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Council Member David Catania Discusses School Boundaries, Ethics Reform, More

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District of Columbia mayoral candidate, Council member David Catania poses for a portrait before an interview in Washington, Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
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District of Columbia mayoral candidate, Council member David Catania poses for a portrait before an interview in Washington, Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

At-Large D.C. Council member David Catania sat down with WAMU host Matt McCleskey to discuss his decision to run for Mayor of D.C., explain his stance on a variety of issues — including the Gray Administration's school boundary proposals, the $30 million D.C. United stadium deal and ethics reform — and also to respond to criticism about pamphlets he handed out in neighborhoods east of the Anacostia connecting his opponent, Council member Muriel Bowser, to supporters of former Mayor Adrian Fenty.

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Colson Whitehead On The Importance Of Historical Fiction In Tumultuous Times

Kojo talks with author Colson Whitehead about his new novel "The Underground Railroad" and its resonance at this particular moment in history.

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Whales, Sea Turtles, Seals: The Unintended Catch Of Abandoned Fishing Gear

An endangered whale was found dead over the weekend, entangled in derelict fishing gear. Such incidents have been on the rise in recent years. A new California law aims to combat the problem.
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Rating The United States On Child Care

A majority of parents in the U.S. work outside the home. That means about 12 million children across the country require care. A new report ranks states on cost, quality and availability of child care - and says nobody is getting it right.

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Tech Giants Team Up To Tackle The Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence

Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and IBM form a group to set the first industrywide best practices for the technology already powering many applications, such as voice and image recognition.

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