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Friday, August 31, 2012

Rediscovering A Sacred Site On The Potomac: The Piscataway Hub Of Moyaone

Piscataway Park in Accokeek, Md. is sacred land to local Native Americans, but few Washingtonians know the significance of this symbolic spot on the Potomac River.

Local Scientists Take Stock Of An Amphibious Species On The Brink

We hear about a local researcher's potential breakthrough in the global scramble to save endangered frogs.

Library Of Congress Preserves A Treasure Trove... Underground

A former Cold War bunker houses the Library of Congress Packard Campus of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center: The world's largest collection of films, TV programs and sound recordings.

This Week On Metro Connection: Then And Now

From Piscataway Park to Panama, we'll head across our region and beyond as we bring you a show all about the passage of time.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

View From The Convention Floor: Virginia Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling

Virginia Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling talks about his party's Romney-Ryan ticket, the endless political ads bombarding residents of his state, and his upcoming campaign for the governor's seat. 

Travelers To Hit The Road For Labor Day

Despite higher gas prices, more travelers are expected to hit the road this Labor Day weekend.

Isaac Drives Gas Prices Up In D.C. Area

The D.C. area may have missed Isaac, but drivers may still feel some of the effects... at the pump.

Maryland Crime Rate Lowest In Decades

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says his state's crime rate is at its lowest level in nearly 40 years.

RNC Roundup: Paul Ryan Revs Up The Crowd, Condi In 2016?

Paul Ryan and Condoleezza Rice headlined the Republican National Convention Wednesday as delegates talked about how to reach out to voting blocs typically outside their base. 

Alexandria Mayor Candidates Avoiding Debate

Candidates for mayor, Andrew Macdonald and Bill Euille, are debating about debates.

Opinions Split On Ryan's Medicare Plan

At the Republican National Convention, delegates from the region say Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan's plan to overhaul Medicare isn't a liability.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

November Fireworks Expected For D.C. Council At-Large Race

The race between independent candidates Michael Brown and David Grosso for the at-large seat on the D.C. Council will be one to watch, provided Brown can circumvent a challenge to getting on the ballot.

Analysis: After RNC Speech, Ann Romney Poised To Handle National Stage

Ann Romney took center stage at the Republican National Convention Tuesday night, and Professor Anita McBride explains that her warm reception was no surprise, given Mrs. Romney's background.

Regiment Remembered 150 Years After Second Battle Of Manassas

A century and a half after one of the most decisive battles of the Civil War, the National Park Service helps area residents remember the sacrifices made by soldiers that day.

UVA Students Excited For Obama Visit, Even If It's Not On Campus

As Republicans court voters from Tampa, President Obama has been reaching out to young voters in swing states, including Virginia.

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