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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, August 22

Godisheus is a hip-hop band that isn't afraid to break free from the mold.
Photo courtesy of The Kennedy Center
Godisheus is a hip-hop band that isn't afraid to break free from the mold.

August 23: Chocolate City Rocks!

D.C. go-go and hip-hop artists unite to produce Chocolate City Rocks!, a funk, rock and soul concert featuring Godisheus, four-time consecutive winner of the Washington Area Music Association's award for Best Hip-Hop Group, and Thaylobleu, an alt-rock band that blends classic rock with old-school D.C. punk. The free performance is tomorrow night at 6 on The Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage.

August 22-Oct. 5: Artemis Herber: No Man's Land

You can get an inside look at one artist's creative process on Saturdays through September 13, when Artemis Herber will be painting onsite at Artisphere in Arlington. The artist creates large-scale landscape paintings on cardboard, which she manipulates and mangles as a tribute to the impact humans have on nature. The finished work will be on view through October 5.

Music: "Thelonious (Instrumental)" by Common


No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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World Leaders Meet For The UN Climate Change Summit In Paris

World leaders meet for the UN climate change summit in Paris to discuss plans for reducing carbon emissions. What's at stake for the talks, and prospects for a major agreement.


Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

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