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Coming Out In High School

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Kevin Avellano speaks at the SMYAL's annual fall brunch.
Kevin Avellano speaks at the SMYAL's annual fall brunch.

When a student in Virginia embraced his identity by coming out of the closet, he became his high school's only openly gay student. He talks with Kavitha Cardoza about the challenges of his situation, from being bullied to struggling to focus on his studies.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Dec. 1, 2015

This week, you can hear music played in memory of victims of terror or attend a concert for charity.


Cascara 'Tea': A Tasty Infusion Made From Coffee Waste

Hot or cold, in a soda, hot toddy or beer — people are finding all sorts of ways to imbibe cascara. It's a caffeinated, tea-like drink with a fruity flavor made from dried coffee cherries.
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U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes On How Money Influences Politics, Locally And Nationally

One of Maryland's federal lawmakers is behind some new ideas about campaign finance reform that have stalled in Congress, but are being taken up by local legislatures, including D.C.

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Computer Guys And Gal

Computer Guys and Gal sort out all the latest technology news from the last month.

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