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The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Zoos play a major role in preserving and protecting the animals that call them home. But during the past few years, the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore had to scrape and claw to fight off its own extinction. The zoo's president and CEO joins us in the studio to reflect on its recent challenges and explore where it fits into the fabric of the Mid-Atlantic region.

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Rethinking Portion Size

As our nation struggles to get a handle on high obesity rates, portion sizes have been getting a makeover. Restaurants and manufacturers are replacing the 'bigger is better' approach with more modest servings. We consider the cultural...

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Discipline in Preschool

Traditional and charter schools in D.C. reportedly suspended 181 pre-K students during the 2012-13 school year. Many are shocked at the idea of suspending 4 year olds, but some educators say it's a necessary tool to maintain a positive learning environment.

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The Future of Truth: Veteran Investigative Reporter Charles Lewis

Veteran investigative reporter Charles Lewis' new book explores the critical role of journalists in taking on the powerful.

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Bishop Mariann Budde

We speak with the first female bishop of the Episcopal Church's Washington Diocese, the Right Reverend Mariann Budde, about women in and outside of the clergy.

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Teaching Computers to Understand Sarcasm

Marketers, diplomats and even the FBI are trying to teach computers to understand the avalanche of Tweets and Facebook posts. We explore the exploding field of sentiment mining.

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Poet Lore Magazine

Poet Lore Magazine is celebrating 125 years in print from its base in Bethesda, Maryland. We talk to co-editor Jody Bolz about the history of the publication and the role of poetry in modern lives.

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Your Turn

Germany outs an alleged double-agent selling secrets to the U.S., and D.C. bicyclists and drivers assail each other's manners. It's your turn to discuss these topics and more.

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When Social Advocacy and Advertising Collide

From TV spots featuring interracial families to links between shiny hair and feminism, companies are embracing social issues -- and potential controversies -- that come with today's modern families.

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Activists Gather At White House To Protest Immigration Proposal

Hundreds of immigrant-rights activists protested outside the White House on the eve of President Obama’s request that Congress fund the rapid deportation of tens of thousands of Central American children detained after crossing the border illegally.

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