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The Science of Sleep

New research is telling us more and more about sleep. We join two sleep doctors to explore the science of slumber.

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Military Tactics and Reporters Rights in Ferguson, MO

Six days after an unarmed black 18-year-old was killed by police in Ferguson, MO, the small city in the suburbs of St. Louis is in the national spotlight. The shooting immediately raised troubling questions about race and the criminal...

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"Citizen Canine" The Evolution of Our Pets

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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Shaping The City: Re-imagining Bethesda

Kojo and architect and urban planner Roger Lewis chat with Montgomery County planning director Gwen Wright.

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D.C. Sports Media & the Washington Redskins

As players suit up for the NFL preseason, local media outlets are adopting different postures towards Washington's iconic football team...

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Religious Groups Unite On Immigration

As the national debate continues over the fate of undocumented immigrants, all variety of faith groups are speaking with one voice for humane treatment of these people. We explore faith and views on immigration.

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American Fun: Four Centuries of Joyous Revolt

From the Boston Tea Party to rock 'n roll, Americans have always taken their fun seriously. A new books reveals the spirit of joyous rebellion going back to the Pilgrims.

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Femi Kuti

Femi Kuti, the son of pioneering Afrobeat musician and dissident Fela Kuti, forged his own path with a band in the 80's, using music to push for change. He joins us in studio to discuss his activism through music, his father's legacy, and Africa's future.

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The McDonnell Trial Gets Personal

The trial of Virginia's former governor and his wife on corruption charges got underway in Richmond this week, with the defense team aiming to dispel conspiracy charges with details of a broken marriage.

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Robots & Pop Culture

We consider the role of robots - whether cyborg, android or operating system - in our culture and what they tell us about ourselves.

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