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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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Rapper Jin Tries To Stretch His '15 Minutes' Of Fame

In 2004, Jin was one of the first Asian-Americans to drop a major label rap album. One controversial song, "Learn Chinese," raised eyebrows. A decade later, he's trying to rephrase the message.
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Why Shark Finning Bans Aren't Keeping Sharks Off The Plate (Yet)

Fewer shark fins are being imported into Hong Kong, the epicenter of shark-fin soup, a culinary delicacy. But while the trade in shark fins may be down, the trade in shark meat is still going strong.
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Mixed Grades For Virginia's Ethics Overhual

The last-minute compromise was designed to pass in the General Assembly, but it wasn't built to please everybody.

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Transportation App Bridj Has Bus-Sized Ambitions For D.C.

It works similar to other ride-sharing apps, in that you establish a location and destination, and order a ride. But you'll be shown where to catch a Bridj bus, instead of getting a vehicle at your door.