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"Mr. Trash Wheel," which is used to clean Baltimore's inner harbor.
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First Edition March 23: Trump Administration Chaos; The Trash Wheel Cleaning the Inner Harbor

Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead sits in for First Edition host Sean Yoes. Dr. Whitehead discusses national politics, focusing on the chaotic Trump White House. Then, Dr. Whitehead speaks with John Kellett, who created the trash water wheel that is cleaning Baltimore's harbor.

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Some basketball viewers on Friday night were subjected to television commercials that were guilty of peddling some alternative facts.

That's because in some markets with conservative-leaning districts, commercials aired praising some Republican House members for their efforts in repealing the Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare.

Lourdes Flores Valdez says she got her diabetes under control after she was able to sign up for Medi-Cal, California's version of Medicaid, under the Affordable Care Act's expanded eligibility rules. Sitting in an exam room at the UMMA Community Clinic's Fremont Wellness Center in South Los Angeles, she suddenly veers away from discussing the health law and starts talking about her husband, who is in the United States illegally.

As Iraqi forces backed by the United States ramp up efforts to take Mosul back from ISIS, there are reports of scores of civilians killed by airstrikes from a U.S.-led coalition.

In a statement, the United States Central Command admitted that its airstrikes had hit an area where civilian casualties have been reported.

Charley Pride, one of the first African-American stars in country music, has sold more records for RCA than anyone not named Elvis Presley. Since Pride has a lot to be proud of, we're going to quiz him on shame — three questions about people who've made big mistakes. Click the listen link above to hear how he does.

Political predictions are a dangerous business, especially this year. But it does look as though one way or another, the U.S. Senate will vote to confirm the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. The open question is how much damage Democrats will do to their own long game in the process.

Even as they lick their wounds from a failed Affordable Care Act repeal effort, Republican leaders in Washington are looking ahead to the next battle — over taxes.

"I would say that we will probably start going very, very strongly for the big tax cuts and tax reform," President Trump told reporters Friday. "That will be next."

Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan agreed, though he conceded that the defeat on health care was a setback.

"This does make tax reform more difficult," Ryan said. "But it does not in any way make it impossible."

Washington, D.C.'s Capital City Public Charter School feels like a mini United Nations. Many of the school's 981 students are first-generation Americans with backgrounds spanning the globe, from El Salvador to Nigeria to Vietnam. So when the staff of the literacy non-profit 826DC began a book-publishing project with the junior class, they picked a topic everyone could relate to that also left room for cultural expression: food.

Editor's Note: This story includes videos and descriptions of violent encounters between police and civilians, as well as language that may not be appropriate for all readers.

If you're a fan of The Americans, you probably have strong feelings about Alison Wright's character, Martha. Poor, loving, trusting Martha had to be smuggled out of the U.S. because she married a man who was no good for her — a man who turned out to be a Russian spy.

Valerie June started performing in the Memphis club scene when she was still a teenager. She's a New Yorker now, with a vocal style that takes traditional blues, country and soul and pushes them into another realm.

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Stepping Out with Your Girl Cheryl: March 24-26

March 24 - 26, 2017 Hi, this is Your Girl Cheryl with What’s Hot for the Weekend!

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Celebrate Women's History Month at Morgan State University

Morgan State University is celebrating Women's History with a series of events throughout the month of March. Check them out here.

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Student Radio Apprentices Hold it Down at WEAA!

Live during First Edition with Sean Yoes: Isaiah George mentors Valentin Davis on studio etiquette, just what to say to callers, watching the clock and cueing and counting down.

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March Community Cares: Set the Captives Free Outreach Center

March is Women’s History month and our Community Cares partner is a non –profit who is making a change in our community. This month we pay special salute to Set the Captives Free.

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