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2018 National Folk Festival Celebrates Community & Creativity

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National Folk Festival

2018 National Folk Festival Celebrates Community & Creativity

Join us for a look back at the first year of the National Folk Festival’s three-year run in Salisbury, Maryland, held September 7-9, 2018. The National Folk Festival was and is a fabulous event which celebrates our great American community and all of its creative resources.

Audio from the September 15th appearence by NPR Political Editor Domenico Montanaro at the Milton Theater.

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and Democrat Ben Jealous are meeting in the only debate of the Maryland governor's race.

It is being held Monday at the studios of Maryland Public Television in Owings Mills, Maryland. The candidates will take questions from several panelists, including journalists from The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown and WMDT-TV. MPT news anchor Jeff Salkin will be the moderator.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - The National Rifle Association has downgraded Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's ranking and is refusing to endorse him.

The move comes after the Republican governor signed several pieces of gun control legislation.

The Baltimore Sun reports that NRA spokeswoman Jennifer Baker said Saturday that the organization now rates Hogan a "C" on protecting the rights of gun owners.

Four years ago, the NRA rated Hogan as an "A-." Baker said the NRA will not endorse Hogan this election as it did during his successful 2014 run for governor.

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Starting next month, any women who visit inmates in Virginia's prisons are banned from wearing tampons or menstrual cups.

The state's Department of Corrections says its new rule is aimed at preventing contraband from being smuggled into its prisons.

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Despite being one of the first and oldest forms of popular music, opera sometimes struggles to connect with 21st century audiences. However, Anthony Roth Costanzo is breaking down the genre's stodgy stereotype and making opera more accessible — taking his distinctive sound to the masses, from a sixth-grade classroom in the Bronx to NPR's own Tiny Desk.

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The National Park Service has embarked on a 3 to 5 year plan, in collaboration with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the National Forest Service, to remove all mountain goats from Olympic National Park in Washington state.

As part of that plan, more than 75 mountain goats arrived in Washington's North Cascade mountains by refrigerated truck in recent weeks, before being transferred to helicopters for the ride of their lives.

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