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Web Exclusive: A 'Monumental' Conversation With Carolyn Crouch

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D.C. earned high marks for its green action plan in public participation in environmental initiatives, parks, and energy efficient buildings.
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D.C. earned high marks for its green action plan in public participation in environmental initiatives, parks, and energy efficient buildings.

Carolyn Crouch is the founder of Washington Walks, a walking tour company in D.C. In this interview with WAMU reporter Rebecca Sheir, the local historian busts myths about what it means when the flag is flying atop the White House, and why the Washington Monument is a tri-colored obelisk...

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In Iran, A Poet's 700-Year-Old Verses Still Set Hearts Aflame

The 14th century Persian poet Hafez remains venerated in Iran, even though he wrote of wine, romance and other topics not necessarily welcome in today's Islamic Republic.
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Buy Crop Insurance, Double Your Money

The nation's crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one economist. And it's rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.
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The Politics Hour - February 12, 2016

D.C. Council Member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood to chat about her upcoming fight for re-election.

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Do You Like Me? Swiping Leads To Spike In Online Dating For Young Adults

A study by the Pew Research Center finds the use of online dating sites has mushroomed in the past few years, particularly among 18- to 24-year-olds.

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