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Last Chance To See Astronaut's 'Space Oddity' Video

Some of you might remember the music video rendition of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" that Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield shot aboard the International Space Station. That was a year ago, and the YouTube video he made, which is now approaching 23 million views, is set to come down Tuesday as the licensing agreement on the iconic song expires.

The social media savvy Hadfield, now a retired spacefarer, explained on Reddit that he was "working on renewing the license" but that there were "no guarantees."

The Daily Dot says the impending removal of the video has "sparked an outcry from the denizens of the Internet to save the video."

"Fans of the video responded to the news by flooding Bowie's Facebook page and Twitter feed with pleas to extend the license," the website said.

The video is brilliant and whether you've seen it before or not, you ought to take a last chance to view it.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 29, 2015

You can hear classical Indian music or learn about the Arab influences of a traditional Spanish dance form. 

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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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