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Jonathan Wilson

Environment Reporter

Wilson spent five years working as a local television reporter at stations in Indiana and Arkansas. After growing tired of local TV news, he arrived in the WAMU Newsroom in 2008 as volunteer and quickly realized that working as a public radio reporter was his dream job. Luckily, the bosses at WAMU decided not to crush his dreams and gave him a chance. Now he won’t leave.

Wilson is a graduate of Middlebury College, and received his Masters’ from the Medill School of Journalism. He is a native of Arlington, Virginia, and lives there now with his wife and his daughter.


Articles Written by Jonathan Wilson

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Many people in the Washington region are eager for the cool and soggy spring of 2016 to end. Forecaster Matt Ross of The Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang is here with a prediction for June, July and August....
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All of the precipitation in the Washington region this month is threatening to break multiple records for consecutive days of rain. Jason Samenow of The Capital Weather Gang talks about the records, what an "omega block" pattern is doing to the local weather, and what we might expect for the summer of 2016. (Click Play above to hear his interview with WAMU 88.5's Jonathan Wi...
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In Maryland, Republican voters are outnumbered by Democrats two-to-one. That means winning a general election can be tough but not impossible. Just ask Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. Michael Steele, a former lieutenant governor of Maryland and former chairman of the Republican National Committee, spoke with WAMU 88.5 afternoon host Jonathan Wilson about some of the winners of Tuesday's ...
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Jason Samenow of The Capital Weather Gang and Jonathan Wilson of WAMU 88.5 talk about "peduncle elongation" and other aspects of cherry tree blooms. For more information, check out the Bloom Watch page from the National Park Service....
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With the D.C. area set for some snow on Thursday night, Jason Samenow of the Capital Weather Gang from The Washington Post and WAMU 88.5's Jonathan Wilson discuss what's different for winter storms in March....
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The first big snowstorm of the year could be headed our way later this week. Forecasters are saying we could see snowfall in the double digits starting Friday morning and continuing through Saturday. Angela Fritz of the Washington Post Capital Weather Gang joins host Jonathan Wilson to explain where this cold blast is coming from, and why chances for a big storm are looking s...
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After WAMU 88.5 News aired an investigative series in October revealing that much of the car-title lending businesses happens beyond the scope of regulators, several lawmakers have introduced bills to crack down on an industry many are calling p...
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Metro Connection Segments Why The Clara Barton National Historic Site Was 60 Years In The Making...
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This November started out pretty warm as far as Novembers go — is that a sign that this winter is going to be more mild than the last two years? Jason Samenow from the Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang speaks to All Things Considered host Jonathan Wilson to expand on ...
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It looked like a sign from God: a slice of rainbow above the school Pope Francis was visiting in New York last week. But it was actually something perhaps more unusual — an upside-down rainbow caused by ice crystals in the atmosphere, rather than raindrops. Angela Fritz of the Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang joins us to explain....
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Metro Connection Segments How A Spike In Gun Violence Weighs On Residents Of Shaw, Woodland Terrace ...
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1. Huge victory for alternative energy advocates The recent rejection of the proposed Pepco-Exelon merger from the D.C. Public Service Commission is a huge victory for renewable energy and consumer advocates ...
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Metro Connection Segments From Relief Workers To Residents: Former Washingtonians Help Rebuild New Orleans ...
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Pepco-Exelon Merger Coverage Why D.C. Solar Advocates Are Opposed To Pepco Merger With Exelon ...
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There's currently just one device for measuring seismic activity in the state of Maryland — it's in the ground in Owings Mills. But that could soon change. The Maryland Geological Survey plans on installing the state's second seismometer out in Western Maryland, in advance of any hydraulic fracturing — or fracking ...
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Maryland residents have a right to more information about the movement of potentially dangerous crude oil moving through their cities and towns. That ruling comes from a circuit court judge deciding against two major rail companies. Rail giants CSX and Norfolk Southern had sued the state last year. They didn't want information released about the routes and amounts of crude o...
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In Maryland, there may be some movement on the proposed Purple Line, and Gov. Larry Hogan takes the state in a different direction when it comes to immigration enforcement. In Virginia, there's a partisan tussle over a state Supreme Court appointee. Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney and WAMU 88.5 Morning Edition host Jonathan Wilson discuss the issues. ...