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Your Letters

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

00:00:12
Before we wrap up today's wildcards show, we're gonna turn to you and read from your messages and letters. Emily Berman's recent story about the 75th anniversary of Langston Terrace, D.C.'s first public housing project, elicited this response from listener Emily Glakenhouse (sp?). "This was a delightful story," she writes, "inspirational and heartening to know of the positive outcomes of successful and thoughtfully executed urban planning. Though the piece was clearly to highlight the physical structure and existence of Langston Terrace, you did the right thing to also feature successful people who were cared for and nurtured by the community that the buildings fostered."

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

00:00:46
We also did a report on Scotland, Md., and other kinship communities. Those are neighborhoods settled by freed slaves in the late 1800s. And that story inspired this note from our listener, Eric. He writes, "I live off MacArthur Blvd. in Bethesda, and often use Seven Locks Road as an alternative to Rockville Pike when driving toward the city of Rockville. Many was the time I'd wondered about the origins of the AME Church in Scotland Townhome complex on the stretch between Democracy Blvd. and Tuckerman Lane, African American enclaves in a decidedly white area of the county."

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

00:01:16
"Your piece did what "Metro Connection" always does so well, answered questions, provided context, and entertained, by virtue of great writing, editing, and quote selection." And finally, we received a couple more responses to our six word memoir challenge about life in D.C. Here's the first, "searching Smartphone when I'm right here." And the second, "nothing is better, D.C. on payday." If you have a message you'd like to send us, zap us a note, our email address is metro@wamu.org

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

00:02:08
And that's "Metro Connection" for this week. We heard from WAMU's Jacob Fenston, Emily Berman, Martin Di Caro, and Bryan Russo, along with reporters David Schultz and Matt M. Casey. 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. Thanks, as always, to the WAMU engineering and digital media teams for their help with production and the "Metro Connection" website.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

00:02:33
Our theme song, "Every Little Bit Hurts" is from the album Title Tracks by John Davis, and used with permission of the Ernest Jennings Record Company. All the music we use is listed on our website, that's metroconnection.org. Just click on a story and you'll find information about its accompanying song. Also on metroconnection.org you can read free transcripts of stories. And if you missed part of today's show, you can hear the whole thing online any old time. You can also find us on iTunes and Stitcher.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

00:02:57
We hope you can join us next week when we'll put aside our winter woes and bring you a show we are calling "Spring Fling." We'll visit the Appalachian Trail, and learn how to gear up for hiking all 2200 miles. We'll hear how the National Arboretum is preserving D.C.'s most famous trees, the flowering cherries. We'll head to Jamaica, in our imaginations, anyway, and check out a new musical based on the tunes of Bob Marley. And we'll hit the high seas, to catch up with a Maryland family as it sails around the world.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #1

00:03:27
I think it's really cool, when you put your hand, and my hands are still sort of sparkling with the bioluminescy-thingy-mabobs.

SHEIR

00:03:34
I'm Rebecca Sheir and thanks for listening to "Metro Connection," a production of WAMU 88.5 News.
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