Metro Connection from WAMU 88.5

Metro Connection from WAMU 88.5

From WAMU 88.5

Each week, WAMU 88.5's Metro Connection reaches across D.C., Maryland and Virginia to gather the sounds and stories that capture the current events, culture and personalities driving the Washington region.More from Metro Connection from WAMU 88.5 »

Most Recent Episodes

This Week On Metro Connection: Dec. 4, 2015

We'll hear the tumultuous and almost otherworldly tale of the effort to create a memorial to Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross. And we'll meet the man who's now calling the shots at the Smithsonian Institution. Plus, we'll imagine what Washington will look, smell and feel like 200 years from now.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Nov. 27, 2015 (rebroadcast)

This Thanksgiving week, we're digging into the Metro Connection archives, and presenting some of our favorite stories about food, family, and traditions. Enjoy!

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This Week On Metro Connection: Nov. 20, 2015

We'll meet a lifelong Montgomery County resident who grew up in segregated and unequal county schools, and went on to become a top-notch athlete and beloved coach to generations of students. We'll dive in to the debate over the ethics of an elite private school displacing low-income seniors. Plus, we'll hear about the building, once at the center of the Walter Reed scandal in 2007, and now slated for demolition.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Nov. 13, 2015

We'll find out why a tiny sliver of land honoring a pop star-turned politico is getting a new lease on life. We'll go inside FreshPAC's decision to shut down the controversial political action committee supporting D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser. And we'll hear why a proposed bike lane is sparking heated debates about race, economics, and displacement.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Nov. 6, 2015

We'll visit a Capitol Hill rowhouse that once was home to an influential lesbian separatist collective, The Furies. And we'll meet the woman behind the effort to grant 16-year-olds the right to vote in the nation's capital. Plus, we'll stop in at the Sunday afternoon drum circle that's been a tradition in Washington since the 1960s to hear why some say the beat just isn't what it used to be.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Oct. 30, 2015

We'll hear from Willard Scott, who co-hosted the wildly popular show, "The Joy Boys," with the late Ed Walker. We'll visit an unusual senior community where retired Foreign Service officers keep up with current events by inviting their ambassador friends to speak. Plus, we'll meet gun enthusiasts in Virginia who buck the stereotype that gun owners are all conservative white men.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Oct. 23, 2015

This week we're bringing you a compilation of some of our best stories from 2015, plus a story about The Big Broadcast host Ed Walker, who recently announced his retirement.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Oct. 16, 2015

We'll hear why the former head of DDOT thinks Metro should be run like a bike-sharing system, and we'll ask whether anti-Metro angst on social media can translate to real change. Plus, we'll visit a nail salon in Prince George's County to meet one of the D.C. region's most recognizable Internet celebrities.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Oct. 9, 2015

We go poking around Metro stations with a botanist, and find out why the Kennedy Center is teaming up with the U.S. Botanic Garden. We also visit a D.C. neighborhood where some residents say the city isn't doing enough to get rid of vacant and blighted properties.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Oct. 2, 2015

We'll find out why D.C. is selling off some of its public housing -- in the midst of an affordable housing crisis. We'll hear from commuters who are so fed up with service disruptions and delays, they say they're quitting Metro. Plus, we'll talk with people who say they've been victims of predatory car-title lending in Virginia.

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