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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Dec. 12

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Landscapes and maps from a few friendly walks are recalled in 'Field of Vision.'
Washington Printmakers Gallery
Landscapes and maps from a few friendly walks are recalled in 'Field of Vision.'

(Dec. 15-18) A new kind of Cabaret?

What do you look for in your cabaret? If your answer is klezmer music, jazz, steel drums and a gospel choir you're in luck. Baltimore's Center Stage covers all of those bases with four floors of music in its Special Holiday Cabaret Thursday through Sunday.

(Dec. 12-31) A cross-continental field

A local artist and one from England recently met and realized they shared a passion for printmaking and walking. They took a few long strolls in each other's neighborhood and created some art based on the landscapes and maps they encountered. Field of Vision: Two Printmakers, Ten Walks, Two Countries is actually showing in two countries, but if you can't make it over to the UK the work is on display at Washington Printmakers Gallery in Silver Spring until the clock strikes 2012.

(Dec. 12-15) E Street has Le Havre

If you've never been to Le Havre the city you can get to see it in Le Havre the movie, showing through Thursday at Washington's E Street Cinema. The award-winning Finish feature about the French port city tells the story of a young African refugee who strikes up a friendship with an older bohemian shoe shiner.

Music: "Tally Ho, Mr. Basie!" by Count Basie and The Kansas City Seven

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Lawsuit Will Decide Who Owns 'Star Trek' Language Klingon

Paramount Pictures holds the copyright to Klingon, spoken by some characters in "Star Trek." The Language Creation Society is arguing Klingon is a real language, and is therefore not copyrightable.
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Germany's Beer Purity Law Is 500 Years Old. Is It Past Its Sell-By Date?

For centuries, German law has stipulated that beer can only be made from four ingredients. But as Germany embraces craft beer, some believe the law impedes good brewing.
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The Politics Hour - April 29, 2016

Kojo reviews Maryland's primary results and what they mean for the region and November's elections. The Supreme Court hears arguments in the case of Virginia's former governor. And a major funder of youth programs in the District is bankrupt.

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Weighing The Good And The Bad Of Autonomous Killer Robots In Battle

It sounds like science fiction, but it's a very real and contentious debate that is making its way through the U.N. Advocates of a ban want all military weapons to be under "meaningful human control."

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