In "Knuffle Bunny: a Cautionary Tale," a simple trip to the laundromat gone awry provides plenty of dramatic and comedic material for a 31-page picture book. But is it enough to support a 45-minute musical? That was the challenge for…
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Tea Party activists across the country used Thursday's income tax filing deadline as a platform to voice disputes over the growth of government, while the Obama administration stressed the importance of tax-funded programs. Jim Lehrer reports.
By Arts Desk
In his ongoing look at efforts to turn around ailing schools in New Orleans and Washington, D.C. John Merrow reports on the use of alternative school programs in Louisiana and progress on negotiations between a teachers union and public schools…
By Tom LeGro
"July in Washington" is from Robert Lowell "Collected Poems" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003). Lowell, who died in 1977, is best known for his volume "Life Studies," "but his true greatness as an American poet lies in the astonishing variety…
"Echoes of Elvis" showcases works by artists created only after 1977, the year Presley died. But the show was organized with a very special anniversary in mind what would have been his 75th birthday. Therefore, the exhibit explores the many…
"Hole" is from Naomi Ayala's "This Side of Early" (Curbstone Press, 2008). Her first collection, "Wild Animals on the Moon," was published in 1997, and a third is forthcoming. She lives in Washington, D.C., and works as an education consultant,…
Government officials up and down much of the East Coast on Wednesday rushed to respond to a biting snowstorm that left thousands without power and strained already tight state and local budgets. Gwen Ifill speaks with state leaders and other…
Government offices in Washington remained closed for a third straight day on Wednesday as the second major snowstorm in less than a week pounded the East Coast. Ray Suarez reports.
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