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What to Watch: White House Education Series Features Country Music

Country musicians Charley Pride, Brad Paisley, and Alison Krauss and Union Station will appear at a White House workshop and performance.
Country musicians Charley Pride, Brad Paisley, and Alison Krauss and Union Station will appear at a White House workshop and performance. (Rogelio V. Solis - AP)
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

-- The White House, having already featured jazz, continues its music education and performance series by shining the spotlight on another indigenous American musical form, country music, with appearances by stars Charley Pride, Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss and Union Station at an afternoon workshop with middle and high school students and a 7:30 p.m. White House performance.

-- Vice President Biden is in Kiev, Ukraine, where he will meet with President Viktor Yushchenko, Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and other political leaders. Biden has gone to Ukraine and will continue on to Georgia to provide reassurance to the post-Soviet nations in the wake of the president's "reset" meetings with Russian leaders last week.

-- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton begins her day in New Delhi, then travels to Bangkok, where she will meet with Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and senior officials.

-- The livestock, dairy, and poultry subcommittee of the House Agriculture Committee holds a hearing on conditions facing the dairy industry, which is suffering from excess capacity as demand for milk has shrunk during the recession.

-- A group of high-profile governors goes before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee at 10 a.m. for a hearing on "Clean Energy Jobs, Climate-Related Policies and Economic Growth -- State and Local Views." Making appearances will be: Govs. Bill Ritter (D-Colo.), Chris Gregoire (D-Wash.), Jon S. Corzine (D-N.J.) and John Hoeven (R-N.D.), as well as the mayors of Burlington, Vt.; Trenton, N.J.: and Alexandria.

-- Garance Franke-Ruta federalcity@washpost.com


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