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Federal Government Wants To Expand Chesapeake Clean-Up Role

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By Patrick Madden

The Environmental Protection Agency has released its draft strategy for restoring the Chesapeake Bay in response to an order issued by President Obama on May 12th.

The EPA says states in the bay watershed have achieved measurable pollution reductions, but that federal agencies are uniquely positioned to usher in a new era of restoration.

The strategy includes expanded regulation of large-scale animal farms and urban-suburban storm water runoff. It also calls for tracking progress every two years.

There is now a 60-day comment period before the development of a final strategy.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 29, 2015

You can hear classical Indian music or learn about the Arab influences of a traditional Spanish dance form. 

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The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

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D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

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Twitter Faces Challenges As It tries To Balance Profitability, Popularity

The social network Twitter is popular with users, but that's not enough. It also needs to be profitable, and by its 140-character nature that's a challenge.

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