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Mindfulness And Transcendental Meditation: Why These Practices Are Having A Moment

Meditation practices like mindfulness and Transcendental Meditation are increasingly popular in the US right now with schools and businesses getting on board. How these practices work, their Asian roots, and what science tells us about expanded states of consciousness.

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Is An Art-Focused Hotel The Answer To D.C.'s Artist Displacement Issues?

We speak with artists and a developer aiming to bring an art-focused boutique hotel to the Northeast.

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Meet The Creators of D.C.'s Proposed Art-Focused Hotel

Last year, when a developer bought the property at 411 New York Ave. NE, the artists working out of the building protested their eviction. The developer proposed a new idea: a hotel which would include artist studios and an art gallery--the first in the nation.

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Twelve Years That Shook And Shaped Washington: 1963-1975

The years between 1963 and 1975 were formative and tumultuous for the District. Kojo sits down with a local playwright and the co-curators of an exhibition at the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum to discuss how the era shaped the city we live in today.

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Coffee To Wine: Cafes Bridging The Morning to Evening Crowds

Few cafes choose to be both a coffee shop and a bar, shifting from barista to bartender after 5pm. We discuss the coffee-to-wine concept in our region.

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Shirley MacLaine: "Above The Line"

Oscar-winning actress and best-selling author Shirley MacLaine talks about her long career in film, making a new movie in the Canary Islands and the power of personal insights that can be pulled from our long-forgotten memories.

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City Of Trees: A Lens On A Local "Green Jobs" Program

A new film explores a local "green jobs" program that trained some of the District's hardest-to-employ residents in urban forestry.

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Farewell to Downton Abbey

The final episode of Downton Abbey airs on Masterpiece on PBS Sunday, March 6. We'll discuss the appeal of the international hit and look at the history that inspired this upstairs-downstairs British drama.

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The Era Of The Georgetown Salon: "The City of Conversation"

The fabled Georgetown salons of yore were where Beltway power players from both sides of the aisle gathered to schmooze and socialize. "The City of Conversation" at Arena Stage chronicles the decades-long decline of the salon and the political camaraderie that thrived at those elegant parties through the story of one powerful hostess and her family.

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Alyson Cambridge - A Local Opera Voice Reaches An International Audience

Internationally-acclaimed operatic soprano Alyson Cambridge is returning to her native Washington, D.C. for a one-night performance of a special program, "In Her Voice" -- created for her hometown. She joins us to discuss the music she'll perform with Washington Performing Arts, as well as her new album, "Until Now," an eclectic lineup of standards and classics that highlight her vocal range.

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