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Broken Trains, Failing Finances: Report Exposes Deep Problems At Metro

A report prepared for WMATA by the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company says the problems swamping the D.C. region’s transit system are deeper than the public has been led to believe but not insurmountable.

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Treating Street Violence As A Contagion, Baltimore Looks For More Than One Cure

When lawmakers try to tackle gun violence, they often turn to measures like adding police officers or cracking down on illegal guns. But what happens when they treat violent crime as a public-health problem — one that affects the whole community?

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Apple VS. The FBI: How Our Culture Is Increasingly Prioritizing Privacy

Kojo discusses how a culture that prioritizes privacy has grown –with someone who stood up to the government himself over a decade ago.

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Inside A California Anti-Crime Experiment That Resonates With Politicians In D.C.

In communities where violent crime is the norm, Richmond, California's Office of Neighborhood Safety takes a totally different approach from police. The city's experiments have caught the attention of D.C.'s goverment, which is troubled by a big increase in homicides.

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The Politics Hour - February 19, 2016

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with D.C. Fire and Emergency Services Chief Gregory Dean.

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Pedestrians, Wheelchair Users Say D.C. Botched Snowzilla Cleanup; Some Lawmakers Agree

The District did not strike the right balance between clearing roads and sidewalks following the massive Jan. 23 snowstorm, city legislators and residents said at a D.C. Council hearing Thursday.

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Beyond Flint: The Safety Of America's Tap Water

Investigators continue to seek answers in the contaminated water crisis in Flint, Michigan, but experts warn millions of older pipes still in use put other communities around the country at risk as well. Join us to talk about efforts to assess and ensure the safety of America's tap water.

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How Should Parents Monitor Their Kids' Online Lives?

High-profile criminal cases in the Washington region are prompting parents to ask what they can reasonably expect kids to share with them about their digital lives.

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Growing Concerns Over Teenagers’ Use Of Anonymous Messaging Apps

The murder of a thirteen-year-old Virginia girl has raised concerns about anonymous messaging apps. Millions of American teenagers use services like Kik that police say have been linked to a growing number of crimes. What parents and teens need to know.

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D.C. Fire Department's Medical Services Director On Her Decision To Resign

Julette Saussy was hired by D.C. government less than a year ago to oversee reforms in the city's troubled fire and emergency medical services department. But she recently announced that she'd be quitting the post - and she says the department's failure to change is putting lives in danger.

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