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Incarceration: Bridging Societal And Geographical Divides

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Nancy La Vigne is the director of the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute.
Nancy La Vigne
Nancy La Vigne is the director of the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute.

Since Washington, D.C., doesn't have any federal prisons, locals found guilty of federal crimes are imprisoned hundreds of miles away from their families. WAMU's Rob Sachs takes a look at what's being done to bring family members closer together when a loved one is in prison -- and how families can help those loved ones re-enter society after incarceration.

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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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