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It's A Conspiracy: What Theories Tell Us About Society And Ourselves

From the Salem witch trials to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, we consider the history and current state of conspiracies, and ask what the anxieties they reflect tell us about ourselves.

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Reflecting On Reflections Of The JFK Assassination

This week, the nation marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Washington Post TV critic Hank Stuever joins us to reflect on what the programming reveals about our cultural connection to the eras that ended and began Nov. 22, 1963.

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Making Music Behind Bars At A Maryland Prison

Wayne Kramer once played guitar in a rock band; now, he's using those skills to help prison inmates hone their musical and social skills.

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On The Coast: Homeless Man Seeks Work Amid Year Of Ups And Downs

Last November, we met a man named Kenny, who was living in a tent on the outskirts of Ocean City, Md. One year later, we check back in with him.

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Are Homeless Kids In D.C. Out In The Cold?

At least 150 homeless teens were turned away from a D.C. shelter this year, and now advocates are putting renewed pressure on the city to find more shelter beds for unaccompanied minors.

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This Week On Metro Connection: House And Home

We'll look at the places that shelter us and the symbolism behind our humble abodes as we bring you a show about "House and Home."

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Jill Lepore: "Book Of Ages: The Life And Opinions Of Jane Franklin"

Historian Jill Lepore on the life of Jane Franklin, Ben Franklin's beloved sister. She was a passionate reader, a gifted writer and a shrewd observer of politics. But she was also a mother of 12 who lived in poverty and, like most women of her era, in near total obscurity.

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Amazon, The U.S. Postal Service And The Push To Expand Same-Day Delivery

Amazon will use the U.S. Postal Service for Sunday deliveries in New York and Los Angeles with plans to expand the service to other cities. How the push toward same-day delivery is transforming online shopping and the retail industry.

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Inescapable Melodies: The Legacy Of Video Game Music

Some of the most memorable melodies of the past few decades came not from the pop charts but from video games.

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Radio Diaries Revisited

Sixteen years ago, a group of teenagers from around the country were given tape recorders to document their lives for the series "Teenage Diaries." Two of the original diarists join us to talk about their lives today.