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National Geographic Society Brings 'Bell' To Life

A new play by journalist Jim Lehrer explores the life of the Washingtonian best known for inventing the telephone: Alexander Graham Bell.

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Arlington's Uneasy Relationship With Nazi Party Founder

George Lincoln Rockwell is an infamous figure in local history: he founded the American Nazi Party in Arlington, Va.

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Recreating Baltimore's Famous Star Spangled Banner

Two hundred years after the Star Spangled Banner fluttered over Baltimore's Fort McHenry, the famous flag is being recreated by the Maryland Historical Society.

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Maryland Town Celebrates Its 15 Hours Of Fame

One Montgomery County town claims it was the U.S. capital for nearly 15 hours during the War of 1812.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Fame

This week we'll delve into stories of famous and infamous Washingtonians, and once-celebrated but nearly-forgotten history.

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Pfister Sisters Bring Fun To Old Jazz Standard

In the final installment of Tell Me More's 'Summer Songs' series, Gwen Thompkins, host of WWNO's Music Inside Out, tells Michel Martin about a 'grown' girl group, The Pfister Sisters, singing the jazz standard Everybody Loves My Baby.
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Congressional Districts, Demographics And Prospects For Moving Beyond Gridlock In Washington

The recent shutdown and debt ceiling crisis that paralyzed Washington prompts new questions about polarization of the U.S. electorate. Diane and her guests discuss congressional districts, demographic patterns and prospects for moving beyond gridlock in Washington.

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Re-Imagining The Anacostia River

Long known as a polluted and unsightly tributary, the Anacostia River is in the midst of a makeover. We explore the effort to transform it into Washington's Central Park.

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Diana Nyad: Dream Accomplished

Diana Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the help of a shark cage. This was Nyad's fifth attempt and it took her 53 hours. Host Michel Martin spoke with her three years ago, about not giving up.
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For F. Scott And Zelda Fitzgerald, A Dark Chapter In Asheville, N.C.

The Golden 1920s couple didn't fare as well in the 1930s, and the North Carolina mountain town was host to a particularly sad time. NPR's Susan Stamberg discovered a little-known story of the Jazz Age darlings, and their devastating connections to Asheville.

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