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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Metro Station Name Changes Approved

metro map

The Metro map may soon look different than you remember it -- the Metro Board has approved name changes that will go into effect next June.

Closing Arguments Continue In Currie Trial

An attorney stated in closing arguments Thursday that Maryland State Senator Ulysses Grant was far too transparent about his activities for his actions with Shoppers Food Warehouse to be considered bribery.

D.C. Boots Half Of Parking Enforcement Staff

Your odds of having a boot installed in your car in D.C. have just gone down, as the Department of Public Works announced that they have laid off half of the "boot team."

Norwood Jury Swayed By 'Overwhelming' Evidence

Jurors in the murder trial of Brittany Norwood say the evidence against her was "overwhelming." The jury convicted Norwood of first-degree murder after just an hour of deliberation.

MoCo Council Considers Changes To Teen Curfew Plan

Montgomery County's controversial teen curfew plan is back on the table again, as council member meet today to consider amendments to the measure.

MoCo Council Considers Changes To Teen Curfew Plan

Montgomery County's controversial teen curfew plan is back on the table again, as council member meet today to consider amendments to the measure.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Door To Door: Edgewood, D.C. & Olney, Md.

It's our weekly trip around the region. This week, we visit Edgewood in Northeast D.C., and Olney, Md.

[Music: "No, Girl" by John Davis from Title Tracks]

Marathon Running: A Sport Whose Time Has Come

The Washington region has more runners than anywhere else in the country, and the road races organized for all those runners are turning in to big business for the District and surrounding communities.

[Music: "Run Around (Karaoke Version)" by Stingray Music (Karaoke) from The Karaoke Channel - In the Style of Blues Traveler - Vol. 1]

Forming an Artistic Love Connection: Creative Speed Dating

The newly-formed D.C.-Area Playwrights Group is launching a special speed-dating event to match playwrights with other theater professionals, in hopes of making an artistic love connection.

[Music: "Speed of Sound (As Made Famous By Coldplay)" by Omnibus Media Karaoke Tracks from Coldplay Hits]

When Time Is Money: Clocking In As A Watchmaker

A local watchmaker explains why the market for mechanical watches is still strong in this digital age.

Helping Young Immigrants Adjust To Life In D.C.

For students in local high schools' Africa Clubs, fellow immigrant classmates become teachers, sounding boards, news sources, and at times, shoulders to cry on.

Making Up For Lost Time: Correcting Environmental Mistakes Of The Past

How much time will it take to erase our region's past environmental problems?

[Music: "Time in a Bottle" by Various Artists from Peace, Love & Guitar]

The Secret Behind Stocked Bikeshare Racks

Each morning, a group of Capital Bikeshare workers rush around town to prepare bikes stations for the morning commute.

A Beer & Burger Stock Exchange On H Street: The Big Board

One new D.C. restaurant is trying to corner the market on neighborhood pubs, with beer prices that fluctuate in real time, based on customer demand.

This Week On Metro Connection: All In The Timing

To mark the end of Daylight Saving Time, we bring you a show that's all about the thing we can make, buy, pass, kill and bide -- time.

[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Syncopated Clock"by Iain Sutherland from Orchestra from Leroy Anderson Collection]

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