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(Feb. 4-Jul. 24) CLOSE TO HOME The Smithsonian American Art Museum opens "Close to Home: Photographers and Their Families" Friday. The collection of intimate photos portrays what it's like to live with people who take pictures for a living.

(Feb. 4-March 5) BETWEEN POETRY AND PAINT Poetic. Aesthetic. teams poets up with artists in order to translate the written word into visual expression. Metered verses are adapted into several media at The Art Gallery in College Park.

(Feb. 5-6) CELEBRATING VERSE There's more poetry at the Kennedy Center this weekend. "American Scrapbook: A Celebration of Verse" combines spoken word, movement, music and dialogue to brings the work of Poe, Cummings, Frost and other wordsmiths to the whole family.

(Feb. 4-March 3) VALENTINE'S MONTH Valentine's Day maybe more than a week away, but love is in the air for the next month at AFI Silver in Silver Spring. Great Movie Romances from the past eight decades screen daily through early March, including "Bringing Up Baby", "West Side Story" and "Grease".

Music: "Close To Me" by The Cure

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Encore: 'Future Shock' 40 Years Later

Future Shock by Alvin Toffler was a huge sensation when it was published in 1970. The book perfectly captured the angst of that time and prepared society for more changes to come.
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In Prison, The Passion That Drove A Yogurt-Maker To Arson Still Burns

The yogurt entrepreneur who set fire to his factory remains in prison, but he's in better spirits now. "He's dreaming again," says his wife.
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The Politics Hour - July 1, 2016

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with D.C. Transportation Director Leif Dormsjo and Virginia Del. Marcus Simon (D-Fairfax).

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'Future Shock' Author Alvin Toffler Dies at 87

Toffler's warnings about 'information overload' and the accelerating pace of change in modern society made his seminal 1970 book a best-seller in the U.S. and around the world.

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