Rebroadcast: Diane Rehm Interviews Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak, the renowned children's author of "Where the Wild Things Are," "In the Night Kitchen" and "Outside Over There," died Tuesday. He was 83. Tonight at 9, we present a special rebroadcast of The Diane Rehm Show, featuring an 1991 interview with Sendak. They talked about his life and work, including the paperback version of E.T.A. Hoffman's Nutcracker, with interruptive illustrations by Maurice Sendak. In the interview, Sendak discussed his difficult childhood, the pain of losing friends and his time working at the toy store, FAO Schwarz.


NPR

In An Alternate 19th Century London, Sins Are Marked With 'Smoke'

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dan Vyleta about his novel, Smoke. It's set in an alternate 19th century London, where the morally corrupt are marked by a smoke that pours from their bodies.
WAMU 88.5

D.C.'s Public Schools Select New Lunch Providers

D.C. Public Schools is abandoning longtime school food provider Chartwells in the wake of allegations of poor food quality and fraud and moving forward with new vendors for 2016. But, questions remain about the selection process and future oversight.

WAMU 88.5

Creating A D.C. State Constitution

We explore the historic process of crafting a constitution for D.C. statehood nearly three decades after the last attempt, and find out how drafters are preparing for the June constitutional convention.

NPR

Online Eye Exam Site Makes Waves In Eye Care Industry

Need a vision test? Now you can do it online with a computer and a smartphone. The site has attracted a lot of attention in the tech world, but eye care professionals have concerns.