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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

Infiltrating 'The Dark Net', Where Criminals, Trolls And Extremists Reign

Jamie Bartlett exposes an encrypted underworld to the Internet in his book The Dark Net: "Anybody with something to hide, whether it's for good reasons or for ill, finds a very natural home there."
NPR

Drought May Cost California's Farmers Almost $3 Billion In 2015

The state's farmers could be out $2.7 billion dollars and more than 18,000 jobs, with 564,000 acres fallowed by the end of 2015, researchers at UC Davis write in a new report.
WAMU 88.5

Virginia Lobbies DC United To Move To Loudoun County

Virginia is making a last-minute pitch to DC United to scrap its deal with the District and instead move into a new stadium in the commonwealth.
NPR

Detroit Hopes To Drive Tech Startups Away From Silicon Valley

It doesn't have a lot of high-tech companies, but the city is interested in attracting young tech entrepreneurs. Detroit's rents are far more affordable, but then there are the brutally cold winters.

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