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‘BackStory’ Guys Doing Live Radio Event in D.C. Inauguration Weekend

Join the Smithsonian and the National Endowment for the Humanities for this special presentation of “BackStory with the American History Guys.” Exploring scenes from past presidential inaugurations, historians-cum-radio-personalities Brian Balogh, Ed Ayers and Peter Onuf will examine what these moments reveal about the social and political forces at work around them, beginning with America’s first inauguration. The American History Guys will also reflect on the ways that 20th-century media technologies have shaped inaugurations and consider the transitional rituals that take place behind the scenes – in the ballrooms and cubicles of the capital city.

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Customers Bid Farewell To One Of The D.C. Region's Last Video Stores

Longtime movie lovers say they'll miss the shop, but they'll especially mourn the gradual death of an American tradition.
NPR

Tabasco And Beer-Flavored: Not Your Easter Bunny's Jelly Beans

On the eve of Easter and National Jelly Bean Day, let us probe the mysterious origins and unexpected ascendency of the humble candy. And to celebrate, we've sampled Jelly Belly's newest flavors.
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Analysis: U.S. Capitol Renovations And The D.C. Council's Lawsuit Against Mayor Gray

Roll Call's David Hawkings joins Matt Bush to discuss the D.C. council's suit against Mayor Gray and the expensive process of rehabilitating the U.S. Capitol Dome.
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Free Public Wi-Fi Comes To NoMa

The NoMa Business Improvement District has started to provide free Wi-Fi in some parts of the neighborhood, but some users say the service is still too sluggish.

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