WAMU 88.5 : Metro Connection

This Week On Metro Connection: Rebirth & Renewal

Play associated audio

As Old Man Winter says goodbye with temperatures well above the norm, we celebrate the change of seasons by exploring "Rebirth and Renewal." We'll visit a D.C. neighborhood that's trying to wipe the poverty slate clean, and investigate Metro's efforts to spruce up our public-transit system... and whether it's quelling commuter woes. Plus, we'll look at a theater that's responding to the loss of one of its own, by helping students pursue their dreams of the stage.

[Music by: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Spring is Here" by Count Basie from Jazz Collection: Kings Of Swing (#1) Disc Two]


No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.
WAMU 88.5

World Leaders Meet For The UN Climate Change Summit In Paris

World leaders meet for the UN climate change summit in Paris to discuss plans for reducing carbon emissions. What's at stake for the talks, and prospects for a major agreement.


Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

Leave a Comment

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