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The Local Legacy Of Theater Legend Zelda Fichandler

Washington's theater legend, Zelda Fichandler died last week at the age of 91. We talk about her life, legacy and the outsized mark she left on regional theater in our region and beyond.

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National Night Out: A Chance To Improve Relations With Police?

Across the Washington region, residents will congregate Tuesday evening for block parties as part of National Night Out — an annual tradition that has taken on new urgency after a spate of police-involved shootings in the U.S.
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Training Bar Staff And Bystanders To Prevent Sexual Assault

The next frontier in the battle against sexual harassment and sexual assault? Bars.

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Verdine White On 45 Years With Earth, Wind & Fire

Forty-five years ago, the band “Earth, Wind and Fire” introduced audiences to a new kind of funk--one that fused soul, jazz, Latin and pop. Bassist Verdine White talks to guest host Derek McGinty about breaking racial boundaries in music and how the band is still evolving.

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Pokemon Go Is Turning D.C. Into A Virtual Game Board

Next to a war memorial in downtown Washington, a new battle is taking shape. It's a war of Pokemon.
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Does The D.C. Region Have A Unique Accent?

If it's not quite Southern, what is it?

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Previewing "District Merchants" at the Folger Theater

Set in D.C. during the post-war Reconstruction period, Aaron Posner's new play puts race front and center in a twist on Shakespeare's most problematic play, "Merchant of Venice."

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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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