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Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera On Migration, Identity And Verse

Juan Felipe Herrera grew up in Southern California's Chicano community, living in tents and trailers. He overcame shyness by singing -- and later became involved in the Chicago civil rights movement and experimental theater. We explore the U.S. poet laureate's influences and recent work.

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The 100th Anniversary of Robert Frost's Poem, "The Road Not Taken"

On the 100th anniversary of the publication of Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken," a discussion about why the poem and poet are well-loved but misunderstood.

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Arts Advocacy in the District

As the District hashes out next year's budget and looks toward electing a new mayor, advocates for the arts are weighing in.

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Richard Blanco: "For All Of Us, One Today"

Richard Blanco is the youngest inaugural poet ever. He is also the first immigrant, first Latino and first openly gay man chosen for the honor. His journey from Cuban immigrant in Miami to inaugural poet for President Obama.

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Shutdown Enters Day 10, Local Economy Continues To Suffer

As gridlock continues to keep the government shuttered, lawmakers say it's starting to hurt the economy in the region.

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Billy Collins: "Aimless Love: New And Selected Poems"

Billy Collins has been called the most famous poet in America. The former U.S. Poet Laureate on his new collection, how he writes a poem and his efforts to bring poetry to public spaces.

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U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey (Rebroadcast)

Natasha Trethewey says there’s a poem out there for everyone. Her poetry explores the interplay of race and memory in her life and in American history. She joins Diane to discuss what she hopes to accomplish as the U.S. Poet Laureate.

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Former Prison Chaplain Shares Stories Of Faith Behind Bars

Ordained minister Geraldine Buckley says faith plays a large part in her life, and never more so than when she was asked to lead a poetry workshop at the Maryland Correctional Training Center (MCTC), the state's largest men's prison.

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U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey (Rebroadcast)

Natasha Trethewey says there’s a poem out there for everyone. Her poetry explores the interplay of race and memory in her life and in American history. She joins Diane to discuss what she hopes to accomplish as the U.S. Poet Laureate.

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U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey

Natasha Trethewey says there’s a poem out there for everyone. Her poetry explores the interplay of race and memory in her life and in American history. She joins Diane to discuss what she hopes to accomplish as the U.S. Poet Laureate.

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