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

WAMU 88.5 : Metro Connection

Filed Under:

This Week On Metro Connection: Silver Spring

Play associated audio
A scene at twilight in the town square of Silver Spring, Md.
JD Lasica: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jdlasica/5549184973/
A scene at twilight in the town square of Silver Spring, Md.

We'll head to Silver Spring to explore the community's past, present and future. We'll visit the legendary site from whence the community allegedly got its name, and we'll look back on the makeover of its downtown. Plus, we'll tour the home of famous conservationist Rachel Carson, and swing by a much-loved local institution where residents have been duckpin bowling for decades.

Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks / "Spring is Here" by Cal Tjader from The Very Best of Cal Tjader's Latin Jazz

NPR

How A Stolen Backpack In Casablanca Inspired A Novel About Shifting Idenity

The main character in Vendela Vida's new novel is alone in Morocco when her bag with her passport and credit cards is stolen. Vida says The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty was inspired by her own travels.
NPR

Why You Should Thank A Caterpillar For Your Mustard And Wasabi

Eons ago, cabbage butterfly larvae and the plants they eat began an evolutionary arms race. The result: "mustard oil bombs" that give the plants, and condiments we make from them, distinctive flavors.

NPR

Chris Christie Declares His Candidacy For President

New Jersey's Republican governor says he is ready "to fight for the people of the United States of America."
WAMU 88.5

Pop Culture Trends in Video Gaming

More women on screen and more exploration are among the trends in video gaming this year. Tech Tuesday explores how pop culture and new technology are changing the gaming experience.

Leave a Comment

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