WAMU 88.5 : Metro Connection

This Week On Metro Connection: Taking Chances

Play associated audio

With Inauguration behind us and lawmakers gearing up for the next round of high-stakes political battles, this week we're all about Taking Chances. We'll dive into the debate over gun control, and consider the different ways that debate will play out in Maryland and Virginia. We'll learn why people in one coastal community are turning to a risky and highly addictive drug. And we'll hear about a scientific gamble as researchers try to help people with spinal-cord injuries.

[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Washington Post March" by Sousa from A Masterpiece Collection / "Just One More Chance" by Bucky Pizzarelli and Frank Vignola from Don't Blame Me]

WAMU 88.5

Kate Mulgrew: "Born With Teeth" (Rebroadcast)

Kate Mulgrew, who stars as "Red" in the Netflix TV series "Orange Is The New Black", opens up in a new memoir about her complicated family and the baby she gave away for adoption as a young woman.


Sweet Name Of Kids' Clinic Gives Some People Heartburn

The Krispy Kreme Challenge Children's Specialty Clinic gets its name from a student-run charity race in Raleigh, N.C., that has already raised $1 million for kids. Still, some find the name unhealthy.

60 Years Later, What Can Activists Learn From The Montgomery Bus Boycott?

Decades after Rosa Parks changed history, a new generation faces the challenge of remaking the civil rights movement for the next century. What can they learn from the past to build for the future?

Someday A Helicopter Drone May Fly Over Mars And Help A Rover

NASA is building a 2-pound helicopter drone that would help guide the vehicle on the Red Planet's surface. That way, the rover wouldn't need to wander as much to find its way around.

Leave a Comment

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