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This week, on Washington City Podcast, we take a quick look at some of the District’s biggest news stories. Housing reporter Morgan Baskin has been covering the efforts to close D.C. General, the District’s family homeless shelter, and replace it with smaller shelters across the city’s eight wards. On the show, she reports on a small group of residents that are challenging the site of Ward 5’s shelter and the progress of the other sites in D.C.
Later in the show, City Paper’s arts editor, Matt Cohen, updates us on the NEAR Act, a comprehensive policing bill the D.C. Council passed in 2016. It turns out that the Metropolitan Police Department hasn’t been collecting data on stop-and-frisks in the way this law requires.
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Music for this episode was by Lee Rosevere, used under the Creative Commons license.