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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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The Revival Of Vinyl Records (Rebroadcast)

Even though today you can now carry an entire music library in the palm of your hand, musicians and music lovers are bringing back the vinyl LP. We explore the revival of vinyl with local experts.

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Carly Simon: "Boys In The Trees"

A conversation with singer-songwriter Carly Simon about her memoir, "Boys In The Trees."

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Can 'Derelict' Franklin Square Park Revive? D.C. And The Park Service Have A Plan

Franklin Square Park looks largely the same as it did in 1935, and it's mostly deserted after business hours. The District of Columbia government and the National Park Service have a unique plan to co-manage the five-acre space after an $18 million upgrade.

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National Zoo Cuts Hours, Prompting A Petition From Neighbors

Starting Jan. 1, the Smithsonian National Zoo will open later and close earlier, eliminating three hours of visitor time each day, and some D.C. residents aren't happy about it.
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The Revival Of Vinyl Records (Rebroadcast)

Even though today you can now carry an entire music library in the palm of your hand, musicians and music lovers are bringing back the vinyl LP. We explore the revival of vinyl with local experts.

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