ellicott City, Maryland and the Crestwood neighborhood of Northwest D.C.

[Music: "No, Girl" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Nice Work if You Can Get It" by Stephane Grappelli and Claude Bolling from First Class]

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Door to Door: Old Town Laurel, Md, & Gum Springs, Va.

In our weekly trip around the region, we visit the Old Town neighborhood of Laurel, Maryland, and Gum Springs, Virginia.

[Music: "No, Girl" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Back to School Again (no backing vocals)" by Zoom Karaoke from Zoom Karaoke - Grease 2]

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Door to Door: Lake Barcroft & Centreville

It's our weekly trip around the region. This week, we visit Centreville, Va and Lake Barcroft, Va.

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

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Door to Door: Adelphi, Md. and Bluemont, Va

It's our regular trip around the region. This week, we visit the Bluemont neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, and Adelphi, Maryland.

[Music: "No, Girl" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Summertime" by Dizzy Gillespie from The Real Thing]

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Door to Door: Annandale & Mt. Pleasant

This week, we hear about Koreatown in Annandale, Va., and learn about the cultural diversity of Mt. Pleasant, in Northwest D.C.

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

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