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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, October 22

Shorty Lungkarta Tjungurrayi (1920-1987) Classic Pintupi Water Dreaming, c. 1972
Estate of the artist licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd
Shorty Lungkarta Tjungurrayi (1920-1987) Classic Pintupi Water Dreaming, c. 1972

Oct. 22-Jan. 31, 2014: icons of the desert
Some of the earliest and rarest paintings by Indigenous Australian artists are on view at the Embassy of Australia through January 31. Icons of the desert Curator Margo Smith says the works, which were created by Aboriginal religious leaders, depict sacred sites. “The shapes you see in the painting actually represent the landscape,” she says. “They’re almost like mythic maps and tell the stories of ancestral beings that created it.”

Oct. 22-Nov. 10: Go, Dog. Go!
You and your little ones can watch the children’s book Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman jump from the page to the stage at NextStop Theatre Company in Herndon. Directed by Ray Ficca, the play takes audiences into a musical world of doggy fun as pups of all shapes, colors and sizes sing, play and howl at the moon. But be sure to fetch your tickets soon; this weekends-only production closes on November 10.

Music: “Losing My Blues Tonight (Instrumental)” by Nev Molloy

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Rita Dove: "Collected Poems: 1974 - 2004"

A conversation with Rita Dove, former U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winner.

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Frozen Food Fears: 4 Things To Know About The Listeria Recall

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Back From The Breach: Moving The Federal Workforce Forward

A year after a massive cyber breach compromised the databases of the Office of Personnel Management, Kojo talks with OPM Acting Director Beth Cobert about her agency and key issues facing the federal workforce.

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Why Medical Error Is The Third Leading Cause Of Death In The U.S.

New research shows medical error is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., killing more than 250,000 people a year. Why there are so many mistakes, and what can be done to improve patient safety.

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