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Building The $6 Billion Silver Line

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The "Silver Line" is a massive transportation project - a 23-mile, $6 billion dollar rail line that will extend Washington, D.C.'s Metro to Dulles International Airport and surrounding suburbs.  In 2012, the Silver Line project was mired in a dispute over who would bear the greatest burden of paying for the second phase of its construction.

In a series of reports, transportation reporter Martin Di Caro documented the political back-and-forth among local, state and federal officials over the Silver Line's cost.  His reporting provided a vital public service to listeners, many of whom will be affected by expanded public transportation in the busy Northern Virginia suburbs.

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A Conversation With "Broad City" Co-Star Abbi Jacobson

What do Michelle Obama, Anna Wintour and Michael Jordan carry in their bags? Abbi Jacobson imagines the things you might find in her new illustrated book, "Carry This Book." We talk to the "Broad City" co-star about what you can learn from the contents of bags—and her success creating and starring in the hit Comedy Central show.

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New Approaches To Tackling Local Youth Hunger

The First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe and other regional leaders are exploring new, innovative ways to combat local food insecurity.

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What Washington Really Thinks of the Rest of America

Kojo explores the surprising findings of a Johns Hopkins survey on what D.C.'s federal workers and unelected policy makers really think of the American public.


Social Media Company Twitter Struggles Financially

Steve Inskeep talks to Emily Bell, director for the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School, about the challenges Twitter faces.

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