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Friday, September 6, 2013

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  • Obama Faces A Skeptical Audience As He Returns From G-20
    The G-20 summit in St. Petersburg has ended with no consensus on a possible military strike in Syria.
  • Senate Returns From Recess Early To Vote On Syria Strikes
    The Senate held a brief session Friday to start the process of voting on the Syria resolution next week.
  • Week In Politics: Mulling A Syria Strike
    Robert Siegel talks with regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution and David Brooks with The New York Times. They discuss the latest over U.S. military intervention in Syria.
  • After Dave Chappelle Hates On Hartford, Who's To Blame?
    Comedian Dave Chappelle caused some controversy at a comedy festival in Hartford, Conn. last week, after he got upset at hecklers and walked off stage. Depending on who you ask, Hartford was a horrible, racist audience — or just had a bad night.
  • This Is Musician Mickey Hart's Brain On Music
    Peering inside our mind and capturing images of our thoughts has become a preoccupation in much of neuroscience. It's also an unlikely part of the light show at a Mickey Hart Band concert. Yes, the Grateful Dead's former drummer jams with a light show powered by his mind.
  • Cash-Strapped Philadelphia Schools Ask Parents To Fill Gaps
    The Philadelphia school system was forced to cut millions of dollars from its budget, lay off hundreds of employees and shutter nearly two dozen schools to help close a billion dollar shortfall. Some principals are asking parents to "contribute" as much as $600 per student to help pay for basic supplies and the school superintendent threatened to delay the start of classes this month until the city kicked in $50 million to cover the minimum level of staffing.
  • Broncos Blow Out Ravens At NFL Season Opener
    After a slow, lightning-delayed, start, creaky, old Peyton Manning exploded in front a national television audience. The Denver Broncos quarterback eviscerated the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens in the opening game of the NFL season with a record-tying seven touchdown passes. Will Manning's performance help fans forget a worrisome offseason full of concussion litigation and uncertainty? The league hopes so. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis joins Robert Siegel to talk about the upcoming NFL season.
  • Online 'Anacostia' Soap Opera Turns The Genre On Its Head
    Many of us grew up watching soap operas on television, from As The World Turns during the day, to Dallas at night. But more and more, the crazy plot twists and deadly secrets that drive the genre are moving to the Internet. One web-based soap set in Washington D.C. is based in a neighborhood once written off by many in the city because of its reputation for poverty and crime.
  • 'Mr. Burns' And Friends, Surviving Long Past The End Times
    A smash hit in Washington, D.C., Anne Washburn's dark comedy looks forward nearly a century — past an apocalypse — to ask how we might remember, rebuild and renew our shared heritage.
  • Letters: Bank Robber-Turned-Law Clerk
    Robert Siegel reads an email from a listener about Shon Hopwood, a bank robber turned law clerk.

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