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If You Don't Know The Name Horst Faas, Look At This

You don't have to know anything about him, or even the Vietnam War, to be stirred by the power of his photos.
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Robert Caro: The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson (Rebroadcast)

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Caro has spent nearly four decades researching and writing about President Lyndon Johnson. His fourth book on the LBJ, "The Passage of Power," follows Johnson from 1958 to 1964. Lyndon Johnson was...

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National Archives And Big Broadcast Talk About Impact Of Radio In The '40s

Ed Walker, host of the Big Broadcast, will present a program that discusses life in the 40s and how radio impacted and enriched those lives.

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National Cathedral Unveils Rosa Parks Statue

The Washington National Cathedral is unveiling a new granite statue in honor of civil rights icon Rosa Parks.

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Major US Folk Music Archive Makes Online Debut

Alan Lomax's collection of folk music recordings was recently made available online and it's already influencing contemporary musicians. Host Michel Martin talks with Geoffrey Clairfield of the Association for Cultural Equity, and Dom Flemons of the Carolina Chocolate Drops about the online archive and the music it's inspiring.
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South Manor Neighbors Oppose Site For Metro Crash Memorial

Neighbors of a proposed memorial to victims of the 2009 Metrorail crash aren't necessarily thrilled about the city's designated location.  

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Economic Picture Improves For Blacks In Virginia, Report Finds

The earnings gap between blacks and whites in Virginia persists, although it's improving, according to a new study.

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Jefferson Statue Goes Up At State Capitol

A plan to raise rates at parking meters during peak periods in the District has been approved.

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How Swiss Guards And Sacred Geese Saved Rome

From Gauls to Goths to soldiers of the Holy Roman Empire, many outsiders have tried to destroy the Eternal City, with varying degrees of success. Rome has been defended repeatedly, by courageous fighters and once by a flock of geese. May 6 is the anniversary of of the last and most devastating sacking of Rome.

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