WAMU 88.5 : Metro Connection

About Metro Connection

More people, more places, more stories: that's what you'll hear each week on Metro Connection. From the heart of the city to the edge of the beach, we hop out of the studio and whisk you around D.C., Maryland and Virginia - answering questions, solving mysteries and bringing you the sounds of a remarkable region on the rise.

You can hear Metro Connection Fridays at 1 p.m. and Saturdays at 7 a.m. on WAMU 88.5. You also can listen online or subscribe to our podcast.

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Anne Tyler: "A Spool Of Blue Thread" (Rebroadcast)

In her first live radio interview ever, Pulitzer Prize winning author Anne Tyler joins Diane to talk about her 20th novel, "A Spool of Blue Thread."


Fine Brine From Appalachia: The Fancy Mountain Salt That Chefs Prize

An artisanal salt producer is processing brine from ancient ocean deposits below West Virgina's mountains. The company, J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works, ships to top chefs who value the salt's minerality.

Downed Russian Warplane Highlights Regional Divide On Syria

Hugh Pope, director of communications and outreach at the International Crisis Group in Brussels, explains the growing divide between Turkey and Russia on their priorities inside Syria.

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?