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Neil Gaiman: "Trigger Warning" (Rebroadcast)

A conversation with best-selling author Neil Gaiman on his latest collection of short fiction and poems. He warns his new anthology could trigger flashbacks and anxiety. Known for his eerie tales including “Coraline” and “The Graveyard Book,” the author explains why he thinks fiction is dangerous.

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The Gym Desert East Of The Anacostia (Rebroadcast)

If you live in one of the D.C. neighborhoods that feels like it has a yoga or spinning studio on every other block, you might be surprised to find out that there are no private gyms in Wards 7 or 8.

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Caring for Adults with Autism (Rebroadcast)

More than 50,000 individuals with autism enter adulthood every year. Yet relatively little has been done to support them or their families. We discuss caring for adults with autism.

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Journalist, Author And MacArthur Fellow Ta-Nehisi Coates (Rebroadcast)

Journalist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates was just named a MacArthur Fellow. A conversation with Coates about the devastating effect of mass incarceration on black families and his recent memoir about growing up in inner-city Baltimore.

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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.

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Rev. Barry Lynn: "God And Government" (Rebroadcast)

Rev. Barry Lynn has been a central player in the major church-state battles for decades. In his new book he revisits the issues that have defined his career like prayer in public school and reproductive rights.

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New Research On Teens, Toddlers and Mobile Devices (Rebroadcast)

One new study says teens spend nine hours a day using media. Another survey finds a surprising number of toddlers have their own iPad or smartphone. Diane and a panel of experts discuss the latest research on screen time and kids.

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Deborah Voigt: "Call Me Debbie: True Confessions Of A Down-to-Earth Diva" (Rebroadcast)

Deborah Voigt started singing as soon as she could talk. She eventually became one of opera's most sought after performers. But struggles with weight and addiction plagued her. A conversation with opera singer Deborah Voigt.

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Roger Angell: "This Old Man: All In Pieces"

Roger Angell, senior fiction editor of and longtime contributor to The New Yorker, discusses his latest book, "This Old Man: All In Pieces," a collection that includes commentary, letters, jokes and his reflections life in the 10th decade.

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A Conversation With Faith Leaders On Moral Leadership In Today's Political Climate

Religious leaders have grown increasingly alarmed by anti-Muslim rhetoric in the wake of terrorist attacks both here and abroad. Members of different faiths on moral leadership in today's political climate.

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