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SNAP Benefits On The Line

The House and Senate are meeting again to try to hash out differences over the farm bill, stalled since early summer over SNAP benefits, formerly known as food stamps.

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Drinking Water From The Potomac River

Three-fourths of our region's drinking water comes from the Potomac, but there are new concerns about contaminants in the river. Kojo examines the challenges facing the source of our drinking water.

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Economic Effects Of The Political Standoff

Congress may be nearing a last-minute deal to avert default, but the budget standoff's effects already may be rippling across the economy. Thousands of federal employees and contractors have lost paychecks and looming cuts and businesses have been tightening their belts to prepare for the worst-case scenarios. We explore the what it means for the economic picture going forward.

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Shutdown Freezes Program For Kids At National Arboretum

Now that just a few people are allowed into the National Arboretum during the shutdown, a special program for D.C. kids is on hold.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Shutdown City

As the partial government shutdown slogs through its second week, we'll look at the ripple effects on our region's residents and businesses.

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The Greek Yogurt Craze

We explore what's behind the Greek yogurt craze and how it's affecting the yogurt products in your supermarket.

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Body Language And Success In The Workplace

New research shows that our body language influences our confidence, behavior and even our hormone levels. We explore how an assertive posture can affect performance at work.

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Hunger In The U.S.

Food insecurity remains at near-record levels for the fifth straight year, with one in five American children at risk of hunger.

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Gaining Ground: The History Of A Local Family Farm

Local farmer and author Forrest Pritchard joins Kojo in the studio to explore our region's farming ecosystem and share tales from his quest to save his family's farm.

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Emergency Fertilizer Regulations Withdrawn In Maryland

The consideration of regulations on agricultural fertilizer use in Maryland has been postponed following criticism about how implementation would be executed.

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