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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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Book Review: 'Born To Run,' Bruce Springsteen

Music critic Will Hermes reviews a new autobiography from Bruce Springsteen called Born To Run.
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A Matter Of Taste: What Prix Fixe Menus Say About D.C.'s Dining Scene

Is a meal for a special occasion worth hundreds of dollars?

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Sept. 11 Lawsuits Vote Today Could Be First Reversal Of An Obama Veto

The bill would let victims' families of the Sept. 11 attacks sue Saudi Arabia for aiding or financing the attacks. The White House says the move could put U.S. interests and personnel at risk.
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When Phones Went Mobile: Revisiting NPR's 1983 Story On 'Cellular'

The report titled "Cellular Phones Are Completely Mobile" features a man who was "among the first 1,500 customers to use a new mobile phone system called cellular."

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