WAMU 88.5 : Art Beat

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Jan. 24

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"Environment Concern" was painted by children at Kidwalime Primary School in Namungona. In Uganda Art Consortium's workshop, the children are encouraged to be environmentally aware by using recycled materials and cleaning up areas where malaria-spreading mosquitoes breed.
Uganda Art Consortium
"Environment Concern" was painted by children at Kidwalime Primary School in Namungona. In Uganda Art Consortium's workshop, the children are encouraged to be environmentally aware by using recycled materials and cleaning up areas where malaria-spreading mosquitoes breed.

Jan. 24-27: Uganda art for AIDS kids
Northeast D.C.'s Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ is currently displaying art by Ugandan children and adults. The exhibit features artwork by HIV-AIDS patients enrolled in Uganda Art Consortium's therapy programs. There will also be bold, colorful pieces from the organization's children's art workshop, plus work by the adult artists who volunteer their time and money to brighten up the lives of the less fortunate.

Jan. 25: Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Grammy Award-winning a cappella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo is coming to Strathmore tomorrow night, where the singers will perform popular South African folk songs from their latest album, Songs From a Zulu Farm.

Jan. 25-31: Beware of Mr. Baker
The award-winning documentary Beware of Mr. Baker opens tomorrow at West End Cinema. The film is directed by D.C. native Jay Bulger and explores the life and legacy of bad-boy drummer Ginger Baker, who famously played with Cream and Blind Faith before moving to Nigeria, where he was influenced by Fela Kuti, the father of AfroBeat.

Music: "Mektoub" by Ginger Baker

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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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