How public-private partnerships fund national landmarks

Oct 3, 2019
The monuments on the National Mall in Washington D.C. memorialize the country’s wars and great leaders, and one might assume that the federal government pays for all of them. But they’re actually funded in large part by private citizens. Take…
Birds fly over The Washington Monument.
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Washington's plan for getting the geese off the grass

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Border collies. The plan is government-contracted border collies.

PODCAST: Veteran unemployment

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Interest rates are up after the new Federal Reserve chair's briefing yesterday. And the Washington monument is reopening, thanks to private money.

Repairing the Washington Monument with private money

Mar 19, 2014
Repairing damage from a 2011 earthquake cost $15 million.