WAMU 88.5 : Metro Connection

Filed Under:

From A to B: Debate Over the Metro to Dulles

Play associated audio
The Airports Authority board has decided to install a Metro station underground at Dulles International Airport.
http://www.flickr.com/people/mpd01605/
The Airports Authority board has decided to install a Metro station underground at Dulles International Airport.

There's a lot of debate in Virginia about whether the planned Metro station at Dulles Airport should be above ground or underground. An underground station would be more convenient, but also much more expensive. Local officials are deeply divided on what should be done and are tossing attacks and counterattacks back and forth in the media. We sit down with transportation reporter David Schultz and get to the root of the issue.

[Music: "A to B" by The Futureheads from The Futureheads / "Air Traffic" by Owl City from Maybe I'm Dreaming]

Schultz's trip to Dulles:
NPR

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."
NPR

Tired Of The Seoul-Sucking Rat Race, Koreans Flock To Farming

More than 80 percent of people in South Korea live in cities. But in the past few years, there has been a shift. Tens of thousands of South Koreans are relocating to the countryside each year.
WAMU 88.5

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.

WAMU 88.5

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.

Leave a Comment

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