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The Newcomer's Guide To Washington: When Do I Become A Washingtonian?

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In December we debuted a new series: "The Newcomer's Guide To Washington."

Since then, WAMU reporter Rebecca Sheir has debunked myths and solved mysteries about D.C., including why there's no J Street, and why all 555 feet and 5 1/8 inches of the Washington Monument aren't just one color of stone.

Now our intrepid newcomer is back. This time, Rebecca grabs her microphone and hits the streets to find out when she can start calling herself a Washingtonian...

Slideshow: Reflections On Being/Becoming A Washingtonian

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Anne Tyler: "A Spool Of Blue Thread" (Rebroadcast)

In her first live radio interview ever, Pulitzer Prize winning author Anne Tyler joins Diane to talk about her 20th novel, "A Spool of Blue Thread."


Thanksgiving Buzz: What Would Pilgrims Say About The Plight Of Bees?

When you sit down for your holiday dinner, you may want to give thanks to bees and other pollinators. Their health is tied to your food. What's behind the bee declines? Watch our video investigation.

Capitol Hill Lawmakers Find Living At The Office Makes Sense, Saves Cents

Three office buildings on the House side of the U.S. Capitol serve as offices, and by night as lawmakers' apartments. Dozens of lawmakers choose to sleep in the office when Congress is in session.

From Takeout To Breakups: Apps Can Deliver Anything, For A Price

Convenience is at an all-time premium — and a lot of smartphone apps promise to make many of the things we do every day easier. In a time-crunch or sheer laziness, how far will the apps take us?

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