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Art Beat With Stephanie Kaye: June 1, 2010

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(June 1-June 30) CRYSTALIZED CONGRESS Crystal City, Virginia's Business Improvement District gives a hand to government, showcasing the U.S. House of Representative's youth art program. An Artistic Discovery: The Congressional Art Competition highlights high school talent from coast to coast at 2011 Crystal Drive, with an election of artistic selections from each Congressional district.

(June 2-19) BAGHDAD REVISTED The Foundry Gallery presents an encore exhibit of Baghdad Revisited tomorrow through June 19th near DC's Dupont Circle. Iraqi refugee Ahmad Alkarkhi depicts the forgotten beauty of pre-war Iraq in oils, acrylics and watercolors.

(June 2) NEW HORIZONS And there's jazz on the horizon tomorrow night at Joe's Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier, Maryland as Ernest Dawkins' New Horizon Trio performs bebop, swing, and avant-garde jazz. The leading Chicago sax-man takes the stage at 8 with his trusted troupe for a night of nostalgia.

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A WAMU Guide To The 2015 National Book Festival

Need some help navigating the schedule? We've come up with an agenda that highlights authors we’ve spoken with here at WAMU.

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The Democracy Of The Diner (Rebroadcast)

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.

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Sen. Mikulski's Vote Clears The Way For Obama's Deal With Iran

With the approval of Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski, announced Wednesday, President Obama has secured enough support in Congress to sustain his nuclear deal with Iran.
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Environmental Outlook: How To Build Smarter Transportation And More Livable Cities

A new report says traffic in the U.S. is worse than it's been in years. But some say there are reasons to be optimistic. For this month's Environmental Outlook: How revitalized urban centers and new modes of transportation are changing how we get around our cities.

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