On this last episode, we look back on 23 years of joyous, difficult and always informative conversation.
Washington was recently ranked one of the top five most rat-infested cities nationwide, and city officials are highlighting new efforts to address the problem. They include grants for businesses to buy trash compactors and a new high-tech location analysis effort. But will that be enough to curb the booming population of the resilient rodent? So far in 2017, the city reports receiving more than 4,000 complaints about rats, up dramatically from 3,500 in 2016 and 2,300 in 2015. Kojo looks at how D.C.’s rat problem is affecting the city and what’s being done to fight off the pests.
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