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Screens Under The Stars: Summer's Outdoor Movies

Drive-in theaters may be a thing of the past, but you can still catch movie stars under the stars at dozens of outdoor film festivals around our region.

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The Smithsonian Explores Navigation

A new exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution examines the history and future of navigation, from following the North Star at sea to following the GPS in your cell phone.

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Supernova Performance Art Festival

With a performance art festival in June, Rosslyn, Virginia hopes to add "arts destination" to its list of reasons to spend time in its corporate downtown spaces.

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Time For Three (Rebroadcast)

We hear from Time for Three, a trio of classically trained musicians who bend genres, incorporating jazz, pop and bluegrass into their music.

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Michael Pollan: "Cooked" (Rebroadcast)

Michael Pollan helped start -- or at least spur -- the slow food movement by taking readers through the food chain and examining why and how we eat. Now, Pollan is taking to the kitchen in an effort to reclaim cooking as an enjoyable and important part of daily life.

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Building Better Playgrounds for D.C. Kids

We'll check out the construction taking place at some of the dozens of playgrounds being overhauled in the District.

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Summer Reading

Looking for a great summer read? We've got a selection of novels, biographies, poetry and humor to recommend.

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Shaping The City: Withstanding The Force Of Nature

The devastating tornado in Oklahoma has people wondering how their own home would withstand nature's extremes. Architect Roger Lewis answers questions about the structural integrity we need in the D.C. region.

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Growing Gardens Through Summer Heat

Recent years have proven hard on local greenery, with heat waves and damaging storms. But there are steps you can take to ensure a healthy garden, from choosing local plants to well-timed watering.

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A Literary Glimpse Into Chechnya

When author Anthony Marra became interested in Chechnya, he realized there was no Western fiction rooted in the region -- something he set out to change. We talk with Marra, a D.C. native, about his debut novel, "A Constellation of Vital Phenomena."

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