WAMU 88.5 Contributors

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 In The Midst Of Housing Crisis, Why Is D.C. Selling Off Public Housing? ...
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Much of the focus around Pope Francis's visit to Washington has been on road closures and transit delays. But some local musicians were thinking less about traffic snarls, and more about how to make Wednesday’s Mass — the pope's very first in the United States — as beautiful as possible. WAMU 88.5 contributor Matthew Schwartz sings tenor in the choir of the Basilica of...
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Metro Connection Segments With Beer And Bobbleheads, Washingtonians Welcome Pope Francis ...
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Metro Connection Segments With Beer And Bobbleheads, Washingtonians Welcome Pope Francis ...
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Metro Connection Segments Baby Boomers Back In the D.C. Startup Game, Working With Their Kids ...
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Metro Connection Segments Baby Boomers Back In the D.C. Startup Game, Working With Their Kids ...
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Metro Connection Segments How A Spike In Gun Violence Weighs On Residents Of Shaw, Woodland Terrace ...
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Metro Connection Segments How A Spike In Gun Violence Weighs On Residents Of Shaw, Woodland Terrace ...
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Metro Connection Segments From Relief Workers To Residents: Former Washingtonians Help Rebuild New Orleans ...
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Metro Connection Segments From Relief Workers To Residents: Former Washingtonians Help Rebuild New Orleans ...
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Metro Connection Segments Uncovering The Tale Of Yarrow Mamout, Former Slave, Muslim Man About Town ...
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Metro Connection Segments Uncovering The Tale Of Yarrow Mamout, Former Slave, Muslim Man About Town ...
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Metro Connection Segments D.C.'s Once Segregated Public Pools are More Mixed, But for How Long? ...
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Metro Connection Segments D.C.'s Once Segregated Public Pools are More Mixed, But for How Long? ...