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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Muslim Organization Sponsors 9/11 Blood Drive

A Muslim organization is using the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to collect thousands of pints of blood for use in hospitals across the country.

Lexington, Va. Leaders Consider Limits On Confederate Flag

Leaders in Lexington, Va. are considering limits on downtown flag-flying, including the Confederate flag, angering defenders of the divisive Southern symbol.

Gov. McDonnell: Record Va. Wine Sales in 2011

Virginia winery

Sales of wines crafted in the state of Virginia are at an all-time high, according to Governor Bob McDonnell.

Kennedy Center Starts Ticket Giveaway

As part of its 40th birthday celebration, the Kennedy Center is giving away free tickets to each performance in its 2011-2012 season.

Scientist Sweats It Out In Salt Marshes To Study Pollution's Effects On Shore Birds

They may not know it, but a flock of shore birds from Chincoteague, Va., are proving very useful for one environmentalist studying the effects of mercury pollution.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Lights, Camera and Lots of Action in the Local Film Industry

The film industry in the D.C. area has been enjoying a boom in recent months, in part thanks to local governments offering incentives for production companies to shoot here.

Door to Door: Ellicott City and Crestwood

It's our regular trip around the region, and this week we visit Ellicott City, Maryland and the Crestwood neighborhood of Northwest D.C.

[Music: "No, Girl" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Nice Work if You Can Get It" by Stephane Grappelli and Claude Bolling from First Class]

Hidden Washington: Inside a Sewer Tunnel

They work in a place that's dark, dank, and occasionally dangerous. So how do the people who spend their 9 to 5 in the city's sewers feel about their jobs?

Talking Trash In Baltimore

One Baltimore retiree is on a quest to clean up his city's mini-landfills.

Friday, August 19, 2011

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