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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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Union Station Restoration Uncovers Hidden History

Thu, 2014-07-17 13:40
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.

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

Thu, 2014-07-17 13:24
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.

Dinner Party Movement Offers Grieving Washingtonians A Gathering Place

Thu, 2014-07-17 12:30
WAMU 88.5 Dinner Party Movement Offers Grieving Washingtonians A Gathering Place

A 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, 2014-07-17 11:09
WAMU 88.5 White House Butler Dishes on Serving in Nation's Most Famous HomeFrederick, Md. resident Alan Devalerio had a ringside seat to history as a White House butler fror Presidents Carter and Reagan.

Beating The Odds: Coping With The Loss Of An Incarcerated Parent

Thu, 2014-07-17 11:05
WAMU 88.5 Beating The Odds: Coping With The Loss Of An Incarcerated Parent

In part four of our Beating the Odds series, we'll hear from a teenager about the dark period her family experienced after her father went to prison.

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

Thu, 2014-07-17 10:58
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.

Out of the Vault and Into the Light: Precious Shakespeare Works to Tour U.S.

Thu, 2014-07-17 10:12
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

Thu, 2014-07-17 09:41
WAMU 88.5 This Week On Metro Connection: Behind Closed Doors

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.

Francis Scott Key: Lawyer, Layman, Tone-Deaf Lyricist?

Thu, 2014-07-10 14:18
WAMU 88.5 Francis Scott Key: Lawyer, Layman, Tone-Deaf Lyricist?Francis Scott Key wrote one of our nation's most widely-known tunes, but few Americans know his personal story.

Cove Point Serves as Flashpoint for Maryland Debate Over Fracking

Thu, 2014-07-10 14:16
WAMU 88.5 Cove Point Serves as Flashpoint for Maryland Debate Over Fracking A debate over a liquefied natural gas facility in Calvert County is evolving in to a larger fight over fracking in Maryland.

This Week On Metro Connection: Wild Cards

Thu, 2014-07-10 11:56
WAMU 88.5 This Week On Metro Connection: Wild CardsWe're throwing our usual thematic approach to the wind this week and shuffling up a deck of "Wild Cards."

Beating the Odds: Finding Strength in Heartbreaking Loss

Thu, 2014-07-10 11:47
WAMU 88.5 Beating the Odds: Finding Strength in Heartbreaking LossAlthough Donavan Blagmon lost both of his parents unexpectedly, they remain his inspiration as he heads to college this fall.

Beating the Odds: Finding Strength in Heartbreaking Loss

Thu, 2014-07-10 11:47
WAMU 88.5 Beating the Odds: Finding Strength in Heartbreaking LossAlthough Donavan Blagmon lost both of his parents unexpectedly, they remain his inspiration as he heads to college this fall.

A Summer Camp for the Video Game Crowd

Thu, 2014-07-10 11:38
WAMU 88.5 A Summer Camp for the Video Game Crowd This D.C. camp is less about s'mores and campfires, and more about software and coding.

'Abominable' Explores Relationship Between Bullies and Bullied in American Schools

Thu, 2014-07-10 11:36
WAMU 88.5 'Abominable' Explores Relationship Between Bullies and Bullied in American Schools The Hub Theatre in Fairfax wraps up its sixth season with "Abominable," a world premiere play that explores the line between boy and man, and man and beast.

Door To Door: Holmes Run Acres, Va. And Landgon, D.C.

Thu, 2014-07-10 11:35
WAMU 88.5 Door To Door: Holmes Run Acres, Va. And Landgon, D.C.It's our weekly trip around the region. This time around we'll visit Holmes Run Acres, Va., and Langdon, D.C.

Singer Grace Griffith Pushes Through Parkinson's to Record Final Album

Thu, 2014-07-10 11:33
WAMU 88.5 Singer Grace Griffith Pushes Through Parkinson's to Record Final Album Despite dealing with Parkinson's Disease, this local singer-songwriter was committed to producing one final album.