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John Danforth: "The Relevance of Religion: How Faithful People Can Change Politics"

The former United States senator and ambassador to the United Nations is also an Episcopal priest. He argues in a new book that religion can act as a bridge in an era of bitterly divisive politics.


Picture Shows Gunslinger Billy The Kid Playing Croquet

A newly authenticated tintype shows Billy outside a cabin holding his mallet during a casual pick up game. It's only the second photograph of the Kid ever found. It's appraised at $5 million.

The History Of Our Love-Hate-Love Relationship With Leftovers

Stretching a meal over several days was once a necessity. And in the 1940s, leftovers were a culinary art. Historian Helen Zoe Veit dishes on America's complicated relationship with leftovers.
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Behind America's Seasonal Crush On Pumpkin

This year, a national shortage of the orange squash threatens to derail America's favorite seasonal obsession.


Does America Really Need The National Mall?

Center stage for many historic protests and demonstrations, the National Mall has fallen on hard times.
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Global Security Threats Posed By The Increasingly Sophisticated Tools Of Cyberwarfare

The U.S., Russia, China, Iran and North Korea have emerged as major players in the new world of cyberwarfare. With a panel of experts, we discuss global security threats posed by increasingly sophisticated malware and the new digital arms race.


‘No Suits. No Corporate Control.’ Remembering The Freeform Heyday Of WHFS 102.3

“WHFS in Bethesda, Maryland, coming to you from high atop the Triangle Towers. Ease on back, take your clothes off and have some wiiiine…”...


Authorities Plan A Tribute To MLK Above 'Confederate Mount Rushmore'

Georgia officials plan to build a bell tower atop Stone Mountain as a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. It'll stand above carvings of several Confederate war heroes. Opponents call the move insulting.

LISTEN: 7 Blast-From-The-Past Clinton And Sanders Debate Moments

Both candidates have said they are running positive campaigns, but that could change in this week's debate. In the past, they have shown a willingness to turn tough on their opponents.

With Dramas On The Dial, 'Freedom' Made History By Teaching It

In an era of segregation and base stereotypes, Richard Durham brought a different tone to broadcast radio. On Sunday mornings in the '40s, he told nuanced stories of history's great black Americans.