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Majority Of Virginians Support Plan To Clean Up Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has released the results of a poll showing strong support for clean-up efforts in the bay—and little desire for delay.

With the governor's race in full swing, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation decided to survey 600 likely Virginia voters to see what they want from candidates. Pollsters found that more than 90 percent support the commonwealth's plan to restore the Chesapeake Bay. Eighty-six percent say it should be a priority.

Voters also believe restoration of the bay will have significant economic benefits for the state. Forty-eight percent think it will create jobs, while 15 percent think it will hurt employment. Just 22 percent of those surveyed would support a candidate who wants to delay bay clean-up to focus on other issues like the economy.


Latest LGBT Films Move Beyond 'Coming Out' Narrative

There are a large number of LGBT films in theaters this fall. NPR explores what that says about Hollywood and society in general.

Remembering Paul Prudhomme, The Louisiana Chef Who 'Made Magic'

The New Orleans chef changed the way the world saw Louisiana cooking. He has died at the age of 75.
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The Politics Hour - October 9, 2015

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


Beyond The 'Like' Button: Facebook Comes To Our Emotional Rescue

Facebook reveals new emojis it's testing to expand the iconic "Like" button. All Tech Considered welcomes a new host, who tries to explain her vision for the blog using Facebook's seven "Reactions."

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