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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 23

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Bag It is one of many documentaries screening this weekend at the Chesapeake Film Festival.
Bag It
Bag It is one of many documentaries screening this weekend at the Chesapeake Film Festival.

(Sept. 23-26) Chesapeake Film Festival

If you're feeling like a film this weekend you may want to upgrade to a festival: The Chesapeake Film Festival kicks off today and continues through Monday. Expect a full slate of narrative, documentary and short films, including some classics like Network and A Woman Under The Influence at venues in and around Easton, Cambridge and Chestertown.

(Sept. 24) By George!

George Mason University holds its annual ARTS by George! benefit Saturday. You can appreciate and support student work before conductor Marvin Hamlisch and pianist Michael Feinstein take to the stage for a tribute to the Great American Songbook.

(Sept. 25-Jan. 2) Warhol on the Mall

The National Gallery of Art pays tribute to a Great American Artist with a number of events this fall. Warhol: Headlines is one of them and it opens Saturday. The collection features works that Andy Warhol based on tabloid headlines.

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22) A Moon for the Misbegotten

Silver Spring's Heritage O'Neill Theatre Company has Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten through late October. The tale of a family's efforts to avoid implosion has love, tragedy and redemption in all the right doses.

Music: "Det haster!" by Casiokids

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The sixth season of HBO's Game of Thrones showed a real evolution in the way the show portrays women and in the season finale, several female characters ascended to power. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Glen Weldon from NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour and Greta Johnsen, host of the Nerdette podcast, about the show.
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In Quest For Happier Chickens, Perdue Shifts How Birds Live And Die

Perdue Farms, one of the largest poultry companies in the country, says it will change its slaughter methods and also some of its poultry houses. Animal welfare groups are cheering.
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Jonathan Rauch On How American Politics Went Insane

Party insiders and backroom deals: One author on why we need to bring back old-time politics.

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Episode 5: Why 1986 Still Matters

In 1986, a federal official issued a warning: If Metro continued to expand rapidly, the system faced a future of stark choices over maintaining existing infrastructure. Metro chose expansion. We talk to a historian about that decision. We also hear from a former Metro general manager about the following years, and from an Arlington planner about measuring how riders are responding to SafeTrack.

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