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State Helping Farmers Take "Long Term View" On Climate Change

Facing daily challenges they can't "come up for air" long enough to think 50 years ahead.

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Cokie Roberts, veteran journalist and 'a founding mother of NPR,' died on Tuesday. She was 75. Tributes and remembrances have been pouring in over the past 24 hours and we wanted to share WYPR interviews with the beloved journalist and writer.

Collegiate athletes in California are one step closer to gaining a piece of financial freedom, now that a bill giving them the right to profit from their image and likeness has cleared the state legislature.

And, more importantly, the NCAA, college sports’ governing body, seems one step from realizing that young people don’t sacrifice their right to control their own destiny at the cost of a scholarship.

Too bad that recognition will almost certainly come not with enlightenment or social advancement, but with probable litigation that will only delay the inevitable.

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Mayor Jack Young signed an executive order on Friday that bans the use of gag orders in “unreasonable” city settlements, a move that an ACLU lawyer called a “complete sham that accomplishes precisely nothing.”

David Rocah, a senior staff attorney with the ACLU of Maryland, said the order was meant to distract from a city council bill that would permanently end the practice. 

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After months of speculation, Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott has officially entered the 2020 mayoral race, becoming the first elected official to do so.

 

The 35-year-old announced his campaign in north Baltimore on Friday morning, surrounded by family members and a group of leaders from the second district, which he represented as a councilman, as well as other city leaders.

 

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President Trump disparaged Baltimore on Twitter earlier this summer. He called it a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” and said it was deadlier than Afghanistan. And yesterday, he paid it a visit. WYPR’s Emily Sullivan and Nathan Sterner discuss how that visit went.

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1600 Sulgrave Ave, part 1: Actually, I’ve become myself

This North Baltimore neighborhood is just inside the city line, but it’s got the cloistered feel of an affluent suburban hamlet. High-end consignment boutiques, beauty salons, and restaurants bring well-heeled locals to Sulgrave Avenue in Mount Washington Village, a quiet world away from the traffic and sirens of downtown.

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Purdue Pharma, facing a mountain of litigation linked to the opioid epidemic, filed for bankruptcy in New York this week. The OxyContin manufacturer and its owners, the Sackler family, have offered to pay billions of dollars to cities and counties hit hard by the addiction crisis.

But that's not good enough for critics such as U.S. Rep. Max Rose.

It has been a week since the disturbing discovery of thousands of fetal remains at the home of a former abortion doctor and authorities still don't know why he kept them.

Ulrich Klopfer had been an abortion provider at three clinics in Indiana, but lived across the state line in Illinois.

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In gridlocked Washington, both Democrats and Republicans have signaled there's potential for a deal when it comes to lowering prescription drug prices. Now, there's an idea both Congressional Democrats and the White House seem to like: They want to base U.S. prices on something called an international price index.

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