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Emily Berman

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Berman is a reporter for WAMU 88.5’s Metro Connection. Berman is a graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and the University of Michigan. Her stories have aired nationally on NPR's Weekend Edition, Weekend All Things Considered, Latino USA, The Animal House, Deutsche Welle, and Making Contact. Her reporting has earned honors from the Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association, and she been featured on How Sound: The Backstory to Great Radio Storytelling. Berman is a member of the DC Listening Lounge and organizer of Hear Now! She lives happily in Washington, DC.


Articles Written by Emily Berman

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Hockey is one of the more aggressive sports out there. And that's true whether you're playing on skates - or on a sled, which is how members of the D.C. Sled Sharks get around on the ice. It's a team for kids who play hard, love to win and just happen to use a wheelchair. Emily Berman attends a team practice....
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Since the 1970s, the Goodman League has been filling hot summers nights with a place for neighborhood kids and families to hang out and enjoy some of the best street basketball around. Fans come from all over the region, including a few longtime fans known as the First Ladies. Emily Friedman and Jonna McKone take us to the front row and find out how this league is bringing neighbors toge...
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When we met the D.C.-based chef Alli Sosna back in October 2012, she was starting MicroGreens, an after-school program to teach middle school students about buying and cooking food on a budget. She saw that kids actually liked healthy fruits and vegetables, but that, at home, they didn't get much of them. MicroGreens is wrapping up its pilot class, after it's 8-week trial run....
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Blending holiday traditions can get a bit tricky when you're Christian and your partner is Jewish, or vice-versa. In the Washington, D.C. region, it's quite a common conundrum. A study conducted by the University of Miami shows that about 40 percent of married Jews in the region have non-Jewish partners. More than 100 families are sorting these issues out together, as part of...
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At 34 years old and single, Stacey Pearl often imagined how the rest of her thirties would play out. She would have to meet the right person in the next two years, at age 35 or 36. They'd be engaged for a year, she imagined, then enjoy another year of wedded bliss before starting a family. Knowing that the average woman's fertility begins to decline in her mid-30s, for Pearl,...
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In 1966, during the Vietnam War, Richard Hunt was on a top-secret mission, flying over the South China Sea. It was a routine mission, until suddenly, the plane runs into mechanical failure, and begins to drop altitude. The pilot signals for everyone to bail out of the plane, to check their parachutes and jump. Hunt and three other men bailed out into the ocean. The Navy later ...
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Criminal records in the District of Columbia are sealed for juvenile offenders. In short, no one can see the records of individuals who are tried as youths, and they are not obligated to tell anyone about it. It’s a clean slate — in theory — for young men like Shawn. This is the first week of Shawn’s new life. He’s wearing a purple shirt, tie, grey slacks, a...
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Metro is shutting down rail service and buses for a second day due to Hurricane Sandy, so those in need of transport have one last option -- a taxi. Virgill Williams drives a Barwood taxi in Montgomery County. As the rain pounds his windshield, he drives through Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Silver Spring, Wheaton, and Rockville. "We've been riding an hour, and there's not o...
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During the 1960s and '70s, Almeria, a province on the southern coast of Spain, hosted dozens of filmmakers and movie stars. Even if it doesn't sound familiar, chances are, you've probably seen it. Whether a director wanted rolling dunes, desert mountains, or a rocky coastline, Almeria could fit the bill. Now, 50 years after the filmmaking boom, D.C.-based photographer Mark Par...
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For many kids with physical disabilities, joining a hockey team is unsafe, at best. Most likely, it's impossible. Enter the D.C. Sled Sharks, a sled hockey team run by National Rehabilitation Hospital for kids who play hard, love to win, and just so happen to use a wheelchair. Sled hockey -- or sledge hockey, as the Europeans call it -- was invented by three Swedish wheelchair...