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Federal Workers Getting Used To Near-Shutdowns

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With federal government shutdowns now becoming almost run-of-the-mill, the news that Congress reached a deal to avoid this weekend's pending shutdown provided some minor relief, if any, for federal government workers and contractors. Tom Shoop, editor-and-chief of Government Executive Magazine, talks with WAMU Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey about the ongoing toll of these repeated close calls on government employee morale, retention, and productivity. 

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A Conversation With "Broad City" Co-Star Abbi Jacobson

What do Michelle Obama, Anna Wintour and Michael Jordan carry in their bags? Abbi Jacobson imagines the things you might find in her new illustrated book, "Carry This Book." We talk to the "Broad City" co-star about what you can learn from the contents of bags—and her success creating and starring in the hit Comedy Central show.

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New Approaches To Tackling Local Youth Hunger

The First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe and other regional leaders are exploring new, innovative ways to combat local food insecurity.

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What Washington Really Thinks of the Rest of America

Kojo explores the surprising findings of a Johns Hopkins survey on what D.C.'s federal workers and unelected policy makers really think of the American public.


Social Media Company Twitter Struggles Financially

Steve Inskeep talks to Emily Bell, director for the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School, about the challenges Twitter faces.

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