Lawmakers wrap up statewide hearings on redistricting this week. A bi-partisan committee has traveled across Colorado to get input from voters on drawing new congressional lines. The legislature is charged with writing the map for congressional districts after this latest census. As part of our Capitol Conversation series, Bente Birkeland explores the history and complications of having politicians write the map.

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February 26, 2017 | NPR · The finalists are a Palestinian, a Yemeni and a Palestinian Israeli citizen. The show highlights and erases the region’s borders. The Israeli citizen was given an honorary permit to travel to Beirut.
 

February 26, 2017 | NPR · NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with Nina Gilden Seavey, director of the Documentary Center at George Washington University, about what this year’s documentary lineup mean for the art and industry.
 

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