This Week On Metro Connection: Profiles | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Metro Connection

This Week On Metro Connection: Profiles

Play associated audio
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nestorlacle/455956235/

This year has introduced us to no shortage of interesting characters on Metro Connection, so this week we'll feature some of our favorite profiles of 2012. We'll hear from the Maryland man who's trying to save one of our region's last drive-in movie theaters. We'll spend some time with a self-described "swaggering iconoclast" of the D.C. jazz scene. We'll hit the beach with the artist who coaxes elaborate scupltures from the sand. And we'll remember Jaylee Mead, whose legendary support of D.C. theater benefited stages across our region for decades.

 

[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks]

NPR

Searching For Buried Treasure In China, A Writer Discovers Himself

During the Sino-Japanese War, Huan Hsu's great-great-grandfather buried his vast porcelain collection to keep it safe. Hsu went to find it 70 years later, on a trip about more than missing china.
NPR

Cheez Whiz Helped Spread Processed Foods. Will It Be Squeezed Out?

Turns out, the history of Kraft's dull-orange cheese spread says a lot about the processed food industry — and where it might be headed as Kraft and Heinz merge.
NPR

Proposed Payday Industry Regulations Must Strike Delicate Balance

The federal government is moving to reign in the payday loan industry, which critics say traps consumers in a damaging cycle of debt. A look at the possible effects of proposed regulations.
NPR

App That Aims To Make Books 'Squeaky Clean' Draws Ire From Edited Writers

Clean Reader — an app designed to find, block and replace profanity in books — has drawn considerable criticism from authors. This week, makers of the app announced they would no longer sell e-books.

Leave a Comment

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