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Shaping the City: Developing the Southwest Waterfront

After nearly a decade of planning and proposals, developers have finally broken ground on D.C.'s Southwest Waterfront, an underused 27-acre site near the capital's most popular monuments. While the Wharf will retain some historic features such as the Maine Avenue fresh-fish market, plans call for new restaurants, shops and hotels that will bring city life directly to the water’s edge. It’s an ambitious "urban renewal" project that has unsuccessful historic precedents. So how will the new development differ from similar projects in Baltimore and National Harbor? And what challenges remain in integrating the waterfront with the architectural landscape of Washington, D.C?

A Look At The Future Of The Southwest Waterfront

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Chasing Food Dreams Across U.S., Nigerian Chef Tests Immigration System

Tunde Wey wanted to share the food of his West African childhood. So he crossed the U.S. by bus, hosting pop-up dinners along the way. But Wey, like many immigrants, found success can unravel quickly.
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Chasing Food Dreams Across U.S., Nigerian Chef Tests Immigration System

Tunde Wey wanted to share the food of his West African childhood. So he crossed the U.S. by bus, hosting pop-up dinners along the way. But Wey, like many immigrants, found success can unravel quickly.
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New Challenges To Recycling In The United States

Falling commodity prices are putting a squeeze on American recycling companies. What this means for cities, counties and the future of recycling programs in the United States.

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UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski

Kojo chats with Freeman Hrabowski, the president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, about the future of higher education - and what he's doing to steer African-American students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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