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Painter Raye Leith's workspace at 52 O Street Studios.
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Painter Raye Leith's workspace at 52 O Street Studios.

The region keeps things eventful in case you want to take someone special out for some fun this Mother’s Day.

(May 7) BE A SQUARE! St. Stephen’s Church in Columbia Heights has Square Dancing in the Nave Saturday night. Local musicians and a caller from Bloomington, Indiana invite all ages and all experience levels to move out the pews and bust out the moves.

(May 7-9) CHAMBER AT CHURCH The pews stay put for a weekend of chamber music at Clarendon United Methodist Church in Arlington. The IBIS Chamber Music Society revels in Ravel Saturday morning and Sunday night.

(May 7-June 19) FOLLIES TAKES CENTER STAGE The Kennedy Center opens Follies this weekend. The Tony-award winning production by Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman brings two couples together to rehash the glorious potential of the past on the stage of a soon-to-be demolished theater.

(May 7-8) OPENING UP ON O STREET The 52 O Street Studios hosts its annual Open Studio Saturday and Sunday in Northwest Washington. Woodworkers, painters, bamboo bicycle makers and all sorts of other creative minds invite you to take a look at their creative spaces and be a part of their creative processes.

Music: "Momma's Boy" by Chromeo

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Chasing Food Dreams Across U.S., Nigerian Chef Tests Immigration System

Tunde Wey wanted to share the food of his West African childhood. So he crossed the U.S. by bus, hosting pop-up dinners along the way. But Wey, like many immigrants, found success can unravel quickly.
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Chasing Food Dreams Across U.S., Nigerian Chef Tests Immigration System

Tunde Wey wanted to share the food of his West African childhood. So he crossed the U.S. by bus, hosting pop-up dinners along the way. But Wey, like many immigrants, found success can unravel quickly.
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New Challenges To Recycling In The United States

Falling commodity prices are putting a squeeze on American recycling companies. What this means for cities, counties and the future of recycling programs in the United States.

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UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski

Kojo chats with Freeman Hrabowski, the president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, about the future of higher education - and what he's doing to steer African-American students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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