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(Jan. 26) THE HUMANITY Contemporary Israeli cinema gets its own night at the District's Avalon Theatre beginning on this fourth Wednesday of the month. The maiden voyage is a road trip. "The Human Resources Manager" follows an indifferent supervisor on a quest to rediscover his humanity.

(Jan. 26-Feb. 20) THE HOMECOMING An English doctor living in America returns to his working class family for a rude awakening in "The Homecoming", playing at Baltimore's Center Stage through late February. Harold Pinter's classic two-act play is still challenging audiences, critics and mores 45 years after being written.

(Jan. 26-March 20) BIRD'S-EYE VIEW "His Eye Is on The Sparrow" opens Wednesday at Alexandria's Metro Stage. The biographical musical shows how the revered singer and actress Ethel Waters escaped poverty and overcame racism to become a star.

Music: "Trey Of Hearts" by Count Basie

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'Key & Peele' Is Ending. Here Are A Few Of Its Code Switch-iest Moments

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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.

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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.

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Twitter Faces Challenges As It tries To Balance Profitability, Popularity

The social network Twitter is popular with users, but that's not enough. It also needs to be profitable, and by its 140-character nature that's a challenge.

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