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Performance Art At The Hirshhorn: Theaster Gates & The Black Monks of Mississippi

Artist and social change advocate Theaster Gates leads the Black Monks of Mississippi and three athletes from Howard University in a performance at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. The performance coincides with the opening of their new neighbor on the Mall, the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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What Turmoil At Fox News May Mean For Journalism, Television News And The Conservative Agenda

A $20 million dollar pay-out to settle sex harassment allegations at Fox News and the abrupt departure of long-time host Greta Van Susteren: What ongoing turmoil at the network may mean for journalism, television news and the conservative agenda.

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A History Of The Chair, From Ancient Greece To Modern Times

Distinguished architect and New Yorker contributor Witold Rybczynski on the history of the chair, from the first folding stools of China to the iconic American rocker. What the evolution of chairs says about values, culture and social interactions.

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The Local Legacy Of Theater Legend Zelda Fichandler

Washington's theater legend, Zelda Fichandler died last week at the age of 91. We talk about her life, legacy and the outsized mark she left on regional theater in our region and beyond.

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National Night Out: A Chance To Improve Relations With Police?

Across the Washington region, residents will congregate Tuesday evening for block parties as part of National Night Out — an annual tradition that has taken on new urgency after a spate of police-involved shootings in the U.S.
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Training Bar Staff And Bystanders To Prevent Sexual Assault

The next frontier in the battle against sexual harassment and sexual assault? Bars.

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Verdine White On 45 Years With Earth, Wind & Fire

Forty-five years ago, the band “Earth, Wind and Fire” introduced audiences to a new kind of funk--one that fused soul, jazz, Latin and pop. Bassist Verdine White talks to guest host Derek McGinty about breaking racial boundaries in music and how the band is still evolving.

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Pokemon Go Is Turning D.C. Into A Virtual Game Board

Next to a war memorial in downtown Washington, a new battle is taking shape. It's a war of Pokemon.
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Does The D.C. Region Have A Unique Accent?

If it's not quite Southern, what is it?

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Previewing "District Merchants" at the Folger Theater

Set in D.C. during the post-war Reconstruction period, Aaron Posner's new play puts race front and center in a twist on Shakespeare's most problematic play, "Merchant of Venice."

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