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The Guest List: April

Welcome to the Guest List, a monthly roundup of the eight people we’d most like to have over for drinks, good food, and conversation.

Vivian Schiller —Where is NPR going? Its new president and CEO was the head of digital efforts at

Donna McLean —What does the former head of Amtrak’s board of directors think is the future of the national rail system, given the influx of stimulus money?

Desiree Rogers —The new White House social secretary has come a long way from the lottery game show she hosted on Chicago TV.

Steven Rattner —The Treasury Department’s special adviser on the car-industry bailout has a very big job.

Jim Bowden —What happened to the all-of-a-sudden-former Nationals GM? José Rijo is part of the story; what else is there?

Jill Biden —Northern Virginia Community College’s most famous adjunct professor is teaching two English courses.

David Plotz —The Slate editor’s new book, Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible, offers a tour of the Bible for the “everyman.”

Eric Cantor —What’s the strategy of the Republicans’ most ambitious House leader as he goes mano a mano with the President?

This article first appeared in the April 2009 issue of The Washingtonian. For more articles from that issue, click here

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