WAMU 88.5 : Metro Connection

This Week On Metro Connection: Latino D.C.

Play associated audio

As the nation prepares to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we'll take a closer look at the Washington's region's Latino community. We'll explore the role Latinos play in the local arts scene, and we'll find out how Virginia's gubernatorial candidates are engaging with Latino voters in the weeks before election day. Plus, we'll head to Mexico for the latest in our "Eating in the Embassy" series. And we'll meet a transgender Latina who's reaching out to some of the city's most marginalized residents.

[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Mexican Radio" by Bruce Lash from Prozak for Lovers II]


High Glamour Infuses A Forbidden Love Affair In 'Carol'

Todd Haynes' new film chronicles a lesbian affair between a middle-aged married woman and a young store clerk. Critic David Edelstein says Carol captures the thrill of a once-forbidden subculture.

Some Ancient Farmers Grew Fava Beans Before They Grew Grains

The fava bean is a key staple in much of the world. Researchers say they've found fava beans in the Galilee region of Israel dating over 10,000 years ago before grains had been domesticated there.

Caught Between A Turkey Leg And A Political Diatribe? We're Here To Help

Nobody wants a side of politics on his or her Thanksgiving table, but it's probably going to happen. Here's some advice to get you through — you may need to buy a duck quacker, though.

From Takeout To Breakups: Apps Can Deliver Anything, For A Price

Convenience is at an all-time premium — and a lot of smartphone apps promise to make many of the things we do every day easier. In a time-crunch or sheer laziness, how far will the apps take us?

Leave a Comment

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