: News

Town Hall Meeting Focuses On Getting People Outdoors

Play associated audio

By Leslie Byford

Representatives from several federal agencies are gearing up to hear from residents in the Chesapeake region about how to get people outdoors.

Community organizations along with residents will get the chance to voice their ideas about how to protect the region's parks and other public space at a public forum taking place tomorrow.

Joy Oaks is the Senior Mid-Atlantic Director of the National Parks and Conservation Association. She says that the forum will allow participants to talk about the resources needed to protect some of the area's valuable landmarks.

"Our region is rich in American History. And many of our national parks are terrific outdoor classrooms where people can walk in the footsteps of history and get outside at the same time, " says Oaks.

The session is a part of America's Great Outdoors Initiative aimed at helping Americans reconnect with the environment.

The event is free and open to the public and is being held today at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis Maryland.

NPR

Nina McLemore's Clothes Are A 'Weapon' Of Powerful Women

Nina McLemore designs clothes for powerful women: Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, Janet Yellen, Elena Kagan and others. She talks about how fashion can help women stand out in political office.
NPR

After Italy Quakes, Food World Delivers Support To Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

Amatrice was set to host the 50th celebration of pasta all'Amatriciana famously made there, but this week's earthquake devastated the town. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with food blogger Jeremy Cherfas.
NPR

Why Trump's Minority Outreach May Really Be About White Voters

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has publicly tried to reach out to minority voters. But that outreach may really be aimed at improving his standing with suburban white voters.
WAMU 88.5

Want To Play Video Games Made In D.C.? Here's Your Chance.

An event called District Arcade brings together 23 locally made video games.

Leave a Comment

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