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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, September 18

Sept. 19-Oct. 9: AFI Latin American Film Festival
The 24th annual AFI Latin American Film Festival kicks off tomorrow and runs through October 9 at AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring. The festival will showcase 45 films from 21 different countries, including Spain, Portugal, Chile and Uruguay, to name a few. The festival opens with two films by Argentinian director Matías Piñiero: Rosalinda, a short film, and Viola, a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, set within the hipster community of Buenos Aires.

Sept. 19-22: Cirque de la Symphonie
Starting tomorrow, you can enjoy the magic of the circus at The Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall, where Cirque de la Symphonie’s aerial artists, acrobats, jugglers, contortionists and more will be performing through Sunday. Conducted by Steven Reineke, the National Symphony Orchestra Pops will provide the soundtrack to the high-flying spectacle.

Music: “Vincent (Acoustic Instrumental Version)” by The Acoustic Guitar Troubadours

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'Booker Dozen' Stirs In A Hefty Batch Of American Authors

Thirteen novels are in the hunt for the Man Booker Prize, the U.K.'s biggest literary award. The Booker is open to Americans for only the second year, and this year's list pits rookies against titans.
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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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Windows 10 Rolls Out, Along With Concern Over Sharing Wi-Fi Passwords

The new operating system includes user-friendly features, such as a personal assistant named Cortana. But its Wi-Fi Sense feature has sparked security concerns.

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