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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Monday, January 25, 2010

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(January 26-March 2) BABY BUILDERS Any parent familiar with Bob the Builder might be particularly interested in a workshop at the Arlington Arts Center](http://www.arlingtonartscenter.org/) beginning tomorrow afternoon at 4:30. Spectacular Structures: Intro to sculpture and architecture is a six week course suitable for budding builders between the ages of five and seven. The class uses clay, wood and metal appealing to young architects and artists. Taking a cue from Michelangelo, the class will be taught in Italian, as well as English.

The arts center offers other classes which start soon, including If I Were a Caveman: Exploring media then and now, a drawing and painting class for pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten-age students.

(January 26) FOOD & FOLKLORE Another installation of the Food & Folklore series, will be held tomorrow night at Eatonville restaurant in DC, just off the U Street Corridor, starting at 6:30 p.m. NPR's own Tom Gjelten will be on hand for the evening's topic, Rum!, to share his knowledge of Emilio Bacardi, the rum business in Cuba, and to mix a few really cool drinks.

(Jan 23-April 11) BEAUTY & THE BRAIN The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore opens an exhibit on beauty and the brain, running through April 11th. A Neutral Approach to Aesthetics explores why people find things pretty, taking a look at the artist-as-neuroscientist in a show that's part exhibit, part experiment.

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Lawsuit Will Decide Who Owns 'Star Trek' Language Klingon

Paramount Pictures holds the copyright to Klingon, spoken by some characters in "Star Trek." The Language Creation Society is arguing Klingon is a real language, and is therefore not copyrightable.
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Germany's Beer Purity Law Is 500 Years Old. Is It Past Its Sell-By Date?

For centuries, German law has stipulated that beer can only be made from four ingredients. But as Germany embraces craft beer, some believe the law impedes good brewing.
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The Politics Hour - April 29, 2016

Kojo reviews Maryland's primary results and what they mean for the region and November's elections. The Supreme Court hears arguments in the case of Virginia's former governor. And a major funder of youth programs in the District is bankrupt.

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Weighing The Good And The Bad Of Autonomous Killer Robots In Battle

It sounds like science fiction, but it's a very real and contentious debate that is making its way through the U.N. Advocates of a ban want all military weapons to be under "meaningful human control."

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