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Cheh Wants Subpoena Powers In Probe Of Gray Hiring Practices

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Cheh is holding a hearing next week to look into some of the personnel scandals that plagued the new Gray administration, including charges of nepotism, the steep salary increases for some officials, and the hiring of Sulaimon Brown, the former mayoral candidate who alleges he was paid off and promised a job by the Gray campaign for his help during the race.

Cheh says so far, she has received the full cooperation of the mayor's office.

But she says she wants to call witnesses who are not employed by the city government and may be unwilling to voluntarily testify.

That list of potential witnesses includes Brown and Gerri Mason Hall, Gray's former chief of staff, who was actually going to testify before Cheh about these issues but was asked to resign by Gray right before her testimony.

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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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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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