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The State Of Homelessness In America In 2015

The number of homeless in America is going down, but in some cities there have been big increases leading some local leaders to declare states of emergencies.

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How A Condo Development Saved The Weird, Wonderful National Park Seminary

The names of Greek gods adorn the units in a Silver Spring condo building, built to resemble a Greek Gymnasium. Nearby properties painstakingly recreate a Japanese pagoda, a Dutch windmill and a Spanish mission. And all of them tell a historic-conservation success story that began in the late 1800s.

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Beyond Green: Sustainability And The "Living Building" Challenge

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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Radon Testing Now Mandatory For Montgomery County Home Sales

Radon is a silent, deadly killer, and now home sellers are on the hook for making sure the radioactive gas isn't present when a house changes hands.

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New Strategies To Protect Yourself And Recover From Identity Theft

More than 17 million people in the United States reported having their identity stolen last year. The Obama administration is taking new steps to help consumers. Diane and guests discuss how to make yourself less vulnerable to hackers and what do to if your sensitive data is stolen.

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Environmental Outlook: Conservation In The 21st Century

As more and more people compete for space, food and water, some environmentalists say we need to rethink our approach to conservation. Join our discussion about what we should be conserving in the years ahead and why.

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Are Mobile Urban Farms A Good Use Of Space In D.C.?

On a vacant three-acre patch of land in Southeast Washington, volunteers are building what will be the city's largest urban farm. It's designed in such a way that it can be uprooted and relocated to a new vacant lot when the current parcel is developed in the next few years.

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Along Car-Friendly Lee Highway, Residents Debate Density And Development

While Columbia Pike and Wilson Boulevard are being redeveloped with mixed-use buildings and dense urban development, Lee Highway remains a suburban part of Arlington County in the midst of change.
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Goethe-Institut Prepares To Shutter Its Longtime Chinatown Location

A rent squeeze is forcing the cultural institution away from its 7th Street home. The new space will provide a diminished service, says the Goethe-Institut's director.

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Why Does D.C. Have So Many Vacant Houses, When Real Estate Is So Pricey?

D.C. has more than 1,100 vacant buildings, many in some of the city's trendiest neighborhoods. Why don't property owners do something with the houses, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, and why doesn't the city crack down?

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