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Virginia Energy Adviser On Plans For Off-Shore Drilling

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The U.S. Interior Department is indefinitely suspending the remaining public hearings on the proposed sale of oil and gas leases off Virginia. The Department's Minerals Management Service says it is postponing the public comment period while it focuses on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Maureen Matsen, energy adviser to Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, says she's hopeful the delay will not mean pushing back the expected 2012 gas and oil sale. She talks with WAMU's Rebecca Blatt about why she expects to move forward despite concerns about the Gulf spill.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 3, 2015

You can hear female vocalists perform blues and bluegrass at two concerts this week.

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Farms, Coasts And Air Conditioning: What Climate Change Means For Virginia

Climate change presents obstacles for just about everywhere in the United States — but rising temperatures are expected to be felt keenly in a number of Virginia's important economic areas.

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Obama To Detail Tougher Plan To Fight Climate Change

President Obama will unveil climate change regulations Monday, expected to set tougher limits on coal than previously proposed. NPR's Scott Horsley previews the announcement with host Rachel Martin.
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An App Tells Painful Stories Of Slaves At Monticello's Mulberry Row

A new app uses geolocation to bring to life a lesser-known section of Thomas Jefferson's Virginia estate — Mulberry Row, which was the bustling enclave of skilled slaves who worked at Monticello.

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