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Student 'Subversives' And The FBI's 'Dirty Tricks'

Journalist Seth Rosenfeld spent three decades pursuing government documents about the FBI's undercover operation in Berkeley, Calif., during the student protest movements in the '60s. His new book details how the FBI "used dirty tricks to stifle dissent on campus" and influenced Ronald Reagan's politics.
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Volunteers Work to Save D.C.'S Oldest Monuments

Washington's oldest monuments, its Boundary Stones, have nearly been forgotten. But a group of engineers, preservationists and history buffs is working to change that.

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From Stone To (Bright Red) Structure: A Tour of the Seneca Quarry

We visit the historic but nearly-forgotten Seneca Quarry, which provided the bright red sandstone for one of Washington's most famous buildings.

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Ruth Richardson: "Dickens & the Workhouse: Oliver Twist and the London Poor" (Rebroadcast)

The recent discovery that as a youth Charles Dickens lived only a few doors from a major London workhouse made headlines worldwide. Diane and her guest talk about the campaign to save it from demolition and Dicken's pre-occuptation with the bleak workhouse at the heart of his novel.

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Baltimore Jazz Archivist Dies, Leaves Ellington Papers Legacy

Baltimore jazz archivist Ann Byrnes Kuebler, who was known for her work on the Smithsonian's Duke Ellington papers, has died in New Jersey at the age of 61.

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Dennis Drabelle: "The Great American Railroad War"

The story of the Central Pacific Railroad, two writers -- Ambrose Bierce and Frank Norris -- and their battle in print against one of America's most powerful corporations.

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Autosalvage: The Psychedelic Band That Vanished

There are lots of stories about the band that got away. For rock historian Ed Ward, one of those groups has always been Autosalvage, a New York quartet who made one album and then stopped playing.
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Tracking Death Helps Chronicle Lives In Deep South

There are elders who pass along traditions, like ministers, teachers, doctors, and in the black community, funeral directors. Samuel Gaines' family has worked as undertakers for generations. He and Jean Ellen Wilson talk with guest host Jacki Lyden about chronicling the lives of their town's black residents, by keeping track of their deaths.
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Virginia Museum For Sale After $2 Million Construction

The construction of a $2 million event hall at the historic Collingwood Library and Museum in Virginia has resulted in a financial downturn for the building.

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Publisher Pulls Controversial Thomas Jefferson Book, Citing Loss Of Confidence

Christian book company Thomas Nelson Publishers is ending its publishing and distribution of evangelical David Barton's controversial book, The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed about Thomas Jefferson. The publisher says it has lost confidence in the book's details.

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