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Prediction

Our panelists predict what will be the unexpected benefits of the government shutdown.
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Your Turn

The local Washington region continues to deal with the economic fallout from the federal shutdown. President Barack Obama nominated Janet Yellen to lead the Federal Reserve. A new documentary on concussions casts harsh light on the National Football League. It's Your Turn to set the agenda.

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Aid And Egyptian-American Relations

In a politically fraught decision, the Obama administration has decided to suspend military aid to Egypt. Kojo finds out how the decision could impact Egypt's security amid renewed protests and crackdowns.

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Sandra Boynton: "Frog Trouble"

Beloved children's author, illustrator and songwriter Sandra Boynton has gone country in her latest album, "Frog Trouble," with a roster of big-name stars lending their talents.

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The Economics Of Artisanal Food Production

Local artisan food producers face a number of challenges that can make it hard just to break even, from finding commercial kitchen space to balancing the high costs of quality ingredients. Kojo talks with local producers and businesses about how one crafts a business model around a tasty idea.

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Suing The U.N. Over Cholera In Haiti

Advocates for Haitians killed or sickened by a deadly cholera epidemic are taking the unprecedented step of suing the United Nations, saying U.N. peacekeepers introduced the disease.

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Behind Our Region's Education Headlines

From Title IX spending to later start times for high school students, we explore education issues in our region.

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Netanyahu's Push: Countering Iranian Leader's Charm Offensive

NPR's Steve Inskeep says that in his interview with Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, the Israeli prime minister seemed bent on exposing the other side of Iran's president, Hassan Rouhani.
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Actors With Disabilities In Big Roles? 'We Don't Have A Chance'

Blair Underwood stars in the 2013 version of Ironside. He's the latest in a long list of actors who portray characters with disabilities without being disabled. "It's a Catch-22" that no one's addressing, says activist Larry Sapp.

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