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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Jan. 16

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Today is an especially good day to check out the M.L.K. Jr. Memorial in West Potomac Park
Sean Rameswaram
Today is an especially good day to check out the M.L.K. Jr. Memorial in West Potomac Park

(Jan. 16) Let Freedom Ring!

If you haven't already been, there couldn't be a better day to check out the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in West Potomac Park just south of the National Mall. If you've already spent some time with Lei Yixin's towering sculpture The Kennedy Center has a celebration of Dr. King's life this evening. Let Freedom Ring brings vocal virtuoso Bobby McFerrin and Washington's Let Freedom Ring Choir together for a tribute performance and a recognition of King's former aide and attorney Clarence Jones, who helped draft the "I Have a Dream" speech.

(Jan. 16-28) A Haitian Landscape

Two photographers depict everyday life in Haiti after the disastrous 2010 earthquake in Reverb + Echo: A Haitian Landscape, showing through the end of the month at Studio Gallery in Northwest Washington. Keith Lane presents quiet scenes in his photos and Jenna Crowder interprets his images in her prints with saturated colors, drawing and typography.

Music: "With Or Without You" by 2Cellos

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The Code Switch Podcast, Episode 1: Can We Talk About Whiteness?

On our inaugural episode, we're digging into how we talk about whiteness — or, really, how we don't talk about it — and hear from some folks who say it's really important that we figure out how.
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'Sweetbitter' Is A Savory Saga Of Restaurant Life And Love

Oysters, cocaine, fine wine, love triangles: Stephanie Danler's debut novel Sweetbitter follows a year in the life of a young woman working at a top-tier Manhattan restaurant.
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Ralph Nader: The Future Of The Progressive Movement In The D.C. Region

Iconic consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader joins us for a conversation about civic engagement, the role of the media, and the future of the progressive movement in the D.C. region.

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Hillary Clinton's Emails

Hillary Clinton is under pressure after a State Department report criticized her use of a private email server: what's in the report, potential security risks and whether it could affect Secretary Clinton's bid for the White House.

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