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The National Museum of African Art at 50

In 1964, a former U.S. State Department diplomat started the Museum of African Art in a historic Capitol Hill townhouse once owned by Frederick Douglass. The museum opened in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement with the mission "to foster cross cultural communications between people through education in the arts of Africa." It was renamed the National Museum of African Art in 1981 and relocated to the National Mall in 1987. Kojo explores the history of a unique local art institution.

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Curb Your Appetite: Save Bread For The End Of The Meal

A hot bread basket is a tasty way to start off dinner. But all those carbs before the main fare can amp up appetite and spike blood sugar. Saving the carbs for the end of the meal can help avert that.
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Why You Should Thank A Caterpillar For Your Mustard And Wasabi

Eons ago, cabbage butterfly larvae and the plants they eat began an evolutionary arms race. The result: "mustard oil bombs" that give the plants, and condiments we make from them, distinctive flavors.
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Troubles In Puerto Rico And Greece And What They Mean For Other Economies

Puerto Rico's governor says the U.S. territory cannot pay its billions in debt. Like Greece, it faces a long road to stability. We look at the fundamental economic problems in Puerto Rico and Greece, and how they could affect economies in the U.S. and worldwide.

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Pop Culture Trends in Video Gaming

More women on screen and more exploration are among the trends in video gaming this year. Tech Tuesday explores how pop culture and new technology are changing the gaming experience.

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