This Week on Metro Connection: Wild Cards | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Programs

This Week on Metro Connection: Wild Cards

Play associated audio
We're shuffling up and dealing out Wild Cards this week, with stories that run the gamut...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hippie/2562630928/
We're shuffling up and dealing out Wild Cards this week, with stories that run the gamut...

Today we're dealing out a deck of "wild cards": stories that are intriguing, unpredictable, and hard to fit in to neat categories. We'll hear about some rarely-discussed moments in Washington's gay history, and find out why D.C.'s Bikeshare program may inadvertently be encouraging unsafe riding. We'll also learn what a "ring shout" is, and go south to Panama, to hear why local researchers are worried about the fate of frogs.

[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Hodge Podge, Strained through a Leslie" by Steppenwolf from All-Time Greatest Hits]

NPR

As Publishing Industry Courts China, Authors Speak Out Against Censorship

Chinese writers and publishers are being celebrated this week at BookExpo America — the industry's largest trade event in North America. Free speech advocates are supporting silenced Chinese writers.
NPR

Cod Comeback: How The North Sea Fishery Bounced Back From The Brink

A decade ago, fishermen trying to catch North Sea cod were coming up empty. Now, thanks to strict fishing rules put in place to halt the decline, this fish tale looks headed for a happy ending.
WAMU 88.5

D.C. Immigrants Remain In Shadows While Reform Hits Roadblock

The administration's appeal to lift an injunction against his executive actions on immigration reform was denied. Consequently tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants in the metro D.C. area will continue to live in the shadows.
NPR

Blind Auditions Could Give Employers A Better Hiring Sense

It works for singing competitions. What about landing a job? To beat hiring bias, some applicants could first complete an online challenge with companies that are in the dark about their background.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.