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D.C. Gigs: Taxi Driver

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Carolyn Robinson has been driving taxicabs through the streets of Washington DC for 36 years.
Marc Adams
Carolyn Robinson has been driving taxicabs through the streets of Washington DC for 36 years.

Carolyn Robinson has been driving a taxicab through the streets of Washington, D.C. for 36 years, chauffeuring everyone from congressmen to mothers on welfare. She says D.C. has more taxi drivers per capita than anywhere else in the world -- making it tough to earn a living as a driver. Marc Adams introduces us to Robinson in this month's D.C. Gigs segment.

[Music: "Working for the Weekend" by The Brown Derbies from We Deliver / "Big Yellow Taxi (In the Style of Joni Mitchell)" by The Karaoke Channel from The Karaoke Channel: In the Style of Joni Mitchell, Vol. 1]

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Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation"

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

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Squeezed By Drought, California Farmers Switch To Less Thirsty Crops

Water scarcity is leading farmers away from planting staples and towards planting higher-value, lower-water specialty crops. Think wine grapes and pomegranates instead of citrus and avocados.
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Obama's Trip To Africa & Foreign Aid

By visiting Africa this month, President Obama is drawing attention to one of the diplomatic tools that most directly shapes America's relationships with other countries: foreign aid and assistance. But now all policy makers at home feel the United States is pursuing the soundest strategy when it comes to providing aid abroad. We explore the issue with the official in charge of the Africa portfolio for the United States Agency for International Development.

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Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation"

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

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