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Door to Door: Cleveland Park and Wilde Lake

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:55:19
We finish up today's show on bridges with the sort of bridge that connects us and you. It's time for "Your Letters." We begin with some comments on last week's show about elders and aging. Our profiles of elders doing amazing things well into their 90s inspired Jenny to send this note.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:55:40
She writes, "My grandmother is 97 years young, legally blind and lives alone. She never ceases to amaze me. She is so full of wisdom, street smarts and love. I believe it is her faith and love of mankind that has kept her alive as I am her only living relative."

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:55:58
Listener Oliver, also wanted to comment on our show about elders, specifically on our segment about poverty and seniors. He writes, "My mother is 67 years old. Your segment on aging gives me options to help her because I am not making enough to support myself. If she ever lost her home, I can inform her of the various ideas heard on the show."

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:56:19
A few weeks back, transportation reporter, David Schultz, told us about the fees the District is about to charge inter-city bus companies. Those fees probably will mean higher fares for bus rides between D.C. and New York and that story prompted this note from Lydia.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:56:33
She writes, "Your story omitted to report how much more expensive the bus services will be when the city begins to squeeze them dry." Well, David says on that note, we should stayed tuned. He thinks we'll have a better sense of how fares will rise once the fees are in place later this summer. And of course, he'll continue to keep us up to speed on that story.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:56:58
We'd love to hear from all of you listeners out there. You can send a note by visiting our website, metroconnection.org, and clicking the contact tab at the top of the page or follow the Facebook link on the right-hand side of the page and join our community over there.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:57:31
And that's "Metro Connection" for this week. We heard from WAMU's Bryan Russo, David Schultz, Tara Boyle, Kavitha Cardoza and Sabri Ben-Achour. Jim Asendio is our news director. Our managing producer is Tara Boyle. Jonna McKone and Lauren Landow produce "Door To Door."

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:57:47
Thanks to Tobey Schreiner, Jonathon Charry, Andrew Chadwick, Margo Kelly, Timmy Olmstead and Kelin Quigley for their production help. And to Dana Farrington and the WAMU digital media team for keeping our website up-to-date.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:58:00
Our theme song, ''Every Little Bit Hurts'' and our ''Door To Door'' theme "No Girl" are from the album "Title Tracks" by John Davis and used with permission of the Ernest Jennings Record Company. Visit our website, metroconnection.org, for a list of all the music we use.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:58:13
While you're there, you can find links to our Facebook page and our Twitter feed. You can subscribe to the free weekly podcasts and you can send us an email by clicking the contact link at the top of the page. We hope you can join us next Friday afternoon at 1:00 and Saturday morning at 7:00 when we'll go outside the box. From big box stores out on the coast to some outside the box thinking when it comes to reading, writing and arithmetic in our schools. Plus, a local literature professor's take on Skakesqueer.

FEMALE 1

13:58:42
Shakespeare gives us ideas about what it means to love, to sort of have desire, to be human. That very much shapes queer theory as we know it.

SHEIR

13:58:51
I'm Rebecca Sheir and thanks for listening to "Metro Connection." A production of WAMU 88.5 news.
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