Local News from WAMU 88.5 | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Local News from WAMU 88.5

Friday, July 6, 2012

Inside D.C.'s Long, Elaborate History Of Toasting

We head to D.C.'s legendary Round Robin Bar to learn about the District's rather particular relationship with the toast.

D.C. Gigs: Investigator Seeks Priceless Artifacts

In this month's D.C. Gigs, we meet Kelly Maltagliati: a criminal investigator who tracks priceless possessions stolen from the National Archives.

Maryland Ice Cream Landmark Prepares For A New Future

Soft Stuff has been dishing out soft-serve to hungry customers in Ellicott City, Md. since the 1980s. But this local ice-cream stand is about to see some major changes.

A Maryland Woman Gets Wild In The Kitchen

We learn how to identify the local wild plants that can add new flavors to your cooking.

Restaurants Give Ramen The Gourmet Treatment

Ramen is the food that nourished countless Americans through college all-nighters. Now local restaurants are transforming it in to haute cuisine.

The Golden Era Of D.C. Dining, Or An Age Of Terror?

With the rash of recent restaurant closings in the region, we explore the changing face of D.C.'s restaurant scene, and learn what it takes for restaurants to survive and thrive as the District comes in to its own as a national culinary capital.

This Week On Metro Connection: Down The Hatch

It's our annual "Down the Hatch" show, where we present an hour of stories and interviews all about eating and drinking in the D.C. region.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Is It An Ice Cream Truck? Or An Armored Vehicle? No, It's A Mobile ATM

A mobile ATM vehicle for Bank of America has been set up to give its cutomers access to their accounts while a Bethesda branch remains without power.

Jogger Sexually Assaulted On Arlington Trail

A woman was sexually assaulted while running on a trail in Arlington Tuesday evening, making it the third attack on a woman on a trail in the county this year.

Virginia Begins Late Car Registration Fee

Virginia drivers who let their car registration lapse will now have to dig a little deeper into their pockets.

Virginia's Small Businesses Show Growth Through Downturn

Small businesses on Virginia's main streets have been surprisingly resilient through the economic downturn, a new study from the University of Virginia finds.

Ocean City Locals Hunker Down As Summer Arrives

With the arrival of July Fourth, locals in Ocean City and surrounding resorts prepare to brave — or avoid — the ample crowds of summer.

Pepco Restores Majority Of Outages, But Pace Expected To Slow

Pepco had some good news for customers yesterday, but the company will still have to face tough questions from the Montgomery County Council in two weeks. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Yvonne Miller, Virginia's First Black Woman Legislator, Dies At 77

Yvonne Miller, who broke ground in Virginia by being the first black woman elected to the State Assembly, died this week at age 77.

Metro Expands Service Today For July 4th Festivities

Metro will be adding trains to its usual holiday schedule to accommodate heavy ridership this evening for Fourth of July festivities.