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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 A Flea Market And Focal Point For Maryland's Hispanic Community ...
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Metro Connection Segments Eating Like A Pig: How Beer Byproducts Transform Into Chow For Sows ...
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Metro Connection Segments Eating Like A Pig: How Beer Byproducts Transform Into Chow For Sows ...
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Metro Connection Segments Homeless Residents Share What It's Like To Live Outdoors In D.C. In February ...
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Metro Connection Segments Homeless Residents Share What It's Like To Live Outdoors In D.C. In February ...
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Metro Connection Segments Homeless Residents Share What It's Like To Live Outdoors In D.C. In February ...
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Metro Connection Segments Finding A Love That 'Sparkles' Later In Life ...
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Metro Connection Segments Finding A Love That 'Sparkles' Later In Life ...
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Metro Connection Segments Capitol Hill Restoration Society Celebrates 60 Years Of Battles Won And Lost ...
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Metro Connection Segments Capitol Hill Restoration Society Celebrates 60 Years Of Battles Won And Lost ...
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Metro Connection Segments Capitol Hill Restoration Society Celebrates 60 Years Of Battles Won And Lost ...
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Metro Connection Segments Capitol Hill Restoration Society Celebrates 60 Years Of Battles Won And Lost ...
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Metro Connection Segments What Does The Future Hold For Capitol Hill's Potomac Gardens? ...
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Metro Connection Segments What Does The Future Hold For Capitol Hill's Potomac Gardens? ...
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How do you explain the D.C.-Congress relationship so the very youngest of Washingtonians will understand? In Metro Connection's first audio drama, D.C.-based playwrights Gwydion Suilebhan, Stephen Spotswood, Renee Calarco, Annalisa Dias and Caleen Sinnette Jennings bring us a slice-of-life look at how one D.C. family does just that on Election Day. Take a listen:...
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Metro Connection Segments How A Civil Rights Struggle In The South Helped D.C. Elect Its Own Leaders ...