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The Georgelas Family: Three Generations Of Building Fairfax County

John Georgelas built his first home in 1963 from a kit ordered through a catalog. More than 50 years later, his family is playing a major role in the redevelopment of Tyson's Corner.

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A Conversation With Julián Castro, Secretary Of The Department Of Housing And Urban Development

The department of Housing and Urban Development was established in 1965 as part of President Johnson's war on poverty. Today the number of Americans living in high-poverty communities is growing sharply. HUD Secretary Julián Castro discusses the Obama administration's efforts to alleviate poverty through affordable housing.

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Reimagining College Park

University of Maryland President Wallace Loh is leading an effort to transform College Park and boost its appeal. He joins Kojo and architect Roger Lewis to talk about his vision for a renovated college town.

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Environmental Outlook: Disappearing Beaches

Rising sea-levels, storms and erosion are threatening beaches and coastal communities worldwide. We look at efforts to rethink development along our shores and to protect the coastline.

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Street-Level Mural Project In NoMa Strives To Elevate The Neighborhood

When construction starts on the Storey Park complex in Northeast D.C., it will wipe out a one-acre burst of color. The artists who made it are hoping that once the art is gone the energy and feeling will linger.

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Micro-Segregation: Creating Cohesion In Gentrified Communities

Kojo explores "micro-segregation" and other challenges that come when once-homogenous neighborhoods become racially and economically mixed.

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Residents Weigh In On Walter Reed Redevelopment

Four years after the troubled Army medical center shut down, the District is planning a multi-use development that would transform surrounding neighborhoods. We hear what local residents think.

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Big Outdoor Parking Lots Look Like Something Else To Montgomery County

The steadily urbanizing Maryland county's surface parking lots might be convenient for motorists, but many of them also happen to be on prime real estate.

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In Dwindling Chinatown, Families Fight Developer Over Fate Of Building

For the residents fighting to stay in their subsidized building in the heart of D.C.’s Chinatown neighborhood, it’s not just the District’s dwindling stock of affordable housing that’s at stake — but the future of the city’s Chinese-American population.
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After A Stunning Alexandria Primary, What's Next For The Waterfront?

Is there still room for compromise on plans that would tear down old warehouses and redevelop those properties? The path forward will become clearer after November's election.

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