This Week On Metro Connection: Throwbacks | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Metro Connection

This Week On Metro Connection: Throwbacks

Play associated audio
Group of gum vendors and news-boys, Pennsylvania Avenue and 7th Sts in 1912.
Courtesy of Library of Congress, LC-DIG-nclc-03777
Group of gum vendors and news-boys, Pennsylvania Avenue and 7th Sts in 1912.

We'll press rewind and whiz back in time to Washington's days of yore. We'll hit the streets of Baltimore with vendors who sell produce from horse-drawn carriages, and we'll swing by a gathering of self-described antique radio "geeks." Plus, we'll visit a Maryland polka hall whose days are numbered, and we'll dish about restaurants that delighted D.C. diners in decades past.

[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Ridin' Around In The Rain" by Eddie Stone, Isham Jones & his Orchestra ]

NPR

Cumberbatch Wants Britain To Pardon Men Convicted Under Anti-Gay Law

The Oscar-nominated star of the Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game has joined actor and comedian Stephen Fry in calling for a blanket pardon of 49,000 men punished under long-defunct law.
NPR

Shake Shack Sizzles With IPO As McDonald's Fizzles

Shares of the burger chain shot up Friday, its first trading day. Shake Shack and other fast-casual joints are taking a bite out of McDonald's, which can't recast itself to fit the current trend.
NPR

What Romney's Retreat Means For GOP Hopefuls

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with senior Washington editor Ron Elving about the narrowing Republican presidential field for 2016 and what we've seen so far in the first month of the new Congress.
NPR

The Infinite Whiteness Of Public Radio Voices

The hashtag #publicradiovoices, about the "whiteness" of public radio, trended on Twitter this week. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Gene Demby of NPR's Code Switch team about the conversation.

Leave a Comment

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