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Challenges For Saudi Arabia At Home And Abroad

Saudi Arabia is warning that its decades-old alliance with the U.S. is strained. At the same time, the country faces increasing domestic pressure over women’s rights. Diane and her guests discuss challenges for Saudi Arabia at home and abroad.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Haunted D.C.

We'll gear up for some ghost hunting as we bring you our annual celebration of the region's creepiest and spookiest.

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Candy Culture

Halloween brings little goblins and ghouls to front doors in search of one thing: candy. We explore the history of candy and how these treats have shaped the American sweet tooth.

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Veterans Treatment Courts

A new court program offers a way to keep troubled veterans out of jail and get them the help they need for drug abuse and other addictions. How Veterans Treatment Courts are making a difference in the lives of returning soldiers.

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The Future Of Internet Governance

Ongoing fallout from NSA surveillance programs changes the tone of dialogue between U.S. and countries like Brazil at the annual Internet Governance Forum.

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Montgomery County Strives To Connect Food With Families

Montgomery County, Md., says it's launching the nation's first countywide food recovery program, linking unwanted food with people in need.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Connections

From rappers and tappers to phones and food, we'll look at the ties that bind us, as we bring you a show about "Connections."

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Aminatta Forna: "The Hired Man"

Author Aminatta Forna is known for work -- fiction and non -- based in Sierra Leone, her father's homeland. Her latest novel is, instead, based in Croatia where she examines the questions that plague a community after a period of civil strife. Kojo talks with Forna about healing, hunting and gentrification in "The Hired Man."

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Shaping The City: Setting Standards For Design

Governments have certain tools at their disposal that can influence how buildings look and feel. But zoning codes and building height limits can only do so much to affect the aesthetic designs behind private projects. Architect and Washington Post columnist Roger Lewis returns to explore what makes for good design and whether it's possible for the public sector to impose design standards and private endeavors.

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Women Opting Out Of The Workforce

Whether "opting out" of a career track or scaling back job ambitions to raise a family, many women face their biggest challenge when it comes time to opt back into the workforce.

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