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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Feb. 21

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Cassie Taggart's oil painting "Rash Perhaps" is currently on display at BlackRock Center for the Arts. Taggart is one of three artists whose work is featured in Altered.
Cassie Taggart
Cassie Taggart's oil painting "Rash Perhaps" is currently on display at BlackRock Center for the Arts. Taggart is one of three artists whose work is featured in Altered.

Feb. 21-May 5: Faking It
Anyone who's flipped through a fashion magazine in recent years is familiar with the modern capabilities of digital editing. However people started tweaking photos long before Photoshop. Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop presents examples of altered photography from the 1840s to the early 1990s. Roughly 200 images demonstrate how darkroom tricks of the trade have been used to create illusions, enhance landscapes and portraits, and elevate the medium into an art form. The collection is on display in the National Gallery of Art's West Building through May 5.

Feb. 21-Mar. 2: Altered
Black Rock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD., is also exploring manipulation in Altered, an exhibit featuring work by three female artists who use printmaking, metal corsets, and oil paintings to portray how women shape themselves in response to societal pressures. You can see the exhibit through March 2.

Music: "Changes (instrumental)" by 2Pac

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'Deepwater Horizon' Director On The BP Oil Spill And The 'Addictive Dance' For Fuel

Peter Berg discusses his new film, which recreates the final hours of the oil rig that exploded and sank, causing the BP oil spill. Eleven rig workers died trying to prevent the disaster.
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They Dreamed Of Sheep (Farming): Peek Inside An Alabama Dairy

Greg Kelly wanted out of corporate America for a lifestyle better suited to raising a family. So he and his wife launched Alabama's only sheep dairy. "We feel like we're really living now," she says.
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Protecting Our Data In An Era Of Increasing State-Sponsored Cyberattacks

Yahoo says information from 500 million users was stolen by hackers. This comes amid growing concern over intrusions into U.S. election systems. In an era of increasing state-sponsored cyber threats, protecting our personal data and the integrity of U.S. voting.

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Putting The Patient At The Center Of Local Health Care

From "concierge" services to iPads connecting new parents with their babies in the nursery, Kojo explores some of the patient-centered ideas coming from health care innovation labs at local hospitals.

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