Monday, Aug 24 12 p.m. (ET)

Murders Spike In The Nation’s Capital

Local leaders in the District are struggling to control a wave of homicides that's swept over every corner of the city so far this year. As the yearly homicide county passed 100 this past weekend, officials pointed to everything from the usage of synthetic drugs, to repeat violent offenders to a flood of illegal firearms to explain the sharp increase in murders. We explore what may be fueling the crimes and what local police are doing about them.

Inside construction at the Washington National Cathedral.

Inside construction at the Washington National Cathedral.

Monday, Aug 24 12:22 p.m. (ET)

After the Quake: Repairing DC’s Monuments

Four years ago, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook our region and caused millions in damage. Particularly hard hit were two of DC's best known structures: the Washington Monument and the Washington National Cathedral. We speak with those involved in repairing the damage and a photographer who was able to shoot extraordinary images during the process.

The Washington Monument at dusk.

The Washington Monument at dusk.

Monday, Aug 24 1 p.m. (ET)

August: The ‘Dog Days’ Of Summer?

The "dog days of summer" are upon us...or are they? We consider a variety of sky-high myths and weather facts about the last days of summer as we head into the fall.

The National Mall in August.

The National Mall in August.

Monday, Aug 24 1:30 p.m. (ET)

August: Is Anyone Even Here?

August is typically a quiet month in Washington, D.C. Congress is in recess, the president is out of town, and lots of District denizens head for cooler climates. But this year we're seeing a slight uptick in tourism and with many reluctant to take time off, the region isn't as quiet as usual. We consider the local culture of the dog days of summer as fall nears.

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