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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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Metro Connection Segments Why Did African Americans Leave Georgetown? ...
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Metro Connection Segments Why Did African Americans Leave Georgetown? ...
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Metro Connection Segments Opponents Balk at Mayor's Stadium Proposal in Shockoe Bottom, Va. ...
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Metro Connection Segments Opponents Balk at Mayor's Stadium Proposal in Shockoe Bottom, Va. ...
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Metro Connection Segments Co-working Spaces Seek to Redefine the Way We Work ...
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Metro Connection Segments Co-working Spaces Seek to Redefine the Way We Work ...
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Metro Connection Segments Dog Tag Bakery Seeks to Give Wounded Veterans a Fresh Start ...
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Metro Connection Segments Dog Tag Bakery Seeks to Give Wounded Veterans a Fresh Start ...
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If you were tuned to this radio station at 4:04 p.m. on June 29, 2012, this is what you would have heard WAMU 88.5 news anchor Pat Brogan say: A record-high temperature for the D.C. region that stood for almost 80 years was broken today when the mercury reached 104 degrees at Reagan National Airport. The old record of 101 degrees was set in 1934. ...
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Metro Connection Segments Koreans Roll In To D.C.'s Bagel Businesses ...
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Metro Connection Segments Koreans Roll In To D.C.'s Bagel Businesses ...
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Metro Connection Segments Out of the Vault and Into the Light: Precious Shakespeare Works to Tour U.S. ...
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Metro Connection Segments Out of the Vault and Into the Light: Precious Shakespeare Works to Tour U.S. ...
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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 ...