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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 25

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Caroline Brewer, Carrying Light
ArtSpace Herndon
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August 26-Sept. 7: Each Other’s Dreams: Konko Village Through Image and Word

Through text, photographs and carvings, a small village in Ghana is transported to ArtSpace Herndon. Each Other’s Dreams: Konko Village Through Image and Word explores the people, places and customs in Konko. Opening tomorrow, the exhibit will be on display through September 7. Proceeds from sales of the artwork will be donated to a scholarship fund that provides tuition, housing and fees for students in the village to attend high school. You can attend a reception with the artists on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.

August 25-Oct. 4: Cheap Thrills

Anacostia Arts Center presents Cheap Thrills, a group exhibition featuring work by more than 40 local artists. Curated by Molly Ruppert, the show includes sculpture, paintings and works on paper by both established and emerging artists. Tonight you can check it out while listening to a live performance by ska band Eastern Standard Time. The collection will be on view through October 4, and tonight’s reception starts at 6 p.m.

Music: “Shoot To Thrill” by Vitamin String Quartet

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Perdue Farms, one of the largest poultry companies in the country, says it will change its slaughter methods and also some of its poultry houses. Animal welfare groups are cheering.
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Episode 5: Why 1986 Still Matters

In 1986, a federal official issued a warning: If Metro continued to expand rapidly, the system faced a future of stark choices over maintaining existing infrastructure. Metro chose expansion. We talk to a historian about that decision. We also hear from a former Metro general manager about the following years, and from an Arlington planner about measuring how riders are responding to SafeTrack.

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