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Coastal Connection is a weekly public affairs program on 88.3 Ocean City. It airs Fridays at noon. Reporter Bryan Russo will interview and profile a wide range of local advocates, elected officials, and artists and musicians who live and work on the Eastern Shore.
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The Struggle To Combat Counterfeit Merchandise On The Coast

Fri, 2014-08-22 14:54
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Grassroots Organization Helps J-1 Students Get The Most Out Of Their Time In The States

Fri, 2014-08-22 14:51
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We continue our analysis of the J-1 visa program from the perspective of the foreign students who are living and working in Ocean City. We’ll find out if they are treated and paid fairly, and how they feel about their “American” experience. Plus, we’ll meet a group of volunteers who help the foreign students feel less like a “fish out of water” when traveling abroad.

EPA Aims To Clean Up Maryland Coastal Bays, And Chincoteague Theatre Company Brings Local Folklore To Life

Fri, 2014-08-22 14:44
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Bryan Russo sits down with Dave Wilson of the Maryland Coastal Bays Program to talk about the EPA’s plan to reduce both nitrogen and phosphorous levels in the “forgotten bays,” and then in Chincoteague Island, Virginia, Bryan Russo finds out how history and theatre are meeting in a very unique and local way.

Boardwalk Musician Speaks Out On Unexpected Impact Of Lawsuit Against Ocean City

Fri, 2014-08-15 14:18
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Are Foreign Students Being Exploited By Coastal Businesses?

Fri, 2014-08-15 14:16
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Siblings Tackle "Mount Everest of Swimming" And Building A Better (Solar-Powered) Bike

Fri, 2014-08-15 14:14
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