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A Snapshot of a Movement: D.C.'s Gay History

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1990 - Act Up protest in front of the Health and Human Service Building in D.C.
Washington Blade
1990 - Act Up protest in front of the Health and Human Service Building in D.C.

The Washington Blade is sometimes referred to as America's gay newspaper of record. Since 1969, its editors have collected thousands of photographs, but much of that archive has been unavailable to the public -- until now. Editors are now digitizing and archiving those photos online, and the Blade's Kevin Naff talks with Kavitha Cardoza about why it's so important to preserve this slice of D.C. life.

[Music: "Picture Book" by The Kinks from The Village Green Preservation Society]


A Star-Crossed 'Scientific Fact': The Story Of Vulcan, Planet That Never Was

For decades, astronomers believed there was another planet in our solar system, tucked just out of sight. Then Albert Einstein figured out it wasn't there. Author Thomas Levenson explains.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.

2 Degrees In Paris: The Global Warming Set To Dominate Climate Conversation

As world leaders gather in Paris to talk about climate change, one phrase that will dominate conversations is "two degrees." Global leaders will discuss how to prevent global temperatures from warming by more than two degrees since the industrial revolution.

Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

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