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NPS To Build Corridor Connecting Maryland Parks

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The National Park Service is helping Maryland create a 10-mile natural corridor connecting parks in Frederick County.

Maryland's U.S. Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin say the NPS is supplying a $950,000 matching grant. That money, combined with $1 million from the state, will help the Maryland Department of Natural Resources acquire 382 acres of new parkland. It will link other public land, including Catoctin Mountain Park, Thurmont Watershed, Cunningham Falls Park, Frederick Municipal Forest and Gambrill State Park.

The senators, both Democrats, say the new corridor will give the public easier access to more than 21,000 acres for hiking, biking, camping, and fishing.

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'Game Of Thrones' Evolves On Women In Explosive Sixth Season

The sixth season of HBO's Game of Thrones showed a real evolution in the way the show portrays women and in the season finale, several female characters ascended to power. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Glen Weldon from NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour and Greta Johnsen, host of the Nerdette podcast, about the show.
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In Quest For Happier Chickens, Perdue Shifts How Birds Live And Die

Perdue Farms, one of the largest poultry companies in the country, says it will change its slaughter methods and also some of its poultry houses. Animal welfare groups are cheering.
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Jonathan Rauch On How American Politics Went Insane

Party insiders and backroom deals: One author on why we need to bring back old-time politics.

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Episode 5: Why 1986 Still Matters

In 1986, a federal official issued a warning: If Metro continued to expand rapidly, the system faced a future of stark choices over maintaining existing infrastructure. Metro chose expansion. We talk to a historian about that decision. We also hear from a former Metro general manager about the following years, and from an Arlington planner about measuring how riders are responding to SafeTrack.

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