A Rural Enclave in Suburbia | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Metro Connection

A Rural Enclave in Suburbia

Play associated audio
Summer tomatoes.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/matley0/2760288410/
Summer tomatoes.

Decades ago, Montgomery County set a national example by preserving a third of its space for agriculture. Now, as more and more people move to the county, there are questions about the costs and benefits of setting aside so much land in an increasingly booming suburban community. Sabri Ben-Achour visits the Agricultural Reserve to learn more about how it was created - and whether something similar could ever happen again in the Washington region.

[Music: "Down on the Farm (Karaoke Version)" by The Karaoke Channel from Karaoke - In the Style of Tim McGraw - Vol. 1]

NPR

'Magic Mike XXL' And 'Terminator Genisys' Bring The Testosterone

NPR's Bob Mondello looks at the Independence Day weekend blockbusters, Magic Mike XXL and Terminator Genisys.
NPR

Obama Weighs In: No Peas In Guacamole

The online debate began after The New York Times published a guacamole recipe that includes fresh peas.
NPR

BP To Pay $18.7 Billion To Settle Gulf Coast Oil Spill Claims

The agreement with the U.S. government, five Gulf Coast states and more than 400 local governments comes five years after the Deepwater Horizon spill.
NPR

Somebody Is Cutting Internet Cables In California

There have been at least 11 attacks in the San Francisco Bay Area in the past year, according to the FBI. The most recent occurred Tuesday and disrupted service as far north as Seattle.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.