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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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This Week On Metro Connection: Changes

Thu, 2015-02-26 20:00
WAMU 88.5 This Week On Metro Connection: ChangesThis 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.

Maryland Ex-Offenders Call For More Clarity On Their Voting Rights

Thu, 2015-02-26 19:47
WAMU 88.5 Maryland Ex-Offenders Call For More Clarity On Their Voting RightsSome Marylanders who've served time in federal prison are pushing for expanded voting rights for ex-offenders.

Door To Door: Crofton, Md. And Warrenton, Va.

Thu, 2015-02-26 19:43
WAMU 88.5 Door To Door: Crofton, Md. And Warrenton, Va. It's our ongoing journey around the region. This time around, we'll visit Crofton, Md. and Warrenton, Va.

Activists Demand A Police Culture Shift On LGBT Issues

Thu, 2015-02-26 16:14
WAMU 88.5 Activists Demand A Police Culture Shift On LGBT Issues

LGBT activists and the Metropolitan Police Department are re-examining how the MPD's Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit interacts with the community it's supposed to serve.

Monsoons, Typhoons, Volcanic Ash: Other Countries' Snow Day Equivalents

Thu, 2015-02-26 14:55
WAMU 88.5 Monsoons, Typhoons, Volcanic Ash: Other Countries' Snow Day Equivalents

Kids in many parts of the U.S. are used to getting days off school because of snow. In other countries, monsoons or volcanic ash might be the reason the school bell doesn't ring.

Maryland Army Vet Helps Fellow Service Members Transition To Civilian Work

Thu, 2015-02-26 11:52
WAMU 88.5 Maryland Army Vet Helps Fellow Service Members Transition To Civilian Work

When Capt. Justen Garrity found it nearly impossible to find a job after he left the U.S. Army, he decided to strike out on his own.

Hobby Lobby President's Museum Of The Bible Draw Praise And Skepticism

Thu, 2015-02-26 11:25
WAMU 88.5 Hobby Lobby President's Museum Of The Bible Draw Praise And Skepticism

Two blocks south of the National Mall, construction is underway on the Museum of the Bible: a $400 million enterprise funded by Hobby Lobby president Steve Green.

Eating Like A Pig: How Beer Byproducts Transform Into Chow For Sows

Thu, 2015-02-26 10:58
WAMU 88.5 Eating Like A Pig: How Beer Byproducts Transform Into Chow For Sows

The growth of Washington, D.C.’s beer industry is proving to be a win-win: both for local brewers, and for local pigs.

Can Community-Supported Agriculture Be A Model For The Art World?

Wed, 2015-02-25 11:23
WAMU 88.5 Can Community-Supported Agriculture Be A Model For The Art World?

A new exhibit explores the possibility of "community-supported art": a funding model inspired by community-supported agriculture programs.

After Being Homeless, Former Government Worker Struggles to Maintain Identity

Thu, 2015-02-19 16:35
WAMU 88.5 After Being Homeless, Former Government Worker Struggles to Maintain IdentityWe meet a 51-year-old Baltimore native lost his home in 2011, and has been working to maintain his sense of self after he lost everything.