Allison Keyes http://wgcu.org en Potential Charges Against Incumbent Throw D.C. Mayor's Race Up In Air http://wgcu.org/post/potential-charges-against-incumbent-throw-dc-mayors-race-air The possible indictment of incumbent D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has turned what many expected to be a routine election into a referendum on whether voters trust him. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:08:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 8409 at http://wgcu.org As Calendar Flips To March, People Grow Sick Of The Snow http://wgcu.org/post/calendar-flips-march-people-grow-sick-snow Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>The latest in a series of nasty winter storms socked the nation today. It rolled north through the mid-Atlantic this morning, right up the East Coast bringing freezing rain, heavy snow and plummeting temperatures. More than 2,900 flights were cancelled today and more than 7,100 were delayed. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 21:29:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 7890 at http://wgcu.org Maryland Bill May Require Holocaust Reparations From Rail Company http://wgcu.org/post/maryland-bill-may-require-holocaust-reparations-rail-company Lawmakers in Maryland are considering a bill that would block one of the firms seeking to bid on a multibillion-dollar light rail project from winning its bid unless its majority stockholder agrees to pay reparations to Holocaust victims.<p>The legislation, co-sponsored by Maryland Delegate Kirill Reznik, would block a consortium including Paris-based rail company Keolis from winning a public-private partnership for the state's Purple Line project, a 35-year contract worth more than $6 billion.<p>Keolis is a subsidiary of the government-owned French railway SNCF, which has admitted that it tra Fri, 21 Feb 2014 08:35:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 7570 at http://wgcu.org Maryland Bill May Require Holocaust Reparations From Rail Company Maryland Drug Officials Worry Over A Deadly Mixture http://wgcu.org/post/maryland-drug-officials-worry-over-deadly-mixture Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>Tomorrow in Maryland, agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration will sit down with other law enforcement groups to talk through some big questions. Tainted heroin has recently killed at least 50 people across several states, and they want to find out where it's coming from. The heroin is laced with the powerful painkiller fentanyl. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 21:51:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 7101 at http://wgcu.org Storm And Stress Visit The East Coast http://wgcu.org/post/storm-and-stress-visit-east-coast Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel.<p>A fast-moving winter storm is barreling across the mid-Atlantic and up the East Coast today. Some places are expecting up to a foot of snow. The blizzard conditions from Virginia to Massachusetts will be followed by bitterly cold temperatures. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 23:14:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 6552 at http://wgcu.org Historic House Is Yours Free, But There's A Catch http://wgcu.org/post/historic-house-yours-free-theres-catch This little house is looking for a home.<p>In the past five years, 600 single-family homes have been demolished in Arlington, Va., many to make way for larger houses, according to a preservation group. One architectural firm is so determined to save one 1920s Sears kit house from demolition, it's giving the house away for free. But there's a catch: the buyer would need to pay to move it to a new location.<p>The 960-square-foot house is a Wellington model, a style of home Sears sold by catalog in 1926 through its mail order Modern Homes program. Sat, 11 Jan 2014 10:25:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 6232 at http://wgcu.org Historic House Is Yours Free, But There's A Catch Task Force Recommends Changes At Maryland's Prisons http://wgcu.org/post/task-force-recommends-changes-marylands-prisons Transcript <p>JENNIFER LUDDEN, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Jennifer Ludden. A scandal at a Baltimore jail this year prompted Maryland to review procedures that all of its state and local detention centers. Sun, 29 Dec 2013 13:59:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 5874 at http://wgcu.org African-American Gun Club Hopes To Help Curb Youth Violence http://wgcu.org/post/african-american-gun-club-hopes-help-curb-youth-violence More than 200 people have been killed this year in Baltimore. Most of them were black, and most of them were shot to death, despite Maryland having one of the nation's toughest gun laws. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:36:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 5410 at http://wgcu.org African-American Gun Club Hopes To Help Curb Youth Violence Trove Of Artifacts Trumpets African-American Triumphs http://wgcu.org/post/trove-artifacts-highlights-realities-slavery Seventeen-year-old Tonisha Owens stared wide-eyed at the faded script on an 1854 letter. It was once carried by another 17-year-old — a slave named Frances. The letter was written by a plantation owner's wife to a slave dealer, saying that she needed to sell her chambermaid to pay for horses. But Frances didn't know how to read or write, and didn't know what she carried.<p>"She does not know she is to be sold. I couldn't tell her," the letter reads. Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:19:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 4906 at http://wgcu.org Trove Of Artifacts Trumpets African-American Triumphs 50 Years After March On Washington, John Lewis Still Fights http://wgcu.org/post/50-years-after-march-washington-john-lewis-still-fighting <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYasqMFCJao</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 03:54:00 +0000 Allison Keyes 1913 at http://wgcu.org 50 Years After March On Washington, John Lewis Still Fights