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Heurich Granddaughter Remembers the One-Time King of D.C. Beer

From the turn of the 20th century into the early 1940s, Christian Heurich was the king of Washington beer.
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How Patawomeck Descendants Strive To Preserve Their Near-Extinct Language

The Potomac River derives its name from a Native American tribe called the Patawomeck. One Patawomeck descendant is striving to preserve her heritage by keeping alive what they have left of the language.

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The 'Sioux Chef' Is Putting Pre-Colonization Food Back On The Menu

Sean Sherman plans to open a restaurant serving food inspired by what was eaten in the Great Plains prior to the arrival of European settlers. Discovering those ingredients has been half the battle.
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Charles King: "Midnight At The Pera Palace"

From the fall of the Ottoman Empire to the rise of a kind of Islamic Boardwalk Empire, Kojo joins a local author to discuss the history of modern Istanbul.

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El Salvador: Roots Of Unrest

Three decades after a brutal civil war, spiraling gang-related violence in El Salvador is once reverberating within the large immigrant community in the Washington region...

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Voices From El Salvador: A Civil War's Unhealed Wounds

Much of the violence driving today's youth of El Salvador to migrate to American cities like Washington D.C. is a legacy of the U.S.-sponsored civil war decades ago that tore the Central American country apart.

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Berkeley's Fight For Free Speech Fired Up Student Protest Movement

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement at the University of California, Berkeley, a protest that would help define a generation of student activism across the country.
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How An Alexandria Man Came To Lead One Of The First Civil Rights Protests

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the first known nonviolent sit-in of the Civil Rights Movement, coordinated by an African American attorney named Samuel Wilbert Tucker.

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The Lasting Legacy Of Woodrow Wilson, D.C.'s Hometown President

Woodrow Wilson may be overshadowed by other presidents of the past century -- but his influence can still be felt in U.S. foreign policy.

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Hong Kong's Protest Umbrellas Have A Deep Political History

Umbrellas have become the symbol of the Hong Kong protests. But it turns out they were a political liability that symbolized appeasement and weakness for much of the 20th century.

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