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Smithsonian Seeks Farming Stories From Public

Museum curators are looking for help in putting together an exhibit to showcase how farming in the U.S. has changed over the years.

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The Inside Story On Olive Oil

A new study says a Mediterranean diet prevents heart disease, thanks in part to the ubiquitous olive oil. We explore what's really inside that dark bottle, what extra virgin really means and why olive oil is so good for you.

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Virginia Farming Exports Break Records

While the sequester threatens to hit Virginia's economy especially hard, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Thursday that the commonwealth hit a record in agricultural exports.

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Virginia Lawmakers Reject Farm Sales Bill

Virginia lawmakers have rejected a bill that would strengthen local farmers' rights to sell products.

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"Kingdom of Rarities"

One wildlife biologist is tracking the planet's rarest animals, in hopes of understanding why they’re scarce and what it means for all species. We explore his research, and how technology is helping catalog the world's biodiversity.

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Hostage Crisis In Algeria

Americans at an oil facility in Algeria were among a number of people taken hostage yesterday. An Islamic militant group has claimed responsibility. An update on the crisis.

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Food Technology And How It Shaped The Western Palate

Kojo and a food historian look back at how food processors have influenced both our palates and our preference for what we eat, and find out how the industry is changing to meet modern taste and dietary demands.

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American History Museum Taking Submissions For Farming Exhibit

The National Museum of American History is soliciting articles and accounts for a planned exhibit on agriculture in the United States, tentatively slated for 2015.

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Wine: From Vine To Table

The future of wine is in flux for both casual drinkers and aficionados. We talk with Wine Review columnist Michael Franz about the headlines making waves among the vines.

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Our Region Responds To The Newtown Tragedy

Kojo explores the overlapping issues of school safety, gun control and the challenges of talking to kids about tragic news.

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