What to Watch

What to Watch

Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan to visit sights with Obama.
Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan to visit sights with Obama. (Associated Press)
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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

-- President Obama meets with religious leaders in Istanbul, tours the Hagia Sophia museum and the Blue Mosque with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and later holds a town hall with Turkish and American students at the Tophane Cultural Center. In the afternoon, Obama departs for Washington.

-- The real Michelle Obama returned early from her foreign travels on Sunday evening and has no public events scheduled for the day, but a wax likeness of her is scheduled to be unveiled today at the Washington branch of Madame Tussauds.

-- Congress continues its two-week recess.

-- The Energy Information Administration holds its 2009 conference, called "A New Climate for Energy." Energy Secretary Steven Chu kicks off the two-day gathering with a speech this morning.

-- From the big picture to the very, very small one: The National Institutes of Health's Trans-NIH Nanotechnology Task Force and NIH Roadmap Nanomedicine Initiative host Nanoweek 2009, with four days of events and seminars at the NIH's Natcher Conference Center.

-- The AFL-CIO, Working America and the Working America Education Fund launch Unemployment LifeLine.com, a Web site to help unemployed people find region-specific information about unemployment insurance, food and heating subsidies, credit counseling and job-training programs -- as well as one another and moral support. And, of course, unions.

-- Garance Franke-Ruta


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