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Uber And Lyft Ignore Virginia's Demand To Cease And Desist

Ridesharing services Uber and Lyft both say they will continue normal operations in Virginia even after the state's Department of Motor Vehicles sent cease and desist letters to both companies.

Uber and Lyft allow users with smartphones to order a car ride from their phones, like hailing a cab.

The department says the companies must stop operating immediately because they are violating state law by receiving compensation for facilitating transportation services without proper state authorization. The letters also say the DMV will issue civil penalties to drivers.

Uber and Lyft say even as they continue normal operations they will work with state officials to resolve the regulatory issue.

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 4, 2015

You can see two exhibits and rub elbows with the artists behind the work.
WAMU 88.5

The Surprising Roots of Barbecue

We speak with culinary historian Michael Twitty about the roots of familiar southern dishes in African and Native American food traditions.

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President Obama's Iran Speech

Veteran journalist Marvin Kalb joins us to discuss the parallels between JFK's nuclear disarmament speech fifty years ago and President Obama's speech on the nuclear deal with Iran.

NPR

Sexist Reactions To An Ad Spark #ILookLikeAnEngineer Campaign

After being surprised by online responses to her appearance in a recruiting ad, engineer Isis Wenger wanted to see if anyone else felt like they didn't fit a "cookie-cutter mold."

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