Local News from WAMU 88.5

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Kennedy Center Starts Ticket Giveaway

As part of its 40th birthday celebration, the Kennedy Center is giving away free tickets to each performance in its 2011-2012 season.

Scientist Sweats It Out In Salt Marshes To Study Pollution's Effects On Shore Birds

They may not know it, but a flock of shore birds from Chincoteague, Va., are proving very useful for one environmentalist studying the effects of mercury pollution.

Md. Sen. Cardin Hopes To Influence Super Committee

Even though Maryland Democratic Senator Ben Cardin isn't on the joint congressional committee charged with cutting the debt, he's hoping to have some influence on the process because of his position in Congress.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Hidden Washington: Inside a Sewer Tunnel

They work in a place that's dark, dank, and occasionally dangerous. So how do the people who spend their 9 to 5 in the city's sewers feel about their jobs?

Talking Trash In Baltimore

One Baltimore retiree is on a quest to clean up his city's mini-landfills.

Lights, Camera and Lots of Action in the Local Film Industry

The film industry in the D.C. area has been enjoying a boom in recent months, in part thanks to local governments offering incentives for production companies to shoot here.

Door to Door: Ellicott City and Crestwood

It's our regular trip around the region, and this week we visit Ellicott City, Maryland and the Crestwood neighborhood of Northwest D.C.

[Music: "No, Girl" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Nice Work if You Can Get It" by Stephane Grappelli and Claude Bolling from First Class]

Friday, August 19, 2011

Door to Door: Old Town Laurel, Md, & Gum Springs, Va.

In our weekly trip around the region, we visit the Old Town neighborhood of Laurel, Maryland, and Gum Springs, Virginia.

[Music: "No, Girl" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Back to School Again (no backing vocals)" by Zoom Karaoke from Zoom Karaoke - Grease 2]

Friday, August 12, 2011