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Jonathan Wilson

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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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It's now been 10 years since the creation of the Japanese American World War II memorial in Washington--and this year the group that led the charge behind the memorial is honoring a retiring Washington legend.The National Japanese American Memorial Foundation is singling out recently retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens for his efforts over the years to fight against...
It's now been 10 years since the creation of the Japanese American World War II memorial in Washington--and this year the group that led the charge behind the memorial is honoring a retiring Washington legend.The National Japanese American Memorial Foundation is singling out recently retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens for his efforts over the years to fight against...
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Japanese Americans are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Japanese American World War II Memorial in Washington. Some local Japanese American World War II veterans honored today say their experience and struggle back then is very relevant today.The veterans--all former members of the Military Intelligence Service during World War II--gathered at the JW Marriott Hotel as th...
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Japanese Americans are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Japanese American World War II Memorial in Washington. Some local Japanese American World War II veterans honored today say their experience and struggle back then is very relevant today.The veterans--all former members of the Military Intelligence Service during World War II--gathered at the JW Marriott Hotel as th...
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UPDATE: Connolly's lead widens after malfunctioning machines are examined.In Virginia's 11th congressional district this morning, election administrators are examining two voting machines that malfunctioned yesterday in the race between incumbent Democrat Gerry Connolly and Republican challenger Keith Fimian.The Fairf...
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In Northern Virginia's 11th Congressional District election administrators have finished retrieving votes from the two machines malfunctioned last night--and the results show Democratic Congressman Gerry Connolly expanding his slim margin over Republican challenger Keith Fimian.Connolly won both of the precincts in question--Lorton Center and Laurel Hill--and with 100 percent o...
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In Northern Virginia's 11th Congressional District election administrators have finished retrieving votes from the two machines malfunctioned last night--and the results show Democratic Congressman Gerry Connolly expanding his slim margin over Republican challenger Keith Fimian.Connolly won both of the precincts in question--Lorton Center and Laurel Hill--and with 100 percent o...
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In Northern Virginia's 11th Congressional District election administrators have finished retrieving votes from the two machines malfunctioned last night--and the results show Democratic Congressman Gerry Connolly expanding his slim margin over Republican challenger Keith Fimian.Connolly won both of the precincts in question--Lorton Center and Laurel Hill--and with 100 percent o...
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In Northern Virginia, several organizations dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence say the next couple of years could bring a dramatic reduction to the help that's available for women in the region.For each of the past eight years, the Tahirih Justice Center has been awarded a federal grant from the federal office of violence agai...
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UPDATE: In Northern Virginia's 11th Congressional District, Democratic incumbent Congressman Gerry Connolly is claiming victory, while his Republican challenger Keith Fimian is saying the race is not over.Fimian took to the stage at the Mason Inn in Fairfax, and he told a small crowd of faithful supporters who remained to get ready to get back to work tomorrow because there are...
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In Northern Virginia, several organizations dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence say the next couple of years could bring a dramatic reduction to the help that's available for women in the region.For each of the past eight years, the Tahirih Justice Center has been awarded a federal grant from the federal office of violence agai...
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UPDATE: In Northern Virginia's 11th Congressional District, Democratic incumbent Congressman Gerry Connolly is claiming victory, while his Republican challenger Keith Fimian is saying the race is not over.Fimian took to the stage at the Mason Inn in Fairfax, and he told a small crowd of faithful supporters who remained to get ready to get back to work tomorrow because there are...
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Click here for an update on the 11th District race.In Virginia's 11th Congressional District, the contest between Republican Keith Fimian and Rep. Gerry Connolly (D) has attracted national attention.At 5:20 p.m. it was still quiet at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, where Connolly's campaign party will take...
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Click here for an update on the 11th District race.In Virginia's 11th Congressional District, the contest between Republican Keith Fimian and Rep. Gerry Connolly (D) has attracted national attention.At 5:20 p.m. it was still quiet at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, where Connolly's campaign party will take...
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In Northern Virginia, several organizations dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence say the next couple of years could bring a dramatic reduction to the help that's available for women in the region.For each of the past eight years, the Tahirih Justice Center has been awarded a federal grant from the federal office of violence agai...
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In Virginia, the National Museum of the Marine Corps remains closed Friday as FBI and local police continue their investigation into who fired shots at the building overnight.This is the second time shots have been fired at the building this month.All day, police have been turning away would-be visitors to the museum at its entrance off of Jefferson Davis Highway in Tria...
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Later today, Farooque Ahmed, the Virginia man charged with plotting to bomb several Metrorail stations, appears in federal court in Alexandria, Va., for a detention hearing.Sources involved in the investigation, speaking to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity, say a contact inside the Muslim community first tipped off the FBI that Ahmed was asking around, trying to j...
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Later today, Farooque Ahmed, the Virginia man charged with plotting to bomb several Metrorail stations, appears in federal court in Alexandria, Va., for a detention hearing.Sources involved in the investigation, speaking to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity, say a contact inside the Muslim community first tipped off the FBI that Ahmed was asking around, trying to j...
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Police say 34-year-old Farooque Ahmed of Ashburn, Va., never posed a real threat to the public, since his only collaborators were undercover FBI agents.But regular Metro rider Latricia Smith says if Ahmed truly spent the last several months videotaping activity around stations, and sizing up the best way to kill the most people with an attack--as police allege--she would have l...
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Police say 34-year-old Farooque Ahmed of Ashburn, Va., never posed a real threat to the public, since his only collaborators were undercover FBI agents.But regular Metro rider Latricia Smith says if Ahmed truly spent the last several months videotaping activity around stations, and sizing up the best way to kill the most people with an attack--as police allege--she would have l...