WAMU 88.5 : Art Beat

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Nov. 17

Play associated audio
A massive coral reef sculpture is on display at The American Association for the Advancement of Science Gallery in Washington.
AAAS
A massive coral reef sculpture is on display at The American Association for the Advancement of Science Gallery in Washington.

(Nov. 17-March 2) Under the sea
It isn’t too often that you get to go under the sea, but Beneath the Surface: Rediscovering a World Worth Conserving promises to take you there with photography, sculpture, paintings and mixed media works. The exhibit opens today at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Gallery in Northwest Washington.

(Nov. 17-Jan. 2013) A Song for the Horse Nation
The enduring relationship between Native tribes and horses is the focus of A Song for the Horse Nation showing through 2013 at the National Museum of the American Indian. Paintings, mannequins and plenty of text tell the epic story of the horse’s influence on Native Americans.

(Nov. 18) All along the Turtle Island
The Turtle Island Quartet takes its name from creation mythology found in Native American folklore. The Grammy-winning classical-jazz fusionists try and create something new out of the music of Jimi Hendrix tomorrow night at Strathmore in North Bethesda.

Music: “Hey Joe” by Turtle Island Quartet

NPR

Lisa Lucas Takes The Reins At The National Book Foundation

Lucas is the third executive director in the history of the foundation, which runs the National Book Awards. Her priority? Inclusivity: "Everyone is either a reader or a potential reader," she says.
NPR

The Shocking Truth About America's Ethanol Law: It Doesn't Matter (For Now)

Ted Cruz doesn't like the law that requires the use of ethanol in gasoline. So what would happen if it was abolished? The surprising answer: not much, probably.
WAMU 88.5

The Latest on the Military, Political and Humanitarian Crises in Syria

Russia continues airstrikes in Syria. Secretary Kerry meets with world leaders in an attempt to resolve the country’s five-year civil war. A panel joins Diane to discuss the latest on the military, political and humanitarian crises facing Syria.

NPR

Twitter Tries A New Kind Of Timeline By Predicting What May Interest You

Twitter has struggled to attract new users. Its latest effort at rejuvenation is a new kind of timeline that predicts which older posts you might not want to miss and displays them on top.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.