WAMU 88.5 : Metro Connection

This Week On Metro Connection: A Different Drummer

Play associated audio
Pabak Sarkar: https://flic.kr/p/ntPoU5

Our theme this week is "A Different Drummer," as we celebrate Independence Day with stories of adventurers and iconoclasts. We'll hear from entrepreneurs working to find the next big thing in D.C.'s food scene. And we'll check out the theater festival that takes artistic risk to a new level. Plus, we'll meet the man who keeps the beat for the National Symphony Orchestra, and we'll tour an exhibit that challenges our view of some of our most cherished American icons.

Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by Title Tracks from It Was Easy / "Medley: Yankee Doodle, Overture to 1776" by The Ohio State University Marching Band from Stars Stripes 'n' Brass

WAMU 88.5

What The African American History Museum Means to D.C.'s Black Community

This weekend, D.C. celebrated the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Kojo chats with the civil rights leader and longtime city council member who chaired the D.C. host committee.

NPR

Sunday Sports: Baseball Season Stats

As the baseball season enters the homestretch, Mike Pesca, host of The Gist podcast shares obscure baseball stats and somewhat dubious accomplishments with NPR's Rachel Martin.
NPR

What Does It Take To Win A Debate? A Meaningful Exchange Can Make A Difference

The first presidential debate is Monday, both candidates hoping to do well. But what does it mean to "win" a debate? American University history professor Allan Lichtman explains.
WAMU 88.5

Putting The Patient At The Center Of Local Healthcare

From "concierge" services to iPads connecting new parents with their babies in the nursery, Kojo explores some of the patient-centered ideas coming from healthcare innovation labs at local hospitals.

Leave a Comment

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