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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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Kate Mulgrew: "Born With Teeth" (Rebroadcast)

Kate Mulgrew, who stars as "Red" in the Netflix TV series "Orange Is The New Black", opens up in a new memoir about her complicated family and the baby she gave away for adoption as a young woman.


Sweet Name Of Kids' Clinic Gives Some People Heartburn

The Krispy Kreme Challenge Children's Specialty Clinic gets its name from a student-run charity race in Raleigh, N.C., that has already raised $1 million for kids. Still, some find the name unhealthy.

Americans Don't Disagree On Politics As Much As You Might Think

Everyone knows that distrust of Washington is at near-record levels and that Congress has grown more polarized. But what's going on with American voters is more complicated than you may realize.

Someday A Helicopter Drone May Fly Over Mars And Help A Rover

NASA is building a 2-pound helicopter drone that would help guide the vehicle on the Red Planet's surface. That way, the rover wouldn't need to wander as much to find its way around.

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