MS. REBECCA SHEIR
Before we say goodbye today, let's take a moment to turn the microphone to you, and read from your letters and messages. Last week, on our Homegrown D.C. show, we issued a very particular challenge. We asked you to compose a memoir about life in Washington, in just six words. We received some pretty fantastic responses via Facebook and Twitter, and our very own managing producer, Tara Boyle, joins me now to share some of them. Hi, Tara.
MS. TARA BOYLE
All right, so, what have we got?
Well, on Twitter, we received sort of a two-part tweet. Or a first and a second draft, I guess maybe you could say. The first tweet reads, "I really hadn't planned on staying."
And the second?
It said, "Wasn't gonna stay, D.C., established 1989."
Cute. And how about some of the others?
Well, here are a few from Facebook, but why don't I let you read them.
Oh, OK. Don't mind if I do. First up, "Walk on left, stand on right." Ha. Very funny.
Exactly. It's great.
Then we have, huh, "Vibrant, connected, theatrical, historical, voteless home." That's kind of a stream of consciousness thing going on there.
And finally, you're gonna love this, "Welcome, enjoy your taxation without representation."
Oh, snap. I think that's one of my favorites.
I think they're all my favorites. Anyway, thank you so much, everybody, for writing in and sharing your memoirs with us. And if you'd like to write in, whether to share a memoir, or just a message, send us an email. Our address is firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find us on Facebook, of course, or on Twitter. Our handle is @wamumetro.
And that's "Metro Connection" for this week. We heard from WAMU's Jonathan Wilson, Kavitha Cardoza, Jacob Fenston, and Emily Berman, along with reporter Lauren Ober. WAMU's managing editor of news is Memo Lyons. Metro Connection's managing producer is Tara Boyle. Lauren Landau is our editorial assistant. Our intern is Robbie Feinberg. Lauren Landau, Robbie Feinberg and John Hines 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.
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We hope you can join us next week when we do a little off-roading in the theme department, and bring you one of our all over the place, wildcard shows. We'll dive into a brewing battle over parking in the District, we'll learn why so many artifacts from New York's Ellis Island are being housed in a warehouse in Maryland, and we'll head out to the tiny community of Onancock, Va., which has been home to a thriving theatre community for more than a quarter century.
UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #1
Well, last night in act two, I looked up when the F word was flying around and there was my minister sitting on the front row, with a kind of a stare. And I thought, this wouldn’t happen in New York.
I'm Rebecca Sheir and thanks for listening to "Metro Connection," a production of WAMU 88.5 News.
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