Billboard for the April 2008 edition of THE COFFEE HOUSE:
While public attention is focused on the presidential race, the political parties and independent advocacy groups â 527s â are gearing up for a battle over control of Congress. The Democrats reclaimed control of both chambers in 2006 and hope to build on their margin in 2008. We chat with the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (MD 8th Dist.), about his partyâs prospects in November.
The Washington Nationals Park is being toted as a model of green building design. But for all of its environmentally-friendly features, Shawnee Hoover, legislative director for Friends of the Earth, wonders why the Nationals stadium allows ExxonMobil to burnish its poor green record with ubiquitous, high-tech ads, even granting the energy giant naming rights to the 7th inning stretch!
Alsoâ¦ World and Irish music merge in the unique style of Keltish.
Scottish poet Grant McLeman teams up with photographer Lloyd Grane to present âDeath Rowâ; Derrick Weston Brown ponders âOld Man Strengthâ; and Ron Webber reprises âSigns and Wonderâ.