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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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Beating The Odds: Coping With An Incarcerated Parent

Thu, 2015-04-23 14:04
WAMU 88.5 Beating The Odds: Coping With An Incarcerated ParentOn top of the challenges of being a first generation immigrant, Blossom Ojukwu struggled to cope with the incarceration of her father. Despite her obstacles, she graduated high school with a 3.9 and is pursuing a career in the arts.

Dinner Party Movement Offers Grieving Washingtonians A Gathering Place

Thu, 2015-04-23 14:02
WAMU 88.5 Dinner Party Movement Offers Grieving Washingtonians A Gathering PlaceA new movement is inviting people across the D.C. region to eat, drink and talk about the loss of loved ones.

White House Butler Dishes on Serving in Nation's Most Famous Home

Thu, 2015-04-23 13:59
WAMU 88.5 White House Butler Dishes on Serving in Nation's Most Famous Home

Frederick, Maryland, resident Alan Devalerio had a ringside seat to history as a White House butler fror Presidents Carter and Reagan.

Union Station Restoration Uncovers Hidden History

Thu, 2015-04-23 13:37
WAMU 88.5 Union Station Restoration Uncovers Hidden History

We'll tour Union Station's lesser-known spots and hear about the restoration that's uncovering artifacts from the train terminal's past.

House Concerts Bring Live Music To A D.C. Living Room Near You

Thu, 2015-04-23 13:35
WAMU 88.5 House Concerts Bring Live Music To A D.C. Living Room Near You

If you want to see the next big thing in D.C. music, the nearest venue may be the living room next door.

The 'Delta Collection': Sneaking A Peek At The Library Of Congress' Erotica Stash

Thu, 2015-04-23 13:33
WAMU 88.5 The 'Delta Collection': Sneaking A Peek At The Library Of Congress' Erotica Stash

The Library of Congress holds a vast collection of reference materials and books — including plenty of erotica and pornography.

Out Of The Vault And Into The Light: Precious Shakespeare Works To Tour U.S.

Thu, 2015-04-23 13:26
WAMU 88.5 Out Of The Vault And Into The Light: Precious Shakespeare Works To Tour U.S.On the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, copies of his First Folio will exit the Folger Shakespeare Library vault and tour the nation.

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

Thu, 2015-04-23 13:22
WAMU 88.5 This Week On Metro Connection: Behind Closed Doors (rebroadcast)

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.

Your Letters

Fri, 2015-04-17 08:26
WAMU 88.5 Your LettersWe'll pass the microphone to listeners and read from their comments about the show.

This Week On Metro Connection: The Three Rs

Thu, 2015-04-16 17:52
WAMU 88.5 This Week On Metro Connection: The Three Rs

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

Arlington's Discovery Elementary Being Built As First 'Net Zero' School In Virginia

Thu, 2015-04-16 17:02
WAMU 88.5 Arlington's Discovery Elementary Being Built As First 'Net Zero' School In Virginia

Slated to open in September, Arlington's Discovery School will have 2,000 solar panels and a geothermal well field.

Related Link(s): Found out what it takes for a building to qualify as “net zero”

Maryland Startup Gobbles Greenhouse Gases With Algae

Thu, 2015-04-16 16:25
WAMU 88.5 Maryland Startup Gobbles Greenhouse Gases With Algae

A local start-up is aiming to grow algae with methane and then sell that algae to consumers.

D.C. Attraction Boasts Specialty Gardens, Streams... And Sewage?

Thu, 2015-04-16 13:10
WAMU 88.5 D.C. Attraction Boasts Specialty Gardens, Streams... And Sewage?Supporters of the U.S. National Arboretum say raw sewage is flowing through the streams of the 446-acre D.C. attraction.

D.C. Farmers Prep For What They Say Is An Urban Agricultural Renaissance

Thu, 2015-04-16 11:47
WAMU 88.5 D.C. Farmers Prep For What They Say Is An Urban Agricultural Renaissance

A new law could change the landscape for urban agriculture in D.C.

How DC Water Turns Poop Into Power

Thu, 2015-04-16 11:21
WAMU 88.5 How DC Water Turns Poop Into Power

It might sound gross, but D.C. Water is discovering the raw power... of poop. They're even working on ways to sell it back to you.

Turning A 'Pedestrian Dead-Zone' Into A D.C. Eco-Showcase

Thu, 2015-04-16 07:48
WAMU 88.5 Turning A 'Pedestrian Dead-Zone' Into A D.C. Eco-Showcase

From brown and gray to bright green: 15 blocks of Southwest Washington are on their way to becoming a "high performance environmental showcase."