WAMU 88.5 Contributors

Emily Berman

Reporter

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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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...