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Abandoned D.C: Exploring Lost Spaces

For nearly two decades, Washington D.C. writer and photographer Pablo Maurer has been exploring the forgotten spaces and places society left behind. From the crumbling rooms of Maryland's old Forest Haven Asylum to the overgrown faux facades of Virginia’s long-abandoned Renaissance Faire near Fredericksburg, Maurer captures the demise of buildings that once brimmed with life. Kojo talks with Maurer about the sites he's documented for the DCist's "Abandoned DC" series, and discusses the research and risks Maurer takes to capture these decrepit structures.

Pablo Maurer's Abandoned D.C.

Images of once-thriving, now-abandoned sites, including the Virginia Renaissance Faire, ruins of the Forest Haven Asylum and the Penn Hills Resort in the Poconos.

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Remembering Hollywood 'Ghost Singer' Marni Nixon

Nixon, who died on Sunday, was a classically trained actress who mostly worked behind the scenes. She dubbed vocals for many films, including My Fair Lady. Originally broadcast in 2001.
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Salvage Supperclub: A High-End Dinner In A Dumpster To Fight Food Waste

The ingredients — think wilted basil, bruised plums, garbanzo bean water — sound less than appetizing. Whipped together, they're a tasty meal that show how home cooks can use often-tossed foods.
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Campaign For Universal Health Care In Colorado Seeks Bernie Sanders' Help

An initiative on the state's November ballot would establish a single-payer health plan. Supporters hope to lure Sanders to help get out the vote.
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South Korea Is Contending With A 'Gamergate' Of Its Own — Over A T-Shirt

Controversial online feminist movement Megalia has been pushing against sexism and harassment of women in South Korea. A recent photo posted by a voice actress has sparked a new standoff with critics.

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