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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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Libyan Ambassador Working In D.C. To Secure Gadhafi's Funds

As rebel forces in Libya consolidate their hold on the capital city, Tripoli, the country's representatives here in the U.S. are responding to the rapidly changing situation.

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Gray Says He Will Cooperate With House Probe Of Brown Allegations

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says he will fully cooperate with a House oversight committee's investigation into the allegations made by Sulaimon Brown.

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