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The Era Of The Georgetown Salon: "The City of Conversation"

The fabled Georgetown salons of yore were where Beltway power players from both sides of the aisle gathered to schmooze and socialize. "The City of Conversation" at Arena Stage chronicles the decades-long decline of the salon and the political camaraderie that thrived at those elegant parties through the story of one powerful hostess and her family.

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The Possibility Of A Three-Parent Baby

The science, ethics and politics of controversial research to create human embryos from the DNA of three people.

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Matt Gallagher: "Youngblood"

A new novel by a former U.S. Army captain known for his candid blogging during the Iraq War. It’s a story about a young American soldier drawn deep into the lives of local Iraqis as he investigates allegations of murdered civilians.

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Apple And The San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone: The Escalating Fight Over Privacy And Security

Apple says unlocking the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone would set a dangerous precedent. The FBI says new encryption technologies harm efforts to solve crimes. A look at the escalating fight over privacy and national security.

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Analysis of the South Carolina Republican Primary and the Nevada Democratic Caucuses

Republican primary voters go to the polls in South Carolina while Democrats vote in the Nevada caucuses. Analysis of the results and what they mean for the presidential candidates heading into Super Tuesday.

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Beyond The Oscars: A Look At Racial Diversity In Hollywood

The lack of diversity among Oscar nominees has ignited a conversation about race in Hollywood. A look at the push to include a wider variety of voices, and why some argue more diverse films will benefit the industry’s bottom line.

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U.S. Senator Cory Booker: "United"

Cory Booker grew up in an affluent New Jersey suburb but felt drawn to the troubled city of Newark, where he took on the older political establishment and became mayor. The now Democratic U-S senator on his life in politics and his ideas for reforming America's criminal justice system.

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Beyond Flint: The Safety Of America's Tap Water

Investigators continue to seek answers in the contaminated water crisis in Flint, Michigan, but experts warn millions of older pipes still in use put other communities around the country at risk as well. Join us to talk about efforts to assess and ensure the safety of America's tap water.

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Growing Concerns Over Teenagers’ Use Of Anonymous Messaging Apps

The murder of a thirteen-year-old Virginia girl has raised concerns about anonymous messaging apps. Millions of American teenagers use services like Kik that police say have been linked to a growing number of crimes. What parents and teens need to know.

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Homeless Shelters in Every Ward - A Community Responds

Kojo finds out how communities across the city are responding to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser's plan to place small, transitional homeless shelters in the District's eight wards.

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