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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 14

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May 14-Jun. 2: Big Nate
You can see Big Nate, a world premiere musical, at the Adventure Theatre Musical Theatre Center in Glen Echo Park. Based on the syndicated comic strip and best-selling book series by Lincoln Peirce, the play follows Nate Wright, a sixth grader who just can't seem to stay out of detention. When the garage band drummer falls for a girl named Jenny, he decides to win her affections by competing in his school's Battle of the Bands. Recommended for ages five and up, the play is directed by Helen Hayes Award winner Michael Baron and runs through June 2.

May 14: Rick Atkinson
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author Rick Atkinson will be at Politics & Prose tonight at 7 to discuss the final book in his acclaimed Liberation Trilogy. The Guns at Last Light covers the final year of World War II. From D-Day to the fall of the Third Reich, you can travel back in time with the turn of a page.

Music: "Yellow (Instrumental)" by Coldplay

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Remains In Jamestown Linked To Early Colonial Leaders

Scientists from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and The Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation say they've identified four men buried in the earliest English church in America.
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The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

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D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

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Twitter Faces Challenges As It tries To Balance Profitability, Popularity

The social network Twitter is popular with users, but that's not enough. It also needs to be profitable, and by its 140-character nature that's a challenge.

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