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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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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.

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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.

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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.


Social Media Company Twitter Struggles Financially

Steve Inskeep talks to Emily Bell, director for the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School, about the challenges Twitter faces.

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