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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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America's Newest Veterans and Fort Hood

According to a recent survey by The Washington Post, more than half the of the 2.6 million veterans who served in Afghanistan and Iraq are now struggling with issues related to their physical and mental health. The gunman who opened fire...

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Gallaudet University's 150th Anniversary

As Gallaudet University celebrates 150 years as a preeminent school for the deaf, it looks ahead at the future of higher education and changes in its Northeast D.C. neighborhood.

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Scott Weems: "Ha!: The Science Of When We Laugh And Why"

Cognitive neuroscientist Scott Weems joins Kojo to discuss the latest scientific research that looks to explain why jokes and well-timed quips cause us to smirk, giggle and even burst out laughing.

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