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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.


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The president of the nonprofit Chesapeake Bay Foundation says a new report put out by his organization puts to rest the idea that residents in the region must choose between the economy and the environment. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation calls its report (read it below) the first-ever analysis of the economic benefits of f...
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Metro Connection Segments Remembering the Man Who Led One Of Our Nation's First Civil Rights Protests ...
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If you like boisterous, heartfelt praise music, the 7:30 a.m. Sunday service at Matthews Memorial Baptist Church in Anacostia might just be the cure for any early morning sluggishness. Matthews sits just up Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from Historic Anacostia, across from the Barry Farm neighborhood. With a congregation of about 2,000 members, it’s one of the largest c...
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One of the District’s most economically-challenged neighborhoods recently received a visit from the Obama administration’s housing and environmental chiefs, both of whom are hoping Ivy City becomes a model for similar neighborhoods across the country. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro and EPA head Gina McCarthy visited the neighborhood yesterday to wa...
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Metro Connection Segments Opponents Balk at Mayor's Stadium Proposal in Shockoe Bottom, Va. ...
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Scientists studying the Chesapeake Bay are gaining a better understanding of what makes ecologically-important underwater grasses come and go from the bottom of the bay. A new study from the University of Maryland's Horn Point laboratory focuses on the large bed of underw...
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Metro Connection Segments Co-working Spaces Seek to Redefine the Way We Work ...
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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the proposed Atlantic Coast pipeline will be a game-changer for his state's economy. Some environmental activists are calling McAuliffe's support for the project a huge mistake. McAuliffe joined executives from Dominion resources and Virginia Natural Gas as he announced his blessing for the project. He cited an independent study w...
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In honor of its 125th anniversary, the National Zoo is once again home to the animals that sparked the conservation movement: the American Bison. The bison, two females, are only about a year old — in captivity they live 15 or 20 years — and they're newly-named: Wilma and Zora. Gallaudet and Howard University students voted on the names, as both schools use the bison as ...
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A group of commercial watermen is calling on the Virginia Marine Resources Commission to radically change the way it manages the state's Blue Crab population. The Virginia Blue Crab Industry Panel wants state regulators to move away from daily limits and seasonal restrictions on crabbing, and create a pilot program that would experiment with annual limits instead. ...
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Metro Connection Segments Why Is D.C.'s Official Weather Measured in Virginia? ...
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A watchdog group says the Environmental Protection Agency could be underestimating agricultural runoff to rivers on Maryland's lower Eastern Shore. The non-profit Environmental Integrity Project says the EPA needs more monitoring along Eastern Shore rivers if the agency truly wants to reduce dead zones, caused by phosphorus runoff from the shore's many poultry farms. The deb...
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Metro Connection Segments Burek And Breakaways: Bosnians Cheer On World Cup Team In Virginia ...
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It was a disappointing night for Maryland's current Attorney General, Doug Gansler, who was defeated in the Democratic gubernatorial primary by rival Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown. Any bubbles of optimism among Gansler supporters inside the ballroom at the Beth...
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Metro Connection Segments Inside the Oyster Research Lab Known As The 'Room of Doom' ...
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The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says the states surround the Bay are reducing pollution, but may have a hard time meeting the levels they're aiming for by a 2017 deadline. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, along with the Choose Clean Water Coalition, analyzed data from the District of Columbia and the Bay states over the past two years in their efforts to live up to the joint fed...
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Metro Connection Segments Why West Virginia Residents Are Still Uneasy About the Safety of their Water ...
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Metro Connection Segments Why West Virginia Residents Are Still Uneasy About the Safety of their Water ...