Leisure & Lifestyle

Olympic Preview

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 1:44 p.m.

Ready or not, the Olympics are here! Insights on the arenas, the athletes, the atmosphere and more, as Kojo is joined by roving correspondent Candy Thomson, sent to cover the Games for the Baltimore Sun.

Farmers Markets

Monday, Aug 9, 2004 at 12:06 p.m.

Fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, all courtesy of your neighborhood farmers markets. A look at the thriving business of farmers markets and where to find one near your neighborhood.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Wednesday, Aug 4, 2004 at 1:20 p.m.

Once upon a time, most people feared dentists and avoided them at all costs. But new cosmetic procedures promising straighter teeth and whiter smiles are bringing even the most reluctant patient into the dentists chair. We look at the...

Summer Gardening

Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 12:06 p.m.

Whether your grass is turning brown or weeds are taking over your garden, you don't need to give up on enjoying your summer garden. Experts join us with hot tips for your cool summer garden.


Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 1:06 p.m.

A new ban in Maryland on 29 kinds of snakehead fish has some of the species's fans seeing red. A look at this statewide ban and its possible impact on the fish market.

The Changing Face of Restaurants

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 12:06 p.m.

Restaurants thrive on their good name. Reputation and perseverance can translate to million dollar brands -- from the Armenian family that turned Colombo yogurt into a supermarket staple to Chef Wolfgang Puck’s seven dollar frozen...

After the Federal Marriage Amendment

Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 1:36 p.m.

Supporters of a ban on gay marriages are regrouping and forging ahead in the wake of yesterday's failed Federal Marriage Amendment vote in the Senate. We look at the next steps supporters plan for activity in the House of Representatives...

Music Lessons

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2004 at 12:31 p.m.

Do the words "piano lesson" strike fear in your heart? Did you love music but dread your music lessons? Meet a concert pianist who says we're way past due for a new approach to teaching music.

Jim Knipfel

Tuesday, Jul 6, 2004 at 1:35 p.m.

As a writer, Jim Knipfel has documented his suicide attempts, alcohol abuse, criminal enterprises, and going blind. Sounds depressing, right? But Knipfel is loved by audiences because of the sardonic sense of humor and keen sense of the...

Summer Travel

Thursday, Jul 1, 2004 at 1:06 p.m.

With fears about traveling lessening, the kids out of school, and gas prices dipping, its time to travel. Hear about some of the hot and cool places to visit this summer.

Artisans in Developing Countries

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 1:46 p.m.

Many artisans in developing countries only dream of selling their products in the US or Europe. But many are able to accomplish this dream, using globalization to their benefit, with the assistance of Aid to Artisans. A look at this 30...

Caribbean Carnival

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 1:34 p.m.

Mixing European feudal roots with African cultural traditions, the Carnivals of the Caribbean have become legendary. As DC prepares to celebrate the Caribbean Carnival this weekend, we explore Carnival's roots.

Digital Photography

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 12:06 p.m.

Tech Tuesday tackles everything you've always wanted to know about digital cameras but were afraid to ask. Get advice on pixels, memory cards, snapshot printers white space, and more.

Summer Reading

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 12:06 p.m.

For many, summer is synonomous with reading. To finally relax and take time for yourself -- when laying on the beach, waiting in an airport, or just hanging in a hammock. Get the best book recommendations for you, the kids, or anyone...

African American Businesswomen

Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at 1:06 p.m.

Most people haven't heard of Ann Lowe, but she arguably designed perhaps the most famous wedding dress in history -- the dress Jackie wore when marrying John Kennedy. Kojo takes a look at the life of Ms. Lowe and some 21 other African...

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