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Friday, August 31, 2012

From A To B: Prince George's County Cracks Down On Illegal Drag Racing

Four years after a deadly drag-racing crash, we check in to see how Prince George's County has been slowing down aggressive drivers.

Jumping Inside The Art Of Video Games

The Smithsonian is hosting an exhibit exploring video games as art.

A Piano Prodigy Re-Learns A Long-Honed Skill

Ruth Antine began piano lessons when she was 7 years old, and 92 years later, she has hardly missed a day at the keys.

A Virginia Family Works To Retain A Nearly-Forgotten Language

A Northern Virginia man and his family are trying to preserve the Native American language, Myaamia, decades after its presumed disappearance.

Rediscovering A Sacred Site On The Potomac: The Piscataway Hub Of Moyaone

Piscataway Park in Accokeek, Md. is sacred land to local Native Americans, but few Washingtonians know the significance of this symbolic spot on the Potomac River.

Local Scientists Take Stock Of An Amphibious Species On The Brink

We hear about a local researcher's potential breakthrough in the global scramble to save endangered frogs.

Library Of Congress Preserves A Treasure Trove... Underground

A former Cold War bunker houses the Library of Congress Packard Campus of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center: The world's largest collection of films, TV programs and sound recordings.

This Week On Metro Connection: Then And Now

From Piscataway Park to Panama, we'll head across our region and beyond as we bring you a show all about the passage of time.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

View From The Convention Floor: Virginia Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling

Virginia Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling talks about his party's Romney-Ryan ticket, the endless political ads bombarding residents of his state, and his upcoming campaign for the governor's seat. 

Travelers To Hit The Road For Labor Day

Despite higher gas prices, more travelers are expected to hit the road this Labor Day weekend.

Isaac Drives Gas Prices Up In D.C. Area

The D.C. area may have missed Isaac, but drivers may still feel some of the effects... at the pump.

Maryland Crime Rate Lowest In Decades

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says his state's crime rate is at its lowest level in nearly 40 years.

RNC Roundup: Paul Ryan Revs Up The Crowd, Condi In 2016?

Paul Ryan and Condoleezza Rice headlined the Republican National Convention Wednesday as delegates talked about how to reach out to voting blocs typically outside their base. 

Alexandria Mayor Candidates Avoiding Debate

Candidates for mayor, Andrew Macdonald and Bill Euille, are debating about debates.

Opinions Split On Ryan's Medicare Plan

At the Republican National Convention, delegates from the region say Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan's plan to overhaul Medicare isn't a liability.