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Tuesday, Jan 27 12 p.m. (ET)

Internet Dialects

It’s long been assumed that the Internet is akin to a national broadcast—and that Internet lingo, memes, acronyms and slang subsume Boston accents and California slang. But using the trove of information on Twitter, some researchers now think our online language might in fact reflect regionalisms in real life. A look at how we speak online and off, and the ways one affects the other.

Tuesday, Jan 27 12:30 p.m. (ET)

The Digital Life of Teens

It’s well-documented that traditional media’s focus on looks and unrealistic body images affects the self-esteem of teens — particularly for girls. But what about where kids really live: Social media? We explore what today’s digital landscape means for teens and their self-esteem.

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Monday, Jan 26 1 p.m. (ET)

Pop-Up Houses in D.C.

Some residential neighborhoods in D.C. are developing a jagged skyline as row house owners build up -- adding on vertically to create so-called "pop-up" houses with more floors than their neighbors. We consider the practical, aesthetic and zoning issues created by pop-ups buildings.

Monday, Jan 26 12 p.m. (ET)

Wes Moore: Searching for a Life that Matters

Many readers are familiar with the personal story of Wes Moore and his widely-acclaimed memoir about growing up in Baltimore and becoming a combat veteran and Rhodes Scholar. But in his newest work, Moore seeks inspiration in the stories of others--from an Afghan translator he once worked with to one of the world's most successful food entrepreneurs. Moore joins Kojo to explore how people find meaning in the work they do and lessons we can draw from them.

Baker speaks at an event in Prince George's County in 2011.

Baker speaks at an event in Prince George's County in 2011.

Friday, Jan 23 12 p.m. (ET)

The Politics Hour

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson and Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker.

A rendering of a potential park on Connecticut Avenue, part of the plans for the Dupont Underground arts district.

A rendering of a potential park on Connecticut Avenue, part of the plans for the Dupont Underground arts district.

Thursday, Jan 22 1:32 p.m. (ET)

Public Art Spaces

From a new underground project in Dupont Circle to areas in Hyattsville and Rosslyn, we explore what it takes to create space for the arts.

An image from the NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite show the power outages over Washington, D.C. and Baltimore that occurred as a result of the derecho on Friday, June 29, 2012.

An image from the NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite show the power outages over Washington, D.C. and Baltimore that occurred as a result of the derecho on Friday, June 29, 2012.

Thursday, Jan 22 1 p.m. (ET)

Night Watch: Washington From Space

We learn what high-resolution satellite images of our metro region at night are telling us about energy use, behavior patterns, and our changing urban landscape.