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Baker: Prince George's County Would Roll Out Red Carpet For New Stadium

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder says the team is in the preliminary stages of designing a new stadium to replace FedEx Field. Where that future stadium will go is anyone's guess, as Snyder said only that it could go in D.C., Maryland or Virginia. 

But Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker believes his county has "a leg up" in keeping the team. FedEx Field opened in what was then called Raljon in 1997, though the stadium is now considered a part of Landover. One of the biggest criticisms of FedEx Field is that there is little to do around it except tailgate and go the game.

Appearing on WAMU's "Politics Hour" Friday, Baker says the county has done a lot in recent years to change that, showing the same can be done for a new stadium. "I think that we can accomodate the things Mr. Snyder wants for the team and for the fans that are coming. We want to make it not just coming to the game, but staying for dinner and certainly for the night."

The team's lease at FedEx Field runs through the year 2027, making it very unlikely that they will play anywhere else but there until then.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Dec. 1, 2015

This week, you can hear music played in memory of victims of terror or attend a concert for charity.


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Hot or cold, in a soda, hot toddy or beer — people are finding all sorts of ways to imbibe cascara. It's a caffeinated, tea-like drink with a fruity flavor made from dried coffee cherries.
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U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes On How Money Influences Politics, Locally And Nationally

One of Maryland's federal lawmakers is behind some new ideas about campaign finance reform that have stalled in Congress, but are being taken up by local legislatures, including D.C.

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