Chesapeake Bay Week

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Saving Ellicott City
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Saving Ellicott City

Two thousand-year floods in two years resulted in loss of life and the closing of businesses: is this the new normal for Ellicott City?

Anacostia Revealed
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Anacostia Revealed

Some passionate local residents aim to make this river in the nation's capital swimmable and fishable. Can it happen?

Ocean Cities: Exploring Our Connection to the Sea
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Ocean Cities: Exploring Our Connection to the Sea

In this era of climate change and sea level rise, how can coastal cities around the world innovate and connect to the oceans they border?

Welcome to the Table
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Welcome to the Table

Long-time residents and new arrivals reveal how local foodways provide a powerful connection to the land and water, to family and community, and to memory and tradition.

Smithville
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Smithville

This historic predominantly black town, under threat from rising sea levels, is slowly turning from solid ground to marsh.

The Legacy of Gilbert Klingel: Man of Steel
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The Legacy of Gilbert Klingel: Man of Steel

A director of the Maryland Historical Society, reporter for the Baltimore Sun, metallurgist, and author fulfills his dreams as a self-taught naturalist and explorer.

Maryland Crabs: Tradition & Taste
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Maryland Crabs: Tradition & Taste

The stories of Maryland's all-important crabbing industry: those who catch them, buy them, and serve them for the crab-eating public.

Chesapeake and Delaware Canal: Gateway to the World
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Chesapeake and Delaware Canal: Gateway to the World

The little-known but fascinating story of "Baltimore's back door," the money-saving shortcut between the port of Baltimore and points north.

An Island Out of Time
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An Island Out of Time

A celebration and elegy for Smith Island: a place beset with erosion, dwindling population and vanishing economic opportunities.

Keeping the Potomac: The Politics of Water
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Keeping the Potomac: The Politics of Water

The on-going efforts of three Riverkeepers to protect the Potomac.

Borneo's Vanishing Tribes
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Borneo's Vanishing Tribes

In the forests of Borneo, a community struggles to protect its ancestral homeland from an industry.

​Eatin' Oysters: Chesapeake Style!
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​Eatin' Oysters: Chesapeake Style!

​Travel the Chesapeake region in search of those who eat, shuck, and just love oysters!

Healing Baltimore's Harbor: A Pipe Dream?
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Healing Baltimore's Harbor: A Pipe Dream?

Citizens fight a daunting tide of pollution to clean the water of Baltimore's Harbor.

The Chesapeake Bay Summit 2018
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The Chesapeake Bay Summit 2018

Moderated by Frank Sesno, a forum of experts discuss Climate Change and the Chesapeake Bay.

Chesapeake Bay by Air
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Chesapeake Bay by Air

Aerial journey around the Chesapeake Bay set to music.

Eatin' the Chesapeake: The Five Feasts
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Eatin' the Chesapeake: The Five Feasts

A banquet of time-tested and family-treasured recipes from across the Chesapeake region.

Search for the USS Scorpion
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Search for the USS Scorpion

Underwater archaeologists explore a War of 1812 shipwreck in the Patuxent River.

Watermen (1967)
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Watermen (1967)

A time capsule that captures the lives of Chesapeake watermen in the mid-1960s.

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge: Spanning the Bay
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The Chesapeake Bay Bridge: Spanning the Bay

The vision, struggles & engineering genius that led to the creation of a state treasure!

Secrets of the Chesapeake
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Secrets of the Chesapeake

Uncovering the most unusual places to explore and things to do for the weekender.

Beautiful Swimmers: Revisited
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Beautiful Swimmers: Revisited

Writer Tom Horton revisits the world of William Warner's seminal 1976 Chesapeake book.

Eatin' Crabs Chesapeake Style
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Eatin' Crabs Chesapeake Style

A rollicking foray into the world of the blue crab from dockside to table.

Eatin' Crabcakes: The Best I Ever Had
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Eatin' Crabcakes: The Best I Ever Had

The ultimate crab cake treasure hunt across the Chesapeake region.

Downee Ocean, Hon!
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Downee Ocean, Hon!

Maryland's Ocean City, from the beach to the boardwalk and beyond.

Tilghman Tales
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Tilghman Tales

The evocative memories of Tilghman Island watermen.

Growing Up on Tilghman
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Growing Up on Tilghman

Island residents recall their unique heritage.

Another Dawn: Tilghman in Transition
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Another Dawn: Tilghman in Transition

An examination of how waterman from Tilghman's Island adapt to the changing times.

Spat! Bringing Oysters Back to the Chesapeake Bay
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Spat! Bringing Oysters Back to the Chesapeake Bay

What will it take to bring back one of the Bay's most ecologically important organisms?

The Great Aquarium Treasure Hunt
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The Great Aquarium Treasure Hunt

Join Dewey, Trevor and Sloan for the coolest class field trip of the year!

Bugeye: A Chesapeake Legacy
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Bugeye: A Chesapeake Legacy

Working replica of the waterborne workhorse that plied the Bay for more than a century.