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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Nov. 28

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Andy Holtin's “Checkin' out you checkin' out me” features two cameras that address one another while a soundtrack complicates things.
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Andy Holtin's “Checkin' out you checkin' out me” features two cameras that address one another while a soundtrack complicates things.

(Nov. 28-Dec. 21) The theatricality of artsy stuff

If you're looking to work off some of that turkey ambling around some art Northwest Washington's Flashpoint Gallery has the show for you. D.C. artist Andy Holtin's A Theatre of Objects requires a fair amount of negotiation with video screens and projectors that shift and rotate randomly to imitate human interaction. Bodies and faces perform, stand still and stare through mid-December.

(Dec. 1-18) Busted

Lauren Weedman is an actress, an author, a playwright and a former correspondent for The Daily Show. Her latest work is Bust opening Thursday at Studio Theatre in Northwest. Weedman stars in the semi-autobiographical one-woman comedy in which an LA actress tries to temper her superficiality by volunteering with prison inmates.

(Nov. 28-2013) American Mousetrap Museum

If you're heading to the American Art Museum be on the lookout for mousetraps. Lots of them. The Museum continues its celebration of American innovation with thirty-two mousetrap models that were submitted for patents in the 19th century.

Music: "Suds" by James Brown

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Rita Dove: "Collected Poems: 1974 - 2004"

Rita Dove's poetry career has spanned more than forty years. During that time she won a Pulitzer Prize and became the first African-American poet laureate of the United States. Now she's released a new edition of collected works. Rita Dove on a life lived in verse.

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Frozen Food Fears: 4 Things To Know About The Listeria Recall

The FDA issued a massive recall of frozen fruits and vegetables this week. Here's what you need to know about the nasty bug that's causing all the problems.
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Back From The Breach: Moving The Federal Workforce Forward

A year after a massive cyber breach compromised the databases of the Office of Personnel Management, Kojo talks with OPM Acting Director Beth Cobert about her agency and key issues facing the federal workforce.

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Why Medical Error Is The Third Leading Cause Of Death In The U.S.

New research shows medical error is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., killing more than 250,000 people a year. Why there are so many mistakes, and what can be done to improve patient safety.

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