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This Week On Metro Connection: Haunted D.C.

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We'll bring your our annual celebration of the creepy and spooky across the D.C. region. We'll visit ghostly sites in Georgetown and the Eastern Shore, and we'll learn why one woman's backyard Halloween spectacle is creating controversy in suburban Maryland. Plus, we'll meet a novelist who makes a living writing stories designed to send chills up your spine.


[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (Remix)" originally by JS Bach from Monsters Halloween Party]

WAMU 88.5

Readers' Review: "The Good Lord Bird" By James McBride

For our next Readers' Review: National Book Award winner "The Good Lord Bird" by James McBride. The 2013 novel follows an enslaved boy who gets caught up in John Brown's abolitionist mission...and must disguise himself as a girl to survive.

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Busboys And Poets In Anacostia: Development Or Gentrification?

Local restaurant chain Busboys and Poets will soon open in Anacostia, which suffers from a dearth of dining and shopping options-- but some within the community are decrying the opening as gentrification.

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A Primary Challenge For A Top Arlington County Democrat

Could bipartisanship be the ouster of Arlington County's board chair?

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In Omaha, A Library With No Books Brings Technology To All

The privately funded, $7 million Do Space provides free access to computers, high-end software, 3-D printers, and laser cutters. It's a learning and play space, as well as an office for entrepreneurs.

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