Leisure & Lifestyle

"The Good Lord Bird" By James McBride

Monday, Dec 2, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

A surprise winner at this year's National Book Award, James McBride's latest novel takes on the story of abolitionist John Brown's doomed raid on the arsenal at Harper's Ferry.

Chef Jose Andres: At Home And Abroad

Monday, Dec 2, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Chef Jose Andres is known for cuisine that's one part tradition, one part science experiment, earning him numerous awards and accolades. We talk with Andres about his journey -- both personal and culinary -- thus far, and where he's heading next.

Eating Well At The Airport And In The Air

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Celebrity chefs and healthier fare are boosting the culinary quotient at airports. We scope out the best and worst terminals for a pre-flight meal.

Movies and the International Market

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Our critics share picks from this year's impressive list of potential Oscar contenders and explain why youre seeing so many China-focused story lines in American films.

Inside The Local Running And Racing Boom

Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 at 12:28 p.m.

As runners lace up for the next Turkey Trot and Jingle Bell Run, we explore the growing popularity of running in our area and the tensions between serious and casual racers.

The Visual History Of Yoga

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

A new exhibit at the Smithsonian offers a visual history of 2,000 years of yoga and its religious and secular importance around the world.

Marin Alsop At Home And Abroad

Monday, Nov 4, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Conductor Marin Alsop leads the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Kojo talks with Alsop about upcoming concerts close to home and her forays onto the international stage.

Candy Culture

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013 at 1:31 p.m.

Halloween brings little goblins and ghouls to front doors in search of one thing: candy. We explore the history of candy and how these treats have shaped the American sweet tooth.

In The Tower: Kerry James Marshall

Monday, Oct 28, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

A new exhibition at the National Gallery of Art features the work of Kerry James Marshall, whose paintings reflect on American history through the lens of the African-American experience.

"Love In Afghanistan" At Arena Stage

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 12:26 p.m.

In this new play by Charles Randolph Wright, an American hip-hop star and an Afghan interpreter navigate romance in chaotic, war-torn Afghanistan.

Next Generation E-Books

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

While the vast majority of e-books still consist of basic text delivered to a device, the next generation of digital books feature interactivity and multimedia content. We explore what's next in the field of "enhanced e-books."

Malcolm Gladwell: "David And Goliath"

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

The author of "The Tipping Point," "Blink" and "Outliers" joins Kojo to talk about his new book, "David and Goliath: Undergods, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants."

High-Tech Grocery Shopping

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Tech Tuesday explores how online ordering, delivery and pick-up services are linking consumers to farmers and changing the way we buy groceries.

Women Opting Out Of The Workforce

Monday, Oct 14, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Whether "opting out" of a career track or scaling back job ambitions to raise a family, many women face their biggest challenge when it comes time to opt back into the workforce.

Affordable Theater In The D.C. Region

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Despite the many types of theater and a range of ticket prices, many see a night out at the theater as a luxury. We explore how theaters are working to change that perception.

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