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D.C. Area Braces For Impacts Of Federal Budget Cuts

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Stan Soloway, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, addressed federal contractors at a meeting called "OMG: What if sequestration happens?" in Arlington, Va.
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Stan Soloway, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, addressed federal contractors at a meeting called "OMG: What if sequestration happens?" in Arlington, Va.

Debate about federal spending played a key role in the 2012 election cycle across the country.  But questions about the role of the federal government had special significance in the D.C. region, which has deep ties to Uncle Sam.  On July 27, well before the term "fiscal cliff" had made its way into the popular lexicon, WAMU's Rebecca Blatt reported on the potential economic impacts of federal cuts in the D.C. region and how local officials were preparing.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 29, 2015

You can hear classical Indian music or learn about the Arab influences of a traditional Spanish dance form. 

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The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

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D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

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Twitter Faces Challenges As It tries To Balance Profitability, Popularity

The social network Twitter is popular with users, but that's not enough. It also needs to be profitable, and by its 140-character nature that's a challenge.

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