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El Salvador's Ambassador To The United States

We chat with El Salvador's ambassador to the United States, and WAMU 88.5 reporter Armando Trull about the complex web of stories connecting that country to the Washington region.

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The Changing Landscape of Prenatal Testing

Through prenatal testing, expectant mothers now have access to more information earlier in pregnancy than ever before. A look at navigating the difficult process of which tests to take, and what the results can mean.

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D.C. Youth Homeless Survey

pThe population of homeless families swelled in the District during recent years, pushing the city's safety net mechanisms to their limits. D.C. government will soon be conducting a census of homeless youth to get more objective data about where young people fit into these trends. We connect with local officials involved with that effort and explore where young people fit into the homelessness crisis the city's struggled with for the past several years./p
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Renewed Calls For Criminal Justice Reform In The U.S.

Sentencing laws have been filling U.S. prisons with nonviolent drug offenders for decades. President Barack Obama has made reform a priority in his remaining time in office — and there’s bipartisan support. A look at proposals for criminal justice reform in the U.S.

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Remembering Julian Bond

pJulian Bond, a major figure of the civil rights movement, died Saturday at the age of 75. We remember his life and legacy with U.S. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) and filmmaker Aviva Kempner./p
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Synthetic Drugs: What's Behind The Nationwide Surge in Related Crime And Overdoses

Doctors and police warn there is nationwide surge in crime and overdoses related to synthetic cannabinoids. The illegal street drugs often make users violently psychotic. A discussion on the health risks, national trends and challenges to medical professionals and law enforcement.

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Joe Domanick: "Blue: The LAPD And The Battle To Redeem American Policing"

The L.A. Police Department underwent major reforms to address charges of corruption, heavy-handed tactics, racism and lack of accountability. A year after Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Missouri, an investigative journalist examines the troubled history of American policing and what can be done to reform it.

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Gen. Stanley McChrystal On Military And Civilian Leadership

Kojo chats with retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal about leadership and the future of American military and foreign policy.

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Teacher Shortages Across The U.S.

Across the country many schools are struggling to find qualified instructors in areas like science and math. California has more than 20,000 slots to fill this academic year. What’s behind a nationwide teacher shortage, and how states are trying to address it.

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Environmental Outlook: Disappearing Beaches

Rising sea-levels, storms and erosion are threatening beaches and coastal communities worldwide. We look at efforts to rethink development along our shores and to protect the coastline.

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