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Looking back at the most memorable stories of 2011.
Looking back at the most memorable stories of 2011.

Today we look back on some of the remarkable people and stories we've been lucky enough to share on this show. We'll talk with the woman who sorts and sifts through decades of artifacts for the U.S. House of Representatives, and hear about an ambitious project at George Mason University to archive accents from all over the world. We'll also meet a man who works as a town crier... go inside a local barbershop that's designed to keep D.C. teens off the street.

[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks]


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#MemeOfTheWeek: That Article From The Onion About Mass Shootings

The article reveals what the writers really feel about mass shootings in America, something mainstream media couldn't do.

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