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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Meet The Candidates In the 2012 Ward 8 D.C. Council Race

Mayor-for-life and now Council member Marion Barry has four opponents in the upcoming primary for his Ward 8 council seat.

Meet The Candidates In the 2012 Ward 7 D.C. Council Race

There are five candidates competing for the Ward 7 D.C. Council seat, including incumbent Council member Yvette Alexander.

Meet The Candidates In The 2012 Ward 4 D.C. Council Race

There are five challengers to incumbent Ward 4 Council woman Muriel Bowser in the 2012 primary, set for April 3.

Dulles Expansion Increases International Capacity

Construction has been completed on an expansion to Dulles airport, which will greatly increase its capacity for international arrivals by doubling the total floor space.

Meet The Candidates In the 2012 At-large D.C. Council Race

There are four candidates, including incumbent Vincent Orange, vying for the at-large D.C. Council seat April 3.

Duke Ellington Statue Graces Soon-To-Reopen Howard Theatre

After shutting its doors 20 years ago, the 100-year-old Howard Theatre is scheduled to reopen next month.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Your Letters

We turn the microphone over to you and read your letters and emails.

A D.C. Couple Shares A Passion For Pennies

A D.C. couple share their passion for an unusual hobby: squishing pennies.

NSO Transforms Math Into Music And Music Into Math

Members of the National Symphony Orchestra explore the sometimes surprising connections between math and music.

Door To Door: Parkfairfax, Va. And Southwest Waterfront

It's our weekly trip around the region. This week, we visit Virginia's Parkfairfax and D.C.'s Southwest Waterfront.

American Graduate: Giving Students A Second Chance

In the final part of our American Graduate series, we visit a "second chance" school designed to help kids who've already dropped out.

On The ICC, Residents, Commuters Mull A Highway's Pros And Cons

The Intercounty Connector in Maryland is a dream for some commuters, and a nightmare for others who live near the near highway.

Scientists Fear Marsh's Disappearance

Scientists say a marsh that's home to a flourishing array of wildlife may soon disappear without fast action.

We learned about the subject of this story through WAMU's Public Insight Network. Learn more about the Public Insight Network.

From Stone to Bright Red Structure: A Tour of the Seneca Quarry

The historic Seneca Quarry provided the bright red sandstone for one of Washington's most famous buildings, but now it's nearly forgotten.

This Week On Metro Connection: Transformations

From the personal to the ecological to the musical,we explore transformations of all sorts on this week's show.

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