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D.C. Announces 9/11 Plans

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The District is laying out its plans to observe the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

The city will sponsor several events marking the ten years that have passed since September 11, 2001 to honor those who lost their lives and to acknowledge the commitment of first responders.

On Friday, Sept. 9, school programs promoting peace and tolerance will remember three D.C. Public School students, three D.C. teachers, and two National Geographic Society staffers who died in one of the planes hijacked on 9-11.

On Saturday, Sept. 10, children from across the city will toss white rose petals into the Potomac River to honor all those who lost their lives.

On the day itself, Sept. 11, an afternoon tribute at Freedom Plaza will precede an evening candlelight service at the First Baptist Church of Washington.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 29, 2015

You can hear classical Indian music or learn about the Arab influences of a traditional Spanish dance form. 

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The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

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D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

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Twitter Faces Challenges As It tries To Balance Profitability, Popularity

The social network Twitter is popular with users, but that's not enough. It also needs to be profitable, and by its 140-character nature that's a challenge.

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