Obama Promises Billions To Double Africa's Electricity Access

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On Monday evening in Tanzania, President announced a broad sweeping new policy for U.S. engagement in Africa. It's not like PEPFAR or the Millennium Challenge or other sweeping "aid-based" pronouncements of past presidencies. Rather it will be a set of incentives to encourage American businesses to get in the business of making electricity for Africans. Africans have enormous gas deposits and need a reliable source of power.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 9, 2015

Cuban dance, Spanish opera and Sephardic Jewish music provide Spanish-influenced entertainment this weekend in D.C.


Could A Mushroom Save The Honeybee?

The bees that pollinate crops are on the brink of collapse. One big reason why: a virus-carrying mite. Now, researchers think a rare fungi could boost bees' immune system and attack the mite itself.
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The Politics Hour - October 9, 2015

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.


California Approves A Sweeping Digital Privacy Law

The bill was signed into law on Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The law requires a warrant before any business turns over clients' metadata or digital communications to the government.

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