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Rebecca Sheir

Host, Metro Connection

Sheir joined WAMU in 2009 as a news anchor, host and reporter. She became the host of Metro Connection in August 2010.

Sheir came to the nation's capital by way of Alaska, where she traveled amongst the moose and mountains as the host of AK, the award-winning show on the Alaska Public Radio Network. While in the Last Frontier, she also did reporting for NPR member station KTOO in Juneau.

Sheir's radio stories have won numerous awards – including the Third Coast International Audio Festival Directors' Choice Award – and have aired on public radio venues and programs, including All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Marketplace, The Splendid Table, Latino USA, Only a Game, Here & Now, Interfaith Voices, Voice of America, Chicago Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio and Iowa Public Radio. She has taught her original radio essay/commentary course, "Radio Voices," at the University of Iowa and University of Alaska Anchorage.

Sheir received her BA from Columbia University in New York City, where she also worked in Off-Broadway theater production: first with Stephen Sondheim's Young Playwrights Inc., then with Naked Angels Theatre Company. She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Iowa.


Articles Written by Rebecca Sheir

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This year marks the 200th anniversary of the song we now know as “The Star Spangled Banner.” Maryland native Francis Scott Key famously composed those legendary words after watching a massive fleet of British warships bombed Baltimore’s Fort McHenry. But what isn’t so famous is something that sounds uncannily like “The Defence of Fort McHenry,” as the song was or...
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Metro Connection Segments Venture Capitalists Bet Big On D.C.'s Food Scene ...
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Metro Connection Segments Venture Capitalists Bet Big On D.C.'s Food Scene ...
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Metro Connection Segments Burek And Breakaways: Bosnians Cheer On World Cup Team In Virginia ...
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Metro Connection Segments Inside D.C. General: A Tour of the City's Largest Homeless Shelter ...
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Metro Connection Segments New Sweat Disorder Center Aims to Cool People's Heels, Hands and Underarms ...
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Metro Connection Segments New Sweat Disorder Center Aims to Cool People's Heels, Hands and Underarms ...
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Metro Connection Segments Captain Rachel Dean: High School Teacher by Weekday, Waterman by Weekend Local Crab-Picking Industry Struggles to S...
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Metro Connection Segments Rich Massabny: Shooting From The Hip From Arlington For More Than 30 Years ...
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Metro Connection Segments Rich Massabny: Shooting From The Hip From Arlington For More Than 30 Years ...
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Charm is a magical retelling of Margaret Fuller's adventures with the Transcendentalists. (Courtesy of Ryan Nelson/Ta...
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Eighty-two years ago, William Shakespeare received a rather distinctive birthday present: A library devoted to him and his works, in the heart of the nation’s capital. The Folger Shakespeare Library was dedicated on April 23, 1932. It was founded by Henry and Emily Folger: a couple deeply dedicated to each other, and to The Bard. ...
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Saved from the wrecking ball, the city’s oldest synagogue traveled three blocks down G Street to its current loca...
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Sue and Phil Gosier met and fell in love while working at the Flower Theater in 1989. Rebecca Sheir/WAMU) ...
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Silver Spring Historical Society president Jerry McCoy at Acorn Park: the site thought to be where Preston Blair discovered t...
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