Leisure & Lifestyle

Tech Tuesday: Preserving Family History

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Our most precious family history --old letters, home movies, photo albums--often end up in basements or attics--the worst possible place to preserve these materials. We explore high and low tech ways to protect and store family memorabilia, and the smartest way to migrate different materials to digital formats.

The Decline Of Driving

Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 12:25 p.m.

The cult of the car may be waning, according a new report that says Americans are driving less than they used to. We'll explore how the economy, the Internet and the rise of the Millennials are fueling the decline of driving.

Livable Wage For D.C. Big Box Stores Wins Initial Approval

Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The D.C. Council voted to raise the minimum wage at big box stores to $12.50 an hour despite Walmart's threat to pull out of three planned locations if the measure becomes law. Now Mayor Vincent Gray must decide whether to sign the bill.

The Ins And Outs Of Restaurant Reservations

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013 at 1:20 p.m.

Booking a table at your favorite eatery can take advance planning, strategic thinking and flexibility. We'll look behind the scenes at the inner workings of restaurant reservations.

Documerica: 1970s Photos Of The Environment And Society (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, Jul 4, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

A new photography exhibit at the National Archives explores Documerica, a little-known Environmental Protection Agency project created in the 1970s. Photographers commissioned by the agency traveled around the country, capturing images of environmental pollution, as well as a changing society.

Kids & Young Adult Summer Reading

Wednesday, Jul 3, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

School's out, but summer is a great time for young people to keep reading. We pore over some favorite novels and nonfiction for kids and young adults.

Alice Smith

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

We speak with the singer-songwriter about her new album, "She," and coming into her own as a musician.

Tips And Destinations For Summer Travel

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013 at 1:24 p.m.

With the official start of summer last week and July 4 coming up next week, the time is right to plan a summer trip. Two travel experts share tips on airfares, apps and hot destinations for the whole family.

Screens Under The Stars: Summer's Outdoor Movies

Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 12:33 p.m.

Drive-in theaters may be a thing of the past, but you can still catch movie stars under the stars at dozens of outdoor film festivals around our region.

The Smithsonian Explores Navigation

Thursday, Jun 6, 2013 at 12:35 p.m.

A new exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution examines the history and future of navigation, from following the North Star at sea to following the GPS in your cell phone.

Supernova Performance Art Festival

Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.

With a performance art festival in June, Rosslyn, Virginia hopes to add "arts destination" to its list of reasons to spend time in its corporate downtown spaces.

Michael Pollan: "Cooked" (Rebroadcast)

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Michael Pollan helped start -- or at least spur -- the slow food movement by taking readers through the food chain and examining why and how we eat. Now, Pollan is taking to the kitchen in an effort to reclaim cooking as an enjoyable and important part of daily life.

Time For Three (Rebroadcast)

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 12:32 p.m.

We hear from Time for Three, a trio of classically trained musicians who bend genres, incorporating jazz, pop and bluegrass into their music.

Summer Reading

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Looking for a great summer read? We've got a selection of novels, biographies, poetry and humor to recommend.

Shaping The City: Withstanding The Force Of Nature

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The devastating tornado in Oklahoma has people wondering how their own home would withstand nature's extremes. Architect Roger Lewis answers questions about the structural integrity we need in the D.C. region.

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