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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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Analysis Of President Obama's Final State of the Union Address

Political reporters weigh in on President Obama's last State of the Union speech. We discuss Obama's final-year agenda, including efforts to reform gun laws and address voter fears over terrorism and the economy.

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"Citizen Canine" The Evolution of Our Pets (Rebroadcast)

Cats and dogs have become such a part of the family fabric that in many households, they're akin to children. "Science" journalist David Grimm joins Kojo to talk about how our connections to pets are changing laws, industries, and lives.

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The Intersection of Civil Rights History & The Space Program (Rebroadcast)

The rise of the American space program overlapped with the dawn of the civil rights movement in the United States. Many of NASA's first African-American employees worked to send humans into space while at the same time finding their place in the struggle for racial equality. Kojo explores this intersection in history with two authors who chronicled the stories of some of the earliest African-American space workers - and an astronaut who followed them to become the first African-American in to lead NASA on a permanent basis.

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George Takei: From 'Star Trek' To Social Media Stardom To 'Allegiance'

George Takei found stardom through his role as Hikaru Sulu on the original "Star Trek" television series. But today many people know of him through his (often humorous) online presence.

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What's Behind New Deportation Raids Targeting Central American Immigrants

The Obama administration is deporting Central American immigrants in raids nationwide that began earlier this month. We discuss what's behind the new wave of deportations and reaction from communities and political leaders.

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Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace (Rebroadcast)

Like the nature of white-collar work itself, the concept and design of the office has evolved over more than a century, from the counting-houses of nineteenth-century clerks to the cubicles we love to hate. Author Nikil Saval joins us to explore the history of our workspaces.

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Carly Simon: "Boys In The Trees"

A conversation with singer-songwriter Carly Simon about her memoir, "Boys In The Trees."

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How A Maryland County Effectively Ended Veteran Homelessness

In December 2015, officials in Montgomery County, Md., announced that local programs effectively ended veteran homelessness there. Kojo explores what solutions the county put in place - and what pieces of their plan could be replicated in other parts of our region and around the country.

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How Current Campaign Finance Laws Are Shaping The 2016 Presidential Race

Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie is among those speaking out against the U.S. campaign finance system: How the Citizens United ruling, limits on individual donations and so-called dark money are shaping campaign strategies the 2016 presidential race.

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