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Migrating from Central America: A Photo Essay

They're desperate to get out of Central America and enter the U.S. -- undocumented immigrants seeking a better life for themselves and their families. They show up on the nightly news in political battles about where to house them and...

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Super Foods

A new "super banana" is being tested that adds crucial Vitamin A to a staple food in Africa. We explore the implications of "biofortified" foods.

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Invasive Bugs

They're the ultimate hitch-hikers: bugs that hop into cargo ships or suitcases and travel abroad. We'll explore how invasive species of bugs are damaging crops and annoying humans.

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From Unused To Urban Farm? D.C. Legislator Wants To Put City Land To Use

Should D.C.'s vacant lots be used to make food? A proposal before the D.C. Council would do just that.

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Slots Revenue Revives Horse Racing in Maryland

In anticipation of this weekend's Belmont Stakes, and in honor of Triple Crown contender California Chrome's Maryland roots, Kojo explores how revenue from slot machine gambling has revived horse racing and breeding in Maryland.

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The Politics of School Meal Standards

First Lady Michelle Obama engaged Congress this week in a debate over nationwide standards for school lunches.We explore the issues in play and why the the first lady felt compelled to make a rare foray into a direct political debate.

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USAID Chief Rajiv Shah

Rajiv Shah, the head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, joins Kojo in the studio.

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"A Farm Dies Once a Year"

Arlo Crawford grew up on New Morning Farm in Pennsylvania, which has been selling organic vegetables at in the District since the 1970s. The year he was 31, Crawford took a break from his job and returned to the farm for a growing season...

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A Lime Shortage and Our Food Market

Ninety-eight percent of the limes consumed in the U.S. come from Mexico, where a confluence of factors have led to a shortage of the fruit. We explore what's behind the spike in lime prices.

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Virginia Is For Lovers... Of Farmers' Markets

Virginia's Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says the state has more than 240 farmers' markets statewide, a 180 percent increase since 2006.

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