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"Art Beat" with Stephanie Kaye - Monday, November 2, 2009

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(October 30) AMERICAN CASINO A new film imagines Wall Street as a gambling hall in American Casino during a one-week run at the AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. Filmed throughout 2008, the movie critically examines the foreclosure crisis and stars insiders from Wall Street, embattled homeowners from the heart of Baltimore and the man who made $500 million as a result of the crisis. The filmmakers will be on hand for tonight's 7 o'clock screening.

(Through November 6) CAPITOL HILL ART LEAGUE It's ladies-only at the Capitol Hill Art League during the All Media Show on display through Friday. This art co-op brings together the creators and the public to sample and discuss a new and wide variety of works.

(November 2) NAME THAT TUNE You've heard the names Mozart, Beethoven and Bach, but can you identify their music from a radio line-up? If not, The Music Center at Strathmore will teach you how to identify the different periods of classical music during Mondays in the Mansion this morning at 11. From "Opera in an Hour"" to "Name that Tune," music teacher and New Zealand native Aniko Debreceny helps strike a chord between what you hear and who you know.

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'Game Of Thrones' Evolves On Women In Explosive Sixth Season

The sixth season of HBO's Game of Thrones showed a real evolution in the way the show portrays women and in the season finale, several female characters ascended to power. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Glen Weldon from NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour and Greta Johnsen, host of the Nerdette podcast, about the show.
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In Quest For Happier Chickens, Perdue Shifts How Birds Live And Die

Perdue Farms, one of the largest poultry companies in the country, says it will change its slaughter methods and also some of its poultry houses. Animal welfare groups are cheering.
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Jonathan Rauch On How American Politics Went Insane

Party insiders and backroom deals: One author on why we need to bring back old-time politics.

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Episode 5: Why 1986 Still Matters

In 1986, a federal official issued a warning: If Metro continued to expand rapidly, the system faced a future of stark choices over maintaining existing infrastructure. Metro chose expansion. We talk to a historian about that decision. We also hear from a former Metro general manager about the following years, and from an Arlington planner about measuring how riders are responding to SafeTrack.

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