: News

U.S. Mint To Honor Parks With New Quarters Series

Play associated audio

The United States Mint will honor several landmarks in our region in a new series of commemorative quarters.

The America the Beautiful Quarters Program will honor 56 sites around the country and in U.S. territories. The first quarter, to be released next year, will feature Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas. Others will follow in the order the featured location was established as a recognized site or national park.

Maryland's Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine will be featured in 2013. Shenandoah National Park in Virginia will be honored on a 2014 release, with a Harper's Ferry National Historic Park Quarter to follow in 2016. The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in the District will appear on a quarter due out in 2017.

In a statement, the Mint's Director, Ed Moy, says he hopes the designs will help reinvigorate interest in the featured sites, and help educate the public about their history.

Matt McCleskey reports...

NPR

At Food World 'Oscars,' Category Sneakily Redefines All-American Cuisine

Most James Beard awards go to haute cuisine, but one prize recognizes classic neighborhood joints. And increasingly, the winners are immigrants whose cultures haven't yet dissolved in the melting pot.
NPR

At Food World 'Oscars,' Category Sneakily Redefines All-American Cuisine

Most James Beard awards go to haute cuisine, but one prize recognizes classic neighborhood joints. And increasingly, the winners are immigrants whose cultures haven't yet dissolved in the melting pot.
WAMU 88.5

D.C.'s 17-Year-Old Charitable Trust Bankrupts

The DC Trust has declared bankruptcy leaving over 70 groups that rely on their funding with questions about what went wrong and what happens next.

WAMU 88.5

Local D.C. STEM Careers Are Soaring - But For Whom?

Kojo explores the local state of diversity in STEM with educators who are looking to change it and a journalist who's been tracking it.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.