It’s been 40 years since the Clara Barton National Historic Site was established in Glen Echo, Maryland, honoring the founder of the American Red Cross. But plans for a memorial began more than 100 years ago. What caused the delay?
After a man who may have mistook Sikhs for Muslims attacked a Sikh temple in Wisconsin in 2012, students in Montgomery County, Maryland, started a group to educate their peers and teachers about their religion. Sikh Kid-to-Kid aims to prevent bullying and acts of violence in Montgomery County schools.
The names of Greek gods adorn the units in a Silver Spring condo building, built to resemble a Greek Gymnasium. Nearby properties painstakingly recreate a Japanese pagoda, a Dutch windmill and a Spanish mission. And all of them tell a historic-conservation success story that began in the late 1800s.
In the YouTube videos of "Gentle Whispering Maria," Maria talks softly while doing everyday activities, from running her fingers over a hairbrush to opening an envelope. With millions of views and hundreds of thousands of followers, this Baltimore woman was able to quit her day job.
Kojo learns about our region's very first "Living Building" in Prince George's County, and finds out how the District's own plans for supergreen affordable homes and sustainable buildings could impact residents and the environment.
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