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Behind The Scenes At Local Public Libraries

Over the last decade, public libraries have changed and evolved rapidly to meet patron demand. Directors must balance the budget, find new ways to use existing space and manage collections that include books and resources, both tangible and virtual. We talk with directors of three local systems about the role of the library in our modern communities.

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Report: Income Inequality Widening In The District

The District of Columbia has one of the highest levels of income inequality of any large city in the country, according to a new report by the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute. Kojo speaks with one of the study's authors and explores the implications of income inequality in the District, as well as policies being offered as potential course corrections.

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P.J. O'Rourke On Baby Boomers, Retirement And Nostalgia

Political satirist, journalist and frequent "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!'" panelist P.J. O'Rourke joins Kojo in studio.

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Choosing A Cell Phone And Mobile Data Plan

A wave of new offers from cell phone carriers leaves consumers confused about data plans, phone upgrades and how to save money. We explore changes in the industry and how to find the best deal.

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New Insights Into The Underground Sex Economy

A new landmark study by the Urban Institute explores the economics of the sex industry in Washington, D.C., and seven other major cities.

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Fair Pay and the Workplace

Although the Equal Pay Act has been on the books since 1963, court decisions over the years have weakened the law, and a culture of secrecy around salaries is still the norm in most workplaces. We explore the complex issues around pay equity.

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Kojo In Your Community: The Changing Face Of North Capitol Street

The District is a city in flux, and nowhere are the changes more dramatic than North Capitol Street, NE, just blocks from the U.S. Capitol. A panel of guests joins a live studio audience at NPR's headquarters for this "Kojo In Your Community" to discuss how both longtime residents and newcomers see the changes.

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Kojo In Your Community: Public Safety In NoMa And Across The District

D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier joins "Kojo In Your Community" to discuss how rapid changes in the NoMa neighborhood and across the city have affected public safety.

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The Changing Nature Of Workplace Benefits

We explore changes in workplace benefits like pensions and health care, as well as what health care reform means for those who are locked into a job for the benefits.

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El Salvador's New President

As Salvadorans choose between two candidates in a presidential runoff election, we explore the challenges the victor will face, including gangs, drugs and poverty.

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