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Power Breakfast For May 5, 2010

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For the music lovers who flocked to New Orleans last week for Jazz Fest, the smell of oil in the air added a sad and sour note. Today, the Gulf Coast comes to Washington.

The Voisin family came to Louisiana from France in 1770, and they've been oystermen ever since. Today, seafood company CEO Mike Voison is on an all-day Capitol Hill blitz. He's former Chairman of the National Fisheries Institute. NFI spokesman Gavin Gibbons says fishermen, oystermen, shrimpers and crabbers harvested about 1.3 billion pounds of seafood from the Gulf of Mexico in 2008 - raking in about 660 million dollars in total revenue.

NPR

'The Innocent Have Nothing To Fear' Echoes Real-Life Republican Race

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Stuart Stevens, a former strategist for Mitt Romney, whose new novel, The Innocent Have Nothing to Fear, tells the story of a neck-and-neck Republican primary campaign that ends up at a brokered convention.
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How History Influences Diets In D.C. And Around The World

Kojo and chef Pati Jinich look at how history -- and famous names like El Chico, Azteca and even Fritos -- shaped modern Mexican-American cooking in the Washington region and beyond.

WAMU 88.5

Implications Of The Supreme Court's Immigration Ruling

Many undocumented immigrants are living in fear after a Supreme Court ruling effectively barred deferred deportation for 4 million people. What the ruling means for families across the country and how immigration policy is playing out in 2016 election politics.

NPR

Virtual Reality Aimed At The Elderly Finds New Fans

Some doctors are finding that virtual travel — to Venice, a Hawaiian beach or Africa — can open new worlds to people confined by low mobility, dementia, or depression.

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