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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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Shaping the City: Designing for Disaster

Though some communities are able to prepare for -- and mitigate -- disaster from rusted steel and even forces of nature, others struggle to update structures that remain vulnerable to time and the elements. We talk about how designers and engineers are finding new ways to build aesthetically pleasing, disaster-resilient structures amid changing weather patterns and building codes.

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D.C. Jazz History

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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Measuring the Value of A College Degree

As students and parents assess college options, debates continue over the value of a college degree. We explore the issues around college rankings, costs and the long-term value of a higher degree.

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Your Turn: Voter ID Laws Suffer Blow, Changes Coming to Pepco

On Wednesday, nuclear energy giant Exelon bought energy utility Pepco, sparking hopes of improved service for local residents. It's 'your turn' to weigh in on those and other stories in the news.

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Arts Advocacy in the District

As the District hashes out next year's budget and looks toward electing a new mayor, advocates for the arts are weighing in.

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Mesh Networks and Spying Online

We learn about the potential uses for off-the-grid systems both overseas and in the U.S.

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Racism & Protest in the NBA

Kojo talks with former NBA player Etan Thomas about race and politics in professional basketball, where three quarters of the players are black, but the ownership remains mostly white.

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