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Shaping The City: The National Mall As America's Gathering Place

With more visitors than Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon combined, the National Mall is sometimes called the nation's front yard. But it's hard to keep your yard looking good when 22 million people tromp across it each year. As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington in 1963, we explore the challenges of maintaining the Mall as both the country's most-visited open space and its favorite place to protest.

Time Lapse - Inauguration Day 2013 On The Mall

Time Lapse - National Mall From The Top Of The Washington Monument


French Bulldog At Heart Of New Children's Book 'Naughty Mabel'

Mabel is a naughty French bulldog at the center of a new children's book by Nathan Lane and Devlin Elliott. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Lane about his inspiration for the fictional dog.

How Do We Get To Love At 'First Bite'?

It's the season of food, and British food writer Bee Wilson has a book on how our food tastes are formed. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with her about her new book, "First Bite: How We Learn to Eat."

Snapshots 2016: Trump's Message Resonates With A Master Cabinet Maker

From time to time during this election season we'll be introducing you to ordinary people that our reporters meet out on the campaign trail. Today: a snapshot from a Donald Trump rally in New Hampshire.

What Is Li-Fi And When Will You Use It To Download Everything Faster?

Li-Fi is a lot like Wi-Fi, but it uses light to transmit data. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the man who invented the faster alternative: Harald Haas.

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