As deer hunting begins in Maryland, we discuss different means for deer population management, including a controversial program in Montgomery County that allows bow hunting on park lands.
The District just closed roughly two dozen public schools, leaving the city with a score of empty buildings located in strategic corners of the city. The Fenty administration already has plans for some of these sites, which include converting one school into the Department of Parks and Recreation’s new headquarters. Architect and Washington Post columnist Roger Lewis joins us to discuss how the other vacated school buildings can be transformed into exciting and useful resources for the city.
- Roger Lewis Architect; Columnist, "Shaping the City," Washington Post; and Professor Emeritus of Architecture, University of Maryland College Park
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