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Thursday, September 29, 2011

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 30

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Crafty Bastards, D.C. State Fair, Basquiat and Bonny “Prince” Billy.

Record Number Of Hispanic Children Living In Poverty

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For the first time, there are more Hispanic children living in poverty in the United States than white children, a figure which is borne out in the D.C. region.

VP Biden Visits Alexandria Police Dept.

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Vice President Joe Biden visited the Alexandria Police Department Thursday to highlight the parts of the American Jobs Act that go to the hiring of first responders.

Lincoln Theatre Board Blames Gray For Imminent Closure

The Board of Directors for U Street's Lincoln Theatre are blaming Mayor Vincent Gray for the imminent closure of the historic theatre, for cutting grants and refusing to meet with the board.

Former Archives Employee Charged With Theft

A former employee of the agency that guards the National Archives, which houses the nation's most important documents, has been charged with stealing from the agency.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Outstanding Warrants, Crime Down In PG County

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Police in Prince George's County made a serious dent in violent crimes during the month of August, arresting 719 offenders.

'30 Americans' And The Impact Of African-American Art

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The exhibit "30 Americans," now on view at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, features some of the most provocative and vibrant art produced by African Americans in the past 30 years.

Remembering the Legacy of Lincoln

President Abraham Lincoln's legacy of tolerance, equality and acceptance is coming to life over the next five years at Ford's Theatre with The Lincoln Legacy Project.

Door to Door: Woodley Park, D.C. and Occoquan, Va.

This week, a Woodley Park resident talks about the enjoyment she gets from the National Cathedral bells, and then we'll swing by Occoquan, Va., where the Mayor talks about the town's activities.

[Music: "No, Girl" by John Davis from Title Tracks]

The Legacy Of Traffic Gridlock On Local Bicyclists

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The D.C. region's heavy traffic isn't confined to local roads and the Beltway. It now includes bikes lanes and park trails.

Creating An A+ Legacy For District Students

Teachers in the District go through a lengthy evaluation process each year, and the best of the best are offered bonuses of up to $25,000. One of those teachers talks about her teacher style, and how it earned her respect with her students, parents and fellow educators.

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