Door to Door: Old Town Laurel, Md, & Gum Springs, Va. | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Metro Connection

Filed Under:

Door to Door: Old Town Laurel, Md, & Gum Springs, Va.

Play associated audio
Ronald L. Chase poses in the Gum Springs Museum with a portrait of his great-grandmother. Chase calls Gum Springs a "national treasure.
Lauren Landau
Ronald L. Chase poses in the Gum Springs Museum with a portrait of his great-grandmother. Chase calls Gum Springs a "national treasure.

In our weekly trip around the region, we visit the Old Town neighborhood of Laurel, Maryland, and Gum Springs, Virginia.

[Music: "No, Girl" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Back to School Again (no backing vocals)" by Zoom Karaoke from Zoom Karaoke - Grease 2]

Explore previously featured neighborhoods on our Door to Door map:

NPR

Nostalgic For Noir? Feiffer's 'Kill My Mother' Is A Toxic Treat

In his first graphic novel, Jules Feiffer, 85, has returned to the seedy comic strips, hard boiled novels and B movies of his youth. Maureen Corrigan says it's "a mulligan stew of murder and desire."
NPR

California Drought Has Wild Salmon Competing With Almonds For Water

Thousands of Chinook salmon are struggling to survive in the Klamath River, where waters are running dangerously low and warm. Cold reservoir water is instead going to farms in the Central Valley.
NPR

U.S. Diplomatic Cable Puts Chill On ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The State Department lauded the fundraising phenomenon, but said the participation of high-profile diplomats, such as ambassadors, violates internal policy.
NPR

Islamic State Uses Online Strategies To Get Its Message Out

Experts say the videotaped killing of journalist James Foley is part of a broader propaganda strategy by Islamist militants. The group, the Islamic State, has become a master of the video medium.

Leave a Comment

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