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Colorism Within "Yellowman" And The African American Community

In the play "Yellowman," a dark-skinned woman and light-skinned man fall in love in a community fraught with class and color barriers.

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The Landscape For D.C.'s Free Musical Rites Of Summer

Some of D.C.'s free summer concerts are struggling to hold onto the audiences they built long ago. We explore the landscape for free summer music in D.C., and what the concerts at places like Fort Dupont have contributed to the fabric of the city.

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Groups Turn Fire Hose Of Super PAC Cash On Local Elections

Super PACs are starting to have a big impact on local government, as donors use them to skirt donor limits and pump large amounts of cash into elections.

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"The Hopefuls" And Administrative Churn In D.C.

Every four to eight years, D.C. is flooded with energized staffers, fresh off a campaign win for president — or Congress — who flow into the area. We talk with author Jennifer Close and White House correspondent Kate Bennett about how politicians and their staff shape the region around us.

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How Changing Rent Subsidies Could Impact D.C.

Kojo explores how a recalculation of federal rent subsidies could impact neighborhoods and the upward mobility of poor families in our region.

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Irene Pollin Reflects On Her "Unexpected" Life

Out with a self-published memoir, former Washington sports team co-owner Ireme Pollin sits down with Kojo to reflect on her "unexpected" life.

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Does The D.C. Taxi Industry Need To Deregulate To Survive?

Regulations are hurting taxi drivers in their attempt to compete with the Ubers of the world, according to a new report put out by a group of economists.

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Should D.C.'s Next Schools Chancellor Be A Local?

Critics argue that nationwide searches for local education leaders are "stupid, cliched and usually do not work."

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The Politics Hour: July 15, 2016

The D.C. Council wraps up its session with a slew of legislation. A lawsuit alleges Maryland Congressional districts are unconstitutional. And our region’s Republican leaders and delegates ramp up for next week’s GOP convention in Cleveland

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Anacostia Residents Fed Up With Negligent Property-Owner: The D.C. Government

In D.C., property owners who allow homes to be vacant or blighted can be punished. But what if those vacant homes are actually owned by the D.C. government? That's the case in Anacostia's historic district.

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