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Analysis: Federal Employees Coping With Winter Via Telework

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Extreme weather has caused a number of disruptions around the Washington region, from school closures to travel conditions, and it has led the federal government to take four full snow days this season. But a winter closure doesn't translate into a day off for everyone. The growth of teleworking in the federal government has meant many employees are still working from home, even when the weather is bad.

Government Executive Editor-in-chief Tom Shoop talks with WAMU Host Matt McCleskey about efforts to keep workers productive when snow shuts the government down.


High Glamour Infuses A Forbidden Love Affair In 'Carol'

Todd Haynes' new film chronicles a lesbian affair between a middle-aged married woman and a young store clerk. Critic David Edelstein says Carol captures the thrill of a once-forbidden subculture.

Some Ancient Farmers Grew Fava Beans Before They Grew Grains

The fava bean is a key staple in much of the world. Researchers say they've found fava beans in the Galilee region of Israel dating over 10,000 years ago — before grains had been domesticated there.

Caught Between A Turkey Leg And A Political Diatribe? We're Here To Help

Nobody wants a side of politics on his or her Thanksgiving table, but it's probably going to happen. Here's some advice to get you through — you may need to buy a duck quacker, though.

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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