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'Listening In' To JFK's Secret White House Recordings

The new trove of recordings covers everything from the Cold War to civil rights to Vietnam to the U.S. ice hockey team. Listening In, a new book and CD set, includes more than 260 hours of transcribed conversations and 2.5 hours of audio from inside the Kennedy White House.
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The Fight To Desegregate Ole Miss, 50 Years Later

In 1962, chaos broke out at the University of Mississippi after an African-American student named James Meredith tried to enroll. Tell Me More guest host Celeste Headlee looks back with Meredith's niece, Meredith McGee, and history professor Frank Lambert, who was also a student at Ole Miss.
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'Cocaine For Snowblindness': What Polar Explorers Packed For First Aid

The list of items that early Antarctic explorers like Sir Ernest Shackleton and Robert F. Scott packed in their medical kits reads like a "witch's grimoire." Along with strange items like fish swim bladders and 'gold-beater's skin" were psycho-active drugs believed to be medically useful.
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The Location: A Carriage House With A Dramatic Past Gets a New Lease On Life

In our monthly segment on the hidden history of D.C.'s people and places, we visit an old carriage house in Blagden Alley to hear about its dramatic past and how it's being renovated.

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Bonnie And Clyde's Guns, Other Items Go On Auction

Nearly 80 years after the deaths of bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde, a few "tools of their trade" are going up for auction. The Colt .45 and .38 Special pistols that Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker carried when they died could each fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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Oktoberfest And Seasonal Beer

As the cool weather settles in and the leaves start to turn, it's time to grab a sweater and a beer stein and head out to Oktoberfest. Kojo explores the autumn beers on tap in our area.

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DC Public Libraries

Amid fanfare over the many new and renovated libraries around the District, debate continues over what to do with the historic Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, designed by modern master Mies van der Rohe.

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