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It's time for our annual look at the cultures that coexist, combine and cohabitate in the D.C. area. We'll dive into the frenzy surrounding the World Cup. We'll ask whether D.C. residents would back the city's bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games. And we'll meet a Mongolian immigrant who went from no education in her home country, to graduating top of her class in her adopted one. Plus, we'll look at how a West African musical instrument combined with colonial American culture to create something new: the banjo.

Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by Title Tracks from It Was Easy

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Anne Tyler: "A Spool Of Blue Thread" (Rebroadcast)

In her first live radio interview ever, Pulitzer Prize winning author Anne Tyler joins Diane to talk about her 20th novel, "A Spool of Blue Thread."


Thanksgiving Buzz: What Would Pilgrims Say About The Plight Of Bees?

When you sit down for your holiday dinner, you may want to give thanks to bees and other pollinators. Their health is tied to your food. What's behind the bee declines? Watch our video investigation.

Capitol Hill Lawmakers Find Living At The Office Makes Sense, Saves Cents

Three office buildings on the House side of the U.S. Capitol serve as offices, and by night as lawmakers' apartments. Dozens of lawmakers choose to sleep in the office when Congress is in session.

From Takeout To Breakups: Apps Can Deliver Anything, For A Price

Convenience is at an all-time premium — and a lot of smartphone apps promise to make many of the things we do every day easier. In a time-crunch or sheer laziness, how far will the apps take us?

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