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Tuesday, May 26 1:32 p.m. (ET)

Money Well Spent?: Navigating Charitable Giving

Last week the Federal Trade Commission announced that, along with all 50 states and the District of Columbia, it was taking legal action against four 'sham' cancer charities. Allegations that the groups deceived donors to the tune of $187 million have rippled through the non-profit world. We consider what red flags donors should be on the lookout for and how data can - and can't - help us decide who's a good actor.

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Grammar Nazi is a bit harsh... Let's make "Grammar Stormstrooper" a thing.

Grammar Nazi is a bit harsh... Let's make "Grammar Stormstrooper" a thing.

Monday, May 25 12 p.m. (ET)

Grammar, Linguistics, And The Evolution Of The English Language (Rebroadcast)

In both its spoken and written forms, the English language is constantly evolving. Grammar - the system and structure that underpin communications - and linguistics - the science of its study - can help us make sense of these shifts and changes. We talk with experts in each field about the quirks, foibles, understanding and glory of the written and spoken word.

Prince George's County executive Rushern Baker

Prince George's County executive Rushern Baker

Friday, May 22 12 p.m. (ET)

The Politics Hour

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker and Alexandria mayoral candidate Kerry Donley.

Thursday, May 21 1:36 p.m. (ET)

‘Misbehaving': Understanding Human Behavior

Over the past 40 years, the field of behavioral economics has emerged to explain why humans make irrational decisions. We talk with one of the pioneers of the field to find out what’s behind the choices we make, and how we can use this knowledge for good.

Associated Press bureau chief Malcolm Browne's Vietnam gear.

Associated Press bureau chief Malcolm Browne's Vietnam gear.

Thursday, May 21 1 p.m. (ET)

Reporting Vietnam at the Newseum

An exhibit opening this week at the Newseum explores how the media reported the country’s first televised war.

Thursday, May 21 12:43 p.m. (ET)

The Persistent Problem Of Lead Paint

A pair of children staying in the D.C. General Hospital homeless shelter recently tested positive for lead. While it remains unclear whether they were exposed at the shelter, this news comes on the heels of revelations about the role lead paint exposure had in the life of Freddie Gray, the young man who recently died after a violent interaction with Baltimore police. We find out why the problem of exposure persists and what strides have been made in cleaning up homes over the last few decades.