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Friday, April 13, 2012

'Seize The Days' Documents A Life With Cancer (Originally broadcast Jan. 6, 2012)

Oncologist Evan Lipson is helping cancer patients share their stores in an audio-recording project known as "Seize the Days."

Comic Pursues Vision While Losing His Sight (Originally broadcast Dec. 9, 2011)

Justin Purvis is pursuing his dreams of comedy and acting even as he loses his eyesight.

Washingtonians Remember The Subtle Signs Of Segregation (Originally broadcast Jan. 27, 2012)

We go back in time to find out how segregation was enforced in the nation's capital in the 1930s.

Birds Change Tunes To Adapt To The Urban Jungle (Originally broadcast Dec. 9, 2011)

Birds are having an increasingly hard time being heard above the roar of sound in our urban jungle.

NASA Builds An Extra-Chilly Successor to Hubble (Originally broadcast Jan. 13, 2012)

We visit NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, where scientists are hard at work on the high-tech -- and ultra-chilly -- James Webb Space Telescope.

This Week On Metro Connection: Spring Break

We take a spring break pause to revisit some of our favorite stories of recent months.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Reports: Zimmerman To Face Criminal Charges

According to reports, George Zimmerman will be brought up on criminal charges for his role in the February shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. A press conference is scheduled for 6 p.m. today.

Station Names For Silver Line Unveiled

Following a survey in February that saw thousands of responses, Fairfax County has released a tentative list of station names for the new stops that will appear along the Silver Line.

Wind Power Problems Pervade In Maryland

After an offshore wind bill died in the Maryland General Assembly, another wind project is on the ropes as developers in western Maryland have run into zoning problems.

Occupy DC Groups Merge At McPherson Square

The Occupy DC activists at Freedom Plaza have picked up the tents and joined the group at McPherson Square, consolidating the protesters in one location to spread their message of economic equality.

Analysis: GSA Scandal Could Mean Changes For Buildings Service

GovExec's Tom Shoop talks about what to expect as the General Services Administration's Las Vegas conference scandal continues to affect agency employees as an investigation continues.

After Trayvon Martin, Discussing Racial Profiling In D.C.

Black men of all ages took the opportunity to speak about the realities of racial profiling during a community meeting last night in Southeast D.C. sparked by the recent outrage surrounding the case of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. 

Picturesque, But Polluted: Anacostia Gets C- In River Report

The Anacostia River is still getting below-average marks from environmental groups when it comes to pollution.

NTSB Investigating Montgomery County Ride On Buses After Fires

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating several incidents of fire on Montgomery County's Ride On bus system. 

Project Veritas Attempts To Expose Voter Fraud In D.C.

Activist James O'Keefe has targeted the D.C. with his ongoing attempt to expose voter fraud; he tried to vote as U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder during last week's primaries.