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"Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America"

Baltimore's "Pope of Trash" joins Kojo to talk about his films, his new book and what he loves about Charm City.

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Clamping Down on Car Washes?

Car washes, along with bake sales and silent auctions, are among the traditional techniques used to raise money for organizations. But some communities are clamping down on charity car washes because of concerns about how they impact the...

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Ban the Box in D.C.

Last week, the DC Council moved legislation forward that would help former prisoners get past the first hurdle in job hunting. We explore the issues around "Ban the Box" legislation.

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Leadership Changes at the DC Fire Department

D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe announced his retirement after three years at the helm of the troubled department. We look at his tenure and what's next for D.C.'s emergency services.

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"American Panic:" Who Scares Us and Why

Kojo joins author Mark Stein to explore the roots of American political panic, why it occurs, and how you can stay calm amid a politically fueled firestorm.

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"China's Second Continent" with Howard French

China has developed close ties with nations across the African continent through investment in infrastructure projects, purchase of mineral rights, and growing trade. Perhaps the biggest influence, though, will come from the million-plus Chinese migrants seeking their fortune on the continent.

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Bill Nye "The Science Guy" (Rebroadcast)

Bill Nye, a Washington native, joins Kojo to discuss how he got hooked on science and what he thinks can draw future generations into STEM fields.

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D.C. Jazz History (Rebroadcast)

Even before jazz came into its own, D.C. was a hub of black music, with clubs along U Street drawing racially diverse crowds in a city that was otherwise segregated. As jazz developed and artists from and traveling through the District...

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True Tales of American Villains, Scoundrels, and Rogues (Rebroadcast)

Americans have always been fascinated by criminals, immortalizing notorious bad guys on screen and on the page. But many of our most diabolical and misguided citizens have been overlooked by history books. Paul Martin highlights a colorful...

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Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace

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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