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Activist Urges Renewed Efforts On AIDS

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Wallace Corbett is one of thousands of D.C.-area residents living with AIDS. And for too long, he says, D.C.'s relationship to the AIDS crisis could be summed up with one phrase: "AIDS epidemic in the shadow of power."

Now, he says, it's time to change the script, and the period leading up to July 2012 International AIDS Conference is the perfect time to do it.

"We all need to work to break the stigma of HIV/AIDS and together turn our city from being a distressed headline in the news to being a city that isn't ashamed to talk about HIV/AIDs nor to take extraordinary measures to end this epidemic," he says.

He's calling on the city to radically improve its prevention and treatment efforts.

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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.

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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.
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Protecting Our Data In An Era Of Increasing State-Sponsored Cyberattacks

Yahoo says information from 500 million users was stolen by hackers. This comes amid growing concern over intrusions into U.S. election systems. In an era of increasing state-sponsored cyber threats, protecting our personal data and the integrity of U.S. voting.

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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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