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Analysis: Who Is Pushing Climate Change On The Hill And Who Isn't

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A group of Democratic senators including Ben Cardin of Maryland and Tim Kaine of Virginia are preparing for an all-nighter at the Capitol tonight. Senators say they plan to hold the floor until at least 9 a.m. Tuesday morning to get the issue of climate change on Congress’s agenda.

Roll Call's Hawkings Here columnist David Hawkings talks with WAMU host Matt McCleskey about how the all-nighter will affect environmental policy debates in Congress and why the region's other two Democratic senators — Mark Warner of Virginia and Barbara Mikulski of Maryland — aren't getting involved.

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Rita Dove: "Collected Poems: 1974 - 2004"

A conversation with Rita Dove, former U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winner.

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Frozen Food Fears: 4 Things To Know About The Listeria Recall

The FDA issued a massive recall of frozen fruits and vegetables this week. Here's what you need to know about the nasty bug that's causing all the problems.
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Back From The Breach: Moving The Federal Workforce Forward

A year after a massive cyber breach compromised the databases of the Office of Personnel Management, Kojo talks with OPM Acting Director Beth Cobert about her agency and key issues facing the federal workforce.

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Why Medical Error Is The Third Leading Cause Of Death In The U.S.

New research shows medical error is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., killing more than 250,000 people a year. Why there are so many mistakes, and what can be done to improve patient safety.

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