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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Behind The Scenes Of NPR News

As NPR’s vice president for news, Chris Turpin manages close to 400 journalists across the country and in 17 bureaus around the world. This hour, from NPR headquarters in Washington, we’ll talk to him about covering breaking news live on the air, supplementing those broadcasts on the Web and about the behind the scenes work in Washington that makes it all possible.

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A Logophile’s Dream

Queries about sweet soup, the endearment “my boo” and fossil poetry were all on recent episodes of “A Way With Words.” This hour, we’ll talk with the show’s hosts, Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett, about their most frequent questions– as well as the most wacky.

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A ‘Colossal’ Undertaking

With Colossal, the Dallas Theater Center has transformed the Wyly Theatre into a football field to tell the story of a college athlete struggling to overcome a devastating spinal injury. This hour, we’ll talk about how the play examines our favorite sport members of the cast.

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Making Others Take Notice

To get noticed, you need to inspire others to listen to you. This requires confidence, intense branding and respect as a “thought leader.” This hour, we’ll talk about this process with marketing strategy consultant Dorie Clark, author of “Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It.”

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