Marylanders Prefer Parks With A Dash Of History | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Marylanders Prefer Parks With A Dash Of History

Play associated audio
Parks like the Antietam National Battlefield tickle Maryland residents' taste in history.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21725375@N06/5640547598
Parks like the Antietam National Battlefield tickle Maryland residents' taste in history.

Maryland residents like history — at least when it comes to their state parks. A state-sponsored poll from Goucher College shows that Maryland residents heavily favor state parks with some historical interest.

The school surveyed 665 residents via telephone and asked about the most appealing activities at state parks.  As many as 69 percent said they would likely or very likely visit historic sites. Hiking came in second at 56 percent. 

Fewer than half of those polled expressed interest in fishing, guided nature programming, canoeing, camping, mountain biking or hunting. About half of the state's 66 parks list "historical interest'' as a feature.

NPR

Ann Meara, Half Of Husband-Wife Comedy Team, Dies At 85

Ann Meara died Saturday in New York. She had a long varied career in show business and was one half of the 1960s comedy duo, Stiller and Meara. She was marred to Jerry Stiller. Her son is Ben Stiller.
NPR

How Dangerous Is Powdered Alcohol?

Last month, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved a powdered alcohol product, making both parents and lawmakers nervous. Some states have already banned powdered alcohol. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Brent Roth of Wired, who made his own powdered concoction and put it to the test.
NPR

Obama Administration Forced To Defend Strategy Against ISIS In Iraq

On this Memorial Day, the Obama administration finds itself defending its foreign policy strategy in Iraq where the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has captured the city of Ramadi.
NPR

For Aspiring Artists, Social Media Can Get Fans Too Close For Comfort

The power of social media is that aspiring artists can essentially invite fans into their living rooms, but fans can sometimes overstay their welcome.

Leave a Comment

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