WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Extra Plows Out To Clear Way For Special Election In Loudoun, Fairfax Counties

In Virginia, workers from the Department of Transportation are out in force working to pre-treat roads in advance of the coming snow.

Transportation officials say more than 4,000 pieces of equipment are plowing and treating roads in Northern Virginia this morning.

Plows loaded with salt and sand are be staged to handle all problem areas, but they're paying extra attention to polling places in the 33rd Senate District, which includes portions of eastern Loudon and Western Fairfax Counties. That's because a special election is taking place today, and in an effort to prevent the weather from keeping voters away from the polls, more than 700 trucks will be dedicated to maintaing the streets of Loudoun County alone.

Forecasts are calling for accumulation of up to nine inches of snow in the western parts of the state.

WAMU 88.5

The Role Of Music In Presidential Campaigns

Presidential candidates today frequently use popular pieces of music as campaign "theme songs"...often without approval from the musicians themselves. But using music on the campaign trail is not a modern phenomenon: it goes back to our earliest presidential elections. In the 1800s songs were used out of necessity: to reach potential voters who could not read. We investigate the history, evolution, and modern-day role of music in political campaigns.

NPR

From Dock To Dish: A New Model Connects Chefs To Local Fishermen

Prominent chefs are signing up for restaurant-supported fisheries: They commit to buying fresh-caught seafood, whatever the species, from local small fishermen. A pilot program launched in California.

WAMU 88.5

The Role Of Music In Presidential Campaigns

Presidential candidates today frequently use popular pieces of music as campaign "theme songs"...often without approval from the musicians themselves. But using music on the campaign trail is not a modern phenomenon: it goes back to our earliest presidential elections. In the 1800s songs were used out of necessity: to reach potential voters who could not read. We investigate the history, evolution, and modern-day role of music in political campaigns.

NPR

Yahoo CEO To Take Limited Leave After Giving Birth To Twins

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Slate DoubleX Gabfest's Hanna Rosin about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's decision to take just two weeks worth of parental leave after having twins in December.

Leave a Comment

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