WAMU 88.5 : Metro Connection

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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Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
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Here's The Buzz On America's Forgotten Native 'Tea' Plant

It's called yaupon. Native Americans once made a brew from its caffeinated leaves and traded them widely. With several companies now selling yaupon, it may be poised for a comeback.
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Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

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Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.