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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Baltimore Aims To Make Inner Harbor Swimmable By 2020

Baltimore's Inner Harbor is the object of a $220 million plan to cut pollution and make the water both fishable and swimmable by 2020.

Approval For Gray, D.C. Council Dips

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A recent poll shows that more District residents disapprove of both Mayor Vincent Gray and the D.C. Council.

Petroleum Leak Mars Portion Of Four Mile Run

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Officials in Arlington County are urging residents to avoid a section of Four Mile Run, after a petroleum leak was discovered that could render the waters dangerous.

Poll: Virginians Divided On Uranium Mining, State Budget

A poll released today from Quinnipiac University tests the waters in Virginia on gun control, uranium mining, the state budget, how well state lawmakers are doing. 

Redistricting Takes Center Stage In Virginia

Redistricting in Virginia is shaping up to take center stage in the 2012 election.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Dispensing Ice Cream And Wisdom (Originally Broadcast 8/05/2011)

A local ice cream truck driver is dishing out frosty treats -- and a bit of advice -- to residents in some of the District's poorest neighborhoods.

Fighting To Survive On The Chesapeake Bay (Originally Broadcast On Coastal Connection 9/16/2011)

Chesapeake Bay watermen say they're worried their way of life may be on the way out.

Cherry Picks: Homemade Pop Tarts In Capitol Hill (Originally Broadcast 3/25/2011)

We head to a Capitol Hill restaurant to whip up a gourmet take on a familiar breakfast food: Pop Tarts.

Healthy Eating And The Roots Of Childhood Obesity (Originally Broadcast 4/29/2011)

The D.C. Public Schools are revamping their menus to bring more fruit and vegetables onto the cafeteria trays of city students.

Crossing D.C.'s Food Deserts: Veggie-Powered Mobile Markets (Originally Broadcast 6/10/2011)

A local nonprofit is using a farmer's market on wheels to cross the city's food deserts.

Insect Invaders: Getting Rid of Stinkbugs (Originally Broadcast 4/08/2011)

Stinkbugs are putting a dent in farmers' profits, and the USDA is now experimenting to see if it can eradicate the species with its natural predator.

In Search Of Lost Meals: D.C.'s Food History (Originally Broadcast 6/10/2011)

We talk with local foodies about how the Washington food scene has changed over the past 50 years.

Preserving A Mouthwatering Legacy: Kimchi (Originally Broadcast 7/22/2011)

We head to D.C.'s Korean Cultural Center to learn how to make the preserved delicacy kimchi.

Feel The Burn: Sampling The World's Hottest Peppers (Originally Broadcast 8/05/2011)

A restaurant in Tyson's Corner, Va. is growing some of the world's hottest peppers -- including the world-renowned Ghost chili.

This Week On Metro Connection: Culinary Classics

We revisit some of the stories we've done about the diverse and delicious gastronomic scene here in the nation's capital.