Metro Connection

WAMU 88.5's Metro Connection reaches across D.C., Maryland and Virginia to gather the sounds and stories that capture the current events, culture and personalities driving the Washington region.

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When Cultural Heritage Is At Risk, Italy's Art Police Come To The Rescue

Over the decades, they've tracked down looted paintings and manuscripts, and rescued artwork after natural disasters. These days, they're salvaging centuries-old works in Italy's Amatrice quake zone.

In Jerusalem And West Bank, Nutella Cafes Offer A Sweet Refuge

Palestinians are flocking to a string of Nutella cafés that have popped up in the region. The cafes offer a welcome refuge from the realities of living in a conflict zone.

From Pot To Guns To School Funding: Here's What's On The Ballot In Your State

Big themes on ballots this November include marijuana, elections, education, guns, tobacco, minimum wage and the death penalty.

Major Websites Experience Outages In Apparent Online Attack

A number of major websites, including Twitter, Spotify and Reddit, were knocked out of service for parts of the day in a sprawling, sophisticated online attack.