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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 4

Francis Scott Key’s original manuscript of the “Star-Spangled Banner” lyrics is on display at the National Museum of American History.
National Museum of American History
Francis Scott Key’s original manuscript of the “Star-Spangled Banner” lyrics is on display at the National Museum of American History.

July 4-6: “Star-Spangled Banner” Manuscript

To mark the bicentennial of the Star-Spangled Banner, the Maryland Historical Society loaned Francis Scott Key’s original manuscript of the lyrics to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, where it is currently on display alongside the flag that inspired our national anthem. But don’t take too much time getting there. Sunday is your last chance to see the flag and document paired together.

July 4: D.C.’s Capital City Independence Bash

You can celebrate the 4th of July at The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage tonight. Listen Local First presents D.C.’s Capital City Independence Bash featuring a line-up of local musicians, including Jonny Grave, Gordon Daniels of Lucky Dub, Candice Mills of Future, and members of Black Masala. The free concert starts at 6 p.m.

Music: “The Star Spangled Banner” by Charlie Cushman/Randy Howard


Credibility Concerns Overshadow Release Of Gay Talese's New Book

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Paul Farhi of the Washington Post about Gay Talese's new book, The Voyeur's Hotel. The credibility of the book, which follows a self-proclaimed sex researcher who bought a hotel to spy on his guests through ventilator windows, has been called into question after Farhi uncovered problems with Talese's story.

Amid Craft Brewery Boom, Some Worry About A Bubble — But Most Just Fear Foam

Fueled by customers' unquenchable thirst for the next great flavor note, the craft beer industry has exploded like a poorly fermented bottle of home brew.

White House Documents Number Of Civilians Killed In U.S. Drone Strikes

The Obama administration issued a long awaited report Friday, documenting the number on civilians who have been accidentally killed by U.S. drone strikes. Human rights activists welcome the administration's newfound transparency, though some question whether the report goes far enough.

Tesla 'Autopilot' Crash Raises Concerns About Self-Driving Cars

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating a fatal crash involving a Tesla car using the "autopilot" feature. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Alex Davies of Wired about the crash and what it means for self-driving car technology.

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