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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Nov. 7

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Tom Wolff's portraits of U Street's people, places and culture are showing on... U Street.
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
Tom Wolff's portraits of U Street's people, places and culture are showing on... U Street.

(Nov. 7-Dec. 17) Familiar faces from familiar streets

If you've never truly explored Washington's U Street Corridor you have a chance to live vicariously through someone who has until mid-December at the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts. U Street's own Tom Wolff attempts to capture the essence of the bustling avenue's people, places and culture in his U Street Portrait Project.

(Nov. 7) Boss music

If you're down in Georgetown tonight and feel like some Latin fusion sounds Bossalingo plays two sets at Blues Alley. Grammy award-winning musicians with musical roots in Central and South America and Africa round out composer Michael Joseph Harris's crack band.

(Nov. 7) Way more Boss

Justice John Paul Stevens spent well over a quarter century on the nation's most illustrious bench. He discusses everything from his early days as a law clerk to the inner workings of the Supreme Court tonight at Washington's Sixth & I Historic Synagogue.

Music: "Tanga" by Mario Bauza & the Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra

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Barry Meier: "Missing Man"

Nine years ago, former FBI agent Robert Levinson disappeared in Iran while on a mission for the CIA. The story of his secret journey to Iran, the CIA cover-up that followed and efforts to rescue the longest-held U.S. hostage.


5,000-Year-Old Chinese Beer Recipe Revealed

Researchers discovered ancient "beer-making tool kits" in underground rooms built between 3400 and 2900 B.C. Analyses of funnels, pots and jugs show the brewers were using pretty advanced techniques.
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The Fight for D.C.'s Budget Freedom

Last week, a House committee with oversight of the District passed legislation that would block the ability of the Council to spend its own tax dollars.

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The U.S. Expands Ties To Vietnam

President Obama lifts the embargo against U.S. arms sales to Vietnam: Please join us to talk about what closer ties between the U.S. and Vietnam mean for trade, leverage on human rights and growing concerns over China's military expansion.

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