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About Metro Connection

More people, more places, more stories: that's what you'll hear each week on Metro Connection. From the heart of the city to the edge of the beach, we hop out of the studio and whisk you around D.C., Maryland and Virginia - answering questions, solving mysteries and bringing you the sounds of a remarkable region on the rise.

You can hear Metro Connection Fridays at 1 p.m. and Saturdays at 7 a.m. on WAMU 88.5. You also can listen online or subscribe to our podcast.

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