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Last Chance For Maryland Residents To Weigh In On Derecho Outages

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For the thousands of Maryland residents who lost power during the strong "Derecho" storm that blew through in late June the deadline is approaching to have their voices heard by the Maryland Public Service Commission.

Monday is the last day for members of the public to submit comments about power companies' handling of the derecho outages. The Maryland Public Service Commission regulates the state's electric companies and says residents can submit comments through their website.

The PSC is planning hearings with utility companies on Sept. 13 and 14.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 9, 2015

Cuban dance, Spanish opera and Sephardic Jewish music provide Spanish-influenced entertainment this weekend in D.C.


Could A Mushroom Save The Honeybee?

The bees that pollinate crops are on the brink of collapse. One big reason why: a virus-carrying mite. Now, researchers think a rare fungi could boost bees' immune system and attack the mite itself.
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The Politics Hour - October 9, 2015

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.


California Approves A Sweeping Digital Privacy Law

The bill was signed into law on Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The law requires a warrant before any business turns over clients' metadata or digital communications to the government.

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