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The Struggle To Boost Government Efficiency

After the rocky launch of Healthcare.gov, there's a renewed focus on how to boost government efficiency. We explore the challenges of making federal offices run more effectively.

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Alcatraz 11: Vietnam's "Defiant" POWs

Kojo hears the inspiring story of the 11 American prisoners-of-war who endured and heroically resisted years of brutal treatment at Vietnam's Hoa Lo prison and its sub camp "Alcatraz."

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Crack: The Drug That Consumed The Nation's Capital

Kojo explores the legacy of the drug epidemic that ripped Washington, D.C., apart just a few decades ago with voices featured in WAMU 88.5's recent series on the story.

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What Comes Next In Syria?

More than a week of negotiations in Geneva failed to produce a breakthrough. The two sides may meet again soon, but there's no sign they are capable of establishing a transitional government.
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Will A Military Leader Become Egypt's New Strongman?

Egyptian Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi rose to power swiftly after the Arab Spring ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak. Al-Sisi, who is the head of Egypt's military, appears to be next in line for the presidency. Middle East expert Samer Shehata tells NPR's Scott Simon that Egyptians find another military leader reassuring, but his election wouldn't bode well for democracy.
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Does It Taste As Sweet To Say 'I Love You' In Another Language?

When it comes to cross-cultural and bilingual relationships, not everyone speaks the same language of love. The language with the deepest emotional resonance tends to be the one that was spoken by each romantic partner at home when they were growing up.
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Who's Carl This Time

Carl Kasell reads three quotes from the week's news: Allstate of the Union, Nightmare on Peachtree Street, Games and Gaiety.
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Panel Round One

Cosi fan Tootie.
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Bluff The Listener

Our panelists tell three stories about the brother of a world leader trying to make his way in the world, only one of which is true.
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Panel Round Two

More questions for the panel: Walk a mile in my feet, Lizzie on the Dole, 4-Dimensional Books.

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