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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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The Revival Of Vinyl Records (Rebroadcast)

Even though today you can now carry an entire music library in the palm of your hand, musicians and music lovers are bringing back the vinyl LP. We explore the revival of vinyl with local experts.

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Washington D.C. And The Rest Of The Nation's Greatest Food Cities

The Washington Post's food critic, Tom Sietsema, took to the road to thoroughly investigate the strengths and weaknesses of the nation's top ten "food cities." We'll find out what he learned –and why D.C. made the list on Food Wednesday.

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The Revival Of Vinyl Records

Even though today you can now carry an entire music library in the palm of your hand, musicians and music lovers are bringing back the vinyl LP. We explore the revival of vinyl with local experts.

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Dick Van Dyke: "Keep Moving"

Dick Van Dyke has been charming audiences for generations. In a new memoir, the actor explains how he stays in touch with his inner child and why life gets better the longer you live it.

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Texas Fred, The Zydeco Cowboy: On Bringing a Louisiana-Texas Musical Tradition to D.C.

Fred Carter, better known as Texas Fred the Zydeco Cowboy, was born and raised in Southeast Texas, where he became fascinated with zydeco and its origins. He shares the music he loves here in D.C. in the form of a local radio show, "The Trail Ride."

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Computer Guys And Gal: Taking Selfies To New Heights And More

Mobile ad blocking comes to iPhones, updated Android comes to new Nexus phones, and "dronies" -- video selfies shot by a GoPro on a drone -- come to Instagram. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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"Right To Die" Becomes Law In California

After California becomes the fifth state to let terminally ill patients end their lives, we hear from supporters and critics of the aid-in-dying movement.

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Rock Creek Park Celebrates 125 Years

Rock Creek Park turns 125 this year, and the National Park Service is hosting a number of hikes and talks celebrating the green oasis in the heart of Washington, DC. We explore the park and its wildlife through the seasons, as well as the challenges posed by stormwater runoff, invasive species, and pollution.

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The Evolution Of Teenage Friendship In The Internet Age

A new survey says more than half of teens report meeting friends online, some of whom they never meet in person. Tech Tuesday explores the nature of teenage friendship in the digital age.

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