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Lauren Ober

Reporter, Metro Connection

Lauren Ober is a reporter/producer for Metro Connection. Her stories cut across a range of topics, from affordable housing to Persian dodgeball to the grass on the National Mall. In addition to WAMU, Lauren's work has been heard on NPR’s All Things Considered and Weekend Edition, PRI’s The World, 99% Invisible, Only A Game, The Story and the BBC, among other outlets. She has collected a few accolades for her radio work, including a regional Edward R. Murrow and a PRNDI award.

Prior to diving into radio, Lauren was an award-winning newspaper reporter, writing about everything from Canadian border security to dairy farming to all things maple syrup.

Lauren has accumulated a couple of college degrees, including a masters in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She is also a proud graduate of the Transom Story Workshop in the dreamy radio wonderland of Woods Hole, MA.

Originally from the great City of Pittsburgh, Lauren naturally has a deep and abiding love of pierogi.


Articles Written by Lauren Ober

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Metro Connection Segments After Rabbi's Arrest, Local Women 'Take Back The Mikvah' ...
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Metro Connection Segments Why It's Tough To Find Home-Buyers For Low-Income Units In D.C. ...
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Protesters rallying in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting brought I-395 traffic to a standstill during the weekend. It was the second day in a row that protesters blocked streets in th...
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After a grand jury in Missouri declined to indict the police officer who killed unarmed teenager Mike Brown, people around D.C. took to the streets to protest the decision. ...
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Metro Connection Segments 'Heroin Abuse Sucks': Recovering Addict Tells His Tale ...
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As the nation's capital, D.C. is home to scores of folks whose names and faces are known throughout the world. Among the elementary school set, however, there may be no bigger celebrity than the giant panda Bao Bao, born to mother Mei Xiang in the Smithsonian's National Zoo in 2013. ...
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Metro Connection Segments Is D.C. Transforming From A Government Town Into A Tech Hub? ...
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Metro Connection Segments Could D.C. Be The Next Big Spot For Crowdfunding Companies? ...
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It's pretty safe to say you wouldn't recognize Randi Miller if you saw her on the street. But if she opened her mouth, you might hear something familiar in her voice, like perhaps you've heard it before. In all likelihood, you've heard it hundreds of times, maybe thousands. Yes, she is the "Voice of Metro." Take a couple minutes to listen to Miller explain the "per...
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Related Stories Everything You Need To Know About Marijuana Decriminalization In D.C. ...
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Metro Connection Segments Purple in a Blue State: Battleground Counties Shed Light on Maryland Politics ...
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As the longest continuously operating hotel in Washington D.C., The Mayflower on Connecticut Avenue Northwest has played host to Washington’s political elite going back to 1925. And where politicians congregate, misbehavior often follows. The Mayflower has served as the backdrop to several political sex scandals in its time, housing President John F. Kennedy’s alleged mi...
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Ever wonder what your brainwaves sound like? Chicago Symphony Orchestra cellist Katinka Kleijn did so, along with composer Daniel Dehaan and sound engineer Ryan Ingebritsen, she figured out how to translate her brain's electrical signals...
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For the uninitiated, navigating the streets of Washington D.C. can be an exasperating exercise. Sure, it's a grid, but why are there four different M Streets or four different 5th Streets? If the roads are based on the letters of the alphabet, why is there no J Street? Or X, Y, and Z Streets, for that matter? And what's with the traffic circles? Listen as D.C. native and lon...
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Metro Connection Segments Family Tree: From George Washington To The Black Heritage Museum Of Arlington ...
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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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Metro Connection Segments Why Did African Americans Leave Georgetown? ...
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In the wake of Ferguson, local civic and spiritual leaders gathered in Anacostia last night to discuss their concerns about policing in the region. The town hall-style conversation was aimed at addressing some of the tensions that have flared up in the wake of the recent fatal police shooting of unarmed teenager Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Robin Hoey, commander of the ...
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Metro Connection Segments Opponents Balk at Mayor's Stadium Proposal in Shockoe Bottom, Va. ...