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Smithsonian's American History Museum Displays 'Wicked' Dress

A special performance of the award winning musical Wicked at the Smithsonian marks the donation of a dress.

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Mapping Virginia (Rebroadcast)

Our region's early history through a new book featuring the most extensive map collection of Virginia's first 300 years.

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"In the Shadow of the Banyan" (Rebroadcast)

Author Vaddey Ratner has written a novel based on her experience growing up in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge as a way to honor the memory of those, including her father, who did not survive. We talk with her about making peace with the past and moving forward with purpose.

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Junot Diaz: "This Is How You Lose Her" (Rebroadcast)

Junot Diaz's small but powerful body of fiction focuses on characters -- mostly Dominican-American men -- who struggle to define what it means to be a man in a macho culture.

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Lean & Hungry Theater's Romeo & Juliet

Lean & Hungry Theater presents William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, set in modern day Verona, Calif.

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Lean & Hungry Theater: The Twelfth Night, Part 2

Lean & Hungry Theater presents William Shakespeare’s The Twelfth Night.

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Lean & Hungry Theater: The Twelfth Night, Part 1

Lean & Hungry Theater presents William Shakespeare’s The Twelfth Night.

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'Guilt Trip': Streisand On Songs, Films And Family

In her new movie, singer, actor, writer, director and producer Barbra Streisand plays a well-meaning if overbearing Jewish mom. The star says her own mother both encouraged her talents and was jealous of them.
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No. 1 At The Box Office? Four Reasons Why It Doesn't Matter

Every weekend, movies compete to be No. 1 at the box office. But a No. 1 ranking means less about whether a movie will be profitable — and more about a fleeting cultural moment.
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Sticking With The Sunshine State

Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word starts with "F" and the second word starts with "LA."

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