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D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee On Education

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D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee has begun her fourth year as head of DCPS.
Kavitha Cardoza
D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee has begun her fourth year as head of DCPS.

D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee is just beginning her fourth year on the job. She was appointed by D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty when he took control of the District's school system in 2007.

Rhee has made sweeping changes, from laying off teachers to negotiating a new union contract. Now school reform is one of the central issues of this year's mayoral race.

Fenty's opponent, Council Chairman Vincent Gray, has not said whether he would keep Rhee on if elected.

The future of D.C. Public Schools has been an unknown in the race. WAMU's Kavitha Cardoza sat down with Rhee and asked for her perspective...

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Nina McLemore's Clothes Are A 'Weapon' Of Powerful Women

Nina McLemore designs clothes for powerful women: Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, Janet Yellen, Elena Kagan and others. She talks about how fashion can help women stand out in political office.
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After Italy Quakes, Food World Delivers Support To Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

Amatrice was set to host the 50th celebration of pasta all'Amatriciana famously made there, but this week's earthquake devastated the town. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with food blogger Jeremy Cherfas.
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Trump Promises Crackdown On Immigrants At Iowa 'Roast And Ride' Event

At Iowa freshman Sen. Joni Ernst's motorcycle ride and barbecue fundraiser, Trump didn't attend the ride, but addressed participants in a much-needed bid to draw support from influential GOP leaders.
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Want To Play Video Games Made In D.C.? Here's Your Chance.

An event called District Arcade brings together 23 locally made video games.

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