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Environmental Literacy: Exposing D.C. Students To Nature

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A new federal initiative called the No Child Left Inside Act is pushing states to teach students about the environment. So far the District has not secured funding to make environmental literacy part of the school curriculum. But as Julia Edwards reports, some educators and environmental policy makers are working on plans to put students in touch with the great outdoors without burdening teachers or taxpayers.

Julia Edwards' report is part of a collaboration between WAMU 88.5 News and Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

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Remembering Robert Swanson, Advertising's 'King Of Jingles'

Robert Swanson revolutionized American advertising and wrote some of the most memorable ad jingles of the 1950s and '60s for products ranging from Campbell's Soup to Pall Mall cigarettes. He died at 95 July 17 at his home in Phoenix, Ariz.
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In Alaska's Remote Towns, Climate Change Is Already Leaving Many Hungry

Melting ice has made it harder to hunt walrus, a traditional staple for Native Alaskans. Warmer temps mean caribou aren't where hunters used to find them. It all adds up to more food insecurity.
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Democratic National Convention Day Two: Uniting The Party

An update on day two of the Democratic convention: Bill Clinton takes the stage and ongoing efforts by party leaders to build unity.

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How To Help Teens And Children Fight 'Tech Addiction'

Many parents and therapists say obsessive internet use is a very real problem for some teens and children. But the term “internet addiction” is controversial and not officially recognized as a disorder. How to help kids who compulsively use computers and mobile technology.

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