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What Makes The Perfect Pig?

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Pigs wait in the swine barn at the Virginia state fair.
Philip Freese
Pigs wait in the swine barn at the Virginia state fair.

More than 250,000 people enjoyed the dizzying rides and junk food at the State Fair of Virginia this year. But it turns out in the midst of all of that, the swine barn hosts a fiercely competitive contest based on exacting standards of beauty.


ABC Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'

ABC will air "It's Your 50th Christmas Charlie Brown" Monday night. On the classic Christmas cartoon's golden anniversary, NPR explores what makes this ageless special endure.

L.A.'s Top Restaurant Charts New Waters In Sustainable Seafood

Providence is widely considered the finest restaurant in Los Angeles. Its award-winning chef, Michael Cimarusti, is piloting Dock to Dish, a program that hooks chefs up directly with local fishermen.
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U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes On How Money Influences Politics, Locally And Nationally

One of Maryland's federal lawmakers is behind some new ideas about campaign finance reform that have stalled in Congress, but are being taken up by local legislatures, including D.C.

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Computer Guys And Gal

Computer Guys and Gal sort out all the latest technology news from the last month.

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