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Live in D.C.

Today at 9:00am

In a special broadcast from WAMU in Washington, D.C., Scott Shafer sits down with a panel of journalists to talk about the latest political news and get an update on the transition to a Trump administration.

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The Takeaway

Civil Rights Monuments

Today at 12:00pm

President Obama added new national monuments on Thursday that preserve the country’s commitment to remembering and learning from the Civil Rights Era. The monuments include the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument, and the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church.

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Fresh Air

Segregated Schools

Today at 1:00pm
Repeats at 7:00pm

Why do so many neighborhoods and schools across America remain segregated? Journalist Nikole Hannah Jones has kept her daughter in their neighborhood public school, which has remained segregated because white families have chosen to send their children elsewhere.

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