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"Art Beat" with Stephanie Kaye - Monday, August 17, 2008

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(August 17) MEDITATION MUSEUM The Meditation Museum in Silver Spring, Maryland, hosts a "drama and meditation" session tonight at 6:30. Broadway and TV actor Ron Dortch joins the staff in using some of the same processes in acting to find inner peace and power.

(August 20) HOMEGROWN The American Folklife Center presents a concert at the Library of Congress' Coolidge Auditorium on Capitol Hill, Thursday at noon. This free lunchtime serenade features Sreevidhya Chandramouli and friends performing Northern Indian "vina" music by way of Oregon, where Chandramouli is a professor at the university in Eugene.

(August 22) HARBOR FEST The National Harbor in Prince George's County, Maryland, hosts Harbor Fest this Saturday starting at noon. The festival includes a concert line-up with the likes of hard-core local rock bands Bob and Dreaming of Eden](http://www.myspace.com/dreamingofedenmusic), old-style punk from Redshift, and headliner George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic.

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Once Outlaws, Young Lords Find A Museum Home For Radical Roots

Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords were formed in New York City by a group of Puerto Rican youth in 1969. Their history is now on display in a new exhibition.
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Europe's Taste For Caviar Is Putting Pressure On A Great Lakes Fish

Scientists say lake herring, a key fish in Lake Superior's food web, is suffering because of mild winters and Europe's appetite for roe. Some say the species may be at risk of "collapse."
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A Congressional Attempt To Speed The Development Of Lifesaving Treatments

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.

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Debris In The Indian Ocean May Have Come From Vanished Airliner

A source tells NPR a piece of wing found on an island appears to be from a large passenger plane. Other media say sources link it to a Boeing 777 like the Malaysian jet that disappeared last year.

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