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"Art Beat" with Stephanie Kaye - Thursday, September 10, 2009

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This wrenching story of family love is on stage in Crystal City through October 18th.
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This wrenching story of family love is on stage in Crystal City through October 18th.

(September 11) THE BLUES AT HONFLEUR Honfleur Gallery presents Phil Wiggins & Friends in Southeast D.C. tomorrow night at 7. The beautiful gallery in the heart of historic Anacostia will pulse to the blues rhythms of one of D.C.'s native sons.

(September 10) SHAPING BLACK HISTORY The National Archives in D.C. presents The Shaping of Black History: A Hopeful Vision, A Dream Realized tonight at 7. The conversation centers on Dr. Carter Woodson's pioneering work in black history, shaping an ethos of preservation and protection of African Americans' untold stories.

(September 11- October 18) THE QUALITY OF LIFE Arena Stage opens a new play, The Quality of Life, tomorrow night at 8. The work of Emmy Award-winning writer Jane Anderson http://arenastage.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct?d=I3lErQBzAAEAAAJAAAMOtw of TV's Mad Men runs through October 18th in Crystal City, Virginia. In the wake of personal tragedy, two cousins meet and attempt to forge a friendship out of their distant family bonds.


No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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World Leaders Meet For The UN Climate Change Summit In Paris

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Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

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