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Friday, February 17, 2012

Local Eaters Launch A Gastronomic Experiment

A local start-up is trying connect Washingtonians in new ways by bringing diners into the homes of other residents for home-cooked meals.

The Politics And Reality Of Same-Sex Marriage In Maryland

We talk with a Maryland same-sex couple about the marriage debate in their state and how the passage of same-sex marriage would impact their lives.

Door to Door: Herndon, Va. And Eckington, D.C.

It's our weekly trip around the region. This week, we visit Northeast D.C.'s Eckington neighborhood and the historic downtown of Herndon, Va.

Invasive Species Hitch A Ride... And Harm Our Waters

Invasive species hitch a ride with ships traveling all over the world... which can be bad news for the health of our local waters.

Musicians Defy Hearing Loss To Make Sweet Sounds (Re-broadcast)

Members of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss talk about how they continue to make music, even with limited hearing.

A Family Preserves a Treasured Tradition: "Wild Man Night"

One family keeps alive a long-standing tradition known as "Wild Man Night."

Is Virginia Really for Lovers?

Forty-four years after the Old Dominion announced its iconic "Virginia is for Lovers" campaign, we delve into the slogan's history to find out whether the Commonwealth is actually more hospitable to love than other locales.

This Week on Metro Connection: Relationships

We explore relationships of all kinds -- from the sort that make our hearts go pitter-patter to the ones we have with our families, our communities, and the environment.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Maryland's House Consider Changes To Same-Sex Bill

Maryland's House of Delegates will debate a bill today that would approve same-sex marriage in the state.

Police Arrest Four In D.C. Robberies

Police have arrested four suspects in connection with a number of street robberies in Northwest D.C., most of them involving pedestrians.

Norovirus Outbreak Affecting GWU

George Washington University is confirming an outbreak of norovirus among students living on and off campus.

Road Closures For Alexandria Paramedic's Funeral

Roads in and around Alexandria are likely to be blocked today for a funeral of a paramedic who died in the line of duty last week.

Defense In Huguely Trial Presents Alternate Cause Of Death

A medical expert with an alternate theory of the crime took the stand for the defense in the George Huguely murder trial in Charlottesville, Va. Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Teacher Pension Sharing Being Fought By Maryland Counties

County leaders from across Maryland are pushing back against a plan they say would devastate their budgets and cause layoffs and service cuts.

Mysterious Bird Deaths Tie Up I-95

Hundreds of dead birds littered the road on I-95 in Prince George's County on Wednesday, tying up traffic and leaving drivers scratching their heads.

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