Winter Reading For Kids & Young Adults

Looking for holiday inspiration for gifts for the good little kids and teens on your list? We’ve got book suggestions for the littlest readers and most mature young adults alike.

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Winter Reading Show

E. Ethelbert Miller, Barbara Hoffert and Mary Kay Zuravleff round up their favorite novels, short stories and nonfiction of 2013.

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Summer Reading For Kids & Young Adults

Whether your kids are reluctant readers or literature lovers, Monica Hesse and Edie Ching have suggestions for series, picture books and novels the whole family can read together at the beach or in the backyard hammock.

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Summer Reading Show

Novels, biographies and thrillers you’ll want to pack for your next vacation, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Recommendations by editor Barbara Hoffert, bookstore owner Eileen McGervey and freelance writer John Wilwol.

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Books Set In Washington, D.C.

The D.C. area has been the backdrop for many books, whether short stories, novels or nonfiction. Our guests highlight the best books set primarily in and around Washington, including those penned by authors with local roots and books with strong allusions and mentions to the area.

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The Politics Hour: September 25, 2020

Friday, Sep 25 2020Maryland State Sen. Will Smith (D-Montgomery County) discusses policing bills and the latest Purple Line news. And D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) talks about vision zero, voting and the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The Many Benefits Of Getting Outdoors During A Pandemic

Thursday, Sep 24 2020How are Washingtonians finding solace in the natural world during a time of turmoil? Local naturalist Melanie Choukas-Bradley and WAMU reporter Margaret Barthel join us to discuss the many ways to get outside in the Washington region — and what it can mean for your mind and body.