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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Aug 2

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Hugo Gellert's portrait of Amelia Earhart is part of One Life at the National Portrait Gallery.
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Hugo Gellert's portrait of Amelia Earhart is part of One Life at the National Portrait Gallery.

(Aug. 2-May 27) Lady Lindy
You may have noticed a tribute to Amelia Earhart when you tried to Google something last week. The aviation pioneer disappeared 75 years ago last month. In recognition of her legacy, the National Portrait Gallery has corralled an exhibition of images, video footage, and audio snippets together. One Life: Amelia Earhart tells her story, focusing particular attention on her role in breaking barriers for women, through May of next year.

(Aug. 2-Sept. 2) It’s the little things
Syrian-born Kurdish artist Lukman Ahmad came to the United States as a refugee in 2010. Before that move, he spent much of his life wandering through the Middle East without much by way of national identity or borders. He explores his cultural heritage through colorful paintings of struggling and joyous Kurdish women in A Small Hope, showing at Foundry Gallery in Northwest Washington through early September. There’s an opening reception for the work tomorrow evening at 6.

Music: “Where Do We Go?” by Bill Frisell

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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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Researchers Warn Against 'Autonomous Weapons' Arms Race

Already, researcher Stuart Russell says, sentry robots in South Korea "can spot and track a human being for a distance of 2 miles — and can very accurately kill that person."

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