Wednesday, Jun 18 12 p.m. (ET)

Local Politics, Ethics and Public Appearance

Being an elected official has its perks. But the voters who elect our leaders expect those perks won't be abused, and that those leaders will abide by a code of written and unwritten ethical guidelines. We look at recent controversies...

Wednesday, Jun 18 12:33 p.m. (ET)

Dept. of Human Behavior

Research suggests that we're motivated to respond to tragedies when they unfold right in front of our eyes. But studies also show that we hesitate to make similar sacrifices in the wake of more remote tragedies. We talk with the Washington...

Wednesday, Jun 18 1 p.m. (ET)

Medicare and the Free Market

This election year, both political parties are promising to transform the way government pays for and delivers medical services. But beneath pledges to increase efficiency and cut costs, reformers confront a host of interest groups, from...

Wednesday, Jun 18 1:33 p.m. (ET)

Summer Reading

A summer trip to Rehoboth or Rome might be incomplete without a good beach book or a page-turning airplane read to go with it. Join Kojo as we get tips on this summer's best reads for readers of all tastes and ages.

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The Digital Life of Teens

Tuesday, Jan 27 2015It’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.

Internet Dialects

Tuesday, Jan 27 2015It’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.

Pop-Up Houses in D.C.

Monday, Jan 26 2015Some 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.