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Skateboarding Fest At Kennedy Center Kickflips The Script

The Kennedy Center hosts a range of programs, from hit musicals to ballet to opera. But "Finding a Line: Skateboarding, Music, and Media" feels like a new frontier.
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The Democracy Of The Diner (Rebroadcast)

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

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Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation" (Rebroadcast)

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

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African Diaspora International Film Festival

This year's African Diaspora International Film Festival features a film from the burgeoning Ethiopian movie industry and a documentary about President Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham. We speak with the festival's director and two filmmakers.

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Reimagining College Park

University of Maryland President Wallace Loh is leading an effort to transform College Park and boost its appeal. He joins Kojo and architect Roger Lewis to talk about his vision for a renovated college town.

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A Shortage Of Chefs

The booming restaurant scene means here and around the country, good chefs and other kitchen staff are in high demand. We explore what it means for eating out in our area.

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The Sounds Of The Goodman League, Southeast D.C.'s Basketball Haven

Goodman League

Rubber on asphalt. The rattle of the rim. There’s nothing like watching street ball in the summer. And the best in the city can be found in Southeast D.C. at the George Goodman League.

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Is D.C.'s Newest Public Pool Coming To A Neighborhood Near You?

Ward 3 in Northwest Washington has long been one of the wealthiest parts of the city, but it's one of the few areas of D.C. without its own swimming pool. That may soon change.

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Capitol Hemp Reopens, And This Time Around, A Lot Less Is Forbidden

Capitol Hemp, run by activist Adam Eidinger, had closed in the fall of 2012, about a year after police had raided it. Now it's open again, and certain things are no longer taboo, given the change in D.C. marijuana laws.
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The Surprising Roots of Barbecue

We speak with culinary historian Michael Twitty about the unknown roots of familiar southern dishes in African and African American food traditions.