WAMU 88.5 : News

Suburban Hospital Expansion Could Close Road Access

Play associated audio

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Legget wants to expand Suburban Hospital by closing down an access road used by residents in the area. The recommendation is already drawing criticism.

Legget has asked the County Council to approve the hospital's request to shut down a portion of Lincoln Street.

Residents who live adjacent to the hospital don't like the idea. They say it would cut off their access to Old Georgetown Road. Suburban has proposed demolishing nine homes along that portion of Lincoln street in order to build a parking garage.

The council has not scheduled a vote on the street closure.


From Trembling Teacher To Seasoned Mentor: How Tim Gunn Made It Work

Gunn, the mentor to young designers on Project Runway, has been a teacher and educator for decades. But he spent his childhood "absolutely hating, hating, hating, hating school," he says.

How Do We Get To Love At 'First Bite'?

It's the season of food, and British food writer Bee Wilson has a book on how our food tastes are formed. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with her about her new book, "First Bite: How We Learn to Eat."

Osceola At The 50-Yard Line

The Seminole Tribe of Florida works with Florida State University to ensure it that its football team accurately presents Seminole traditions and imagery.

Reviving Payoff For Prediction – Of Terrorism Risk

Could an electronic market where people bet on the likelihood of attacks deter terrorism? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about the potential for a terror prediction market.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.