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O'Malley To Lead Trade Mission To El Salvador And Brazil

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley announced he and state business leaders will lead a trade mission next week to Brazil and El Salvador.

O'Malley will be joined by several state business leaders including representatives from Lockheed Martin, and some elected officials such as Prince George's County executive Rushern Baker on the trip.

A release from the governor's office says the mission will focus on strengthening economic ties to two countries that already have roots in the state. Maryland has one of its 11 foreign trade offices in Brazil, and the Port of Baltimore imports more cargo tonnage from the country than any other in the world.

As for El Salvador, the 2010 Census showed the just over two percent of Maryland's entire population identifies as Salvadoran, the highest percentage of any state in the U.S.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 29, 2015

You can hear classical Indian music or learn about the Arab influences of a traditional Spanish dance form. 

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The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

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D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

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The social network Twitter is popular with users, but that's not enough. It also needs to be profitable, and by its 140-character nature that's a challenge.

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