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D.C.'s Musical Ecosystem

How are musicians in the D.C. area finding ways to meet, rehearse and perform at a time when housing costs are skyrocketing and the number of venues is dwindling? Kojo gets a check up on the health of the area's musical ecosystem.

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D.C. Tour Guide Licensing Changes

A recent U.S. Court of Appeals ruling may do away with the 108-year-old requirement that "sightseeing tour guide"s in the District be licensed. Some professional and part-time guides are sorry to see the requirement go, while others say good riddance - we hear from both sides.

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Popular Fort Reno Concert Series Cancelled

Organizers of a well-known D.C. summer concert series say rules from the U.S. Park Police and National Park Service forced them to cancel.
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Land Swap Deal Questioned At Hearing Over Proposed DC United Stadium

A new stadium for DC United — the District's MLS team — is predicated on a controversial land swap deal that was put up for scrutiny before the D.C. Council on Thursday.

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Global Sound, Local Impact: Son Jarocho In The Nation’s Capital

Every week, an eclectic group gathers in a cramped community center in Mount Pleasant to learn and play traditional folk music from Mexico's Caribbean coast.

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The Politics Hour - June 27, 2014

Montgomery County Executive "Ike" Leggett joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio, fresh off his win in the 2014 Democratic primary.

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Does It Make Sense For D.C. To Host The 2024 Summer Olympics?

Now that D.C. is on the US Olympic Committee's short list for hosting the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, we weigh the pros and cons of the torch coming to the nation's capital.

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Plea Deal Falls Apart In Chris Brown Assault Case

Singer Chris Brown was close to a plea deal in his assault case that would have kept him out of jail, but the talks have fallen apart because prosecutors and defense attorneys can't agree on what the singer would acknowledge happened last year.
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Interview: Carol Schwartz Talks Education, Running For Mayor And Her Party Affiliation

Even though we're months away from D.C.'s mayoral election, the race has gotten more interesting over the past couple of weeks, with former council member and mayoral candidate Carol Schwartz announcing she's making another run this year.
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Cabbies Snarl Traffic In Downtown D.C. In Protest Against Ridesharing Services

A caravan of D.C. taxicab drivers led by members of the local Teamsters union shut down several blocks downtown on Wednesday as they delivered a petition to the D.C. Council calling for ridesharing services to cease and desist.

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