WAMU 88.5 : News

Virginia, Maryland Well Represented In Convention Speakers

Play associated audio

Plans for the Republican and Democratic National Conventions are being revealed little by little, and several politicians from Maryland and Virginia will have a chance to grab the national spotlight.

The governors of Maryland and Virginia will each speak at his party's respective convention. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will address the Republican National Convention next week in Tampa, Fla. Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will take the stage at the Democratic National Convention the following week in Charlotte, NC.

Both men are playing increasingly high-profile roles in national campaigns. O'Malley is chairman of the Democratic Governors Association and McDonnell chairs the Republican Governors Association.

Two other Virginians will take the stage. Artur Davis is one of them. He's a former Democratic Congressman from Alabama who has more recently moved to Virginia and changed party allegiances. Former Virginia Governor and current U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine will speak at the DNC.

NPR

'Kids Love To Be Scared': Louis Sachar On Balancing Fun And Fear

The award-winning author of Holes has just published a new novel for young readers, called Fuzzy Mud. It mixes middle-school social puzzles with a more sinister mystery: a rogue biotech threat.
NPR

Confronting A Shortage Of Eggs, Bakers Get Creative With Replacements

Eggs are becoming more expensive and scarce recently because so many chickens have died from avian flu. So bakers, in particular, are looking for cheaper ingredients that can work just as well.
WAMU 88.5

How Artificial Intelligence And Robots Will Impact Jobs And How We Think About Work

Many experts say artificial intelligence and robots will displace jobs at a faster and faster pace over the coming decade. What changes in technology could mean for how we work.

WAMU 88.5

How Artificial Intelligence And Robots Will Impact Jobs And How We Think About Work

Many experts say artificial intelligence and robots will displace jobs at a faster and faster pace over the coming decade. What changes in technology could mean for how we work.

Leave a Comment

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