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From A To B: Big Questions Remain About Parking At Metro's Silver Line Stops

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It's our monthly look at the region's top transportation stories. Today, we'll hear about plans for getting people to and from the new Metro stops that are soon to open on the Silver Line. We'll also talk pedestrian safety and hear about the grassroots push to make D.C. streets safer for people getting around on their own two feet.

Music: "Where the Streets Have No Name" by Various from Pickin' on U2: A Bluegrass Tribute


Making Art Off The Grid: A Month-Long Residency At A Remote National Park

Filmmakers Carter McCormick and Paula Sprenger recently wrapped up a month as artists-in-residence at Dry Tortugas National Park, 70 miles west of Key West. No phone, TV, Internet or other people.

After A Long Day Of Fighting Climate Change, This Grain Is Ready For A Beer

Kernza is a kind of grassy wheat that traps more carbon in the soil than crops like wheat and rice. Now, a West Coast brewery is using the grain in its new beer called Long Root Ale.
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Why Millions Of American Men Have Left The Workforce, And How To Bring Them Back

Today’s unemployment rate is down sharply from the height of the Great Recession. But more than a fifth of American men had no paid employment last year, and seven million of them have stopped looking altogether. Why men are leaving the workforce – and how to bring them back.


Tesla Surprise: It's A Profit

The company posted a profit of nearly $22 million for the third quarter, the first quarterly profit since 2013. Tesla attributes the good results in part to new stores.

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