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40 Years On, Woodward And Bernstein Recall Reporting On Watergate

The now-legendary reporters revisit the famous D.C. complex as they remember writing All The President's Men, their detective story-style account of uncovering Richard Nixon's scandalous conspiracy.


Remembering A Civil Rights Swim-In: 'It Was A Milestone'

Fifty years ago, J.T. Johnson and Al Lingo jumped into a whites-only pool in Florida as part of a civil rights protest. They were taken to jail — after the hotel owner poured acid into the water.
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New Wave Of D.C. Brews Draws From Tradition Going Back Centuries (Rebroadcast)

A new wave of craft breweries in D.C. has reignited the city's taste for suds, but as Garrett Peck explains in his new book, the nation's capital has a long history with brewing beer.

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Ferry Service Kicks Off 331st Year In Tiny Eastern Shore Town (Rebroadcast)

Things have changed quite a bit since the Oxford-Bellevue Ferry was established more than three centuries ago.

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From Go-Go's Heyday To Today: One Musician's Love Affair With D.C. Music (Rebroadcast)

Donald Tillery played trumpet with Chuck Brown's band during the heyday of go-go, and he's still making music decades later.

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Woodies: The Rise And Fall Of An Iconic D.C. Department Store (Rebroadcast)

A new book explores the rise and fall of Woodward & Lothrop, or "Woodies": the iconic department store that once stood at the heart of downtown D.C.

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Adapting Old Buildings for New Uses

Planners call it "adaptive reuse" -- renovating old buildings to bring them back to life. Kojo and architect Roger Lewis explore how such transformation is revitalizing D.C.


The Difficulty And Drama Of Building A Top Black Magazine

Essence might be the longest-running magazine for black women, but the authors of a new book, The Man From Essence, admit that the road to building the brand had many twists and turns.

How Brazil Saved The World Cup In The Aftermath Of World War II

Germany invaded Poland in 1939, and the world's biggest sporting event was almost relegated to the second division of history. That's when Brazil stepped up.

The Wailers Carry On Bob Marley's Legacy

The Wailers have sold more than 250 million albums. As they celebrate the 30th anniversary of their iconic album Legend, the group shares what it's like to carry on Bob Marley's legacy.