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Bike lanes come to the President's Doorstep

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Andrea Bernstein and Brian Lehrer discuss the controversy over bike lanes on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, why US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is such a surprise, and what the new Times Square should look like. Listen Here.

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Caio Fonseca

Friday, October 29, 2004

This month, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC opened an exhibit of the abstract paintings of Caio Fonseca. In his work, Fonseca combines layers of rich, sensuous color, rhythmic geometric shapes and textured lines. The result is old-school but refreshing at the same time; a painterly ...

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The National Museum of the American Indian

Saturday, September 18, 2004

The National Museum of the American Indian opens in just a few days on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The building itself is strikingly different from the marble halls that surround it, and its grounds evoke Native landscapes right in the center of Washington — with 28,000 ...

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Silver Screen vs. The Teleprompter

Saturday, July 24, 2004

You can’t expect logic and factual truth from movies. And few of us would pay ten dollars to watch C-SPAN. But Richard Paul just can’t ignore the differences between real life Washington and the Capitol Hill created by Hollywood.

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Painting the Nude

Saturday, March 27, 2004

Every couple of years a group in Washington DC takes over a giant space, such as an abandoned warehouse, and fills it with works by more than 700 artists. The project is called Art-o-Matic. We discovered that a great number of the paintings at Art-o-Matic are pictures of people not wearing clothes. Produced by Richard Paul.

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Gospel Go-Go

Saturday, March 06, 2004

Go-Go music is Washington DC’s homegrown hip-hop that began thirty years ago. In the 90’s, some DC bands started mixing Christian messages into their Go-Go songs. Produced by Jaquie Gales Webb.

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Commentary: Mr. Smith in '04

Saturday, February 14, 2004

The movies are full of political dramas, but Kurt thinks there's one presidential character that stands out from the rest.

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Gospel Go-Go

Saturday, November 22, 2003

Go-Go music is Washington DC's homegrown hip-hop that began thirty years ago. In the 90's, some DC bands started mixing Christian messages into their Go-Go songs. Produced by Jacquie Gales Webb.

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Commentary: Mr. Smithocracy

Saturday, November 08, 2003

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is THE iconic movie about American politics because its story is one that Americans have always wanted to believe about their democracy: that no matter how venal and corrupt politics can be, a virtuous, innocent man like Jimmy Stewart's Mr. Smith — a small-town nobody ...

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Channeling President Clinton

Saturday, November 08, 2003

Anna Deavere Smith is a playwright and professor. She also plays the national security advisor on the NBC's The West Wing. In 1996 she interviewed Bill Clinton, George Bush the elder, and others who were shaping the election; and then she performed selections of those interviews verbatim, exactly as she ...

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Special Guest: Madeleine Albright

Saturday, November 08, 2003

Madeleine Albright is a foreign policy expert appointed by President Clinton as American Ambassador to the United Nations, and then as Secretary of State. Born in Czechoslovakia, she and her family came as refugees from the Communist government, and she grew up in Denver. Her new memoir, Madame Secretary, recounts ...

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Painting the Nude

Saturday, August 16, 2003

Every couple of years a group in Washington DC takes over a giant space, like an abandoned warehouse, and fills it full of art by more than 700 artists. The project is called Art-o-Matic. And as we discovered, a great number of the paintings at Art-o-Matic are ...

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House of Spies

Saturday, July 27, 2002

Last weekend the International Spy Museum opened in Washington, DC. The museum displays real spy stuff from real spies, and some not-so-real spy stuff from the movies.

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Art-O-Mat

Saturday, July 07, 2001

Cigarette machines have been obsolete for the last decade or so, forced into retirement by state laws banning tobacco vending machines from all establishments accessible to children. But they're making comeback — in a Fresh Fields grocery store in Washington DC — only the machine now dispenses, not cigarettes, but ...

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