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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.
Rebecca Sheir
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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'Kids Love To Be Scared': Louis Sachar On Balancing Fun And Fear

The award-winning author of Holes has just published a new novel for young readers, called Fuzzy Mud. It mixes middle-school social puzzles with a more sinister mystery: a rogue biotech threat.
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Confronting A Shortage Of Eggs, Bakers Get Creative With Replacements

Eggs are becoming more expensive and scarce recently because so many chickens have died from avian flu. So bakers, in particular, are looking for cheaper ingredients that can work just as well.
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Jon Stewart's Private White House Meetings

Comedian Jon Stewart was called to the White House on at least two occasions for private meetings with President Obama, according to Politico. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with reporter Darren Samuelsohn.
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An App Tells Painful Stories Of Slaves At Monticello's Mulberry Row

A new app uses geolocation to bring to life a lesser-known section of Thomas Jefferson's Virginia estate — Mulberry Row, which was the bustling enclave of skilled slaves who worked at Monticello.

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