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Labor Unions Contemplate The Future

An effort to organize Volkswagen workers in Tennessee was hailed as a potential breakthrough for organized labor in the South. We explore where the labor movement is headed from here, including in so-called "right-to-work" states in our region.

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Douglas Rushkoff On "Generation Like" And "Present Shock"

Tech Tuesday explores how our devices are running our lives, turning teens on social media into an army of advertisers and trapping us all in the present moment.

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Upscaling Comfort Food

Mac 'n cheese and truffle oil. Pop tarts made from scratch. Many local chefs and restaurants are updating favorites of yesteryear with high end ingredients, new techniques and upscale prices. We examine the power of nostalgia and food, and the flavors that recall our favorite home-cooked meals.

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How Neighborhood Development Affects Our Sense Of Community

With the help of researchers who have looked closely at how cities evolve at the neighborhood level, we consider neighborhood development in a new light, asking what neighborhood dynamics make for strong communities and exploring how they can be attained.

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Jennifer Senior: "All Joy And No Fun: The Paradox Of Modern Parenthood"

Countless studies, scholarly articles and self-help books have considered the effect parents have on their children at every stage of their lives. But what about the effect kids have on their parents?

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Power Africa: Bridging Access To Electricity

Nearly two-thirds of the population of sub-Saharan Africa does not have access to electricity, and service is often unreliable for those who do. As more companies look at locating in these developing countries, we consider the value of U.S. infrastructure investments.

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Heroin: Trends Locally And Nationally

Last summer, a McLean, Va., high school student died last from a mix of heroin and a common antihistamine. We look at what's fueling an increase in heroin use locally and nationally, particularly among teens and young adults.

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Chinese New Year Food Traditions

The New Year's holiday is among the biggest celebrations in Chinese culture, and it's marked by a number of food traditions.

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Crack: The Drug That Consumed The Nation's Capital

Kojo explores the legacy of the drug epidemic that ripped Washington, D.C., apart just a few decades ago with voices featured in WAMU 88.5's recent series on the story.

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After "Dr. V": Transgender Representation In Sports

It started as an investigative story about a "scientifically superior" golf club. But when "Dr. V's Magic Putter" revealed -- without her consent -- that the inventor was transgender, the article quickly morphed into a cautionary tale. Kojo explores the ethics questions raised by the story, and how organized sports leagues have tried to accommodate trans athletes.

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