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Community Minute: Creating a thriving green industry in D.C.

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DC Greenworks is a nonprofit organization working to promote the growth of a thriving green industry in DC and the Chesapeake Bay watershed by encouraging conservation and reuse of rainwater using green infrastructure technologies. To do this, DC Greenworks provides full-service green roof, rain barrel and rain garden design, installation and consulting to property owners, businesses and communities throughout the D.C. metro area. The organization works with D.C. schools and universities and engages students in installation of green roofs, rain gardens, cisterns and other stormwater best management practices on school grounds. DC Greenworks also helps implement urban agriculture projects such as rooftop farming, and rainwater harvesting and reuse for schools and community gardens. In tandem with partner organizations throughout the region, DC Greenworks also offers green jobs training through hands-on green infrastructure and LID installation projects.

For more information, contact:
DC Greenworks
1341 H Street, NE, Suite 203
Washington, DC 20002
info@dcgreenworks.org
202-518-6195

WAMU 88.5

The Role Of Music In Presidential Campaigns

Presidential candidates today frequently use popular pieces of music as campaign "theme songs"...often without approval from the musicians themselves. But using music on the campaign trail is not a modern phenomenon: it goes back to our earliest presidential elections. In the 1800s songs were used out of necessity: to reach potential voters who could not read. We investigate the history, evolution, and modern-day role of music in political campaigns.

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From Dock To Dish: A New Model Connects Chefs To Local Fishermen

Prominent chefs are signing up for restaurant-supported fisheries: They commit to buying fresh-caught seafood, whatever the species, from local small fishermen. A pilot program launched in California.

WAMU 88.5

The Role Of Music In Presidential Campaigns

Presidential candidates today frequently use popular pieces of music as campaign "theme songs"...often without approval from the musicians themselves. But using music on the campaign trail is not a modern phenomenon: it goes back to our earliest presidential elections. In the 1800s songs were used out of necessity: to reach potential voters who could not read. We investigate the history, evolution, and modern-day role of music in political campaigns.

NPR

Yahoo CEO To Take Limited Leave After Giving Birth To Twins

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Slate DoubleX Gabfest's Hanna Rosin about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's decision to take just two weeks worth of parental leave after having twins in December.

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