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WAMU's Education Reporter Talks With Rhee About Leaving DCPS

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Transition to a new administration is under way in the District with the announcement that school's chancellor Michele Rhee is stepping down at the end of this month.

Kaya Henderson, Rhee's current deputy chancellor, will take over as interim chancellor and her management team will remain in place until the end of the academic year.

Rhee sat down to speak with WAMU's education reporter, Kavitha Cardoza, about her decision, reform under Council Chairman Vincent Gray and her future plans.

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Anne Tyler: "A Spool Of Blue Thread" (Rebroadcast)

In her first live radio interview ever, Pulitzer Prize winning author Anne Tyler joins Diane to talk about her 20th novel, "A Spool of Blue Thread."


Scotch Whiskey Gets A Run For Its Money From Global Distillers

A Canadian company recently was named whiskey of the year — knocking Scotch brands from the top-five category. In the U.S., there's been a massive increase in single malts in particular.

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Three office buildings on the House side of the U.S. Capitol serve as offices, and by night as lawmakers' apartments. Dozens of lawmakers choose to sleep in the office when Congress is in session.

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