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Virginia Survey Results For Striped Bass Is Encouraging

The initial results of a monitoring program of striped bass hatched this spring in tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay are in. The results suggest the Bay's most coveted game fish is rebounding from one of the worst juvenile survey results on record.

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science says although the 2013 survey was just average, it tops the 2012 results. The institute says improved results this year can offset less productive years.

The Bay's striped bass population has recovered from historic lows in the late 1970s and early 1980s, primarily because of fishing bans that were enacted by Virginia, Maryland and Delaware in the late 1980s. Stripers, or rockfish as they are more commonly known around the bay, are now considered recovered.

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Verdine White On 45 Years With Earth, Wind & Fire

Forty-five years ago, the band “Earth, Wind and Fire” introduced audiences to a new kind of funk--one that fused soul, jazz, Latin and pop. Bassist Verdine White talks to guest host Derek McGinty about breaking racial boundaries in music and how the band is still evolving.

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If War Is Hell, Then Coffee Has Offered U.S. Soldiers Some Salvation

"Nobody can soldier without coffee," a Union cavalryman wrote in 1865. Hidden Kitchens looks at three American wars through the lens of coffee: the Civil War, Vietnam and Afghanistan.
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Virginia's Own Tim Kaine Takes The Democratic Veepstakes

We consider Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine's regional ties and the pros and cons of his vice presidential candidacy as the DNC gets underway.

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Verizon Buys Yahoo For $4.8 Billion In Cash, Touting Gains In Mobile

The deal comes more than a year after Verizon paid $4.4 billion to acquire AOL; as part of Verizon, Yahoo will join the same division AOL currently occupies.

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