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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Dec. 10

In Waiting For Lightning, champion skateboarder Danny Way builds a massive ramp and tries to jump the Great Wall of China.
Danny Way
In Waiting For Lightning, champion skateboarder Danny Way builds a massive ramp and tries to jump the Great Wall of China.

Dec. 11: Hanukkah Lights reading

Good morning and happy Hanukkah! Tomorrow night, you can come to Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital for a live Hanukkah Lights reading by NPR Special Correspondent Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz. The event is free and runs from 7 to 9 p.m.

Dec. 10-13: Waiting For Lightning

When you lose the fear of death, how far can skill, passion and dedication bring you? How about all the way to China? Waiting For Lightning documents the story of Danny Way, a professional skateboarder who went from a broken home to breaking records. In the documentary, Way attempts to realize his dream of jumping the Great Wall of China on a skateboard. Can a man fly? You can find out at West End Cinema through Thursday.

Dec. 10-13: BURN

When Detroit's population plummeted, many of Motown's abandoned buildings were left as kindling. Today, Detroit has more fires than any city in the United States. BURN documents the efforts of the firefighters who work tirelessly to save a city that many left for dead. The film is playing at the AMC Georgetown through Thursday.

Music: "Burn Little Candles" by Chanukah Family Players


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Invasive Insect Could Wreak Havoc On U.S. Tomato Crop

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Maryland Activists Call For Policing Reforms

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