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Singer And Songwriter Barry Manilow

Almost everyone knows at least one line to a Barry Manilow song. The list of hits he has had over his 40 year career is lengthy. There’s “Mandy," "Copacabana" and “Can’t Smile Without You." Manilow has sold more than 80 million records worldwide, yet even today, he seems surprised by his success as a pop star. He says he’s always seen himself as the musician behind the scenes -- a songwriter and an arranger. Today, at age 70, Manilow is doing all of that: performing concerts, composing a musical of his own and he even recently appeared on Broadway. Music legend Barry Manilow joins Diane in studio to talk about his life and career.

"Mandy" (1974)

"I Write The Songs" (1975)

"Copacabana (At The Copa)" (1978)

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What The African American History Museum Means to D.C.'s Black Community

This weekend, D.C. celebrated the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Kojo chats with the civil rights leader and longtime city council member who chaired the D.C. host committee.

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Sunday Sports: Baseball Season Stats

As the baseball season enters the homestretch, Mike Pesca, host of The Gist podcast shares obscure baseball stats and somewhat dubious accomplishments with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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What Does It Take To Win A Debate? A Meaningful Exchange Can Make A Difference

The first presidential debate is Monday, both candidates hoping to do well. But what does it mean to "win" a debate? American University history professor Allan Lichtman explains.
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Putting The Patient At The Center Of Local Healthcare

From "concierge" services to iPads connecting new parents with their babies in the nursery, Kojo explores some of the patient-centered ideas coming from healthcare innovation labs at local hospitals.

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