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Your Letters

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

00:00:12
Time now to hear from you as we read from your letters. Last week's show on haunted D.C. inspired Kevin to share his own spooky story with us. He writes, "I moved into my rather modest home in the Shaw neighborhood 23 years ago. Constructed in the 1880s, the house attracted me immediately. Several years ago I was preparing to do a major wood stripping job. My brother had given a new profile sander to me for Christmas, which was going to make light work of all of this, so I thought."

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

00:00:40
"I placed the new sander in the basement with all the other tools, but when I went to retrieve it, no sander. Fast-forward two years. I needed to get something out of the basement for another project. I looked to my left and in the middle of the room stood a tower of paint cans. Sitting atop the cans, the profile sander unopened. Whoever or whatever it is, I decided to look upon this not as something bad, but as the guardian angel of the house. A trickster now and then, but someone who's looking after things when I'm otherwise occupied."

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

00:01:12
And from our Outside, Looking In show, Kavitha Cardoza's story about the Illinois middle school students saving up for a trip to the nation's capital inspired a teacher named Joanna, at the capital city public charter school, to reach out to her counterparts in Gifford. She reports, "We're going to get involved with the class trip by helping to raise money having a potluck dinner for the group and then planning and giving tours to places in D.C. that might not be included on traditional school tours."

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

00:01:38
"We're going to exchange pictures of students with names attached so we won't be strangers to each other when we meet in March. We are really excited about this partnership and as one of the Gifford moms said, she had goosebumps." If one of our recent stories affected you in some way or you'd like to suggest a topic you think we should be covering, we're easy to reach. Just send a note to metro@wamu.org.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

00:02:23
And that's "Metro Connection" for this week. We heard from WAMU's Kavitha Cardoza, Sabri Ben-Achour, Emily Friedman, Jonathan Wilson and Jessica Gould. Jim Asendio is our news director. Our managing producer is Tara Boyle. Jonna McKone and Lauren Landau, Peter Domingos and Heather Taylor produce "Door To Door." Thanks, as always, to the WAMU engineering and digital media teams for their help with production and the "Metro Connection" website.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

00:02:47
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. You can see a list of all the music we use on our website, metroconnection.org.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

00:03:00
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MS. REBECCA SHEIR

00:03:25
Plus, in the latest installment of our "D.C. Gigs" series, we'll go inside the National Cathedral as it prepares to reopen and meet the man tasked with taking of its iconic bells.

MALE 1

00:03:36
I can't see the audience at all. I just see other buildings across town or I see the sky. So I sort of have to imagine the audiences out there.

SHEIR

00:03:45
I'm Rebecca Sheir and thanks for listening to "Metro Connection," a production of WAMU 88.5 news.
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