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WAMU: Metro Connection



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.



Published: Tue, 08 Nov 2016 15:37:16 -0500

Last Build Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2016 15:37:16 -0500

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This Week On Metro Connection: Dec. 4, 2015

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 07:00:00 -0500

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.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/12/mc151204-full.mp3




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

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 07:00:00 -0500

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


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/11/mc151127-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Nov. 20, 2015

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 07:00:00 -0500

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.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/11/mc151120-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Nov. 13, 2015

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 07:00:00 -0500

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.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/11/mc151113-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Nov. 6, 2015

Fri, 06 Nov 2015 07:00:00 -0500

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.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/11/mc151106-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Oct. 30, 2015

Fri, 30 Oct 2015 07:00:00 -0400

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.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/10/mc151030-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Oct. 23, 2015

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 07:00:00 -0400

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.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/10/mc151023-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Oct. 16, 2015

Fri, 16 Oct 2015 07:00:00 -0400

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.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/10/mc151016-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Oct. 9, 2015

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 07:00:00 -0400

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.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/10/mc151009-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Oct. 2, 2015

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 07:00:00 -0400

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.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/10/mc151002-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: September 25, 2015

Fri, 25 Sep 2015 07:00:00 -0400

As D.C. recovers from pope-mania, we'll hear how Washingtonians welcomed the pontiff this week, from taking selfies with cardboard cutouts to quaffing religious-themed beers. And we'll catch up with '80s pop star Thomas Dolby, and hear how he's helping transform a Baltimore neighborhood.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/09/mc150925-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Sept. 11, 2015

Fri, 11 Sep 2015 07:00:00 -0400

With the oldest of the baby boomers turning 70 next year, we'll hear from Washingtonians launching new careers in their 50s and 60s... with their 20- and 30-something sons or daughters. Plus, with Pope Francis' Washington visit less than two weeks away, we'll hear how the "Francis effect" is playing out on D.C.'s Catholic campuses. And we'll travel to Russia, and find out why LGBT activists are fleeing homophobia and landing in D.C.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/09/mc150911-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Sept. 4, 2015

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 07:00:00 -0400

With Labor Day weekend here, we'll hear about a new program dedicated to helping returning citizens get jobs: by teaching them to launch their own startups after coming home from prison. We'll explore what it takes to make it as a tour guide in the nation's capital. And we'll talk with residents across the city about the recent spike in violent crime.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/09/mc150904-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Aug. 28, 2015

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:00:00 -0400

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, we'll hear from a couple who packed up and left D.C. in 2006 to start a new life in New Orleans, helping flood victims rebuild their homes. Plus, we'll ask whether replacing Pepco with a publicly-owned utility might better serve D.C. ratepayers. And we'll hear how one woman became so frustrated by Washington's dating scene, she found a way to crowdsource love.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/08/mc150828-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Aug. 14, 2015 (rebroadcast)

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 07:00:00 -0400

We're paying homage to the earth with a show about reducing, reusing, and recycling in the D.C. region.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/nw/15/08/mc150815-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Aug. 7, 2015 (rebroadcast)

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 07:00:00 -0400

We'll meet Washingtonians with a singular devotion to work, and a passionate dedication to play, as we bring you tales of duty and dedication.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/08/MC-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: July 31, 2015

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:00:00 -0400

We'll examine the past, present and future or one of D.C.'s most scenic spots, Hains Point, as well as other stories from around the region.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/07/mc150731-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: July 24, 2015

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 07:00:00 -0400

How should we remember Maryland's Confederate history? What would you pay to get from D.C. to Baltimore in 15 minutes? What secrets lie beneath an empty Georgetown lot? We'll seek answers to these questions and many more.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/07/mc150724-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: July 17, 2015

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 07:00:00 -0400

We'll dive in to a new summer series on the history and changing demographics of D.C.'s free public pools. Plus, we'll find out how a local food bank is using technology to find hidden pockets of food insecurity. And we'll hear from a Virginia couple giving away their 35-acre farm for 1,000 words.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/07/mc150717-full.mp3




Metro Connection: July 10, 2015

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 07:00:00 -0400

Three months before the Baltimore police trial in the death of Freddie Gray, we'll take a walking tour of the city and see how it's faring after the riots. Plus, we'll check in on efforts to curb a critter eating away at our region's ash trees, and visit Virginia's newest charter school.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/07/mc150710-full.mp3




Metro Connection: July 3, 2015

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:00:00 -0400

We'll follow efforts to save one of Virginia's most endangered places, and visit a D.C. school with an ambitious goal: to create a model for educating city kids and erasing the achievement gap.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/07/mc150703-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Solutions

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 07:00:00 -0400

We'll explore some of our region's trickiest problems — and meet people working to find solutions to those problems — on this week's show.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/06/mc150619-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Milestones

Fri, 12 Jun 2015 07:00:00 -0400

We'll bring you stories of the moments that define and change our lives, with a show we're calling "Milestones."


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/06/mc150612-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Global D.C.

Fri, 05 Jun 2015 07:00:00 -0400

We'll explore the nation's capital as an international crossroads of cultures and people.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/06/mc150605-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Capital Notes

Fri, 22 May 2015 07:00:00 -0400

We'll tour the D.C. region's music scene this week in a special collaboration with WAMU's music site, Bandwidth.fm.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/05/mc150522-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Fairfax County

Fri, 15 May 2015 07:00:00 -0400

We'll take an audio tour of Virginia's most heavily-populated county, and meet some of the 1.1 million people who call it home.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/05/mc150515-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Wild Cards

Fri, 08 May 2015 07:00:00 -0400

From astronomers to female barbers to a dominatrix in D.C., we'll step aside from our usual thematic approach to bring you one of our Wild Cards show.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/05/mc150508-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Weed, The People

Fri, 01 May 2015 07:00:00 -0400

Now that you can use small amounts of marijuana in the nation's capital, we'll explore how it's affecting the city, the region, and the national debate over the legalization of pot.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/05/mc150501-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Behind Closed Doors (rebroadcast)

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:00:00 -0400

We'll bring you stories of the secret and surreptitious, from underground vaults to off-the-record dinner parties to what happens behind the scenes at the White House.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/07/mc140718-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: The Three Rs

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:00:00 -0400

We'll get ready for Earth Day with a show about reducing, reusing, and recycling in the D.C. region.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/04/mc150417-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Ward 8

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 07:00:00 -0400

As residents in D.C.'s Ward 8 head to the polls this month, we'll look at life in the neighborhoods once represented by mayor-for-life and D.C. Council member Marion Barry.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/04/mc150410-full.mp3




This Week on Metro Connection: Commitment

Fri, 03 Apr 2015 07:00:00 -0400

We'll meet Washingtonians with a singular devotion to work, and a passionate dedication to play, as we bring you tales of duty and dedication.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/04/mc150403-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Perseverance

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:00:00 -0400

From the D.C. Jail to the tiniest town in Maryland, we'll trek across our region in pursuit of "Perseverence."


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/03/mc150327-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: The Next Generation

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 07:00:00 -0400

We'll celebrate the official arrival of spring with stories of the young'ns among us.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/03/mc150320-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Hall Of Fame

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 07:00:00 -0400

It's a show chock-full of favorite stories from the past few months -- from the tale of a nearly-forgotten figure in local history, to a jam session featuring a 15th-century musical instrument.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/03/mc150313-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Route 1

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 07:00:00 -0500

Route 1 is one of the D.C. region's oldest highways, cutting through Maryland, D.C. and Virginia. This week we meet the folks living and working along the route, and talking about how they're making it better.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/03/mc150306-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Changes

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:00:00 -0500

This week we're turning warehouses in to museums, agriculture in to art, and ex-offenders in to registered voters, as we explore all kinds of changes in the D.C. region.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/02/mc150227-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: A Roof Over Your Head

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 07:00:00 -0500

With homelessness on the rise in D.C., we'll hear how city officials are tackling the issue, and how homeless residents are coping with the struggle.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/02/mc150220-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Passion

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 07:00:00 -0500

We'll tip our hats to Valentine's Day with tales of both romantic love and the fervor Washingtonians feel for their jobs and hobbies.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/02/mc150213-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Capitol Hill

Fri, 06 Feb 2015 07:00:00 -0500

We'll look at everyday life in the place where people work and play just steps from the center of American political power.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/02/mc150206-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: The 'G Word'

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:00:00 -0500

Block by block and neighborhood by neighborhood, D.C. is in the midst of major redevelopment. What are we gaining and what are we losing in the process?


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/01/mc150130-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Second Chances

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:00:00 -0500

We'll bring you stories about "Second Chances" this week — from choosing a new path after you lose a job to recovering from a serious injury, to rebuilding your life after war.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/01/mc150123-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Wild Cards

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 07:00:00 -0500

We'll go theme-free this week, as we bring you stories that run the gamut — from a look inside one of the District's last large-scale public housing projects, to the tale of a local guitar maker who made it big.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/01/mc150116-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: The 51st State, Or The Last Colony?

Fri, 09 Jan 2015 07:00:00 -0500

Metro Connection marks the 40th anniversary of home rule in D.C. What's next in the push for voting rights and statehood?


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/15/01/mc150109-full.mp3




This Week on Metro Connection: Hall of Fame (Rebroadcast)

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 07:00:00 -0500

From how deaf people learn language to how skiing helps injured individuals heal, here are some favorites from 2014.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/12/mc141226-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Follow-Ups

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:00:00 -0500

Wonder what's become of some of the people and places we've featured in shows past? This week we'll bring you the latest update.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/12/mc141219-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Traditions

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 07:00:00 -0500

As we celebrate this Most Wonderful Time of the Year, it's our annual look at customs and rituals across the D.C. region, from Jewish ritual baths to Senatorial soup.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/12/mc141212-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Close To Home

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 07:00:00 -0500

From condos to communes, we'll explore the meaning of home, sweet home in the Washington region.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/12/mc141205-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Down The Hatch (Rebroadcast)

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:00:00 -0500

We'll celebrate Thanksgiving by revisiting our annual show about food, glorious food.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/11/mc141128-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: The Next Hit

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:00:00 -0500

We'll delve into our region's sharp increase in heroin abuse, as we talk with dealers, doctors, parents and recovering addicts.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/11/mc141121-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: D.C. Tech

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 07:00:00 -0500

Washington may be known as a government town — but plenty of people say it's becoming a major hub for technology, as well.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/11/mc141114-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Collecting

Fri, 07 Nov 2014 07:00:00 -0500

From old maps and vintage postcards to dilapidated buildings and piles of cash, we'll look at all kinds of collecting.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/11/mc141107-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: The Ballot Box

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:00:00 -0400

As election day approaches, we'll delve in to some perennial questions about politics in the National Capital Region.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/10/mc141031-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Devotion

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:00:00 -0400

From the workplace to the home to the stage, we explore Washingtonians' dedication and commitment, often in the face of some daunting odds.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/10/mc141024-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Wild Cards

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:00:00 -0400

We'll go theme-free with stories that run the gamut, from a look at a local birth photographer to the latest twists in the debate over guns in D.C.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/10/mc141017-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: The Descendants

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:00:00 -0400

From Colonial Dames to members of the Patawomeck Tribe, we meet families whose roots run deep in the D.C. region.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/10/mc141010-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Legacies

Fri, 03 Oct 2014 07:00:00 -0400

From the famous to the unsung, we'll present stories of people who pushed for what they believed in -- and left a legacy for others to follow.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/10/mc141003-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: The 'G Word'

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0400

Block by block and neighborhood by neighborhood, D.C. is in the midst of major redevelopment. What are we gaining and what are we losing in the process?


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/09/mc140926-full.mp3




This Week on Metro Connection: Below The Surface

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0400

From sharks in the Potomac to burial grounds for contrabands, we're bringing you stories on what lies beneath.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/09/mc140912-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Nine To Five

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0400

With Labor Day behind us, we're celebrating Washington's workaday world and the people who keep our city going.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/09/mc140905-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Learning The Ropes

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0400

As kids head back to school, we'll look at the lessons we learn in the classroom — and beyond — with a show we're calling "Learning the Ropes."


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/08/mc140829-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Lifetime Achievement

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0400

We'll bring you stories of older Washingtonians who've spent their lives pursuing their passions and leaving a lasting legacy.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/08/mc140815-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: D.C. General

Fri, 08 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0400

More than a decade ago, the District began sheltering homeless families in the city's abandoned public hospital, D.C. General. This week, we visit some of those families, talk to the kids, and get some updates on the future of the hospital.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/08/mc140808-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Feeling The Heat

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0400

We'll sweat it out with "Feeling the Heat," our annual show dedicated to summertime in the city.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/08/mc140801-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Down The Hatch

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:00:00 -0400

From Korean bagels to vegan donuts to mambo/mumbo sauce, we'll dig in to food, glorious food in the National Capital Region.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/07/mc140725-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Behind Closed Doors

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:00:00 -0400

We'll bring you stories of the secret and surreptitious, from underground vaults to off-the-record dinner parties to what happens behind the scenes at the White House.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/07/mc140718-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Wild Cards

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:00:01 -0400

We're throwing our usual thematic approach to the wind this week and shuffling up a deck of "Wild Cards."


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/07/mc140711-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: A Different Drummer

Fri, 04 Jul 2014 07:00:00 -0400

We'll celebrate Independence Day with stories of adventurers and iconoclasts of all kinds.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/07/mc140704-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Global D.C.

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 07:00:00 -0400

It's time for our annual look at the cultures that coexist, combine and cohabitate in the DMV.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/06/mc140627-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Turning Points

Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:00:00 -0400

This week we'll look at the moments in life that can lead to big changes, from the home front to the workplace.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/06/mc140620-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Back In Time

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 07:00:00 -0400

We'll press the rewind button on our time machine as we bring you stories about our region's bygone days.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/06/mc140613-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Land, Air And Sea

Fri, 06 Jun 2014 07:00:00 -0400

We'll meet people exploring the ocean floor and climbing to the clouds with a show we're calling "Land, Air and Sea."


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/06/mc140606-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: D.C. General

Fri, 30 May 2014 07:00:00 -0400

More than a decade ago, the District began sheltering homeless families in the city's abandoned public hospital, D.C. General. This week, we visit with some of those families, talk to the kids, and learn of the past and future of the hospital.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/05/mc140530-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Breaking A Sweat

Fri, 23 May 2014 07:00:00 -0400

We'll celebrate the unofficial start of sultry summer this Memorial Day weekend by "Breaking a Sweat."


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/05/mc140523-full.mp3




This Week on Metro Connection: On the Bay

Fri, 16 May 2014 07:00:00 -0400

We hit the water as we explore the people and places around the Chesapeake Bay, including watermen, boat-building, crab-picking, and rain tax-paying.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/05/mc140516-full.mp3




This Week on Metro Connection: Lifetime Achievement

Fri, 09 May 2014 07:00:00 -0400

We'll bring you stories of older Washingtonians who've spent their lives pursuing their passions and leaving a lasting legacy.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/05/mc140509-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Breaking The Mold

Fri, 02 May 2014 07:00:00 -0400

We're paying tribute to those who shake things up, go against the grain and otherwise march to their own beat.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/05/mc140502-full.mp3




This Week on Metro Connection: Town & Country

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 07:00:00 -0400

This week we’ll visit some of the more rural reaches of our region, from a western Maryland swamp to an Eastern Shore town that’s home to one of the nation’s oldest ferry lines.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/04/mc140425-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Hall Of Fame

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:00:00 -0400

From barrier islands to bluegrass music, we'll revisit some of our favorite recent stories on this week's show.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/04/mc140418-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Origins

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:00:00 -0400

We're going back to square one, turning back the hands of time, and getting at the root of the matter with a show we're calling "Origins."


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/04/mc140411-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Silver Spring

Fri, 04 Apr 2014 07:00:00 -0400

Join us for an audio tour of Silver Spring, as we explore the community's past, present and future.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/04/mc140404-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: State Of The City

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 07:00:00 -0400

We'll go ward by ward through the city as we take a pre-election look at where the District is now, and where it's headed.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/03/mc140328-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Wild Cards

Fri, 21 Mar 2014 07:00:00 -0400

We're tossing our usual theme aside and going wild, with stories about everything from unearthing streams to brewing beer to maneuvering the military out of Afghanistan.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/03/mc140321-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Cabin Fever

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 07:00:00 -0400

From the Appalachian Trail to the Chesapeake Bay, we'll beat this winter's cabin fever by revisiting favorite Metro Connection stories from the great outdoors.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/03/mc140314-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Against The Odds

Fri, 07 Mar 2014 07:00:00 -0500

We'll meet people defying the improbable and breaking new ground across the D.C. region.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/03/mc140307-full.mp3




This Week on Metro Connection: On the Mend

Fri, 28 Feb 2014 07:00:00 -0500

This week we'll present stories of recovery and recuperation, from local spinal cord patients hitting the ski slopes, to prison inmates rehabilitating with paintbrushes and canvases. Plus, we'll meet an actor who confronted blindness by road-tripping across America — with a film crew in tow. And we'll head back to Virginia's barrier islands, to hear how scientists are restoring the area's ecosystem.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/02/mc140228-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Barriers

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 07:00:00 -0500

We'll meet people leaping past roadblocks and overcoming obstacles — like the folks fighting for transgender rights in Maryland, and the people challenging the boundaries of race in local theater. Plus, we'll visit Virginia's barrier islands and talk with residents who were forced to flee those islands more than 70 years ago.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/02/mc140221-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Love

Fri, 14 Feb 2014 07:00:00 -0500

We'll tip our hat to Saint Valentine, as we bring you a show all about love.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/02/mc140214-full.mp3




This Week on Metro Connection: Out In The Cold

Fri, 07 Feb 2014 07:00:00 -0500

We'll bring you tales of life in wintry Washington as we present our annual "Out in the Cold" show.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/02/mc140207-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Crack, The Drug That Consumed D.C.

Fri, 31 Jan 2014 09:34:06 -0500

In this hour-long documentary, WAMU 88.5 explores the legacy the crack epidemic that swept D.C. in the 1980s and 90s and how the city continues to grapple with its effects on families, neighborhoods, politicians, policemen, and schools.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/special/14/crack/crack140131-full.mp3




This Week on Metro Connection: Fresh Starts

Fri, 24 Jan 2014 07:00:00 -0500

We'll meet folks blowing away the cobwebs, shaking things up, and seizing the day as we bring you a show all about "Fresh Starts."


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/01/mc140124-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Throwbacks

Fri, 17 Jan 2014 07:00:00 -0500

From the folks who build horse-drawn carriages to old-time radio geeks, we'll press rewind and whiz back in time with a show we're calling "Throwbacks."


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/01/mc140117-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Wealth

Fri, 10 Jan 2014 07:00:00 -0500

We'll look at the changing ways we make and think about money in the Washington region.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/01/mc140110-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Resolutions

Fri, 03 Jan 2014 07:00:00 -0500

As we mark that time of year when we all vow to be the best we can be, we'll bring you a show about "Resolutions."


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/14/01/mc140103-full.mp3




This Week on Metro Connection: Hall of Fame

Fri, 27 Dec 2013 07:00:00 -0500

With 2014 around the corner, we'll pause to toast some of the great characters we met and places we visited in 2013.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/13/12/mc131227-full.mp3




This Week on Metro Connection: Follow-Ups

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 07:00:00 -0500

We'll bring you the second act of some of our most memorable stories, from the struggling monks of Holy Cross Abbey to the rapidly disappearing Dyke Marsh.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/13/12/mc131220-full.mp3




This Week on Metro Connection: Traditions

Fri, 13 Dec 2013 07:00:00 -0500

With the holiday season upon us, it's time for "Traditions," our annual look at rituals and customs of life in Washington.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/13/12/mc131213-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Dreams

Fri, 06 Dec 2013 07:00:00 -0500

We'll dream a little dream this week, as we revisit some favorite stories about Washingtonians' wishes and aspirations.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/13/12/mc131206-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: Wisdom

Fri, 22 Nov 2013 07:00:00 -0500

We'll talk with Washingtonians young and old about lessons learned and knowledge gleaned from life's daily challenges.


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/13/11/mc131122-full.mp3




This Week On Metro Connection: House And Home

Fri, 15 Nov 2013 07:00:00 -0500

We'll look at the places that shelter us and the symbolism behind our humble abodes as we bring you a show about "House and Home."


Media Files:
http://downloads.wamu.org/mp3/mc/13/11/mc131115-full.mp3