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The Politics Hour

D.C. ponders the cost of digging underground power lines. Virginia Republicans prepare for a nominating convention in Richmond. And Maryland plays host to the Preakness Stakes, as the jockeying for next year's gubernatorial race begins in earnest. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Inside The Studio

D.C. People's Counsel Sandra Mattavous-Frye discussed why she supports a $1 billion proposal to bury power lines across the city. Under the plan, 60 of the worst-performing feeders, based on the frequency and duration of outages, would go underground.

Politics Hour News Quiz

Test your knowledge of D.C., Virginia and Maryland headlines and happenings.


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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