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Weekend Planner: The 2010 Seed Exchange

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We haven't even gotten to the Winter Olympics yet. But gardening diva Kathy Jentz says it's already time to prepare for planting season. The 5th annual Washington Gardener Magazine seed exchange is happening on Saturday, January 30th in two locations - Brookside Gardens in Wheaton and Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria. David Furst speaks with Kathy Jentz, the editor and publisher of the magazine.

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Musicians 'Let It All Out' At MTV's Video Music Awards

Complex magazine writer Alex Gale talks about the more than 30-year history and previews what to expect for Sunday night's Video Music Awards on MTV.
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Japan's Centuries-Old Tradition Of Making Soba Noodles

In the remote mountains of the Japanese island of Shikoku, an old woman makes soba noodles by hand from locally grown buckwheat. It's ancient technique that is adapting to modern times.
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D.C. Department Shakeup Raises Questions About Pay-To-Play Politics

Turnover at a major D.C. government department is raising questions about local businesses, political contributions and influence in city politics.

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A Hero For The Arts And Sciences: Upcoming Marvel Covers Promote STEAM Fields

The five covers feature the company's heroes — including Spiderman, Iron Man, and the Hulk — all engaging in activities educators have been trying to promote.

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