A growing movement in D.C. aims to bring locally written and produced plays to the stage using a non-traditional "collective theater" model. Kojo learns how this model is changing prospects for playwrights and regional theater making.
The International Monetary Fund has issued a stern warning that the growing U.S. budget deficit is creating storm clouds over what is being painted as an otherwise rosy economy. What the IMF warning means and the impact of the U.S. economy worldwide.
- Michael Mussa Senior Fellow, Institute for International Economics
- Desmond Lachman Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
- Greg Ip economics reporter, Wall Street Journal
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