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A Libyan Son Mourns His Father's 'Disappearance'

In his novel Anatomy of a Disappearance, Hisham Matar tells the tale of a father kidnapped — much like his own. Matar's father, a vocal opponent of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, disappeared 20 years ago. No one knows if he is dead or alive. "Living in hope is a really terrible thing," Matar says.
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‘Art Beat’ With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 8

D.C. Shorts Festival, Dvorak’s 170th and a new space for fresh art.

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Shipping Container Inventor Transformed World Trade

In the 1950s, Keith Tantlinger built a better box and forever changed the way global business operates. His take on the shipping container made it easier to send and store all kinds of products all around the word. Tantlinger died on August 27th, 2011, at the age of 92.
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A Modern Guide To LGBT Manners

Navigating the social graces of our ever-changing society can be tricky, and perhaps trickier for gays and lesbians. Many wonder how to respond to offensive jokes or how to address a letter to a married gay couple. Steven Petrow gives answers in his new book Steven Petrow's Complete Gay and Lesbian Manners. He speaks with guest host Jacki Lyden.
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In Your Ear: Don Lemon

As part of Tell Me More's occasional series "In Your Ear," Emmy Award-winning CNN anchor Don Lemon shares some of the music that helps him through a busy day in the newsroom.
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Putumayo Delivers Latin, African Beats Worldwide

The Putumayo World Music record label is responsible for nearly 200 commercial releases around the globe. Guest host Jacki Lyden speaks with the company's founder and CEO Dan Storper about their two latest albums — Latin Beat and African Beat — and how the company fulfills its mission of delivering exceptional world music to a broad audience.
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‘Art Beat’ With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 7

The Textile Museum recycles, MICA transitions and MetroStage gets Savage in Limbo.

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NYC Firefighters Share Memories From Ground Zero

Firefighter Ken Haskell was off duty on Sept. 11, 2001, when his two brothers, also firefighters, died in the World Trade Center. Haskell's story of searching the rubble for his brothers' bodies is included in A Decade of Hope: Stories of Grief and Endurance from 9/11 Families and Friends.
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Who Will Buy Hulu?

The streaming video site owned by the TV networks ABC, NBC and FOX is up for sale, and companies like Google and Amazon have shown interest in buying. But there are plenty of variables at play, including the fact that as soon as Hulu's current owners give up their stake, its valuable content could disappear.
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Fingerboarding: Skateboarding Without 'Fear Factor'

After months of competition, 15 finalists, ranging in age from 14 to 24, competed for the title of national fingerboarding champion at the Tech Deck U.S. Fingerboarding Championships in New York City. Fingerboarding is a miniature version of skateboarding.

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