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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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Neil Gaiman: "Trigger Warning" (Rebroadcast)

A conversation with best-selling author Neil Gaiman on his latest collection of short fiction and poems. He warns his new anthology could trigger flashbacks and anxiety. Known for his eerie tales including “Coraline” and “The Graveyard Book,” the author explains why he thinks fiction is dangerous.

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Roger Angell: "This Old Man: All In Pieces"

Roger Angell, senior fiction editor of and longtime contributor to The New Yorker, discusses his latest book, "This Old Man: All In Pieces," a collection that includes commentary, letters, jokes and his reflections life in the 10th decade.

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The 100th Anniversary of Robert Frost's Poem, "The Road Not Taken" (Rebroadcast)

On the 100th anniversary of the publication of Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken," a discussion about why the poem and poet are well-loved but misunderstood.

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Storytelling With The Moth And Story District

Long before humans created the written word, stories were passed down from one generation to the next orally. We consider the ancient and modern art of storytelling and what it takes to keep an audience rapt.

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Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera On Migration, Identity And Verse

Juan Felipe Herrera grew up in Southern California's Chicano community, living in tents and trailers. He overcame shyness by singing -- and later became involved in the Chicago civil rights movement and experimental theater. We explore the U.S. poet laureate's influences and recent work.

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The 100th Anniversary of Robert Frost's Poem, "The Road Not Taken"

On the 100th anniversary of the publication of Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken," a discussion about why the poem and poet are well-loved but misunderstood.

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Arts Advocacy in the District

As the District hashes out next year's budget and looks toward electing a new mayor, advocates for the arts are weighing in.

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Richard Blanco: "For All Of Us, One Today"

Richard Blanco is the youngest inaugural poet ever. He is also the first immigrant, first Latino and first openly gay man chosen for the honor. His journey from Cuban immigrant in Miami to inaugural poet for President Obama.

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Shutdown Enters Day 10, Local Economy Continues To Suffer

As gridlock continues to keep the government shuttered, lawmakers say it's starting to hurt the economy in the region.

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