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Washington D.C.: News and the Nation's Capitol


Put on your KUER socks, slap on your NPR temporary tattoo, and join us in Washington D.C. for the news junkie tour of a lifetime! Hang out with Rachel Martin and Bob Mondello, gaze upon the studios where Morning Edition is recorded, and witness The Tiny Desk in all its (really quite small) glory. Have lunch with Utah’s only D.C.-based journalist and visit the Newseum—yes, they have a whole museum for news!

D.C. is also the nation’s capital, and politics and news are intimately linked. So we’ve planned for you to meet the folks responsible for generating news in the first place: you will potentially meet with all six of Utah’s congress people. You will hear from the heads of lobbying groups and the president of the National Education Association. And, you’ll have an evening lecture and dinner at the Supreme Court. Yes, you could reach for the same canape as the Notorious RBG!

Finally, D.C. is fun! You’ll have free time to explore on your own—find hip restaurants, cozy bars, or simply get lost in one of the Smithsonian museums. There is no shortage of amusements, confusements and news-ments on the Beltway. When you're staying at the conveniently located Hotel RL, it'll all be within your reach.

Oh, and did we mention? You'll even get to take this tour with none other than KUER General Manager Maria O'Mara. What could be better?

Follow this link to sign up:

May 20-26, 2018

Tour is limited to 20 participants

Double Occupancy: $3250
Single Supplement: $744


  • Small group size to maximize learning, comfort, and flexibility
  • Two lead guides for the entire classroom experience and tour
  • Entrance fees for scheduled sightseeing activities
  • Tickets to all productions
  • Local guides and experts
  • Four group meals at exciting DC favorites
  • Transportation to and from daily destinations and activities

Not Included:

  • Airfare to and from Washington, DC
  • Airport transfers
  • Cancellation and lost luggage insurance
  • Any costs outside of the itinerary

Follow this link to sign up:

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