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A Survey Of The D.C. Museum Landscape

Museums in and around D.C. house historic collections and great works of art that simultaneously draw tourists and support local community programs. But many leading arts and learning institutions are confronting difficult financial and governance challenges, such as how to survive as an admission-charging museum in a city full of free exhibits and how to navigate the intricacies of politics and arts funding, while remaining relevant and cutting edge. We consider the challenges and opportunities of operating a museum in a unique cultural landscape and explore implications of recent shakeups on the museum scene.

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Out Of Juvenile Corrections, Poems Of Fury, Loss — And Lingering Beauty

Over 1,000 students submitted their work for Words Unlocked, a poetry contest for juveniles in corrections. Two young poets split the top prize — and they've shared their poems with NPR.
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Farmers Wait, And Wait, For Guest Workers Amid H-2A Visa Delays

For the third year in a row, the H-2A visa program is running behind. That's left farmers waiting for planters and pickers even as the harvest season is well underway.
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Be Like Bernie: Sanders Looks To Spread His Political Wealth

He's beginning to expand his political network by helping upstart progressive congressional candidates and state legislators, lending his fundraising prowess and national fame to boost their bids.
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After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, She Channeled Her Ups And Downs Into Texts

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Natalie Sun about her project, textingwithcancer.com. The website won a Webby award, and documents her pessimism and optimism while undergoing chemotherapy.

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