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Who Should We Honor On Presidents' Day?

Tell Me More host Michel Martin and editor Ammad Omar crack open the listener inbox. This week, they clear up a Presidents' Day misunderstanding, and see if the idea of Legos for girls really has legs.
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Shaping The City: Rethinking Planning Rules

Traditional zoning ordinances took hold a century ago to control what was built where, how densely and how tall. We explore how different jurisdictions are rethinking the rules.

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Foreign Governments Seek Square Footage, Symbolism In D.C. Embassies

The District's 180 foreign missions are more than just brick and mortar. They're high-profile landmarks sandwiched among the private homes and small businesses of D.C. neighborhoods.

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Historic D.C. Housing Project Marks 75 Years

Langston Terrace, D.C.'s first public housing project designed and built by African Americans, is turning 75 years old.

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Cold War Bunker Network Repurposed For 21st Century Threats

In Charlotte, N.C., a secret bunker rests quietly below a radio station. Built in 1963, it was part of a federal network designed to provide emergency communications in case of a nuclear attack. With a new slew of potential threats to contend with, FEMA has revived the idea.
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Virginia Historical Society To Hold Presentation On Slave Name Database

The Virginia Historical Society is promoting a database with over 10,000 slave names.

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'Above All Things' Tells The Story Of A Mountain, A Marriage

George Mallory, famed mountaineer, perished in his attempt to be the first man to summit Mount Everest. Tanis Rideout's debut novel combines the tale of that famous climb with the lesser-known story of George's wife, Ruth.
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Reading The Love Letters Of Lyndon B. Johnson

For Valentine's Day, the Lyndon B. Johnson library released letters from the courtship period between the late president and his wife, Lady Bird. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin presents some of the highlights.
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'Armory Show' That Shocked America In 1913, Celebrates 100

The exhibition, which opened on Feb. 17, 1913, at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York City, became an important event in the history of American art. It introduced astonished New Yorkers to modern art, like Marcel Duchamp's cubist Nude Descending a Staircase.

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