Local News from WAMU 88.5

Friday, May 25, 2012

D.C.'s Alley Dwellers Live In The Heart Of It All, Out Of Sight

We meet D.C. residents who've lived for decades in a tiny, single-room alley dwelling.

The Location: Investigating Cairo Builder's Chilling Connection

In this month's edition of "The Location," we hear a chilling, little-known family tale related to the famous architect who built D.C.'s Cairo.

Door To Door: Capitol Hill, D.C. And Elkridge, Md.

This week, we visit D.C.'s Capitol Hill and Elkridge, Md.

Remembering A Man Who Broke Boundaries Of Earth, Sky

Al Welsh was born in Russia in 1881, before anyone had figured out how to fly an airplane. But he went on to become one of the world's first pilots.

On The Coast: A Beach Town Debates The Meaning Of Noise

While some residents in Dewey Beach, De., are celebrating the passage of new rules restricting noise in a town known for its night life, many business owners are crying foul.

From A To B: Welcome To... SuperNoVa?

Transportation planners in Virginia are imagining the future of life in a region they're calling "SuperNova."

Volunteers Work To Save D.C.'s Oldest Monuments

Washington's oldest monuments, its boundary stones, have nearly been forgotten. But a group of engineers, preservationists and history buffs is working to change that.

This Week On Metro Connection: Borders & Boundaries

We explore, push and occasionally leap over borders and boundaries of all sorts on this week's show.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Andrews Air Show Moves To Biennial Schedule

Fans of the recent Joint Base Andrews air show may be disappointed to hear that it will not return next year, as budget cuts have forced planners to now schedule shows every other year.

Analysis: Rough Week For Mayor Gray's Campaign Team

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign team has come under fire this week after two members were charged with campaign finance fraud and lying to the FBI. WAMU 88.5's Patrick Madden breaks down the latest on Morning Edition.

Firefighters Sickened After Responding To Fire In PCP Lab

Several D.C. firefighters are off the job today after suffering the effects of fighting a chemical fire in Northeast D.C. 

Officials Urge River Safety For Summer

Officials are educating people about basic safety rules for visiting rivers and creeks this summer.

Former Gray Campaign Aide Howard Brooks Pleads Guilty

Howard Brooks, who served as campaign consultant for D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray in 2010 and has been charged with lying to the FBI, pleaded guilty in D.C. Superior Court Thursday.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Capital Bikeshare Celebrates Two Million Rides

Capital Bikeshare, in operation since 2010, celebrated two million rides on Wednesday, a testament to the success of the bicycle sharing system.

D.C. Abortion Activists Stake Out Office Of Rep. Franks

Dozens of protesters staked out the office of Republican Congressman Trent Franks Wednesday, hoping to get him to answer for his interference in the abortion policies of the District.