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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Feb. 15

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(from left to right) James Whalen, Michael Anthony Williams, and Crashonda Edwards play a legal team struggling with a difficult case in Race.
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(from left to right) James Whalen, Michael Anthony Williams, and Crashonda Edwards play a legal team struggling with a difficult case in Race.

Feb. 15-Mar. 17: Race
Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Mamet is at it again with Race, a detective story that examines class, privilege, and betrayal. The play follows the criminal trial of a wealthy white man who is charged with raping a black woman. As his legal team attempts to defend its client, the lawyers struggle with their own views on race. You can catch the courtroom drama through March 17 at the Washington DC Jewish Community Center. Also, the DCJCC is hosting a symposium this weekend that will delve into race and identity issues through theater, film, poetry and discussion.

Feb. 15-Mar. 9: Adaptation
Project 4 presents Adaptation, an exhibition featuring unique installations by three artists, who each transform a room using different materials such as old clothing, silk and foam-core. The architecture of the room directs the artists' decisions, as they touch on topics ranging from housing projects, to memories, to disease and erosion.

Music: "The Big Ship" by Brian Eno

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 3, 2015

You can hear female vocalists perform blues and bluegrass at two concerts this week.

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Farms, Coasts And Air Conditioning: What Climate Change Means For Virginia

Climate change presents obstacles for just about everywhere in the United States — but rising temperatures are expected to be felt keenly in a number of Virginia's important economic areas.

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Obama To Detail Tougher Plan To Fight Climate Change

President Obama will unveil climate change regulations Monday, expected to set tougher limits on coal than previously proposed. NPR's Scott Horsley previews the announcement with host Rachel Martin.
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Despite Host Controversy, Amazon Takes A Chance On 'Top Gear'

The trio that made Top Gear the world's biggest car show will return to the small screen in a new show for Amazon Prime. The BBC canned one of its hosts last year after a fight with a producer.

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