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House Bound: Baltimore and the Youth Curfew Debate

Starting next month, Baltimore's youth will be subject to one of the strictest curfews in the nation. Kojo explores the public safety and civil rights questions behind keeping kids indoors at night.

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Sidewalk Closed: Group Says D.C. Not Focused Enough On Pedestrian Safety

Members of the pedestrian rights group All Walks D.C. is trying to get the District to place greater emphasis on the safety of those who rely on foot power over pedal power.

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"Hazard Above": Drones and Public Safety

Unmanned aerial drones have transformed the way America wages war and collects intelligence abroad. Beginning next year, commercial drones are expected to expand rapidly within the United States. But what happens when a drone falls from...

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Asthma, Poverty and Public Health

When President Barack Obama unveiled new environmental regulations to cut carbon emissions, he claimed it could prevent 100,000 asthma attacks per year. Kojo explores the far-reaching affects of a disease that affects 25 million Americans.

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Can Better Design Save The Day In Future Natural Disasters?

The new "Designing for Disaster" exhibit at the National Building Museum explores how we can cope with natural disasters by building with resiliency in mind.

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Immigration Crisis: Kids Crossing the Border

A surge of children crossing the U.S. border from Central America is bringing new scrutiny to the treatment of detained migrants. We discuss the debate about the reasons for the wave of young arrivals.

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It's Your Turn

It's your turn to weigh in on the week's headlines, including the wild week in Virginia politics.

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Ban the Box in D.C.

Last week, the DC Council moved legislation forward that would help former prisoners get past the first hurdle in job hunting. We explore the issues around "Ban the Box" legislation.

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D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe To Retire

After more than a year of controversy, including several calls for his resignation, D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe will retire next month.

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Leadership Changes at the DC Fire Department

D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe announced his retirement after three years at the helm of the troubled department. We look at his tenure and what's next for D.C.'s emergency services.

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