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Thursday, June 4, 2015

HBO Series 'Veep' Could Ditch Maryland For Hollywood

For the past few years, HBO series "Veep" has filmed in Maryland in part because of generous tax breaks. But now the show may be heading to California.

Door To Door: Wheaton, Md. And U Street, D.C. (rebroadcast)

It's our weekly trip around the region. This time around we'll visit Wheaton, Maryland and U Street, D.C.

Virginia Justices Hear Sweet Briar College Appeal

The lawsuit brought by maintains the college is a trust based on the will of its founder and Sweet Briar's decision to close must be approved by a court.

Call It The Hogan Line: Maryland Seeks Study Of Baltimore-To-D.C. Maglev

While the governor is checking out Japan's superfast trains, the Maryland Department of Transportation has applied for a federal grant to study a maglev line.

Two Mindsets On Improving U.S.-Cuba Ties

A Rockville restaurant owner and a D.C. lawyer talk about the implications of firmer diplomatic ties with the Castro regime.

Maryland Candidates Continue To Line Up For Cascade Of Openings

An open Senate seat begets two open House seats in the D.C. suburbs, and there is no shortage of Democrats ready to campaign in 2016.

Friday, June 5, 2015

This Week On Metro Connection: Global D.C.

We'll explore the nation's capital as an international crossroads of cultures and people.

'The Barge' Seeks To Keep Invasive Species From Hitching A Ride Overseas

Researchers are working on a barge docked in Baltimore to find ways to get rid of invasive species that arrive on international cargo ships.

Flory Jagoda: Virginia Musician Preserving A Tradition Rooted In Sephardic Judaism

Born in Bosnia, Flory Jagoda is often credited with keeping Sephardic Jewish music traditions alive.

Malian Musician Makes Base In Maryland, But Keeps His Heart In Africa

A Malian native who now lives in Maryland has played the N'goni for the U.S. Congress and the World Bank, and has a Grammy nomination to his name.  

Forget The Cronut: Is D.C. On The Cusp Of A Kolache Craze?

A mouth-watering treat is coming to D.C., by way of the Czech Republic... and Texas.

Georgetown Scholar Studies Little-Known Detention Facilities For Immigrant Kids

Many of the Central American children who try crossing the U.S.-Mexico border have spent time in the U.S. government's detention facilities for undocumented immigrants.

An Asylum Seeker Shares What It's Like To Be A Lesbian In Saudi Arabia

Because she says she can't express her real identity in her native land, a lesbian from Saudi Arabia is seeking asylum in the U.S.

Meet The Man Tasked With Building An Ebola Hospital In Liberia

Rear Adm. Scott Giberson was the U.S. government official tasked with building a facility to treat healthcare workers infected with Ebola in Liberia.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Virginia Lobbies DC United To Move To Loudoun County

Virginia is making a last-minute pitch to DC United to scrap its deal with the District and instead move into a new stadium in the commonwealth.