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D.C. Delegate Speaks With WAMU About The District's Future

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The balance of power in the House has shifted to the right after Republicans swept many elections last night across the country and locally. It could mean a change of priorities for the District. Congress can have a major impact on D.C. laws and finances through its oversight role.

D.C.'s Delegate to Congress Eleanor Holmes Norton speaks with host Pat Brogan about representing the District, the future of D.C.'s progressive laws and how Mayor-elect Vincent Gray will win over residents who didn't supported his campaign.

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He Died At 32, But A Young Artist Lives On In LA's Underground Museum

When Noah Davis founded the museum, he wanted to bring world-class art to a neighborhood he likened to a food desert, meaning no grocery stores or museums. Davis died a year ago Monday.
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The Strange, Twisted Story Behind Seattle's Blackberries

Those tangled brambles are everywhere in the city, the legacy of an eccentric named Luther Burbank whose breeding experiments with crops can still be found on many American dinner plates.
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State Taxes, School Budgets And The Quality Of Public Education

Budget cutbacks have made it impossible for many states to finance their public schools. But some have bucked the trend by increasing taxes and earmarking those funds for education. Taxes, spending and the quality of public education.

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Listen: 'Web Site Story,' NPR's Musical About The Internet — From 1999

Found in our archives: an Internet-themed remake of West Side Story from the dot-com bubble era. It begins with Bill Gates and features the sound of a modem but isn't as obsolete as you might expect.

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