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Mixed Reaction To New Jobs Report

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By Asma Khalid

The economy grew by 162,000 jobs in March; that’s the best jobs report in three years.

Nate Bassett is from western Michigan, a region hit particularly hard by unemployment. Bassett says job prospects for his wife look glum.

"My wife is working toward a teaching degree," he says, "and I know there’s hardly any jobs anywhere in the Midwest."

Robin Goldberg is a local Maryland resident. She says the government should put people to work on specific public projects.

"There’s so many things that need doing in this country, in this city specifically, that they could put people to work for and stop spending money frivolously," she says.

One idea that quickly comes to her mind: recruiting more people to fix the potholes after this winter's storms.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 29, 2015

You can hear classical Indian music or learn about the Arab influences of a traditional Spanish dance form. 

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The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

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D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

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Twitter Faces Challenges As It tries To Balance Profitability, Popularity

The social network Twitter is popular with users, but that's not enough. It also needs to be profitable, and by its 140-character nature that's a challenge.

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