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Ocean City Braces for Earl

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Communities up and down the east coast are bracing for the approach of Hurricane Earl. Hurricane watches are in effect for the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware beaches. Today Virginia's Governor Bob McDonnell and Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley both declared a state of emergency to help prepare for Earl.

Governor O'Malley is advising people not to drive to or from Ocean City during the height of stormy weather. Ocean City Mayor Richard Meehan talks with WAMU host Pat Brogan about the latest plans and forecasts.


'Washington Post' Reporter Explores How Pop Culture Influences Views Of Police

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Washington Post reporter Alyssa Rosenberg, who has written a series for the paper about how Hollywood and pop culture has influenced the way the public perceives police.

In 'Appetites,' Bourdain Pleases The Toughest Food Critic (His 9-Year-Old)

Anthony Bourdain's new cookbook features comfort food he cooks for his young daughter. "She's who I need to please, and if she's not happy, I'm not happy," he says.
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The Politics Hour - October 28, 2016

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton joins us as the new series "Good Girls Revolt" based on her early civil rights work debuts.


Qualcomm Spends Big Money To Get In The Car (Chip) Business

The smartphone chipmaker has agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors for $38 billion. The deal allows Qualcomm to rely less on the smartphone industry. NXP makes semiconductors for cars.

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