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U.S. Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia, a finalist for Democratic candidate for vice president.

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia, a finalist for Democratic candidate for vice president.

Friday, Jul 22 12 p.m. (ET)

The Politics Hour – July 22, 2016

A U.S. Senator from Virginia lands on the shortlist for Democratic VP pick. D.C.'s statehood proposal gets a cool reception in Cleveland. And Maryland's Republican governor attends a local crab fest in lieu of his party's convention.

Actress Stori Ayers plays Alma in the play "Yellowman" opposite actor Justus Hammond as Eugene.

Actress Stori Ayers plays Alma in the play "Yellowman" opposite actor Justus Hammond as Eugene.

Thursday, Jul 21 12:30 p.m. (ET)

Colorism Within “Yellowman” And The African American Community

In the play "Yellowman," a dark-skinned woman and light-skinned man fall in love in a community fraught with class and color barriers.

The free jazz concert in the National Gallery's Sculpture Garden.

The free jazz concert in the National Gallery's Sculpture Garden.

Thursday, Jul 21 12 p.m. (ET)

The Landscape For D.C.’s Free Musical Rites Of Summer

Some of D.C.'s free summer concerts are struggling to hold onto the audiences they built long ago. We explore the landscape for free summer music in D.C., and what the concerts at places like Fort Dupont have contributed to the fabric of the city.

Wednesday, Jul 20 12:34 p.m. (ET)

“The Hopefuls” And Administrative Churn In D.C.

Every four to eight years, D.C. is flooded with energized staffers, fresh off a campaign win for president — or Congress — who flow into the area. We talk with author Jennifer Close and White House correspondent Kate Bennett about how politicians and their staff shape the region around us.

Irene and Abe Pollin on the cover of Irene Pollin's memoir "An Unexpected Life."

Irene and Abe Pollin on the cover of Irene Pollin's memoir "An Unexpected Life."

Tuesday, Jul 19 12:40 p.m. (ET)

Irene Pollin Reflects On Her “Unexpected” Life

Out with a self-published memoir, former Washington sports team co-owner Ireme Pollin sits down with Kojo to reflect on her "unexpected" life.