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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 3

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George Steinmetz explored desert landscapes on an aircraft best described as half-rocket, half-paraglider. You can see his photos with your feet firmly planted on the ground.
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George Steinmetz explored desert landscapes on an aircraft best described as half-rocket, half-paraglider. You can see his photos with your feet firmly planted on the ground.

(Sept. 3-Jan. 27) Head to the desert, or the '80s

Happy Labor Day! If you didn't get away this weekend — but really wanted to — it’s not too late! You can explore a few different extreme desert landscapes from the comfort of Northwest Washington. Desert Air at the National Geographic Museum features the photography of George Steinmetz, one of the magazine’s best expedition photographers. The Stanford geophysicist captured most of the images while flying around in a customized aircraft best described as half-rocket pack, half-paraglider. 

If you're up for some time travel, TRON screens twice today, Sept. 3, at the AFI Silver. Jeff Bridges dukes it out with a few digital bad dudes in the CGI-pioneering fantasy film from 1982. 

(Sept. 3) Glen Echo Lark

You probably don't want to over-exert yourself today, but if you don't mind appreciating someone else's labor, there's the 2nd Annual Yellow Barn Drawing Exhibition at Glen Echo Park's Yellow Barn Studio. A couple dozen local artists present their work from noon to 5. 

Music: "Lifeboat (Lovers' Rock)" by Penguin Cafe Orchestra

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 4, 2015

You can see two exhibits and rub elbows with the artists behind the work.
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The Surprising Roots of Barbecue

We speak with culinary historian Michael Twitty about the roots of familiar southern dishes in African and Native American food traditions.

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President Obama's Iran Speech

Veteran journalist Marvin Kalb joins us to discuss the parallels between JFK's nuclear disarmament speech fifty years ago and President Obama's speech on the nuclear deal with Iran.

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Sexist Reactions To An Ad Spark #ILookLikeAnEngineer Campaign

After being surprised by online responses to her appearance in a recruiting ad, engineer Isis Wenger wanted to see if anyone else felt like they didn't fit a "cookie-cutter mold."

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