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David Maraniss: "Once In A Great City: A Detroit Story"

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Maraniss tells the story of Detroit in 1963, when the city was at its pinnacle. The Motor City native argues the shadows of collapse were evident even then.

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Synthetic Drugs: What's Behind The Nationwide Surge In Related Crime And Overdoses (Rebroadcast)

Doctors and police warn there is nationwide surge in crime and overdoses related to synthetic cannabinoids. The illegal street drugs often make users violently psychotic. A discussion on the health risks, national trends and challenges to medical professionals and law enforcement.

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D.C. Violence: Community Action And Reaction

Kojo sits down with community leaders long familiar with D.C.'s deadly crime cycles to find out what's fueling the city's surge in homicides and what's being done at the community level to stanch the bloodshed.

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Metrobus Shooting Suspect Arrested On Gun Charge

A man wanted in connection with the Aug. 21 shooting aboard a Metrobus in Southeast D.C. has been charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, police said. Police said the suspect and the victim were friends.

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Pledges And Hope At Candlelight Vigil For Peace In El Salvador

At a gathering outside the Salvadoran Embassy, pipes played and people expressed a desire for unity in the Central American nation, which is on track to become the most murderous country in the world this year.

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D.C. Council Members Hope To Address Spike In Homicides

D.C. — like many cities across the country — has seen a rise in violent crime this year. D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie said on The Politics Hour this Friday that he plans to hold public hearings on the matter.

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Woman Stabbed, Suspect Shot By Security Guard At Union Station

A police spokeswoman says the stabbing was believed to be the product of a domestic dispute.

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The Politics Hour - September 11, 2015

D.C.'s mayor and police chief another violent week. Baltimore officials approve a $6.4 million settlement with the family of Freddie Gray. And Metro aims to hire consultants for a top-to-bottom overhaul.

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Havens Amid Warfare: Some Salvadorans Find Tentative Paths To Peace

In Part 4 of his series, Armando Trull finds that there are plenty of Salvadorans working — sometimes in conjunction with U.S. partners — to improve life in their homeland.

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Broken Promises And Bleak Economics Fuel El Salvador's Troubles

Part 3 of Armando Trull's series: El Salvador’s poor are getting caught in the middle of a deadly free-for-all between gangs intent on holding their positions and police forces that show unchecked aggression.

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