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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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Gardening and Climate Change

With extreme weather becoming the norm, gardeners have to reconsider plant choices and garden care. We explore how the urban and suburban gardener can adapt to climate change, and even help offset some of its effects.

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Mesclun to Microgreens: A Salad Plate Revolution

Kojo explores the changing, trendy world of leafy greens, and finds out how new, nutrient-packed varieties of greens are changing both our plates and our palates.

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Ancient Grains And Wild Greens (Rebroadcast)

Ancient dietary staples like farro, arugula and quinoa are making a comeback in modern recipes that are as much about flavor as nutrition. We consider the benefits and the industry behind these foods.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Haunted D.C.

We'll gear up for some ghost hunting as we bring you our annual celebration of the region's creepiest and spookiest.

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Cocktails With "The Drunken Botanist"

Cocktails are full of plants, from spirits made with them to the mixers and garnishes that finish them off. We talk to author and gardener Amy Stewart and D.C. bartender Owen Thomson about the botanical elements in some favorite cocktails, obvious and unexpected alike.

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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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Ancient Grains And Wild Greens

Ancient dietary staples like farro, arugula and quinoa are making a comeback in modern recipes that are as much about flavor as nutrition. We consider the benefits and the industry behind these foods.

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Bladensburg Gets First Farm On Grounds Of Low-Income Apartments

The first urban farm built on the grounds of a low-income apartment complex is taking root in Bladensburg, Md.

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