Balancing Success and Goodness

In his new book, New York Times columnist David Brooks writes about how we define success, drawing a line between what he considers “résumé virtues” and “eulogy virtues.” This hour, we’ll talk to him about striking that balance, the subject of The Road to Character.

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A Wedding Reporter On Finding ‘The One’

Ellen McCarthy experienced a bad breakup the very same day she started as the Washington Post’s full-time weddings reporter. Since that day, she’s seen over 200 weddings. This hour, we’ll talk with her about what she’s learned about dating, commitment and making it last.

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D.C. On TV And Film

Political television shows such as House of Cards and Veep just wouldn’t feel authentic if they didn’t film at least some of their scenes in the nation’s capital. This hour, we’ll talk about shooting TV and movies in America’s most security conscious city with Angie Gates, director of the D.C. Office of Motion Picture and Television Development; and House of Cards location manager Patrick Burn.

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A Conversation With Scott Simon

When NPR host Scott Simon began tweeting from his mother’s deathbed, he captured the hearts of thousands with his poignant, heartbreaking observations. This hour, from NPR headquarters in Washington, we’ll talk with him about his new memoir, Unforgettable: A Mother’s Final Days – And the Lessons that Last a Lifetime.

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