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The Location: Is Historic Heurich House Actually Haunted?

We visit the Heurich House, D.C.'s so-called "Brewmaster's Castle," to hear the many ghost stories swirling around the home, and find out whether these chilling tales are actually true.

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Jacqueline Kennedy's Style Legacy

The style choices of first ladies have been politicized for decades, especially since Jacqueline Kennedy famously solicited the help of fashion editor Diana Vreeland. Host Michel Martin discusses the lasting legacy of the partnership between Kennedy and Vreeland with Amanda MacKenzie Stuart, author of Empress of Fashion: A Life Of Diana Vreeland.
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Jonathan Jones: "The Lost Battles"

Art historian and critic Jonathan Jones details the fierce 16th century competition in Florence, Italy, between Leonardo da Vinci and his much younger rival, Michelangelo.

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Remembering Activist And Actor Russell Means

Russell Means was once called the "biggest, baddest, meanest, angriest, most famous American Indian activist of the late 20th century." He led a 71-day armed standoff against federal agents at Wounded Knee in 1973. Later, he used film as a vehicle for his advocacy. Host Michel Martin offers a remembrance.
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Arlington Cemetery Debuts Electronic Grave Database

Visitors to Arlington National Cemetery — including families of those buried there — will now be able to locate specific grave sites using an online database and a smartphone application.

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David Von Drehle: "Rise to Greatness"

The story of Abraham Lincoln's rise to greatness in 1862, America's most perilous year.

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Childhood Memories Of The Cuban Missile Crisis

It's been 50 years since the Cuban missile crisis had the U.S. on the brink of nuclear war with the Soviet Union. But the chaos and fear of those days are still alive in the memories of those who lived through it. Host Michel Martin talks with two Cuban-American women. One lived in Miami, and the other in Cuba during the conflict.

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