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Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Efforts Could Become Nationwide Model

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A high ranking official of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency believes the Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts could be a model for restoration efforts nationwide. Acting Deputy Administrator and General Counsel Scott Fulton says the development of a bay cleanup strategy is worth watching as a sign of new approaches that could be applied to water quality management around the country. President Obama ordered the agency to come up with the strategy. The EPA official also noted at an American Bar Association meeting in Baltimore the impact of pollution from suburban and urban areas, as well as from farms. Fulton says urban and suburban runoff pollution is the fastest growing source of bay pollution, and that it may be the most significant.

Bill Redlin reports...


From 'Unproud' To 'Hombre,' Election 2016 Is Testing Our Vocabulary

Merriam-Webster noticed the number of unique words coming out of this campaign, and has been using Twitter to report the most searchable words. Lexicographer Peter Sokolowski talks to Rachel Martin.

A History Of Election Cake And Why Bakers Want To #MakeAmericaCakeAgain

Bakers Susannah Gebhart and Maia Surdam are reviving election cake: a boozy, dense fruitcake that was a way for women to participate in the democratic process before they had the right to vote.

Republican And Trump Critic Ana Navarro Speaks On Election

Ana Navarro has become a standard bearer for Republican women repudiating Donald Trump. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with the GOP strategist about her view of the election, which is only 16 days away.

The Next Generation Of Local, Low-Power FM Stations Expands In Urban Areas

The next wave of low power FM stations is coming on the air. Initially restricted to rural areas because of interference concerns, nearly 2,000 new stations have been approved — many in urban areas.

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