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Cicadas

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Cicadas

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The subspecies of cicadas known as the Brood X has emerged, as the residents of 15 states and Washington, D.C can tell you. The insects have been underground for 17 years and have surfaced to become adults. Guest:

Joel Achenbach
*Reporter and essayist with The Washington Post
*Author of The Grand Idea

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