The Kitchen Sisters: Stories Of Black Visionaries, Seekers And Entrepreneurs

Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress Alfre Woodard hosts this richly-produced and deeply-layered special that resonates for Black History Month. The Kitchen Sisters mined their archives to spotlight and tell fantastic human stories in their unique style. Some highlights include a man taping the history of his town with a scavenged cassette recorder, a woman fighting for social justice with a pie and a disc jockey igniting his community with sound.


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Lawsuit Will Decide Who Owns 'Star Trek' Language Klingon

Paramount Pictures holds the copyright to Klingon, spoken by some characters in "Star Trek." The Language Creation Society is arguing Klingon is a real language, and is therefore not copyrightable.
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Germany's Beer Purity Law Is 500 Years Old. Is It Past Its Sell-By Date?

For centuries, German law has stipulated that beer can only be made from four ingredients. But as Germany embraces craft beer, some believe the law impedes good brewing.
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The Politics Hour - April 29, 2016

Kojo reviews Maryland's primary results and what they mean for the region and November's elections. The Supreme Court hears arguments in the case of Virginia's former governor. And a major funder of youth programs in the District is bankrupt.

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Join Us At Noon Today For An #AirbnbWhileBlack Twitter Chat

Today, Code Switch's Gene Demby and Hidden Brain's Shankar Vedantam will be leading a Twitter chat to discuss what it's like to be a person of color participating in the sharing economy.