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‘Art Beat’ With Sean Rameswaram, Jan. 2

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Karin Abromaitis incorporates found objects into her ceramic works at Bethesda's Waverly Street Gallery.
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Karin Abromaitis incorporates found objects into her ceramic works at Bethesda's Waverly Street Gallery.

(Jan. 4-Feb. 12) Time Stands Still

Happy 2012! If you’re looking to kick off the new year with something… new Time Stands Still opens Wednesday at Northwest Washington’s Studio Theatre. The timely drama by Pulitzer Prize Winning playwright Donald Margulies follows an injured photojournalist returning from Iraq as she realizes many of the images in her head cannot be erased. The heroine is forced to confront her past as well as some relationship drama through mid-February.

(Jan. 3-Feb. 4) Memories

If you’re all about looking back Bethesda’s Waverly Street Gallery opens Memories tomorrow. The collection mostly features ceramic bowls by local artist Karin Abromaitis who incorporates metal and found objects into her works. Some of them are dressed up formally in black and white; others lean on the casual side with warmer colors.

Music: “The New Year” by Death Cab For Cutie

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A Conversation With "Broad City" Co-Star Abbi Jacobson

What do Michelle Obama, Anna Wintour and Michael Jordan carry in their bags? Abbi Jacobson imagines the things you might find in her new illustrated book, "Carry This Book." We talk to the "Broad City" co-star about what you can learn from the contents of bags—and her success creating and starring in the hit Comedy Central show.

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New Approaches To Tackling Local Youth Hunger

The First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe and other regional leaders are exploring new, innovative ways to combat local food insecurity.

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What Washington Really Thinks of the Rest of America

Kojo explores the surprising findings of a Johns Hopkins survey on what D.C.'s federal workers and unelected policy makers really think of the American public.


Social Media Company Twitter Struggles Financially

Steve Inskeep talks to Emily Bell, director for the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School, about the challenges Twitter faces.

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