Wednesday, Jul 09 12 p.m. (ET)

The Housing Crisis and the Latino Community

The downturn in the housing market has been a double blow for our region's Latino community: those who signed up for subprime loans often didn't understand the complicated nature of the agreements. And those who worked in the construction...

Wednesday, Jul 09 12:34 p.m. (ET)

Regional Identity- What Makes a “Virginian”?

Much of the Washington region is comprised of people who moved here from across the country and around the world. Nowhere are their influences more apparent than in Northern Virginia. We explore historical migration patterns and the...

Wednesday, Jul 09 1 p.m. (ET)

Clothing and Culture — Gender and Fashion

Why do we dress baby girls in pink, and baby boys in blue? Are these preferences somehow encoded in our DNA, or are they shaped by other factors? In the second part of our series on clothing and culture, we explore the social norms that...

Wednesday, Jul 09 1:40 p.m. (ET)

Wine Tips

Why does some wine sell for $70 a bottle and others $12 a bottle? Why the immense variation in pricing? And is a more expensive wine invariably the better-tasting one? Our Wine Gurus are back to help us sort the swill from the swell --...

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T.C. Boyle: “The Harder They Come”

Thursday, Mar 26 2015T.C. Boyle's latest novel explores the darker side of the American ideal of freedom, from a woman who follows the extreme libertarian "sovereign citizen" movement to a disturbed young man who models himself on the pioneer John Colter.

Seasonal Labor and the U.S. Seafood Industry

Wednesday, Mar 25 2015A recent court decision allowed federal officials to resume processing visas offered to the many seasonal workers providing the labor behind the U.S. seafood industry. The prospect of a visa stoppage sent a panic through many seafood businesses in the mid-Atlantic region, who've come to depend on the visa program to fill manual labor jobs like picking crabs and shucking oysters. We explore why the visa program was caught in limbo and what's at stake for the seafood industry as things move forward.