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Governor O'Malley: Sandy Is A 'Killer Storm'

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Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley talks with WAMU's Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey about storm preparations, emergency evacuations how long people should expect the power to be out from Hurricane Sandy.

O'Malley called Sandy a "killer storm," noting that it's expected to hammer the D.C. region with heavy rains and high winds for 24 to 36 hours. Maryland National Guard resources have been deployed to the coast and will be on hand at shelters throughout the state, the governor said. 

State officials are warning residents to prepare for extended power outages as a result of the storm. Listen to the full interview.

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'Game Of Thrones' Evolves On Women In Explosive Sixth Season

The sixth season of HBO's Game of Thrones showed a real evolution in the way the show portrays women and in the season finale, several female characters ascended to power. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Glen Weldon from NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour and Greta Johnsen, host of the Nerdette podcast, about the show.
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In Quest For Happier Chickens, Perdue Shifts How Birds Live And Die

Perdue Farms, one of the largest poultry companies in the country, says it will change its slaughter methods and also some of its poultry houses. Animal welfare groups are cheering.
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Jonathan Rauch On How American Politics Went Insane

Party insiders and backroom deals: One author on why we need to bring back old-time politics.

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Episode 5: Why 1986 Still Matters

In 1986, a federal official issued a warning: If Metro continued to expand rapidly, the system faced a future of stark choices over maintaining existing infrastructure. Metro chose expansion. We talk to a historian about that decision. We also hear from a former Metro general manager about the following years, and from an Arlington planner about measuring how riders are responding to SafeTrack.

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