D.C. Public Schools are in the spotlight once again after another scandal leads to the Chancellor's resignation. No women represent Maryland in Congress, but five have been chosen as candidates for Lt. Governor. And details emerge about what Prince George's County offered and why it wasn't chosen by Amazon to host their new headquarters.
Books are a great travel companion — endlessly interesting and rarely the wrong size. So whether you’re looking to pass time on a plane trip or purchase the perfect gift for your boss, join Kojo for this season’s book recommendations. And share your favorite reads of 2009 with other book lovers.
- Alan Cheuse Book Reviewer, All Things Considered; Author, "A Trance After Breakfast;" Author, "To Catch the Lightning: A Novel of American Dreaming"; and University Professor of Writing at George Mason University
- Robin Whitten Editor and Founder, AudioFile (a print & online magazine)
- Daphne Gaskins Manager, Reiter's Books
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