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Friday, December 23, 2011

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.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Redistricting Takes Center Stage In Virginia

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

D.C. Officer Guilty Of Receiving Stolen Goods

A D.C. police officer is found guilty of attempting to receive stolen property from an internal sting operation that took place earlier this year.

Pepco Fined $1M By Maryland PSC

Pepco has been fined $1 million by a Maryland regulator for its reliability issues; the company says will not appeal the decision.

Maryland Prison To Get Energy From Chicken Waste

A prison in Maryland hopes to eventually get a third of its energy from chicken waste. 

Maryland Landlord Gives Voice To Abortion Rights Supporters

Feeling harassed by the aggressive tactics of anti-abortion activists, the landlord of a Maryland abortion clinic fought back by starting an organization of his own.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Occupy DC Keeps Message, Tweaks Tactics

While many had assumed the Occupy DC protests would have fizzled by now, some at the McPherson Square encampment are talking about escalating their tactics next year.

Following Evacuation, Metro Pulls 16 Cars For Inspections

Following the mechanical failure Tuesday that led to the evacuation of a Metro train near L'Enfant Plaza, WMATA has pulled 16 cars to conduct inspections for similar problems.

D.C. Remembers Deceased Homeless Residents

Wednesday marks the 22nd National Homeless Persons Memorial Day -- which honors the homeless residents of the District who have passed.

Maryland Board Approves Money For Slots

By a vote of 2-1, Maryland's board of public works voted to move forward with the lease for what will be the state's largest casino -- located in Anne Arundel County.

Suspect Charged In Theft Of Baby Jesus Statue

A 25-year-old Spotsylvania woman has been charged with grand larceny for her role in the theft of an 80-pound state of the baby Jesus from a Virginia shopping center.

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