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Afghanistan's Romeo And Juliet And How They Escaped An Honor Killing

A young Afghan woman defied her parents and chose her own husband. Her family wants to kill her to restore their honor. How this Romeo and Juliet story highlights the struggle for women's rights in the Muslim world.

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2015: The Hottest Year In Recorded History

Scientists say global temperatures in 2015 were the hottest on record, smashing the 2014 record by a wide margin. What the warming of the planet could mean for weather patterns, climate policy, and hitting global temperature targets.

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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser On The City's Winter Weather Prepartions

Kojo chats with D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser about what the city's doing to prepare for the winter weather.

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New Efforts To Address America's Growing Addiction Crisis

Tens of thousands of Americans are dying each year from overdoses from prescription pain killers and heroin. We discuss new local, state and federal efforts to stem the epidemic.

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Locals Take The Fight Against Food Waste National

Kojo chats with three locals with innovative ideas about how to redirect surplus food towards those in need-- before it becomes waste.

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Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin: "March: Book Two" (Rebroadcast)

The second in a trilogy of graphic novels about the civil rights movement begins in Nashville in 1960. How young activists confront police brutality and violence in their fight for social change.

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What Washington's Millennials Really Want

A newly released study surveyed 300 millennials from the Washington region to find out what they want, and how well the area delivers.

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What's With Asking About What Someone Does For A Living?

Are Washingtonians more guilty of asking about what each other do for a living than people from other parts of the country?

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Why Can't Washingtonians Resist Asking Each Other What They Do For A Living?

Is "What do you do?" the quintessential Washington question? And what exactly are people asking it trying to find out?
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Eddie Glaude: "Democracy In Black"

In this new book, Princeton University professor Eddie Glaude says while the country's promise of equality has always fallen short for African Americans, today the situation has grown even more dire.

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