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Trayvon Martin and Race Relations in America

On Friday President Obama said, "If i had a son, he’d look like Trayvon." Though the President didn’t specifically mention race in his comments, race has been the discussion since the death of the Florida teenager made news...

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War and Upheaval in Africa: Making Sense of the Headlines

American activists have used viral videos and other tactics to raise awareness about conflicts in Uganda and Sudan. But some worry those campaigns are simplifying complex situations...

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Efforts to Deal With Bullying (Rebroadcast)

An estimated one in six children and teenagers will be bullied this year. A new documentary highlights how bullying can trigger a cycle of violence. Diane speaks to the director of the film "Bully," one of the teenagers who appears in the...

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Michael Rosen: "Dignity: Its History and Meaning"

Dignity plays a central role in current thinking about law and human rights, but there is sharp disagreement about its meaning. Diane and her guest discuss modern conceptions of dignity.

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Perspectives On Foreign Policy - Madeleine Albright and Bruce Riedel

A look back at America's role on the global stage since World War II and a look forward at how the U.S. can best use its position of power as it navigates conflicts and crises around the world.

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Simon Mawer: "Trapeze"

A best-selling British author describes how he blended fact and fiction in his latest novel, "Trapeze." It's the story of a young English woman who joins the Special Operations Executive in World War II and is parachuted behind enemy lines in France.

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Leslie Maitland: "Crossing the Borders of Time: A True Story of War, Exile, and Love Reclaimed"

A daughter tells the story of her mother's escape from the Nazis in World War II and what became of the love she left behind in France.

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Firefighters Could Be Banned From Street Fundraisers Under MoCo Bill

In Montgomery County, Maryland, a bill under consideration could restrict fundraising efforts by county firefighters. If the measure passes, one well known charity may stand to lose thousands.

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D.C. Lawmaker Wants Pension Reform For Teachers, Firefighters And Police

D.C. Council Member David Catania wants to tackle pension reform for the city's police officers, firefighters and teachers. He says the pension costs for these front-line workers are escalating way beyond what the city will be able to afford in a few years.

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