: News

Maryland Governor To Make Blue Crab Announcement

Play associated audio

GRASONVILLE, Md. (AP) Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is heading to the Eastern Shore for an announcement about the Chesapeake Bay's rebounding crab population.

O'Malley is to appear Wednesday at a Grasonville restaurant. Maryland Department of Natural Resources spokesman Josh Davidsburg said he could not give more details.

Last week, the Chesapeake Bay Program issued a report card showing the health of the Chesapeake Bay has improved slightly, including improvements in the dwindling crab population. Program officials say the population is at the highest level since 1993, led by increases in adult females.

Virginia and Maryland have taken steps to cut the harvest by a third, including shortening the season and not allowing hibernating pregnant females to be raked from the bottom.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

NPR

The Judgment Of Paris: The Blind Taste Test That Decanted The Wine World

Forty years ago, the top names in French food and wine judged a blind tasting pitting the finest French wines against unknown California bottles. The results revolutionized the wine industry.
WAMU 88.5

D.C.'s Public Schools Select New Lunch Providers

D.C. Public Schools is abandoning longtime school food provider Chartwells in the wake of allegations of poor food quality and fraud and moving forward with new vendors for 2016. But, questions remain about the selection process and future oversight.

WAMU 88.5

Creating A D.C. State Constitution

We explore the historic process of crafting a constitution for D.C. statehood nearly three decades after the last attempt, and find out how drafters are preparing for the June constitutional convention.

NPR

In A Lawsuit, New York Accuses Domino's Pizza Of Wage Theft

It's the latest chapter in a long campaign against wage theft by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. His office has already recovered millions of dollars in wages for low-income workers.

Leave a Comment

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