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The Politics Hour - June 20, 2014

Maryland braces for primary elections. D.C.'s chief financial officer warns lawmakers that tax cut proposals may bust the city's budget. And Arlington County puts the brakes on plans to put a street car project up for a voter referendum. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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Lt. Gov Anthony G. Brown, a Democratic candidate for Governor of Maryland, talks with Tom Sherwood and Matt Bush about how he distinguishes himself from current Gov. Martin O'Malley, with whom he's served for the past eight years.

Carol Schwartz, an independent candidate for DC Mayor, talks about why she decided to run for the city's top office -- again.

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Starting at noon June 20, watch live video as we host Maryland Lt. Gov and gubernatorial hopeful Anthony Brown and DC Mayoral Candidate Carol Schwartz in studio.

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From Broadway To TV, An Actress' Death Takes Us Down Cultural Rabbit Hole

Beth Howland died in December at age 74. One of her best known roles, was as the original Amy in Stephen Sondheim's "Company." Looking into her past can lead you down a pop culture spiral.
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'Sweetbitter' Is A Savory Saga Of Restaurant Life And Love

Oysters, cocaine, fine wine, love triangles: Stephanie Danler's debut novel Sweetbitter follows a year in the life of a young woman working at a top-tier Manhattan restaurant.
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Is Primary Rivalry Making The Democratic Party Stronger Like It Did In 2008?

It's not the first time we've seen a bitter end to the Democratic primaries. In 2008, divisive moments came through personal attacks. But back then, Clinton and Obama pushed similar ideologies.
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After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, She Channeled Her Ups And Downs Into Texts

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Natalie Sun about her project, textingwithcancer.com. The website won a Webby award, and documents her pessimism and optimism while undergoing chemotherapy.

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