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Metro Connection awards

2013

Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association Awards:
Outstanding Public Affairs Program
Outstanding Use of Sound: "Library of Congress Preserves a Treasure Trove Underground” by Rebecca Sheir
Outstanding Feature/Human Interest Story: “D.C.’s ‘Marathon Man’ of Jazz Celebrates a Lifetime of Making Music” by Rebecca Sheir
Outstanding Specialty Reporting: Sabri Ben-Achour, Environmental Reporter

2012

Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association Awards:
Outstanding Public Affairs Program
Outstanding Feature/Human Interest Story: "Playing to Win: The D.C. Sled Sharks," by Emily Berman

2010

Public Radio News Directors Incorporated Awards:
Use of Sound, First Place, Rebecca Sheir, "J Street, Traffic Circles, and The Swamp That Never Was"
Writing, Second Place, Rebecca Sheir, "J Street, Traffic Circles, and The Swamp That Never Was"
News Feature, Second Place, Sabri Ben-Achour, "A Stingray By Any Other Name Would Taste the Same"

2009

Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters' Association Awards: Best Public Affairs Program; Best Documentary/In-Depth Reporting for freelancer Dan Charles' "Whole School Makeover;" Best Specialty Reporting for Sabri Ben-Achour's "A Stingray by Another Name Would Taste the Same;" Best Use of Natural Sound for Kavitha Cardoza's "Bringing Home the Fallen."

Public Radio News Directors, Inc.: Awards to Sabri Ben-Achour's "A Stingray by Any Other Name Would Taste the Same" (News Feature) and Rebecca Sheir's "J Street, Traffic Circles and the Swamp That Never Was" (Use of Sound, Writing)

2008

Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters' Association Award: Best Enterprise Reporting for Kavitha Cardoza's "Global Real Estate in Your Back Yard."

2007

Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters' Association Award: Best Documentary/In-depth for "Immigration Stories."

Senior commentator Fred Fiske celebrates sixty years in broadcasting.

2004

Edward R. Murrow Award: Best Feature category for the one-hour special, "An African Oedipus in Athens."

2003

American Association of University Women's 2003 Mass Media Award: David Furst is honored for excellence in reporting on issues in the Washington, D.C., area.

Edward R. Murrow Award: Best Feature category for the one-hour special, "The Washington Opera Goes to Japan."

2002

Sigma Delta Chi Award: Best Feature category for the one-hour special, "The Washington Opera Goes to Japan."

New York Festivals: Bronze World Medal for Best News/Documentary Special for coverage of September 11.

March of Dimes: Achievement in Radio Award in the Best Public Affairs Long Form category for special coverage of September 11.

NPR

For The Autumnal Equinox, A Poem As Chilling As The Fall Weather

Tuesday is the first day of fall. This time of year reminds critic Abigail Deutsch of Stephen Dobyns' "How to Like It" — a poem about a man who ponders his lost summers and fleeting dreams.
NPR

Keeping Heirloom Apples Alive Is 'Like A Chain Letter' Over Many Centuries

Scott Farm in Vermont grows 100 apple varieties, some of them dating back to the 1700s. These apples may not look as pretty as the Red Delicious, but what they lack in looks they make up for in taste.
WAMU 88.5

New Anthony Brown Video Accuses Opponent Of 'Hiding' And 'Lying"

Democrat Anthony Brown unveiled a new web video today alleging that Republican Larry Hogan is "hiding" his positions on contentious issues like abortion and gun control.
NPR

Retailers' Customers Cautioned As Cyber Attacks Continue

Home Depot says some 56 million card holders were possibly compromised in a cyber attack. It says there's no evidence that debit PIN numbers were comprised or that the breach affected online shoppers.

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