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Friday, September 16, 2011

Howard Co. Inmates Cultivate Produce, Purpose

Inmates in Howard County's correction facilities are finding a welcome distraction and outlet in cultivating gardens.

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Door to Door: Glenmont, Md. and McLean, Va.

This week we visit Glenmont, Md., where one resident raves about the neighborhood's library and public transportation system. We also visit McLean, Va. where one woman recounts her experience moving to the community in 1954.

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Making Science Sizzle for Students

A group of scientists are utilizing their passion for their field to try and light a fire under area students, hoping to reverse the trend of decreased interest in science amongst high school students.

Rediscovering Swampoodle

Cultural Tourism DC is offering a new walking tour of the racy, raucous neighborhood of Swampoodle, a place that has disappeared into the past.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

MoCo Council Looks At Teen Curfew Bill

teen protesting curfew

The Montgomery County Council looked at the first version of a controversial bill that would institute a curfew for county teenagers.

Redskins Make Play For Solar Power

The Redskins are pioneering a new green energy initiative, generating significant chunks of their power using new solar panels.

West Nile in Md. Prompts Mosquito Spraying

Officials in New Carrolton, Maryland are spraying for mosquitos after a case of West Nile Virus surface in the town this week.

DCPS Launches Sex Ed. Standardized Tests

Test Paper

D.C.'s public and charter schools are going to begin testing students on sexual health, making D.C. the first state to offer standardized testing in the subject of sex education.