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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.
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Sex, Stigma, And God: On Being Black And HIV Positive In D.C.

Thu, 2015-03-26 15:05
WAMU 88.5 Sex, Stigma, And God: On Being Black And HIV Positive In D.C.

We explore why black men in D.C. become infected with HIV at higher rates than their white counterparts.

This Week On Metro Connection: Perseverance

Thu, 2015-03-26 14:37
WAMU 88.5 This Week On Metro Connection: Perseverance

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

Remembering Norman Scribner, Founder of The Choral Arts Society of Washington

Thu, 2015-03-26 13:42
WAMU 88.5 Remembering Norman Scribner, Founder of The Choral Arts Society of WashingtonNorman Scribner, the founder of The Choral Arts Society of Washington, recently passed away. We'll remember the conductor and composer and the imprint he left on the Washington arts scene.

D.C. Museum Remembers The Women Who Fought For Equality A Century Ago

Thu, 2015-03-26 13:03
WAMU 88.5 D.C. Museum Remembers The Women Who Fought For Equality A Century Ago

The Sewall-Belmont House holds the single-largest collection of memorabilia related to suffrage and women's rights in the U.S.

Do Cool Stuff: The Mantra Of Uber-Marathoner John Wayne Lui

Thu, 2015-03-26 11:56
WAMU 88.5 Do Cool Stuff: The Mantra Of Uber-Marathoner John Wayne LuiIn 2012, John Wayne Lui became the youngest person to run 50 marathons in 50 states in under four hours.

D.C. Public Library Pitches In To Create First-Ever Library For Inmates At D.C. Jail

Thu, 2015-03-26 11:32
WAMU 88.5 D.C. Public Library Pitches In To Create First-Ever Library For Inmates At D.C. JailInmates at the D.C. Jail can now access something they rarely had before: books.

How A Maryland Hatchery Is Helping Chesapeake Bay Oysters Bounce Back

Thu, 2015-03-26 11:29
WAMU 88.5 How A Maryland Hatchery Is Helping Chesapeake Bay Oysters Bounce Back

A team at the Horn Point Oyster Hatchery in Maryland is fast at work on their mission to repopulate the Chesapeake Bay with nearly 1 billion oysters a year.

A Maryland Town Of 14 People Manages To Keep On Keepin' On

Thu, 2015-03-26 10:46
WAMU 88.5 A Maryland Town Of 14 People Manages To Keep On Keepin' On

Port Tobacco, Maryland, was once the second-largest city in the state, but two centuries later it is state's smallest. We take a look at what that means for the town's handful of residents.

How Two Russian LGBT Activists Were Driven To Seek Asylum In D.C.

Wed, 2015-03-25 11:27
WAMU 88.5 How Two Russian LGBT Activists Were Driven To Seek Asylum In D.C.

Andrei Nasonov and Igor Bazilevskii didn't want to leave their home country of Russia, but anti-gay propaganda laws, beatings by authorities, and threatening billboards prompted the couple to seek asylum in D.C. And they're not alone.

This Week On Metro Connection: The Next Generation

Thu, 2015-03-19 17:32
WAMU 88.5 This Week On Metro Connection: The Next Generation

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

Door To Door: Sterling Park, Va., And Galesville, Md.

Thu, 2015-03-19 17:21
WAMU 88.5 Door To Door: Sterling Park, Va., And Galesville, Md.

It's our ongoing journey around the region. This time, we'll visit Sterling Park, Va. and Galesville, Md.

Central American Children Struggle To Adjust To Life In Washington Region

Thu, 2015-03-19 16:52
WAMU 88.5 Central American Children Struggle To Adjust To Life In Washington Region

Now that thousands of children have fled Central America for the U.S., those in the Washington region are trying to cope with the upheaval in their lives.

A Different Drummer: 40 Years Of Funny With Barry Louis Polisar

Thu, 2015-03-19 15:29
WAMU 88.5 A Different Drummer: 40 Years Of Funny With Barry Louis Polisar

For 40 years Barry Louis Polisar has carved out a rarified niche as an off-beat songwriter, author and children's entertainer.

Related Link(s): Barry Louis Polisar's website

What Can We Learn From The Latest Stats On D.C. Charter Schools?

Thu, 2015-03-19 15:00
WAMU 88.5 What Can We Learn From The Latest Stats On D.C. Charter Schools?

We'll get an update on the performance of D.C.'s charter schools, which educate nearly half of all children in the nation's capital.

Kids Live History At One-Room Seneca Schoolhouse In Maryland

Thu, 2015-03-19 14:32
WAMU 88.5 Kids Live History At One-Room Seneca Schoolhouse In Maryland

For more than 35 years, young students from D.C., Maryland and Virginia have been whisked back in time at a one-room schoolhouse in Poolesville, Maryland.

Think Before You Hit Send: D.C. Entrepreneur Helps You Avoid Text Regret

Thu, 2015-03-19 12:23
WAMU 88.5 Think Before You Hit Send: D.C. Entrepreneur Helps You Avoid Text Regret

If you've ever sent a text and then regretted it, a 28-year-old entrepreneur in D.C. has a solution for you.

A Seventh-Generation Maryland Farmer Embraces Her Roots

Thu, 2015-03-19 11:40
WAMU 88.5 A Seventh-Generation Maryland Farmer Embraces Her Roots

For 27-year-old Nora Crist, farming is in her blood: her family has been working the land in Howard County, Maryland, for hundreds of years.

How A Blind Maryland Boy Defines His Life With His Music, Not His Disability

Thu, 2015-03-19 11:21
WAMU 88.5 How A Blind Maryland Boy Defines His Life With His Music, Not His Disability

Cole Moran, 12, has been blind since birth; now he's gaining recognition for his talent as a harmonica player.