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Board Approves Changes To Sex Ed Classes In Fairfax Schools, But With Opt-Out

The Fairfax County School is adopting changes to its sex education curriculum, despite loud complaints from opponents. But in a nod to criticism of the changes, it also voted to make a new class optional for students.
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Bill To Make D.C. The 51st State Introduced Again In U.S. Senate

Fancy living in a state called New Columbia? A bill that would make the District the 51st state has been introduced once again the U.S. Senate, though with Republicans in control, the odds of passage are slim.

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Off the Beaten Path: Sewall-Belmont House & Museum

The Sewall-Belmont House has stood for more than 200 years under the shadow of the Supreme Court building. Home to the National Woman's Party, it was once the headquarters for the fight for women's suffrage. Kojo chats with the executive director of the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum about connecting audiences today with the history captured inside this national historic site.

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D.C. Dance-Music Label 1432 R Puts A World Of Experience To The Beat

1432 R combines the broad tastes of its D.C. founders with a sound inspired by a country halfway around the globe.

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Leaving Their Mark: What's Behind The Scenes At Your Favorite D.C. Music Venues

We'll tour several local venues to check out the mementos music lovers may miss during live shows.

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Why Musicians Are Embracing Cassette Tapes (It's Not Just Nostalgia)

For musicians and music labels, cassette tapes are the cheapest way to make a physical album. They're also one of the fastest.

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In A City Known For Go-Go, Hip-Hop Is Making A Name For Itself

A new generation of artists is pushing hip-hop from the fringes to the District's musical mainstream.

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D.C.'s Experimental, Thriving And Often Overlooked Jazz Scene

Jazz aficionados say their genre is enjoying a new golden age in the nation's capital.

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Can Musicians Survive In An Increasingly Expensive D.C.?

Local musicians and supporters are working to address some of the big issues facing artists, from being properly paid by clubs to finding adequate rehearsal space.

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Remembering Rites Of Spring And A Lasting D.C. Musical Moment

Thirty years ago, Mark Andersen saw the band Rites of Spring perform for the first time. We find out why it's stayed with him ever since.

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