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Dinner Party Download

3:00 pm

Dinner Party Download is a fast and funny hour of culture, food and conversation - it's "public radio's arts and leisure section."

In every episode, listeners learn a joke, bone up on an odd bit of history and then wash it down with a themed cocktail recipe, meet people of note (for instance Willie Nelson, Venus Williams or Steve Martin), have their burning etiquette questions answered by the likes of Dick Cavett or Henry Rollins, savor an emerging food trend, and hear a new song. Plus, unconventional wisdom from hosts Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam.


'Little House,' Big Demand: Never Underestimate Laura Ingalls Wilder

Wilder's memoir reveals that she witnessed more violence than you'd ever know from her children's books. The South Dakota State Historical Society can barely keep up with demand for the autobiography.

Coffee Horror: Parody Pokes At Environmental Absurdity Of K-Cups

The market for single-serving coffee pods is dominated by Keurig's K-Cups. But they aren't recyclable, and critics say that's making a monster of an environmental mess. Meet the K-Cup Godzilla.
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Maryland's Biggest Campaign Donors Didn't Get Results In 2014

A lot of dollars from big donors went toward Democrat Anthony Brown's loss in the gubernatorial election.

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Concerns About Digital Snooping Spur Bipartisan Legislative Push In Va.

Former state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and the ACLU are supporting legislation that would limit the ability of law-enforcement and regulatory agencies to collect information and build databases without a warrant.