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Kojo Nnamdi Show-Washington City Paper Poll

We explore a new Kojo Nnamdi Show-Washington City Paper poll of 1,222 registered D.C. voters to reveal what locals think of recent political controversies and quality of life issues.


For Cancer Survivors, Armstrong An Inspiration

To millions of his fans, Lance Armstrong wasn't just a sports hero. He was an example of human resiliency who went from fighting testicular cancer to breaking cycling records at the Tour de France. His story was perhaps most meaningful to those with cancer. Following scathing accusations from the U.S. anti-doping agency and Armstrong's resignation from the chairmanship of his cancer foundation, Livestrong, two of those cancer survivors share their thoughts.
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Behind The Headlines: The Fall Of Lance Armstrong

We chat with reporters covering the unraveling details about the doping scandal that's stripped legendary cyclist Lance Armstrong of his titles.


Pitching Puts Tigers In World Series

The Detroit Tigers swept the New York Yankees on Thursday and are headed to the World Series. They'll face the winner of the series between the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis joins host Robert Siegel to discuss baseball's playoff season.

Tigers Sweep Yankees To Advance To The World Series

The Tigers won 8-1 for a four-game sweep of the American League championship series. It's their second trip to the World Series in seven years. They'll face either defending champions St. Louis Cardinals or the San Francisco Giants.
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Growing Number Of D.C. Kids Turn To Skateboarding

Longtime skateboarders say their sport is exploding in popularity and leaping across racial boundaries in the District.

Lance Armstrong Parts Ways With Livestrong, Nike

Armstrong announced Wednesday that he will no longer be chairing Livestrong, the foundation he started to support fellow cancer survivors. And, he lost major sponsors, including Nike, Anheuser-Busch and Radio Shack. All this follows last week's searing report by the U.S. Anti Doping Agency. It placed Armstrong at the center of a sophisticated doping program on his championship cycling teams.