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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, March 19

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Artists tackle limited space by downsizing their work in Tight Fit.
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Artists tackle limited space by downsizing their work in Tight Fit.

(March 19-April 15) Into the Sondheim

You can spend some time in the fantastical forests of the Brothers Grimm through mid-April at Baltimore's Center Stage. Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods brings characters from Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, and Rapunzel together to find adventure and their way home before it gets dark.

(March 19-28) Tight Fit

For some adventure in smaller spaces Dunes Gallery in Northwest has Tight Fit through March 28th. Several District-based artists comment on urban life in limited space with small-scale paintings that wouldn't look out of place on the walls of a studio apartment.

(March 21-24) Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

It isn't easy making it in the music business under regular circumstances, but if you add elements like segregation, clashing egos, and a bitterly cold Chicago winter you're really facing an uphill battle. That's the case in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, showing Wednesday through Saturday at Georgetown University's Davis Performing Arts Center. August Wilson's play explores the unrelenting realities facing an African-American blues musician in 1927.

Music: "Cowgirl" by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis


'Washington Post' Reporter Explores How Pop Culture Influences Views Of Police

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Washington Post reporter Alyssa Rosenberg, who has written a series for the paper about how Hollywood and pop culture has influenced the way the public perceives police.

In 'Appetites,' Bourdain Pleases The Toughest Food Critic (His 9-Year-Old)

Anthony Bourdain's new cookbook features comfort food he cooks for his young daughter. "She's who I need to please, and if she's not happy, I'm not happy," he says.
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The Politics Hour - October 28, 2016

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton joins us as the new series "Good Girls Revolt" based on her early civil rights work debuts.


Qualcomm Spends Big Money To Get In The Car (Chip) Business

The smartphone chipmaker has agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors for $38 billion. The deal allows Qualcomm to rely less on the smartphone industry. NXP makes semiconductors for cars.

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