: News

More Students Receiving Lunches In Maryland

Play associated audio

By Kate Sheehy

The number of students receiving free and reduced price school meals in Maryland this year jumped by 30,000 students.

The recession is one factor, but also an effort by the city of Baltimore to encourage parents to sign their children up for the federal program.

Across Maryland 326,000 schoolchildren qualify for the program. Baltimore, at 84 percent, has the largest number of students who qualify.

City schools added more than 9,000 new students and will see more financial benefits from the state, which gives systems additional money for every poor student. Schools can also help families sign up for food stamps.

WAMU 88.5

A Conversation With "Broad City" Co-Star Abbi Jacobson

What do Michelle Obama, Anna Wintour and Michael Jordan carry in their bags? Abbi Jacobson imagines the things you might find in her new illustrated book, "Carry This Book." We talk to the "Broad City" co-star about what you can learn from the contents of bags—and her success creating and starring in the hit Comedy Central show.

WAMU 88.5

New Approaches To Tackling Local Youth Hunger

The First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe and other regional leaders are exploring new, innovative ways to combat local food insecurity.

WAMU 88.5

What Washington Really Thinks of the Rest of America

Kojo explores the surprising findings of a Johns Hopkins survey on what D.C.'s federal workers and unelected policy makers really think of the American public.


Researchers Build 'Nightmare Machine'

An MIT project rolled out just in time for Halloween uses artificial intelligence to generate horror images.

Leave a Comment

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