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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, November 11

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"Edward R. Murrow" (1956), a gelatin silver print, was gifted to the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery by Estrellita Karsh.
Photo by Yousuf Karsh
"Edward R. Murrow" (1956), a gelatin silver print, was gifted to the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery by Estrellita Karsh.

Nov. 12: Teenage Diaries Revisited
Back in 1996, a group of teenagers were given tape recorders and asked to talk about their lives for the NPR series Teenage Diaries. Listeners became acquainted with people such as Josh, a young man with Tourette’s syndrome, football star Frankie, whose father was incarcerated, and teen mom Melissa. Tomorrow night at 7 you can find out what's happened to the once-teenagers in Teenage Diaries Revisited, a live multimedia event at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in D.C. Two of the five diarists, Josh and Melissa, will be joined on stage by Radio Diaries Founder and Executive Producer Joe Richman and Melissa Block, host of All Things Considered.

Nov. 8-Apr. 27, 2014: Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits
A collection of iconic 20th-century photographs is currently on display at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The first rotation of Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits features nearly 30 images of figures such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Grace Kelly, Albert Einstein and Ernest Hemingway. The work will be up through April 27, then switched over for the second installation, which opens in May.

Music: “Breathe (Instrumental Version)” by The Cinematic Orchestra

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Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
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Here's The Buzz On America's Forgotten Native 'Tea' Plant

It's called yaupon. Native Americans once made a brew from its caffeinated leaves and traded them widely. With several companies now selling yaupon, it may be poised for a comeback.
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Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

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Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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