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United States Interior Secretary Sally Jewell talks with park rangers during a tour of Jamestown Island in Jamestown, Va., Thursday, June 5, 2014. (Steve Helber/AP)
United States Interior Secretary Sally Jewell talks with park rangers during a tour of Jamestown Island in Jamestown, Va., Thursday, June 5, 2014. (Steve Helber/AP)
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On his trip to Washington, Here & Now host Jeremy Hobson spent some time with Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, who leads the U.S. Department of the Interior, a government agency that oversees the National Park Service.

The two toured the National Mall, which was first conceptualized by the French-born American architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant in the late 1700s. It is one of more than 400 national parks across the country.

Jewell and Hobson also discussed new efforts to attract young people to parks, and how the current climate in Washington and is affecting the parks.

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This segment aired on April 17, 2015.

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