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The Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse crowns the "Funniest Fed" Friday night.
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The Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse crowns the "Funniest Fed" Friday night.

(June 25) Olney has love for Community

Showing appreciation for your community is never a bad idea and Montgomery County's Olney Theatre makes an afternoon out of it Saturday. Olney's second annual Community Appreciation Day shows some love with music and theater performances, games and food.

(June 25) Half on, half off, half Erie

Filmmaker Kevin Jerome Everson mostly focuses on African-American history in his shorts and features. The National Gallery of Art screens one of each Saturday evening: "Half On, Half Off" documents a team of workers dealing with the Deepwater Horizon spill and "Erie" is a series of single-take shots filmed around Lake Erie that relate to African-American migration.

(June 24) Funniest Fed

Employees of our federal government have a certain reputation and that reputation is obliterated Friday night at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse. The "Funniest Fed" finals pit contestants from various federal agencies and the military against each other to tickle as many funny bones as possible.

Music: “Sound and Vision” by David Bowie

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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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