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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, April 16

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An important rock and piece of green fabric help tell our country' story at the National Museum of American History.
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An important rock and piece of green fabric help tell our country' story at the National Museum of American History.

(April 16) American Stories, American History

The National Museum of American History has rearranged more than a hundred objects to illustrate our country's past from the landing at Plymouth Rock to the 2008 presidential election. American Stories features everything from an actual piece of the rock to a section of the first transatlantic telegraph cable to Kermit the Frog.

(April 16-28) For the contender in all of us

A classic American story is being told at the American Century Theater in Arlington. The stage version of On the Waterfront isn't exactly like the celebrated film, but the integral elements remain. Longshoremen contend with mobsters and violence on the New York docks through the end of the month.

(April 16-May 20) What's next?

If you want to look ahead, Northwest Washington's Corcoran Galley of Art features a glimpse of what's to come in NEXT at the Corcoran. The school's graduating bachelors and masters present thesis work and welcome criticism from their peers, instructors, and you.

Music: "Last Ride In" by Green Day

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Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
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Tired Of The Seoul-Sucking Rat Race, Koreans Flock To Farming

More than 80 percent of people in South Korea live in cities. But in the past few years, there has been a shift. Tens of thousands of South Koreans are relocating to the countryside each year.
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Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

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Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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