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Boosting Public Access To The Chesapeake Bay Watershed

The Chesapeake Bay has an incredible 11,000 miles of shoreline, roughly equal to the length of the entire West Coast of the United States. But only 2 percent of it is open to the public. The rest is either privately owned or publicly owned but with restrictions on its use. We explore the push by local outdoor enthusiasts -- and President Barack Obama -- to create more places along the shore where the public can swim, fish and boat.

Map Of Public Access To Chesapeake Bay

Average length of public access shoreline in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. See detailed map.

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Kate Mulgrew: "Born With Teeth" (Rebroadcast)

Kate Mulgrew, who stars as "Red" in the Netflix TV series "Orange Is The New Black", opens up in a new memoir about her complicated family and the baby she gave away for adoption as a young woman.


Swapping The Street For The Orchard, City Dwellers Take Their Pick Of Fruit

Urban foragers don't just pick their meals from the trash; many eat only the finest, freshest produce — picked from city trees. The League of Urban Canners harvests fruit from trees to make jam.

Reconsidering The Pilgrims, Piety And America's Founding Principles

Conservatives who want to emphasize America's Christian roots embrace the story of the Pilgrims and the Mayflower Compact. But some historians say their role in the country's founding is overstated.

From Takeout To Breakups: Apps Can Deliver Anything, For A Price

Convenience is at an all-time premium — and a lot of smartphone apps promise to make many of the things we do every day easier. In a time-crunch or sheer laziness, how far will the apps take us?

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