: News

MoCo Interactive Map Shows Snow Plowing Progress

Play associated audio

Just in time for the snow, residents in Montgomery County, Md., can now check the progress snow plows are making in clearing roads.

Residents can now go to the county Web site and view an interactive map to see whether roads in their area have been cleared. The map only shows roads maintained by the county, and not those maintained by the state, which include any road with a number, such as Route 355 Rockville Pike.

Keith Compton, the head of the county's snow removal team, says there are still ways residents can see how the state is doing through the county's online map.

"We have cameras at 190 locations, many of which are on state roads. And we also have a link to the Maryland State Highway Department of Transportation site. So, very easily from our map you can go to the state highway map," Compton says.

He says eventually they would like to combine the state's map with the county's.

NPR

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.
NPR

Forget Instagram. We've Been Showing Off Fancy Food For Centuries

Scroll through social feeds long enough, and you're bound to come across someone gloating about their incredible meal. But exotic or aspirational foods have been used in Western art for 500 years.
WAMU 88.5

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.

WAMU 88.5

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.

Leave a Comment

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