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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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Deaths Push Virginia's Attorney General To Create Anti-Heroin Initiative

Thu, 2014-11-20 17:01
WAMU 88.5 Deaths Push Virginia's Attorney General To Create Anti-Heroin Initiative

Holding drug dealers accountable is just one part of the strategy to fight heroin and prescription-drug abuse.

This Week On Metro Connection: The Next Hit

Thu, 2014-11-20 13:33
WAMU 88.5 This Week On Metro Connection: The Next Hit

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

Why Kicking A Heroin Habit Can Be Especially Hard In Rural Communities

Thu, 2014-11-20 13:11
WAMU 88.5 Why Kicking A Heroin Habit Can Be Especially Hard In Rural Communities

Local clinicians and officials in southern Maryland explain what exactly makes addiction in rural areas particularly difficult to beat.

A Day In The Life Of D.C.'s Needle Exchangers

Thu, 2014-11-20 11:53
WAMU 88.5 A Day In The Life Of D.C.'s Needle Exchangers

Harm reduction advocates have long pushed for needle exchanges in D.C., but it often falls on secondary syringe exchangers — current and former users themselves — to actually track down addicts.

Baltimore Grapples With Label As Nation's Heroin Capital

Thu, 2014-11-20 11:24
WAMU 88.5 Baltimore Grapples With Label As Nation's Heroin Capital

Baltimore has been called the heroin capital of America several times, and some people say the city should use that label to push for change.

'Heroin Abuse Sucks': Recovering Addict Tells His Tale

Thu, 2014-11-20 09:45
WAMU 88.5 'Heroin Abuse Sucks': Recovering Addict Tells His TaleEleven years after kicking a heroin habit that nearly ended his life, Raj Aggarwal is ready to tell his tale to the world.

The Relationship Between Heroin Abuse And Sexual Assault

Thu, 2014-11-20 09:25
WAMU 88.5 The Relationship Between Heroin Abuse And Sexual AssaultWhy do physical abuse and drug addictions often seem to go hand-in-hand?

Meet The Man Who Tackled D.C.'s First Heroin Epidemic

Thu, 2014-11-20 09:24
WAMU 88.5 Meet The Man Who Tackled D.C.'s First Heroin Epidemic Dr. Robert DuPont worked to treat D.C. residents struggling with heroin addiction back in the 1970s.

This Week On Metro Connection: D.C. Tech

Fri, 2014-11-14 09:54
WAMU 88.5 This Week On Metro Connection: D.C. TechWashington may be known as a government town — but plenty of people say it's becoming a major hub for technology, as well.

D.C.'s Homeless Struggle to Bridge Digital Divide

Fri, 2014-11-14 09:45
WAMU 88.5 D.C.'s Homeless Struggle to Bridge Digital Divide Most Americans own their own computers and can access the Internet at home — not so for our nation's homeless.

Door to Door: Clover-College Park, Alexandria, Va. and Accokeek, Md.

Fri, 2014-11-14 09:39
WAMU 88.5 Door to Door: Clover-College Park, Alexandria, Va. and Accokeek, Md.It's our weekly trip around the region. This time around we visit visit Clover College Park area of Alexandria, Va. and Accokeek, Md.

European Trams Offer Lessons for Arlington As It Debates Streetcar Plan

Fri, 2014-11-14 09:25
WAMU 88.5 European Trams Offer Lessons for Arlington As It Debates Streetcar Plan In Europe, streetcars are part of many urban cityscapes. So will the European model work in an American community like Arlington?