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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Tuesday, November 17, 2009

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The castle Camelot, an illustration from Lord Alfred Tennyson's "Idylls of the King," 1868.
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The castle Camelot, an illustration from Lord Alfred Tennyson's "Idylls of the King," 1868.

(Nov 18) PINK JAMS! The Pink Jams concert combines the country-tinged tunes of Justin Trawick and the rock-infused ballads of Memphis 59 for a breast cancer fundraiser at the Clarendon Ballroom in Virginia tomorrow night at 7:30. Wear your dancing shoes to raise $10,000 for the 2010 Washington walk for breast cancer. You can change into your walking shoes for the 40-mile, two-day event in May.

(November 18-January 3) CAMELOT The halcyon days of Camelot return to Maryland, at the Olney Theatre Center, opening tomorrow and running through January 3rd. Based on the book The Once and Future King, Arthur and his knights ride the stage creating a kingdom full of passion, chivalry and betrayal.

(November 18-22) MGFest 2009 The D.C. Motion Graphics Festival showcases explosive artists and motion picture creators tomorrow through Sunday at venues around Washington. From Nine Inch Nails to David Byrne, Public Enemy's Chuck D and Passion Pictures, the festival features the latest in music and movie artistry.

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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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Obama's New Clean Energy Goal For North America: 50 Percent By 2025

White House aides acknowledge that the plan, to be announced by President Obama and his counterparts in Canada and Mexico, is a "stretch goal." The commitment goes beyond the Paris climate agreement.
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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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