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The Freelance Economy (Rebroadcast)

As many as one-third of workers in the United States -- an estimated 42 million people -- work as freelancers. While freelancing offers flexibility and autonomy, it also comes with no benefits and no job security. A look at the pros and cons of the new "freelance economy."

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'Souvenir Nation' At The Smithsonian

We talk with the curator of a new Smithsonian exhibit about the evolution of souvenirs and what we can learn from those early relics.

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The Sights And Sounds Of The March On Washington

On the 50th anniversary of the March, we take a listen back to the music that served as a soundtrack of the day and consider the importance of folk and protest music in the civil rights movement.

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Understanding Gender Nonconforming Children

Children who strongly identify with the opposite gender are gaining more acceptance. Understanding gender nonconformity and challenges for parents and schools.

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Fifty Years After The March On Washington

Guest host Frank Sesno and his guests discuss the legacy of the 1963 March on Washington and the state of civil rights in America today.

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Assessing D.C.'s Public Charter Schools

Charter schools in D.C. could begin assessing 3 to 7-year-olds in math and reading under a proposal to better evaluate charter schools and offer parents performance-based comparisons.

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Judith Flanders: "The Invention Of Murder"

Author Judith Flanders joins guest host Frank Sesno to talk about the evolution of the real -- and fictional -- crime story.

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Growing Pressure On The U.S. To Respond To Events In Syria

President Barack Obama says the time frame for action in Syria is growing short. Guest host Frank Sesno and a panel of experts discuss allegations of a large scale chemical weapons attack and growing pressure on the U.S. to respond.

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50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington

Fifty years ago final preparations for the "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom" were underway. We talk with speechwriter Clarence B. Jones and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton about their recollection of that day and the way ahead for the civil rights movement.

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Barry Meier: "Pain Killer"

The use of narcotic painkillers has boomed over the past decade, but a book says new research shows that opioids are often ineffective in treating long-term pain and can have serious health consequences.

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