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(Jan. 20-30) GENESIS Genesis walked away from 2010's Capital Fringe Festival with top honors. The story of a troubled patient in a mental institution tackles questions of faith and morality at Northwest Washington's Warehouse Theater Thursday night through the end of January.

(Jan. 21-April 8) FRIDAY BECOMES ECLECTIC Strathmore's Friday Night Eclectic series returns to North Bethesda Friday with three of the District's rising rappers. X.O. teams up with RAtheMC and AB the Pro for an evening of hip hop alphabet soup.

(Jan. 21-22) 18TH STREET SINGERS SPAN CENTURIES A group of young professionals living on Washington's 18th Street realized they shared a love for choral music and decided to do something about it. The result is the 18th Street Singers, performing their seventh annual Winter Concert Friday and Saturday at First Trinity Lutheran Church all the way down on 4th Street.

(Jan. 22) BRAZILIAN GUITAR QUARTET For some serious solos you can take in the chops of The Brazilian Guitar Quartet Saturday night at Georgetown's Dumbarton Church. The crack ensemble pays homage to the giants of Spanish and Brazilian classical music.

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The 14th century Persian poet Hafez remains venerated in Iran, even though he wrote of wine, romance and other topics not necessarily welcome in today's Islamic Republic.
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The nation's crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one economist. And it's rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.
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The Politics Hour - February 12, 2016

D.C. Council Member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood to chat about her upcoming fight for re-election.

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Do You Like Me? Swiping Leads To Spike In Online Dating For Young Adults

A study by the Pew Research Center finds the use of online dating sites has mushroomed in the past few years, particularly among 18- to 24-year-olds.

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