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"Art Beat" with Stephanie Kaye - Monday, November 23, 2009

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(November 20-Dec 6) CASA PATAS Three weekends of flamenco are coming to D.C. during Gala Hispanic Theatre's annual Fuego Flamenco Festival, on stage through December 6th. Madrid's Casa Patas cultural center keeps things steamy with performances straight out of Spain, as the group imports its fiery footwork to Washington.

(November 20 - January 10) THE FANTASTICKS Arena Stage resurrects The Fantasticks, opening tonight at D.C.'s Lincoln Theater and running through January 10th. One of the world's longest-running musical gets a remix for this run, as Matt and Luisa journey to maturity in an abandoned amusement park.

(November 18-March 5, 2010) CLIMATE CHANGE The American Association for the Advancement of Science presents Climate Change in Our World, an exhibit of photographs at its downtown D.C. space through March of next year. Photojournalist Gary Braasch uses his images to highlight worldwide climate challenges.

WAMU 88.5

Remains In Jamestown Linked To Early Colonial Leaders

Scientists from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and The Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation say they've identified four men buried in the earliest English church in America.
WAMU 88.5

The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

WAMU 88.5

D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

NPR

Researchers Warn Against 'Autonomous Weapons' Arms Race

Already, researcher Stuart Russell says, sentry robots in South Korea "can spot and track a human being for a distance of 2 miles — and can very accurately kill that person."

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