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'Living Diversity' On Columbia Pike

We explore the unique diversity of Arlington's Columbia Pike with a documentary photographer, and find out why the Pike typifies changes in many American neighborhoods over the last 50 years.

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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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Changing Demands On Employees In The Modern American Workplace

A recent investigation into Amazon’s workplace environment painted a dark picture, from grueling hours to gender biases. Now many are calling for a hard look at how American companies treat employees. Changing demands in the modern workplace.

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Confederate Group Can't Use Chapel, Washington And Lee University Says

The group's Stonewall Brigade had held an annual ceremony at the Lexington, Virginia, school's Lee Chapel for more than a decade.

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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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