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 Jackson Art Center's Robin Hill at work in his space in Georgetown. 
Jackson Art Center's Robin Hill at work in his space in Georgetown. 

(May 20) THE ART OF DIPLOMACY The National Gallery of Art hosts a discussion on the role of art in diplomacy Friday at 11. The Foundation for Art & Preservation in Embassies, which donates American art work to our embassies across the globe, joins artists and art scholars to talk it all out.

(May 21-22) ART FESTIVALS GALORE You have plenty of opportunities to see some art diplomacy put into practice this weekend: 28 Mid City Artists share their spaces Saturday and Sunday, 46 Georgetown artists open their studios up at Jackson Art Center Saturday, and the 20th Annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival brings over 200 artists and dance companies to the Reston Town Center all weekend.

(May 22) WRITING WAR The Veterans Writing Project helps veterans and their families learn how to best express themselves in poetry and prose. The group holds its first public reading at Northwest’s Politics and Prose Sunday afternoon.

(May 22) SOUNDBITES Washington’s 9:30 Club has SOUNDBITES Sunday. Local musicians are joined by local chefs for a night of treats and beats to benefit D.C. Central Kitchen.

Music: “Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament” by Beastie Boys

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The Music And Legacy Of Motown

Motown founder Berry Gordy and director Charles Randolph-Wright of “Motown the Musical" join Diane for a conversation about the history of Detroit's famous sound.

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Will Montgomery County Go "Bottoms Up" On Liquor Laws?

Since Prohibition, Montgomery County has held the purse strings on liquor sales, meaning the county sells every drink from beer to bourbon to local bars and restaurants. But local business owners are pushing back from this system, claiming it lacks efficiency and leaves customers waiting. County officials say they are holding out for alternatives that protect those within the industry. We discuss both sides of the issue today.

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Exelon's Chief Strategy Officer On Its Proposed Takeover Of Pepco

Kojo chats with Exelon's chief strategy officer about the company's vision for electric service in the Washington region, and its argument for why its acquisition of Pepco is in the best interest of customers.

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Computer Guys And Gal

Another year is coming to a close and the Computer Guys And Gal are here to discuss this year's biggest technology news, including the growth of virtual reality and the "Internet of Things."

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