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Down on the Farm: Local Growers Go Organic

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Employees make spicy sausages at the Old Butcher Shop in Fredericksburg.
Armando Trull
Employees make spicy sausages at the Old Butcher Shop in Fredericksburg.

As food prices shoot through the roof, local organic farmers are sensing an opportunity to grow their businesses. Armando Trull visits a mother running a small farm in Spotsylvania to find out how she's making her homegrown operation work.

[Music: "I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket" by Stacey Kent from Let Yourself Go: Celebrating Fred Astaire]

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Baltimore Artist Joyce J. Scott Pushes Local, Global Boundaries

The MacArthur Foundation named 67-year-old Baltimore artist Joyce J. Scott a 2016 Fellow -– an honor that comes with a $625,000 "genius grant" and international recognition.


A History Of Election Cake And Why Bakers Want To #MakeAmericaCakeAgain

Bakers Susannah Gebhart and Maia Surdam are reviving election cake: a boozy, dense fruitcake that was a way for women to participate in the democratic process before they had the right to vote.
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The State Of The Race

Early voting is underway in states across the country. Just over two weeks before the presidential election, a look at the latest polls, the electoral map and end-of-the-line strategies for both campaigns.

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Twilight Warriors: The Soldiers, Spies And Special Agents Who Are Revolutionizing The American Way Of War

After the 9/11 attacks, U.S. intelligence, military and law enforcement agencies were forced to work together in completely new ways. A veteran national security reporter on how America has tried to adapt to a new era of warfare.

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