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A D.C. Story: Georgetown's John Thompson Jr.

John Thompson Jr. had a global impact on the sport of basketball, as the first African-American coach to lead a team to an NCAA championship, and a mentor to some of the biggest names to ever play the game. But Washington is at the core of Thompson's story. He grew up in the District, attended Catholic schools, and commanded as much influence as anyone at Georgetown University, the place he coached for three decades.

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Former Georgetown University basketball coach John Thompson Jr. talks about his encounters with racist behavior at both Georgetown and as a player in Boston. Thompson and Kojo talked about racist tweets that surfaced Wednesday in reaction to a series-winning overtime goal by Washington Capitals player Joel Ward against the Boston Bruins. Thompson said that unfortunately, this kind of reaction could happen anywhere and that the actions of a few shouldn't be associated with a whole city or institution:

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A Conversation With "Broad City" Co-Star Abbi Jacobson

What do Michelle Obama, Anna Wintour and Michael Jordan carry in their bags? Abbi Jacobson imagines the things you might find in her new illustrated book, "Carry This Book." We talk to the "Broad City" co-star about what you can learn from the contents of bags—and her success creating and starring in the hit Comedy Central show.

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New Approaches To Tackling Local Youth Hunger

The First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe and other regional leaders are exploring new, innovative ways to combat local food insecurity.

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What Washington Really Thinks of the Rest of America

Kojo explores the surprising findings of a Johns Hopkins survey on what D.C.'s federal workers and unelected policy makers really think of the American public.


Researchers Build 'Nightmare Machine'

An MIT project rolled out just in time for Halloween uses artificial intelligence to generate horror images.

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