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The Political Impact of Social Media

[2016-04-28 13:00:00] A new interactive exhibition at the Newseum in Washington is telling the story of the 2016 presidential election in real time. This hour, we'll visit the museum to explore how digital and social media have changed the way candidates campaign – and how the public participates in the political process.

The Political Impact of Social Media
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A Conversation With Diane Rehm

[2016-04-28 12:00:00] In 2014, Diane Rehm watched as her husband, John, decided to stop eating and drinking after his fight with Parkinson's disease became unbearable. This hour, we'll visit the studios of WAMU in Washington to talk with her about the experience of watching her husband die – and about her plans after retirement. Her new book is called "On My Own" (Knopf). "The Diane Rehm Show" airs daily on KERA at 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.

A Conversation With Diane Rehm
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The National Park Service At 100

[2016-04-27 13:00:00] This year, the National Park Service turns 100. This hour, we'll talk with the organization's director, Jonathan Jarvis, about the Park Service's role in conservation, about attracting a new generation of visitors and about which park might be best for your summer family vacation. And we'll also tour the Washington Monument with a ranger from the National Mall.

The National Park Service At 100
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Covering Global Transformation

[2016-04-27 12:00:00] Andrew Solomon has built a career on telling the stories of places on the brink of seismic shift – from Russia to Afghanistan and beyond. This hour, we'll talk to him about capturing transformation as it's happening, which he writes about in "Far and Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change – Seven Continents, Twenty-Five Years" (Scribner).

Covering Global Transformation
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A Conversation With Sen. John Cornyn

[2016-04-26 13:00:00] John Cornyn first won election to the U.S. Senate in 2002, and as majority whip he's now the second most powerful person in Senate. This hour, we'll speak to Texas' senior senator about recent legislation he's sponsored – and about the battle in the Senate over filling the open spot on the Supreme Court. And later in the hour, we'll talk with Colleen McCain Nelson, White House correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, about President Obama's trip to Saudi Arabia.

A Conversation With Sen. John Cornyn
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Suspense In The Supreme Court

[2016-04-26 12:00:00] Since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court has been in the headlines nearly every day. This hour, as we broadcast from NPR Headquarters in Washington, we'll talk about the battle to replace Scalia – and about cases currently being argued before the court – with NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg and Amy Howe, editor of the SCOTUS Blog.

Suspense In The Supreme Court
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The Modern First Ladies

[2016-04-25 13:00:00] This fall's presidential election could lead to a historical first when it comes to first ladies. A former first lady could be elected president – bringing about another new distinction: a first gentlemen. We could also have the first foreign-born first lady since Louisa Adams. This hour, as we broadcast from NPR Headquarters in Washington, we'll talk about the many roles first ladies have served in the White House with Kate Andersen Brower. She's the author of "First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies" (Harper).

The Modern First Ladies
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'Embedding' Into The Story

[2016-04-25 12:00:00] Kelly McEvers' reporting career has taken her to Iraq, Syria, Yemen and many other places of unrest. This hour, as we broadcast from NPR Headquarters in Washington, we'll talk to her about "Embedded," her new podcast in which she dives deep into issues of drug abuse, violence and disease both at home and abroad. And we'll talk with her about coming in from the field to co-host "All Things Considered," NPR's news magazine.

'Embedding' Into The Story
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The Brains Of Big Stars

[2016-04-21 13:00:00] Much of our understanding of mental health has been developed in the last few decades. This hour, we'll take what we've learned about how the mind works and revisit some of history's most intriguing figures with science writer Claudia Kalb, author of "Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History's Great Personalities" (National Geographic).

The Brains Of Big Stars
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Building More Livable Cities

[2016-04-21 12:00:00] As big cities become more densely populated, urban planners are looking for ways to make the streets more people friendly. This hour, we'll talk about how redesigned crosswalks, bike lanes and parks are making urban centers more livable with former New York City transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, co-author of "Street-Fight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution" (Viking).

Building More Livable Cities
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