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Peggy Sampogna's 'Unkown Tablets' is part of the 'Local Color' at Artists' Gallery.
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Peggy Sampogna's 'Unkown Tablets' is part of the 'Local Color' at Artists' Gallery.

Oklahoma! Cape Verde! Maryland!

(Aug. 9-Oct. 2) Oh, what a beautiful Oklahoma!

The people have spoken and they’ve said they want more Oklahoma!. Washington’s Arena Stage debuted the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical back in October of last year. The production proceeded to break 60 years of Arena’s sales records, so they’ve decided to stick with it through early October. A couple of tweaks have been made here and there to tell the tale of romance out on the Oklahoma territory.

(Aug. 9) Batuque, the Soul of a People

For a taste of the art of Cape Verde Bloombars in Columbia Heights has Batuque, the Soul of a People tomorrow evening. The documentary explores the music and dance that women have performed since slaves were first brought to the island in 1462.

(Aug. 8-26) Local Color

For some art originating a little closer to home there’s Local Color at Columbia’s Artists’ Gallery. Artists from all over Maryland show paintings, photography, sculpture and stained glass through the end of the month in the juried exhibit.

Music: “Ahoulaguine Akaline (I Greet My Country)” by Bombino


No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

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