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Bill Nye "The Science Guy"

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.'s Human Services Director On Homelessness

Dave Berns, the director of the District's Department of Human Services, joins Kojo to chat about the city's approach to homelessness.

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"In The Light Of What We Know" by Zia Haider Rahman

We talk to Zia Haider Rahman about his debut novel, the ties between geography and literature and his career thus far, which has included time as a banker, international human rights attorney and now author.

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The Future of D.C.'s Marijuana Debate

Both Maryland and the District moved recently to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, but activists in D.C. are pivoting to a new effort to legalize marijuana entirely.

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Contemporary Religion on Capitol Hill

The interdenominational National Community Church serves a range residents in and around D.C., including Hill staffers and the homeless. We talk with lead pastor and founder Mark Batterson about the growth of the faith community.

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Social Security Changes Course on Old Debts

Washington Post reporter Marc Fisher joins Kojo to explore the Social Security Administration's decision to stop efforts to collect on old taxpayer debts to the government.

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New Rules on Handling Sexual Assault in D.C.

Last year, a controversial Human Rights Watch report harshly criticized the Metropolitan Police Department's handling of sexual assault cases. The MPD disputed some of the findings of that report, noting internal reforms were already...

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New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff

The New Yorker's longtime cartoon editor joins us to talk about the serious business of being funny.

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Personal Banking Technology

A new report says half of all Americans haven't set foot inside a bank branch in the last month. Tech Tuesday considers the changing tools that allow customers to conduct their banking business on their own terms.

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Fort Hood Shooting Update

An Iraq war veteran opened fire Wednesday at a military base in Texas, a shooting that left four dead and more than a dozen wounded. Kojo chats with Craig Whitlock, a reporter at The Washington Post, for an update on the latest at Fort Hood.

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