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Biographer Describes Rhee's Legacy, 'Bee Eater' Personality

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"The Bee Eater" by Richard Whitmire.
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"The Bee Eater" by Richard Whitmire.

There's a new book out about former chancellor of D.C.'s Public Schools Michelle Rhee. The book's title, "The Bee Eater," is from an incident which happened when Rhee was a first-year teacher and her class was unruly. A bumblebee flew into the room, prompting even more chaos. Rhee swatted the bee, then swallowed it.

The author, former journalist Richard Whitmire, spoke to WAMU's Kavitha Cardoza. He began with why he chose that title.

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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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Why Trump's Minority Outreach May Really Be About White Voters

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has publicly tried to reach out to minority voters. But that outreach may really be aimed at improving his standing with suburban white voters.
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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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