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What Elevated Kale From Vegetable To Cultural Identifier?

Of all the healthy foods you could eat, what inspires some people to wear kale T-shirts and sport kale stickers? Why do some people see kale as a part of their identities?
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What's Mittens Thinking? Make 'Sense' Of Your Cat's Behavior

Kitties don't play — they hunt. And their aloof appearance has evolutionary roots. In a new book, anthrozoologist John Bradshaw explains cats' mysterious nature and looks at how the cat's relationship with humans has changed over the years.
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Virginia Musician Introduces New Album, New Moniker

We talk with singer-songwriter Andy Zipf about his new moniker, The Cowards Choir, and his newly-released album, Reunion.

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National Geographic Society Brings 'Bell' To Life

A new play by journalist Jim Lehrer explores the life of the Washingtonian best known for inventing the telephone: Alexander Graham Bell.

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Recreating Baltimore's Famous Star Spangled Banner

Two hundred years after the Star Spangled Banner fluttered over Baltimore's Fort McHenry, the famous flag is being recreated by the Maryland Historical Society.

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Maryland Town Celebrates Its 15 Hours Of Fame

One Montgomery County town claims it was the U.S. capital for nearly 15 hours during the War of 1812.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Fame

This week we'll delve into stories of famous and infamous Washingtonians, and once-celebrated but nearly-forgotten history.

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Fad Diets Will Seem Even Crazier After You See This

Fad diets seem that much more absurd when you can visualize exactly what they require you to eat. A photo series helps reinforce what medical researchers are saying: that the best diet is the one you actually stick with.
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Autism: Film Shows Education Challenges For Young Adults And Families

Best Kept Secret is a film that follows a group of young adults with autism during their last year of high school. Host Michel Martin speaks with filmmaker Samantha Buck and Janet Mino, a special education teacher.
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Our Cultural Addiction To Phones, In One Disconcerting Video

A funny and disconcerting short film, I Forgot My Phone, gives us a sense of just how much our smartphones have changed life experiences — and probably not for the better.

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