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Power Breakfast For June 28, 2010

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Tucked into a 2009 transportation spending bill, was language that will allow Amtrak passengers to carry guns in their checked baggage. When the provision came to light, some lawmakers assumed it would expire at the end of the fiscal year. Not so, it turns out. The Government Accountability Office has informed the author, Senator Roger Wicker, that his language makes guns-on-a-train a permanent right.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.

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What The African American History Museum Means to D.C.'s Black Community

This weekend, D.C. celebrated the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Kojo chats with the civil rights leader and longtime city council member who chaired the D.C. host committee.


Sunday Sports: Baseball Season Stats

As the baseball season enters the homestretch, Mike Pesca, host of The Gist podcast shares obscure baseball stats and somewhat dubious accomplishments with NPR's Rachel Martin.

What Does It Take To Win A Debate? A Meaningful Exchange Can Make A Difference

The first presidential debate is Monday, both candidates hoping to do well. But what does it mean to "win" a debate? American University history professor Allan Lichtman explains.
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Putting The Patient At The Center Of Local Healthcare

From "concierge" services to iPads connecting new parents with their babies in the nursery, Kojo explores some of the patient-centered ideas coming from healthcare innovation labs at local hospitals.

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