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

Jhumpa Lahiri Finds Freedom In Italian Memoir: 'No One Expected Me To Do It'

The Interpreter of Maladies author is a successful, Pulitzer Prize-winning English-language writer. But she found writing in Italian gave her true freedom; "Language is a very messy thing," she says.
NPR

Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish-Farming Business

For the first time, companies can apply to set up fish farms in U.S. federal waters. The government says the move will help reduce American dependence on foreign seafood and improve security.
NPR

WATCH: Republicans — Then And Now — Talking About Drug Addiction

In New Hampshire, Republican presidential candidates are using compassionate language when it comes to drug abuse. It's a marked change for a party that has advocated tough stances on the issue.
NPR

A Skeptical Review Of CBS' Super Bowl Online Streaming Success

For the first time, CBS put the full Super Bowl, with ads, online and claimed record viewership. But StreamingMedia.com's Dan Rayburn says the decision to stream is getting too much hype.

Leave a Comment

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