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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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Laotian Chef Helps Diners Feel the Burn of Her Native Cuisine

8 hours 57 min ago
WAMU 88.5 Laotian Chef Helps Diners Feel the Burn of Her Native Cuisine Virginia Chef Seng Luangrath says the food of her native Laos is like Thai food... just 10 times hotter.

Should D.C.'s Animal Control Officers Be Allowed To Use Sirens In Emergencies?

Thu, 2014-07-31 15:38
WAMU 88.5 Should D.C.'s Animal Control Officers Be Allowed To Use Sirens In Emergencies? Animal control officers want to use sirens on their vehicles if they get struck in traffic when responding to emergencies.

Schools, Social Services Feel the Heat Amid Influx Of Central American Children

Thu, 2014-07-31 13:36
WAMU 88.5 Schools, Social Services Feel the Heat Amid Influx Of Central American Children

How are local schools and social service agencies dealing with the flow of unaccompanied children from Central America?

D.C.'s Urban Farmers See Climate Change In How Their Gardens Grow

Thu, 2014-07-31 12:45
WAMU 88.5 D.C.'s Urban Farmers See Climate Change In How Their Gardens Grow

The impacts of climate are affecting change on the fruits and vegetables grown by D.C.'s crop of urban farmers.

How Hot Are D.C.'s 'Heat Islands'?

Thu, 2014-07-31 12:25
WAMU 88.5 How Hot Are D.C.'s 'Heat Islands'?

Ever wonder how much D.C.'s black pavement and roofing heats up the city in the summer? We have answers.

One Bird's Haunting Lesson For Us, 100 Years After Its Death

Thu, 2014-07-31 11:51
WAMU 88.5 One Bird's Haunting Lesson For Us, 100 Years After Its Death

In the late 1800s, passenger pigeons filled the skies in the U.S. By 1914, there was just one left.

Beating The Odds: A Teen Mom Who Refused To Be A Statistic

Thu, 2014-07-31 11:20
WAMU 88.5 Beating The Odds: A Teen Mom Who Refused To Be A Statistic

A stranger on the Metro told Tanazia Matthews that, as another teen mother, she was destined to be a statistic. She explains how, through regimenting her time, she is able to both raise her son and make it through to college.

Why Is D.C.'s Official Weather Measured in Virginia?

Thu, 2014-07-31 10:56
WAMU 88.5 Why Is D.C.'s Official Weather Measured in Virginia?

Ever wonder how much D.C.'s black pavement and roofing heats up the city in the summer? We have answers.

Related Link(s): Jason Samenow: Capital Weather Gang

This Week On Metro Connection: Feeling The Heat

Thu, 2014-07-31 10:37
WAMU 88.5 This Week On Metro Connection: Feeling The Heat

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

Caipirinhas Bring Taste of Brazil to D.C.

Thu, 2014-07-24 13:51
WAMU 88.5 Caipirinhas Bring Taste of Brazil to D.C.Before and after the World Cup, Washingtonians have been on a definite caipirinha kick.

New Walking Tours Dish On Easton's Rising Food Scene

Thu, 2014-07-24 13:25
WAMU 88.5 New Walking Tours Dish On Easton's Rising Food Scene

A husband and wife have launched a walking tour of the blossoming food scene in the little Eastern Shore town of Easton, Maryland.

Door To Door: Wheaton, Md. And U Street, D.C.

Thu, 2014-07-24 13:17
WAMU 88.5 Door To Door: Wheaton, Md. And U Street, D.C.It's our weekly trip around the region. This time around we'll visit Wheaton, Maryland and U Street, D.C.

This Week On Metro Connection: Down The Hatch

Thu, 2014-07-24 12:27
WAMU 88.5 This Week On Metro Connection: Down The Hatch

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

Lyon Distilling Restores Maryland’s Rye Whiskey Tradition

Thu, 2014-07-24 12:11
WAMU 88.5 Lyon Distilling Restores Maryland’s Rye Whiskey Tradition A century ago, Maryland was a well-known producer of rye whiskey. One distillery is bringing the tradition back.

Koreans Roll In To D.C.'s Bagel Businesses

Thu, 2014-07-24 11:44
WAMU 88.5 Koreans Roll In To D.C.'s Bagel BusinessesThe D.C. region is home to more than 60,000 Korean immigrants, and a growing number are turning to bagel baking.

Move Over, Smith Island Cake: Maryland's Unsung Culinary Delights

Thu, 2014-07-24 10:45
WAMU 88.5 Move Over, Smith Island Cake: Maryland's Unsung Culinary Delights

Maryland cuisine goes far beyond Smith Island cake and crabs. White potato pie and Kossuth Cake, anyone?

Mambo Or Mumbo, Learning The Secret Behind D.C.’s Special Sauce

Thu, 2014-07-24 10:28
WAMU 88.5 Mambo Or Mumbo, Learning The Secret Behind D.C.’s Special Sauce We get the juicy story behind the tangy, gooey sauce thought to be D.C.'s homegrown condiment.